Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine?

Learn more about beer and save over 53% with a 3-year subscription.

Subscribe now →

Hello From Kalamazoo!

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by tgilmore, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. tgilmore

    tgilmore Disciple (60) Michigan Apr 4, 2013

    Just wanted to introduce myself, as I am new to the Forum. I live in Kalamazoo, MI which is a great place to live for a craft beer lover. I'm within an hour from Bell's, Founder's, Arcadia, Greenbush, and many many more. Anywho, My name is Tyson and I just wanted to say hi.
  2. Squiggy

    Squiggy Aficionado (225) Michigan Feb 18, 2013

    Hello fellow michigander.
    Im from the northern lower myself.
  3. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Champion (855) New York Nov 11, 2010 Verified

    Hey there, we're new Michiganers. This is our third day in Royal Oak, and we've been trying to take it all in. Hopefully we'll see you on the circuit at some point, and welcome!!
    SirWalkAbout likes this.
  4. sirsteve42

    sirsteve42 Advocate (630) New York Jan 15, 2009 Verified

    Who would have guessed that IRON MIKE now lives in good old Kalamazoo and he's into beer!
  5. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Advocate (500) Indiana Jan 4, 2012

  6. elNopalero

    elNopalero Advocate (685) Texas Oct 14, 2009

    Nice! Always glad to see some Kzoo love on the board.
  7. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Advocate (735) Michigan May 30, 2005 Subscriber

    Greetings from Battle Crick! ;)
  8. rolandboy

    rolandboy Savant (250) Michigan Oct 11, 2012

    greetings from grand rapids!
  9. Cheers from the state of Wisconsin!!! And my living room!
  10. fritts211

    fritts211 Savant (345) Tennessee Feb 19, 2011 Verified

    Awesome, welcome man. Hope you enjoy the community. Try not to take our shenanigans too seriously.

    Common etiquette dictates you send an established member beer. Like me, for example. Preferably rare and barrel aged. It's a tithe for joining the site... I'm being super serial.

    SammyJaxxxx likes this.
  11. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,045) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Verified

    Nice to see fellow Michiganders- as one who grew up in the Detroit area, Michigan is always close to the heart. Welcome to BA and don't take anything we post too seriously.
  12. hopsputin

    hopsputin Advocate (625) New Jersey Apr 1, 2012 Verified

    Welcome! Cheers from socal
  13. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Advocate (665) California Jan 2, 2010 Verified Subscriber

    Hello Tyson.

    Accepting your addiction is the first step. Well done sir, you are on your way.
  14. ressling

    ressling Savant (280) Georgia Oct 26, 2011

    Some of the best beers in this country come from your area. Welcome my friend.
  15. Beerd_O

    Beerd_O Disciple (50) Michigan Feb 6, 2013

    Hello from Grand Rapids!
  16. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Savant (375) Arizona Oct 16, 2012 Verified

    In AZ now(my home state), but I went to school in East Lansing. Got an ex-girlfriend Otsego if you know where that is.....So I know Kzoo well
  17. dpjosuns

    dpjosuns Savant (280) Illinois Dec 8, 2009

    I'm from Portage, but live in Chicago. Enjoy
  18. Welcome to the forum from the SE side of Michigan.
  19. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    The Keweenaw Peninsula welcomes you to the forum.
    JohnB87, hopfenunmaltz and raymo55 like this.
  20. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    Welcome! I work in Kzoo and live an hour north....in the hometown of The Walldorff Brewpub!

  21. MacJenkins

    MacJenkins Aficionado (205) Michigan Feb 14, 2012 Verified

    A word to the wise, don't associate with Raymo. Aside from his routine time outs for BA shenanigans, he also gets us Kalamazoo BA's hopes up only to gallivant with his more amusing friends in exotic locales such as Chicago, Tampa or Hastings. He's a real badass heartbreaker, kind of like our own Arthur Fonzearelli.
    JohnB87, raymo55 and adamdd like this.
  22. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (860) Michigan May 8, 2006

    The Fonz wore a jacket, Raymo would never wear a jacket.
  23. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    When you have a beer gut the size of mine...who needs a jacket?
  24. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    Fat guy in a little coat, fat guy in a littoe coat, haha!
  25. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Advocate (515) Utah Jul 12, 2012 Verified

    Now is the time to tell the OP about the Bell's Secret Release Society. Just make sure you tell him vewy vewy quietwy...
  26. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    First rule of the bells secret society...
  27. MacJenkins

    MacJenkins Aficionado (205) Michigan Feb 14, 2012 Verified

    There's no such thing.
    raymo55 likes this.
  28. TheGoof

    TheGoof Savant (345) Michigan Apr 10, 2013 Verified

    I'm a newb from Kalamazoo as well. I pretty much just joined so that I can trade away the Bolt Cutter and Black Note I have for something more in line with my tastes, but I'm sure that now that I'm on here I'll get sucked into posting all the time.
  29. Marti403

    Marti403 Advocate (565) Michigan Jul 23, 2011 Verified

    Welcome from Kuhnhenn's back yard in Metro Detroit. So what's in Bell's coolers presently?
  30. c64person

    c64person Advocate (500) North Carolina Mar 20, 2010 Verified

    2011 Expedition Stout, 2012 Java Stout, and some sort of expensive ales I haven't heard of vintage 2006 I believe. (Oh OP, hi there fellow Kzoo'er, I am from the great city of Kalamazoo as well!)
  31. Howdy from a former West-sider (Battle Creek for 18 years) and current East-sider (just north of Detroit for the last 13 years). Enjoy your time here and cheers!
  32. Welcome to the forum!

    First and most importantly--do you feel Founders is expanding too fast?
    Steimie, tommyz, adamdd and 4 others like this.
  33. MacJenkins

    MacJenkins Aficionado (205) Michigan Feb 14, 2012 Verified

    Nice. Don't forget to let us know what unconfirmed info you have about Dark Lord Day and which breweries are overrated or have sold out while you're at it.
  34. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

  35. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (360) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    You're hilarious.
  36. adamdd

    adamdd Savant (340) Michigan May 9, 2011

    The first rule of the BNSS is that you don't talk about BNSS or the "things" available at the General Store. Mentioning that there is "beer" in the cooler is clearly a violation of the rules.
    MacJenkins likes this.
  37. Marti403

    Marti403 Advocate (565) Michigan Jul 23, 2011 Verified

    Excellent. Saves me the 4 seconds it would take to call and ask.
  38. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (860) Michigan May 8, 2006

    Are we going to tell them about the body of the FIB, who tried to bring mules to the last release, that is stashed in the corner?

    What the hell are you talking about? The BNSS is completely made up and so are these "rules", I think it was an invention of BrohammedAli. Why people keep talking about this as if it were real is beyond me.

    And a second point.... If, by chance, the BNSS was a real thing, speaking of the rules would be speaking of the BNSS. I think that would be grounds for removal from the BNSS, if it existed. Come on Adam, you know better.
    raymo55, adamdd and c64person like this.
  39. adamdd

    adamdd Savant (340) Michigan May 9, 2011

    Yes on all of your points above.