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SE Michigan Beer Tasting Group

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by shamrock071521, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Any interest from metro Detroit area BAs in getting some sort of tasting event together? Or does such a group already exist?

    Only a couple of my friends in the area regularly drink craft beer, so I'd definitely like to find some fellow BAs in the area to share some great beer with.

    Thoughts?
  2. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    I know some of the beer stores have them, but I do not know of any informal groups. There must be some in A2 though.
  3. kpar

    kpar Zealot (95) Michigan Dec 26, 2008

    I would be interested!
  4. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (325) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    They used to have monthly threads on BA to get things going, but word is that they stopped that due to people being douchebags at the events. Now everything is on limited invite.

    If you're starting something separate, send me an invite.
  5. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    I would like to find someone kinda local to trade with. Hanging out with a bunch of doucebag guys doesn't sound like my idea of fun.
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  6. FEUO

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

    I'd be interested but also not a big fan of DBs. :p

    Maybe a good place to start.
    Perhaps some trading in a parking lot on neutral turf like Kuhnhenn.
  7. There are tasting groups in Metro detroit and even the occasional AA ones as well. And yes they did go "underground" because of losers showing up, bringing pretty easy to find beers and taking large pours.

    I live in Detroit and I am always looking for locals to drink with. Start a conversation with me and I will hit you up next time I have something.
  8. mike409

    mike409 Aficionado (200) Michigan Jan 25, 2012

    the metro detroit tastings are done as stated above "under ground" I.E. we do private message for them and dont post on the forum any more. yes there were some incidents that happend and it was not just big pours it was new persons who completly disrespected the house of the host. we always are inviting new people also.
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  9. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Sorry bout that guys... That plant needed watering.
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  10. Shoot me a message or invite next time you guys plan one. Promise no douchebaggery from this guy.
  11. tommyz

    tommyz Savant (485) Michigan May 28, 2007

    Id be interested..
  12. mike409

    mike409 Aficionado (200) Michigan Jan 25, 2012

    another good way to get in on the tastings is meeting some of the guys at various events around town
  13. dblab33

    dblab33 Savant (320) Michigan Dec 9, 2011

    Another issue is with group size as well... it is tough to stretch a 22oz beer over 20+ pours.
  14. mike409

    mike409 Aficionado (200) Michigan Jan 25, 2012

    I encourage more people to stage there own tastings!
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  15. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Big pours!
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  16. GrueLurks

    GrueLurks Aficionado (180) Michigan Jul 21, 2008

    This. We all enjoy hanging out with others, just have taken steps to know who we invite to the group to avoid incidents and big pours. :)

    Here's the aftermath of the one I hosted last night.

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  17. Quote of the day: "I think the chili's ready"! Still laughing!
  18. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    Impressive!
  19. goast8127

    goast8127 Aficionado (185) Michigan Oct 15, 2010

    I think I'm hung over just looking at the Red Dog bottles. Nice work by the group.
  20. GrueLurks

    GrueLurks Aficionado (180) Michigan Jul 21, 2008

    And if douchebags show up my buddy will set them on fire.

  21. tectactoe

    tectactoe Advocate (740) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Dunno how I missed this, but I'd always be willing to come. I love sharing great beer with people who appreciate it, and many of my friends unfortunately do not.
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  22. Benny3000

    Benny3000 Savant (375) Michigan Apr 4, 2012

    Looks like a fantastic beer share. I would love to get involved in one of these. Unfortunately, I don't know many other beer geeks as I have been enjoying some of these gems alone. Let me know what the screening process is. I am willing to give my child as collateral.
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  23. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    It's actually pretty easy, whoever wants to host just posts they're hosting and asks who else is in. It's very informal and anyone can do it. It's tough when there's more than a dozen people as that means pours are extremely small, so it's easier nowadays to just post a date and go from there.
  24. mike409

    mike409 Aficionado (200) Michigan Jan 25, 2012

    I was planning on hosting in late april or july so i will volunteer to open this up to any of the new folks in the metro are who have not be to any of the "secret under ground" tastings we do. this will be in my back/front yard since my house is very small but lots of yard space for tents and such.
  25. tommyz

    tommyz Savant (485) Michigan May 28, 2007

    Awesome.
  26. TheBandit1

    TheBandit1 Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 19, 2011

    I know I have met a bunch of the Detroit area BAs at various events and would love to get together for a tasting here and there. And I know for a fact that my wife would appreciate me thinning my bottle collection at bit. If there are any coming up, I'd love to get an invite.
  27. FEUO

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

    Depending on the date I'd definitely be in. It would be great to meet some local ba'ers.
  28. mike409

    mike409 Aficionado (200) Michigan Jan 25, 2012

    might even be up for doing april and a july.
  29. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    If it became regular I would take turn hosting. We have a pretty big house with a small bar on the main floor.
  30. mike409

    mike409 Aficionado (200) Michigan Jan 25, 2012

    just pick a date and time and make a post in the great lakes forum. if you host it they will come :)
  31. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    Yeah, but the idea of bringing a bunch of guys I don't know to my house to drink is a wee bit scary. :eek:
  32. rjm217

    rjm217 Aficionado (160) Michigan Mar 18, 2011

    :)
    If you want to invite a bunch of girls and one guy (me). I promise I won't be scared
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  33. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    Yeah, then it wouldn't be a beer tasting, would it?
  34. rjm217

    rjm217 Aficionado (160) Michigan Mar 18, 2011

    Sure it will, I'll even supply the beer.

    We are talking lightweights correct?
  35. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    That's pretty much what we do. Most of the time it is great. There's been an occasion or two with a dbag present.
  36. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    Sorry, my friends are in the "looking for a serious relationship, let's have babies stage". You should run far and fast.
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  37. rjm217

    rjm217 Aficionado (160) Michigan Mar 18, 2011

    Noted. :eek:
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  38. FEUO

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

    I know I'm safe. I have 0 game and couldn't hit the broad side of a barn in the ladies dept especially when beer is flowing and of high calibre.

    Consider me, in. :)
  39. For the record ... Red Dog was the winner of the night! In my book at least o_O

    Funny thing with "the club" all of the wives and girlfriends are forming there own! :mad:
  40. GrueLurks

    GrueLurks Aficionado (180) Michigan Jul 21, 2008

    You can hang out in the rape shed at my June tasting with Kyle if you like. He has no game either and he sat in there half the night trying to score.

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