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Haymarket Hoppy Birthday Party This Saturday

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by JakeT469, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Or 4s and 12s of everything..
  2. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (765) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    dang ill be there on fri
  3. Drucifer

    Drucifer Savant (465) Illinois Apr 16, 2012

    Haha I was joking with the growler comment. I'd bet every special beer will be in 4 or 12 only.
  4. JPortillo

    JPortillo Savant (290) Illinois Mar 12, 2012

    Holy Crap! Liver dont fail me now.
  5. cadaugherty

    cadaugherty Savant (465) Illinois Feb 10, 2010

    Quick update: Growler fills will be allowed of First Chance, Cranberry Saison, and... wait for it... Nina's Templeton Barrel Aged Quad. Hopefully that puts a smile on a few faces.
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  6. blueyodel

    blueyodel Disciple (60) Illinois May 14, 2011

    How likely is this to spillover into the other rooms? It'd be nice to "comfortably" watch the Broncos' game AND still sample the mid-afternoon pours. Besides, focusing is going to be difficult enough once I've ticked off the opening rounds.
  7. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Savant (270) Illinois Jan 13, 2012

    Front Bar area is already full. Empty throughout the rest of the brewpub tho
  8. jefeld

    jefeld Aficionado (185) Illinois Mar 31, 2010

    Definitely no growlers of Clare's????
  9. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Savant (450) Illinois Jun 12, 2012

    Anyone know if its half barrels or 1/6 on the special releases? Running late and won't get there til Claire comes on...and was hoping to ride the rail today
  10. Not necessarily true...
  11. Every beer poured today is at least a half barrel.
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  12. JPortillo

    JPortillo Savant (290) Illinois Mar 12, 2012

    damn everyone keeps talking about this "Clare's" must be some good sh*t. Ive had plenty of thier beers but not this one.
  13. dmsulli

    dmsulli Savant (270) Illinois Jan 30, 2012

    It is indeed good shit.
  14. 0zzzie19

    0zzzie19 Aficionado (130) Illinois Dec 20, 2008

    Are they pouring in the back bar as well?
  15. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    Had my first sips at FoBAB, top 3 in show for me.
  16. JPortillo

    JPortillo Savant (290) Illinois Mar 12, 2012

    :mad: I was at FOBAB too but missed out on this one & the BA Abraxas
  17. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Sounds like an awesome event! Have a great time, I will admit I'm a bit envious. Man, rye barrel Quad...yum yum.
  18. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Savant (270) Illinois Jan 13, 2012

    Negative. Back bar is completely empty/not in use yet. They're waiting for overflow to open the back bar which by the looks of things now shouldn't be to far away.
  19. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Savant (450) Illinois Jun 12, 2012

    Make sense when its 3 people deep at the front bar....but sipping on Clare so ill get over it
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  20. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    Any idea if the beers will be pouring all day?
  21. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Savant (270) Illinois Jan 13, 2012

    Well when Clare was tapped Pete announced they had 2 barrels of it so take it for what it's worth
  22. dmsulli

    dmsulli Savant (270) Illinois Jan 30, 2012

    Correction, 2.5 barrels.
  23. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Savant (270) Illinois Jan 13, 2012

    Sshhhhh!!! The other half was for us in the know. Cats outta the bag now.
  24. JPortillo

    JPortillo Savant (290) Illinois Mar 12, 2012

    Party is off the hook at Haymarket...MF DOOM playing in the background
  25. chronie

    chronie Aficionado (170) Illinois Aug 1, 2011

    I would pay a small fortune for a growler of Clare. Seriously best beer at FOBAB!!!

    Edit: Can someone ask and assure that they are not filling growlers please?
  26. leftyhyzer

    leftyhyzer Aficionado (240) Indiana Jul 10, 2012

    Place is beyond packed. 3 hpur w ait for table. Should be nice and wasted by then. :)
  27. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (400) Illinois Mar 19, 2011

    They were filling growlers of only the IPA, Cranberry Saison, and Nina's Quad, which was absolutely delicious, and well worth the $36 for a full growler.
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  28. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Savant (270) Illinois Jan 13, 2012

    Fuckin Haymarket!!!
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  29. ...gonna sneak in in a bit here.
  30. Even BA could not ruin this event.. walked in around 7 with e erg beer..
  31. dmsulli

    dmsulli Savant (270) Illinois Jan 30, 2012

    Has anyone seen my shoes?!??
  32. What an awesome event. Clares was amazing. It was the last beer I strongly recall enjoying, but I had all but the last 2. Curious how everyone thought that anniversary beer was, which was apparently a combination of several BA beers including Indignant, a barleywine and others. I could have stuck around for awhile longer but I was already quite drunk.
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  33. 0zzzie19

    0zzzie19 Aficionado (130) Illinois Dec 20, 2008

    Anniversary was quite good, but despite all the wonderful BA beers, I think über mathias was my favorite. It was seriously excellent. This event was really a cheaper mini FoBaB...that's how good the beers were. I actually liked Nina's over Clare's, but it was splitting hairs.
  34. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (400) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    Holy shit.....had every anniversary beer in a 4 oz for 2 bucks a piece. Clair's is still awesome, the blend was kinda spicy but finished great, cranberry juice gives off a weird flavor, lemon zest doest belong in a barley wine and a port barrel stout is f*ckin delucious.
  35. JPortillo

    JPortillo Savant (290) Illinois Mar 12, 2012

    Dude, wheres my car?
  36. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (435) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    So much fail in this statement
  37. JPortillo

    JPortillo Savant (290) Illinois Mar 12, 2012

    Well I finally had some Clare today...by the time we realized they had ba abraxas it was all gone.
  38. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (380) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    Claire's was something special for sure. Rye Quad was a delight. Lemon Zest BW was strange, but the cocoa BW was tasty. Throwing a stout in a port barrel is brilliant, and hopefully other breweries will catch on to that.

    It seemed like all the treated imperial stouts used the same base beer, anyone know if thats the case, and if so, what the name of that base beer is? It was beautiful
  39. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (380) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    yea man, i couldnt believe the most expensive 4oz was $2. Excellent event, the quality of beer at the given prices was unreal
  40. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Savant (270) Illinois Jan 13, 2012

    My group def did the same thing with getting every beer in a 4oz pour. Once all 12 beers were tapped I had a few 12oz pours. Party was amazing! Our server was great and very attentive to all of our beer needs. Also, loved when Pete would do the toast for each beer that was being tapped. Cheers to Haymarket for an awesome party!

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