FOBAB 2012 - November 17th

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by steebo777, Aug 15, 2012.

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  1. PDZ

    PDZ Savant (270) Illinois Jun 26, 2012

    which sesh are most of yall going to? specifically the after party talkers
     
  2. JimGlonke

    JimGlonke Savant (490) Illinois Apr 27, 2012 Verified

    I was able to secure a ticket to the 6pm session around noon on 9/1. It was my wedding day, but thankfully the girls were running late (shocker) and I had time at the hotel to use my cell to get online and order one. This will be my first time attending - can't wait!
     
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  3. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    Afternoon session. When is the jegross autograph signing?
     
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  4. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    Hopefully the first session. I'm bringing my Pappy '07 BCBS bottle to get signed just in case.
     
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  5. #OMGPappy?!!LulZWTF #RAWRWAILZ

    lol
     
  6. PDZ

    PDZ Savant (270) Illinois Jun 26, 2012

    Man I had a couple bath salt whales lined up for yall after the 6pm too!
     
  7. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    So rare, it doesn't even exist.
     
  8. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    Well, FoBAB does often make one ravenous for human flesh. Bring them anyways.
     
  9. PDZ

    PDZ Savant (270) Illinois Jun 26, 2012

    lol, imagine FOBAB w/o human flesh and bath salts!? Hard to swallow... ;)
     
  10. marc2572

    marc2572 Aficionado (170) Michigan Aug 24, 2005

    That's what I figured. I guess we pick between drunken bus ride to red line or drunken walk to red line. Just kidding I never get drunk it's all about respecting beer.
     
  11. iceatalamo

    iceatalamo Aficionado (235) Michigan Dec 13, 2011 Subscriber

    I just booked my hotel in downtown, probably cab it down. Going to the 6pm session.
     
  12. BobCobb

    BobCobb Savant (380) Illinois Jul 10, 2012

    Someone comfort me and tell me 2 tickets will likely open up for this at some point. Waiting to book that flight back home.
     
  13. Afternoon session here.
     
  14. Theredflame2

    Theredflame2 Savant (255) Illinois Jul 30, 2011 Verified

    Might be the luckiest person ever. Just checked the website, and was able to buy a ticket to the 6pm session.
     
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  15. If you are talking about BPT's, then I'm not sure what you are talking about because it says sold out for both sessions?
     
  16. Theredflame2

    Theredflame2 Savant (255) Illinois Jul 30, 2011 Verified

    Yea, I bought one of the BPT sight 25 minutes ago to the 6pm session. Someone must have returned one, because it let me buy it and download the ticket. People might want to check back in every now and then and see if anymore open up.

    Cheers!
     
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  17. sprucetip

    sprucetip Advocate (520) Alaska Nov 13, 2007

    Anyone have an extra ticket for the 6pm session?
     
  18. incubuscience

    incubuscience Savant (415) Illinois Jul 26, 2012

    Anybody want a tease of what Goose Island is bringing to FOBAB?
     
  19. incubuscience

    incubuscience Savant (415) Illinois Jul 26, 2012

    Straight from the horse's mouth: "Bourbon County, Bourbon County Cherry Rye, King Henry, Madame Rose, and then a bunch of Bourbon County aged in different kinds of barrels."
     
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  20. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (665) Colorado Apr 15, 2011 Verified

    That was covered in the other FoBAB thread already ;)
     
  21. incubuscience

    incubuscience Savant (415) Illinois Jul 26, 2012

    dammit. totally missed that other thread. my bad. Still, excitement overwhelms me. I think I just peed a little.
     
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  22. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    Considering I'm going to the Black Friday event, I'm a little unimpressed with what goose is bringing other then the random barrel bcbs.
     
  23. mdomask

    mdomask Savant (370) Illinois May 27, 2012

    Meh. I see it as an opportunity to take some tickets and sample some new stuff.
     
  24. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    I agree. Lots of good beers available...
     
  25. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (445) Illinois Mar 19, 2011 Verified

    Ah, but don't forget that there is more than one Goose Island entity at FoBAB. In one of my earlier posts, for instance, I quoted Jered Rouben (Goose Island Clybourn) stating that he doesn't like releasing information about what he's bringing to FoBAB early, though he did confirm that XOCOLATL will be there. (I know of one other entry that he'll be bringing that he has not confirmed publicly which I have been fortunate to try, and it is worth seeking out during your FoBAB session).
     
  26. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    XOCOLATL took a place in the experimental category last year if I recall. Good beer
     
  27. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (445) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    I'd be cool with another shot at Honey B.
     
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  28. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    Ya I know but cult icon laffler doesn't look like he's bringing anything new.
     
  29. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    The variations will be nothing but stellar most likely...Manhattan BCBS from last year was, if nothing else, very interesting...Ghost Pepper Chili, well I didn't try it but heard more of the same about that one. Might not be a NEW beer, but there will be something that we have never tried.
     
  30. jmgrub

    jmgrub Savant (465) California Nov 20, 2010

    Taking the red-eye from LA to Chicago tonight---giddy like a little kid for Saturday (and beer adventures tomorrow and Friday). Look forward to meeting some BAs around town and at the event. I'll be the bald guy with glasses.

    Jeremy
     
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  31. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (665) Colorado Apr 15, 2011 Verified

    Are you going to be at the first or second session?
     
  32. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (725) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    Keg Henry!
     
  33. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (725) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    Had Manhattan BCS at GTOM. Could easily live without it. Didnt think it improved BCS at all. Just a little extra spice
     
  34. jmgrub

    jmgrub Savant (465) California Nov 20, 2010

    Second session. Also planning on making the Very Mad Cow release and perhaps the Local Option event on Friday night.
     
  35. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (420) Illinois May 6, 2012

    Don't lie. You got to tick a box so it wasn't that bad!
     
  36. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Do it, Local Option is the shit. That tap list is super nice as well. Get some Swordfish tacos when you need some grub.
     
  37. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (445) Illinois Mar 19, 2011 Verified

    Last year's offerings from Goose Island at FoBAB:

    Amara
    BCBS Bramble Rye
    BCBS Coffee
    BCBS
    Ghost Pepper BCBS
    Manhattan Barrel Aged BCBS
    Heartwood Symposium Ale
    King Henry
    Lolita
    Madame Rose
    Scarlett

    The only new offerings that had not previously been introduced to the general public at a previous festival or tasting were the Ghost Pepper BCBS and Manhattan BCBS.

    Seeing that Goose Island announced that 'We'll have BCS, BCS Cherry, King Henry, Madame Rose, plus many single barrel variations of BCS. #FOBAB' - it would appear the lineup is very similar, minus Amara, Lolita, and Scarlett.
     
  38. Though they did later clarify:

    Which suggests to me that the variations aren't going to be too crazy. As mentioned above (or in the other FOBAB thread, I don't know), it will probably be like the "blend your own BCS" thing that's popped up before.
     
  39. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (445) Illinois Mar 19, 2011 Verified

    I didn't see the later Tweet, so thanks for the clarification!

    Just got a response from Goose Island on Twitter stating that it will be "different" from what they had set up at the Great Taste - which should be interesting to see - specifically,

    'BCS in three different kinds of whiskey barrels, plus BCS in a wine barrel'
     
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  40. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    I thought Napa County Stout at Stout Fest this past year was delicious. I hope it's something similar.
     
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