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The OFFICIAL Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice thread

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by LiquidTable, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. northernbrews

    northernbrews Savant (355) Michigan Apr 12, 2006

    Would love to see the Barleywine aged in BFT barrels
     
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  2. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    FTFY
     
  3. Frustrated about BBBW, especially since I will most likely be out of town on Jan. 25.
     
  4. FIFY
     
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  5. Marti403

    Marti403 Savant (470) Michigan Jul 23, 2011

    If you really want bottles, plan on being there a while and enjoying great beer with good people. Unfortunately, some have convinced themselves that they should be in and out then complain heavily afterwards. Take it for what it is and enjoy the day.
     
  6. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (415) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

  7. BeRanger

    BeRanger Savant (465) Michigan Dec 11, 2011

    Hope it's saved until January. So bummed I can't make solstice this year.
     
  8. buzze40

    buzze40 Savant (300) Illinois Mar 9, 2010

    Hey FYI Kuhnhenns now have a B&B right across the street. Booked my room and see there are still a couple left... 100 yards from the front door. Hard to beat... Check the link on the bottom of their webpage.
     
  9. king75

    king75 Savant (410) Michigan Jul 27, 2010

    This isn't a ticketed release correct? A buddy and I are planning on attending this this year. If we ant bottles is that release just on Saturday? Any info would be appreciated.
     
  10. core42

    core42 Savant (495) Michigan May 5, 2010

    According to the website...Friday they will tap rare & cellared beers but the bottle release is only on Saturday. They open at 11am https://www.facebook.com/events/372350082900369/?notif_t=plan_user_invited
     
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  11. westlaunboy

    westlaunboy Savant (290) Michigan Mar 31, 2010

    This will be my first year attending as well, but based on what I've read bottle sales are definitely Saturday only, and this is a non-ticketed event. Thursday and Friday will feature tappings of some of the Solstice beers, but no bottle sales.
    http://www.kbrewery.com/calendar.html
     
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  12. king75

    king75 Savant (410) Michigan Jul 27, 2010

    Thanks for the info. Looking forward to this one. I really wanted to go to 4 Elf too but the wife graduates that day and she takes priority over beer. Looking forward to meeting some fellow BA's and hopefully set up some tastings before I leave for Grand Rapids in May.
     
  13. PattyMelt

    PattyMelt Savant (270) Michigan Feb 3, 2013

    Hitting them up Friday for sure to enjoy whatever they happen to pull out. Saturday is up in the air, which makes me sad, but I get out of one job at 1:30pm and have to be at the other job at 11:00pm. Not sure they would approve if I stumbled in drunk. Also not sure if I could be grown up enough to only stay a couple hours.
     
  14. tommyz

    tommyz Advocate (510) Michigan May 28, 2007

    ill be going friday...Cant go Saturday as my Daughter is graduating from EMU that day...Hoping a couple of friends can hook me up with a few bottles from saturday, depending on limits..
     
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  15. jdhende

    jdhende Savant (345) Illinois Sep 27, 2010

    Anyone on here up for organizing a bottle share on Friday night? It would be a nice way to meet everyone and enjoy a few quality beers.
     
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  16. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (415) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    Kuhnhenns doesn't allow outside bottles in the brewpub if that is what you mean. They used to, but some Chicago BAs ruined it for everyone.
     
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  17. jdhende

    jdhende Savant (345) Illinois Sep 27, 2010

    No I meant Friday the night before at a local hotel or something. Not physically at Kuhnhenn.
     
  18. FIBs...
     
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  19. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    I don't get it, the Solstice party is Friday night too so why wouldn't you hang out there?They're releasing cellared stuff and that usually means good stuff.
     
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  20. come on bro every beer related event MUST have a pre drinking party how else do we show off our beer dicks.
     
  21. core42

    core42 Savant (495) Michigan May 5, 2010

    Ok so I'm most likely going to this on Saturday for the bottles...legitimately how early do I need to get there to attempt to get the full allotment?
    My aunt lives in Centerline so I'm going to stay at her place the night before so I'll be plenty close
     
  22. ygolordned

    ygolordned Savant (475) Michigan Apr 7, 2013

    i am picking up a case of delusion by greenbush today and will bring some bottle to this to trade. i am looking for things on my want list, so check that out and let me know if you want to make something happen
     
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  23. tommyz

    tommyz Advocate (510) Michigan May 28, 2007

    Not that you dont know, but its starts Friday at 11am
     
  24. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Yup yup. I'll be there in full Christmas drinkin swag.
     
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  25. jdhende

    jdhende Savant (345) Illinois Sep 27, 2010

    o why wouldn't you hang out there?They're releasing cellared stuff and that usually means good stuf
    I plan on going to Kuhnhenn on Friday for part of the day, but just not all of it. I love Kuhnhenn and all their amazing beverages, but staying there all day would put a major dent in my bank account. Plus for me I get to see a bunch of people I haven't seen in months. It'll be nice catching up and enjoying a few beers I never can get in Illinois with them. Regardless it appears to be shaping up into a great event.
     
  26. depends on the allotment which they have not released yet. if its a four pack of the big hitters each i see no reason to get there early, but if its case or cases i would get there by 7. I have a felling the meads will be 1 each and last year BB4D was 1/2 case so it may be less this year due to the choooo chooo hype train.
     
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  27. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    I'll probably be there about 11am as I'll be hungover from the night before.
     
  28. alfie

    alfie Savant (255) Michigan Apr 16, 2013

    looks like it will be an early, all day, lunch for me on that friday.
     
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  29. MSEGUIN

    MSEGUIN Savant (375) Michigan Apr 6, 2011

  30. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (325) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Bout time to shut this thread down....
     
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  31. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (465) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

    ::instaboner::
     
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  32. psykosis

    psykosis Savant (320) Indiana May 21, 2009

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...

    Budget can't handle this in addition to 4elf and JP rare beer auction. Really want to get my hands on some BBBW though.

    Ugh.
     
  33. alfie

    alfie Savant (255) Michigan Apr 16, 2013

    That seals the deal. The kids are getting BBBW from Santa!
     
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  34. Marti403

    Marti403 Savant (470) Michigan Jul 23, 2011

    You should adopt a family this year and get my kids BBBW, too!
     
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  35. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (465) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    Aww...thanks Dad!!
     
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  36. luniz

    luniz Zealot (85) Michigan Oct 24, 2013

    so if i have to be somewhere else from noon to 1, theres no way i'm getting anything?
     
  37. md655321

    md655321 Savant (340) Michigan Dec 4, 2007

    The beer is usually available well past 1, usually into the next couple days. Certainly a few of the super rares will be gone, but stuff like BB4D and maybe even the BW should be available.
     
  38. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (415) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    BB4D ran out pretty early last year. Everyone assumed it would last days because it had in the past, and there was lots of whining.

    I think it is impossible to say for the popular stuff unless you know how much is being released and the limits.
     
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  39. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (435) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    correct
     

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