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Michigan Winter Beer Festival on 2/23/2013

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by raymo55, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (465) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

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  2. founder26

    founder26 Savant (450) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    the line at 5 is gonna extend for miles :D
  3. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

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  4. Tnudish

    Tnudish Initiate (0) Wisconsin Feb 16, 2012

    Anyone have an extra tickets? I posted in the ticket forum but that doesnt seem to get a ton of traffic
  5. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (465) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

  6. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (325) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

  7. Itoclown

    Itoclown Savant (270) Michigan Jun 19, 2008

    I got mine last year the night before on Craigslist at face value. Also, there will more than likely be people scalping day of at the door. Panic not!
  8. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    Lining up for CBS?;)
  9. Tnudish

    Tnudish Initiate (0) Wisconsin Feb 16, 2012

    In my previous experiences at WBF, I've found that Founders and Bells are typically where I dont spend any time.
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  10. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (325) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Refilling my empty bottles of Blushing Monk.
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  11. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    I'm with yah, in the last 4 beer fests, I've only had Raspberry Wild One from Bell's, and nothing from Founders... I'll be trying to drink all of Greenbush and their 40 offerings and taking John's pants off.
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  12. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (465) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    Who else is a guild member? Was thinking of becoming one just to start drinking an hour before the big crowd gets there.
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  13. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (325) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Trying to take my pants off? All you gotta do is say the password.
  14. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    Very sad to have sold my only ticket. Tonto can't make it and this Lone Ranger doesn't do festivals solo.
    If anyone is going to hang at Kuhnhenn instead you can find me there. :p
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  16. Marti403

    Marti403 Savant (470) Michigan Jul 23, 2011

    I hope Bells taps Barrel Aged 9K at 5 so I get to see a festival-wide Sophie's Choice
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  17. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (465) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    1 empty growler + (16 tokens × 4 ounces pours) = 1 growler of Kuhnhenn BBBW.

    Simple math.
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  18. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Lots of peeps are MBG members. The line at the winter Fest is really
    long for the members, so plan on getting to that early if you want the full hour.
  19. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (400) Illinois Mar 19, 2011

    One request in case someone has a line to the organizers of this great event:

    PLEASE move Bells and Founders away from one another. The long merging lines for some taps creates a huge bottleneck for everyone trying to walk around the Festival/getting to the bathrooms, etc. They don't have to be on opposite ends but right next to each other at the adjoining corners of two tents in the area where you need to walk through to get to the bathrooms is not the most optimal configuration.
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  20. adamdd

    adamdd Savant (330) Michigan May 9, 2011

    Dropped by the thread to see if Marc made any dirty comments about John or Shawn; did not leave disappointed.
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  21. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Could not agree more!!!
  22. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Savant (445) Michigan Dec 16, 2011

    Argh. Of course they have Blushing Monk set to be on tap. The one Backstage release I haven't had yet...

    I would've gotten a ticket to this, but I erroneously thought that my strongly implied suggestion of having this as a Christmas present ("Hey, you know what would be an awesome Christmas present? A ticket to the Winter Beer Fest.") was picked up on and so I wasn't hovering over my computer when they went on sale. Christmas Day proved my folly.
  23. mattfouty

    mattfouty Aficionado (100) Michigan Apr 10, 2009

    This will be the first year I'm attending. Can't wait. I'm very glad that I've got to try CBS a few times now so I don't have to waste hours waiting in line for it when I could be enjoying other beers.
  24. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (465) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    ^^^ This

    Timed taps like CBS and Black Note were a crazy site last year....lines full of skanky college chicks who gabbed about their boots and their mouth breathing boyfriends. I hope they keep those booths together so I can fill up on great Michigan beers that on one knows about yet at smaller booths!
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  25. Jose2412

    Jose2412 Aficionado (240) Michigan Feb 25, 2012

    Same here. First time going and I'm glad I won't have to partake in most of the major breweries tappings because I've already had them. Looking forward to trying some Livery beers, more Greenbush and Kuhnhenn beers!!
  26. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (325) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Legitimate question: if I bring my bottles of Livery beers, can they carbonate them for me?
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  27. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (465) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    I confirmed that Walldorff will have their Bourbon Barrel IPA at WBF.
  28. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (405) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    Yup.
  29. mattfouty

    mattfouty Aficionado (100) Michigan Apr 10, 2009

    Sounds great. I'm hoping we start getting more breweries releasing their lists soon. We're only a few weeks away!
  30. GrueLurks

    GrueLurks Aficionado (190) Michigan Jul 21, 2008

    Didn't we just have the winter beer festival in January?
  31. tommyz

    tommyz Advocate (510) Michigan May 28, 2007

    I totally agree..It actually pissed me off, that I sent an email to them..They gave some BS excuse about logistics, yet the two nights before at bars downtown they were tapping KBS,Frangelic MB,Backwoods..
  32. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    A buddy of mine actually gave them a little bit of shit about not bringing much to the Fall event. Heard similar excuses and then capped it off with "its not big enough" referring to the festival.
    Ouch. I've been bitter at them for some time, then Backwoods and FIS came out. I've gotten over it.
  33. tommyz

    tommyz Advocate (510) Michigan May 28, 2007

    I love the, its not big enough when it was sold out on Saturday..
    I was over it the next weekend when I was at the brewery..lol
  34. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    I guess someone wasn't "pay to play"ing enough.
  35. I am still looking for tickets if anyone has any.

    This is by far my favorite festival.
  36. Marti403

    Marti403 Savant (470) Michigan Jul 23, 2011

    I'll pay twice whatever iceatalamo is offering for your tickets...
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  37. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    I'm glad someone else finally posted because that four post exchange prior was confusing as fuck.
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  38. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    Whats confusing?
    Founder brought 4 TOTAL to the Fall festival. No special tappings. No special offerings. Pretty sad from one of the state's most prominent micros.

    Greenbush brought 30 and Bell's brought some monsters (BA 9000, Black Note, Oracle, BA Cherry Stout).
    Pwned Founders.
  39. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Was this a joke, or were you serious? And if you were serious, what do you mean by that?
  40. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (465) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    Founders has a high school track and field team
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