Founders Black Party - 4/21 - who's going?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by genuinedisciple, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. I'm pretty excited about this event again this year and I'm wondering what other BAers are coming. I'm thinking of organizing something on Fri night or Sat morning in line...any interest?
     
  2. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    I would if I didn't have my daughters birthday party...
     
  3. Chadbrochill

    Chadbrochill Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2012

  4. Chadbrochill

    Chadbrochill Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2012

    do you think there will be a big line? i was going to try and show up around 11-12ish
     
  5. monitorpop

    monitorpop Advocate (515) Michigan Oct 28, 2007

    I'm going. I arrived about 10 minutes before they opened last year and there were maybe 15 or so people waiting. My friend arrived about 2 hours after open and had to wait a few minutes to get in. Can't say what this year will bring, but I don't plan on arriving way ahead of time.
     
  6. I also arrived at 8 at KBS last year...Even though it isn't a bottle release, I think it'll be crazier than last year. I was 1st in line last year and got there around 9:45am. I'm going to get there early again and get a BAers only table.
     
  7. travMI13

    travMI13 Savant (400) Michigan Jan 7, 2012 Verified

    Went the last 2 years, and absolutely loved it. Most likely can't swing it this year. Kinda sucks because it's always a great time, and Founders usually brings it with their taplist.
     
  8. adamdd

    adamdd Savant (340) Michigan May 9, 2011

    Just in case anyone wanted to see the poster:
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  9. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    BBQ Dirty Bastard Bratwursts?

    Sounds appetizing.
     
  10. FINEBEERGUY

    FINEBEERGUY Aficionado (195) Michigan Aug 10, 2011 Verified

    You know I will be there. Just dont post anymore to this page it will just raises the hype......oh now I've done it.
     
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  11. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    Thinking about making the trip as I will be in Michigan for work the previous week anyway. Sounds like a fun weekend trip to me!
     
  12. BeRanger

    BeRanger Advocate (510) Michigan Dec 11, 2011 Verified

    Will this require taking off work on Friday and camping out all night to not be 500th in line like at KBS?

    I should probably be proactive and just take off Thursday as well, just in case. :)
     
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  13. NSaad23

    NSaad23 Aficionado (220) Michigan Dec 13, 2011

    Just file a bunch of extensions and take off from Monday, just in case.
     
  14. sullenbee

    sullenbee Savant (340) Michigan Jan 15, 2010

    Thanks for the reminder. Almost forgot to request this day off.
     
  15. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (580) Michigan Jun 30, 2009 Verified

    Always a fun time! I've been 2 of the past 3 years and it is always very well done.

    Unfortunately I have to be up north for a family event. Luckily it's in Bellaire so I'll be at Short's all day that day :D
     
  16. Actually, this event is horrible & everyone should stay away...seriously, Founders tricks you by telling you that they have special "barrel-aged beers," but what they don't tell you is that it's All Day IPA in Cabernet Barrels....on 2nd thought, that doesn't sound too bad.
     
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  17. Chadbrochill

    Chadbrochill Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2012

    I here those dude's with the big blue tarp temp from the kbs release are going to camp out at 5pm again. Also the dude with the Boondocksaints tattoo is going to be there with his little dogs.
     
  18. psykosis

    psykosis Savant (390) Indiana May 21, 2009

    Want to go, but I'm likely saving my beer budget for the month for Short's Anniversary Party. :/
     
  19. frazbri

    frazbri Advocate (695) Ohio Oct 29, 2003

    I'll be there. Not sure how early, but I'll be there.
     
  20. BeRanger

    BeRanger Advocate (510) Michigan Dec 11, 2011 Verified

    I really should look into putting together one of those. I'm sort of in denial - if I added up what I spent on beer I'd probably cry. Who said ignorance isnt bliss?
     
  21. travMI13

    travMI13 Savant (400) Michigan Jan 7, 2012 Verified

    Not guaranteeing KBS on tap all day, eh? Man.... Kinda rough. Two years ago, they had two years of KBS, KBS nitro, CBS, plus other on tap all day. Last year, only KBS was on tap all day, with 1 (to my knowledge) CBS tapping. How quickly times have changed.

    All that being said, I still wish I could go. They should brew that Citra Black again. That was great.
     
  22. sullenbee

    sullenbee Savant (340) Michigan Jan 15, 2010

    I was there that year. It was glorious, having KBS and CBS side by side. To this day though, I still can't decide which one I like better. Also, Death was one of my favorites. And made for stupid conversations all night long. (I've been sipping on Death for a while... I'd like more Death please...) Can't wait to see what specialty surprises they will have this year.
     
  23. travMI13

    travMI13 Savant (400) Michigan Jan 7, 2012 Verified

    I totally forgot about Death! That was outstanding too. Thanks for that reminder. Now I am sad....
     
  24. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (360) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Maple del Noche. Enough said.
     
  25. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (580) Michigan Jun 30, 2009 Verified

    Syzrup of Doom.

    'nuff said.
     
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  26. beerindex

    beerindex Savant (305) Michigan Jun 18, 2007

    Seriously doubtful, since I'll be back in GR in May, and the end of April is a bit of a busy time for me. That said, since my parents live there and I can accordingly accordingly get by on splitting gas with a friend plus the cost of the event, I'm considering it. A bit of a schlep, but not beyond the realm of reasonable.
     
  27. Dcv

    Dcv Savant (250) Michigan Nov 12, 2009

    I plan on being there, but I won't be drinking in line. There are going to be a lot of beers on tap that I want to try. You don't really need to show up early, unless you want to make sure you get a table inside.
     
  28. trginter

    trginter Savant (390) Michigan Dec 1, 2008

    Damn, same day as Notre Dame's spring game. Beer or Football....
     
  29. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (770) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Verified

    I MUST MAKE IT TO THIS! please nothing come up....please nothing come up...
    More than likely I will be there!
     
  30. WhitePumpkin

    WhitePumpkin Disciple (65) Illinois Mar 22, 2011

  31. frazbri

    frazbri Advocate (695) Ohio Oct 29, 2003

    Is that a rhetorical question?
     
  32. TotallyHosed

    TotallyHosed Savant (375) Illinois Jun 20, 2009 Verified

    Would it be rhetorical if El Terrible was defending El Campeonato Mundial de Peso Completo?
     
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  33. Do any of you know if they have done a Barrel Aged version of Imperial Stout? If so, have you had it? I love all of the barrel aged beers that Founders releases, and Imperial Stout is probably my favorite of the style and one of my favorites in their lineup.
     
  34. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (360) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    They had some BA FIS last year. It lasted until about 2 p.m. from what I hear. I arrived at 4.
     
  35. The BAFis was #1 on my list last year.
     
  36. monitorpop

    monitorpop Advocate (515) Michigan Oct 28, 2007


    Yes, it was my favorite tap at last years Black Party.
     
  37. It's amazing, I hope it's one of the upcoming Backstage releases.
     
  38. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (565) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Verified

    I should be going. I'm praying they have CBS there.
     
  39. jbck109

    jbck109 Savant (400) Michigan May 30, 2010 Verified

    I am, I have to work till 11 though, so I will look for your table, and miss the sharing.
     
  40. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (580) Michigan Jun 30, 2009 Verified

    Best BA brew they make by far. I didn't get any last year but have had it multiple times there.