Oskar Blues coming to Michigan

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by Irishize75, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Yes sir. Great news.
     
  2. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (540) Michigan Dec 16, 2011

    Awesome! I've only had their Ten Fidy and it was an amazing brew. Can't wait to try some of their other stuff.
     
  3. Lukafer

    Lukafer Savant (370) Michigan Dec 18, 2009

    I'm not overly impressed by their offerings, I imagine they'll struggle in a great beer state like Michigan, where even small town breweries are pumping out world class beers! But then again, variety, spice, etc.
     
  4. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    I would say I'm less impressed with New Belgium's year round line up, and it seems like they are doing quite fine...Mama's Lil Yellow Pils will be a welcomed site, Michigan is devoid of good, American lager options.
     
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  5. i'll drink my fair share of Deviant Dale's and Ten Fidy :cool:
     
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  6. Lukafer

    Lukafer Savant (370) Michigan Dec 18, 2009

    New Belgium does really well in Indiana too, and I think most of their year rounds are average at best, but I honestly think most of that has to do with all of the promotion they do: tons of signs/neon, events, the famous displays they do featuring a giveaway bike, everything you can imagine branded with New Belgium or Fat Tire (including the kick ass NB globe), plus theyve gotten a lot of press for being employee owned and extremely green. Maybe I've underestimated Oskar Blues PR, but based solely on their regular offerings, I can't imagine them making much of an impact. I'm wrong a lot too.
     
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  7. MSEGUIN

    MSEGUIN Advocate (540) Michigan Apr 6, 2011

    This is great news!
     
  8. MichiBrew

    MichiBrew Aficionado (170) Michigan Nov 26, 2010

    Wow cool...thy Michigan beer cup is overflowing at the moment...DH BBPlead and BBMonster then Kuhnhenn BB4D and BBBW then Hosplam and BlackNote(in fact, Im drinkin one right now) then Lagunitas Sucks then Oskar Bluz comin our way...great brewery IMO...always drinkin Gubna, Ten Fidy, G'Night, and LYP everytime Im out west...
     
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  9. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    I cant freakin wait!!!
     
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  10. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,020) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012

    Michigan is pretty ridiculous. I like being able to go home to my parents' house in Michigan occasionally and go on a bottle spree.
     
  11. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (545) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    I love my rediculous joke state of Michigan. Solid score!!!
     
  12. MNPikey

    MNPikey Advocate (575) Minnesota Feb 27, 2011

    Hopefully MN is on the list also.
     
  13. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Savant (330) Michigan Dec 9, 2008

    Another thing about this that makes me happy is we get a good canned beer option. One thing in Michigan we don't have is a really good canned craft selection. Plus I do love me some deviant dales.
     
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  14. If you make it to Ann Arbor, hit Wolverine State Brewing, the bottled beers are not that remarkable, the other lagers in the tap room are.

    Waiting for Bells to make Quinnanan Falls a production beer. Loved that one.
     
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  15. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Already contacted Liz to see if they planned on sending some kegs up my way, unfortunately they are not. But thanks for the info, maybe you can sneak one up with you when you come...?;)
     
  16. If I remember, I will get a growler of GuloGulo IPL.
     
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  17. Alextricity

    Alextricity Champion (795) Michigan Jun 18, 2012

    So excited. Been wanting a quality canned beer to be available in Michigan for some time now.
     
  18. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Savant (470) Utah Jul 12, 2012

    HOLY SHITBALLS! I did not know about this. Total beer boner.
     
  19. sm0key

    sm0key Savant (325) Michigan Apr 24, 2009

    Outfrickinstanding!! The more the merrier when it comes to great beer. (Never had a drop of their offering, but I've desired it for a long time). Now Bring on the surly, new glarius and three Floyd's.
     
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  20. Alextricity

    Alextricity Champion (795) Michigan Jun 18, 2012

    ^ Three Floyds is a must. Haven't had Zombie Dust, but I dream about it.
     
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  21. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (845) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    This is the best news I've heard in a while. I love me some Ten FIDY. Now if only Three Floyds would deliver ONE MORE STATE OVER.
     
  22. grr32

    grr32 Aficionado (145) Michigan Nov 7, 2012

    Drink Michigan beer!! With that said it will be good to have some caned alternatives
     
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  23. Stooooooooooooked. Almost time to stock up on old chub it seems.
     
  24. loki993

    loki993 Savant (250) Michigan Apr 16, 2009

    I usually do but a ted fidy every now and then wont kill anyone. and the fact that its in cans...even better
     
  25. Alextricity

    Alextricity Champion (795) Michigan Jun 18, 2012

    thats the whole reason why i'm excited. CANS!
     
  26. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Savant (470) Utah Jul 12, 2012

    Ten Fidy will be the best camping stout ever. Nothing better than crushing beers out of a can up north.
     
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  27. loki993

    loki993 Savant (250) Michigan Apr 16, 2009

    and 12 ouncers at that. They will actually fit in a cooler lol.
     
  28. Not much of a fan of Brewery Vivant? I think they make some pretty stellar stuff.
     
  29. Yes, and I also enjoy Keewenaw products
     
  30. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Keweenaw, but we forgive you.
     
  31. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (445) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    Canned Two-Hearted coming soon FYI.
     
  32. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (545) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Probably not till Fall though. I need those cans for canoeing!
     
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  33. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (445) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    Someone tell Larry we need a 30-pack format available May - September
     
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  34. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (860) Michigan May 8, 2006

    Any new information to support the fall canning timeline?

    http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2013/02/bells_brewery_to_remain_fierce.html

    I have been hearing Oberon would be the first, Two Hearted would follow at a later date.
     
  35. Alextricity

    Alextricity Champion (795) Michigan Jun 18, 2012

    Eesh. 2014? That's sort of a year away. I thought it'd be just a couple months away. SIGH.
     
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  36. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (545) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

  37. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Advocate (740) Michigan Apr 3, 2006

    Too pricey compared others of equal quality, although I haven't had all their offerings.
     
  38. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (860) Michigan May 8, 2006

    Compared to other four packs of 16oz cans the price seems to be right in line.

    I am not one to purchase their standard line up, I will admit it is part price but more preference. That will probably change when Big Red Coq becomes year round. The rotating and season beers are well worth the price IMO.
     
  39. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Advocate (740) Michigan Apr 3, 2006

    Big Red Coq is the one I do buy for my golf bag, or SN Torpedo.