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Northdown in Chicago "Lions, Tigers & Beers, Oh My!" - 3 Floyds, Surly, Mikkeller

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by hopdragon, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. jegross2

    jegross2 Champion (760) Illinois Jan 3, 2010 Verified

    Robbie won something
  2. robbiemoy13

    robbiemoy13 Aficionado (230) Illinois Apr 29, 2010 Beer Trader

    Here's the rare strong ales I won from the event.

  3. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Savant (250) Illinois Mar 31, 2011

    Nice haul.
    Wife and I were happy to attend just to feed some large cats, but I will say, it was my first time having Surly Five, and it would have been worth it for that alone.
    Dontcounttoday and ravot like this.
  4. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Savant (250) Illinois Mar 31, 2011

    I've had both at the brewpub, and would never have been able to walk away with that impression. I thought they had meaningfully different flavors and aromas. So I'm kind of wondering if they've changed with age... or what...

    I think both are excellent, but they're both great as alternatives to standard options that we have all had a few too many times. Nice to have that stuff, but not the end of the world if you miss it.
  5. ravot

    ravot Advocate (515) Illinois Mar 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    if i would have stayed longer, i would have ordered a second pour. my favorite hands down. ISO