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The OFFICIAL Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice thread

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

  1. beerhan

    beerhan Savant (395) Ohio Apr 28, 2010

    Although it did run out at the party they did keep bottling it and it was available for some time after the solstice. My memory of the exact dates is a bit foggy but I do know for certain I got some a couple times at later dates.
  2. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (405) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    Yes, a month or so later, but that was not much comfort for people who traveled for the event. There were lots of people pissed they released more later after they got shut out at the party.

    My point is, don't assume anything with Kuhnhenn as far as availability based on previous experiences. I have been going to the winter solstice for 6 or so years, and every year has been different.
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  3. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    This so hard.
  4. Last year BB4D ran out early the same day, but they had a bunch that they hadn't bottled. It was on draft into Feb. and bottles were available for quite a while after the party, they just didn't have them until weeks after.
    It will depend a lot on how much they decide to bottle for the release and what the limits are.

    Edit: others beat me to this.
  5. wysiwyg

    wysiwyg Initiate (5) Sep 3, 2013

    Last year they had BB Solar Eclipse, American Imperial Stout among others for weeks after the Solstice. BB4D was bottled a few times last year. You may not get everything you want but you should be able to get something.

    Then again, with Kuhnhenns, who knows.
  6. adamant1912

    adamant1912 Savant (395) Michigan Jan 10, 2010

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    Had an opportunity to try this and it's very good.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2013
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  7. How does it compare to DRIPA?
  8. Corbet

    Corbet Savant (330) Michigan Nov 7, 2010

    The allocations were way too high for the amount of BB4D - half a case per person but only the first 60 or so people got bottles. They really should have made it a 4-pack limit or something.
  9. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    A couple line jumpers really pissed us off too. Luckily I had the line police with me, too bad the jumpers didn't move.
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  10. I'm hoping some Eisbocks get released. Looks like there were some last year.
  11. Marti403

    Marti403 Savant (470) Michigan Jul 23, 2011

    The eisbocks were released at a later date, not at Winter Solstice.
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  12. 33nickadams

    33nickadams Savant (270) Michigan Apr 12, 2010

    Looking forward to having a BBBW on X-mas eve!
  13. Any thoughts or guesses as to tap list? Especially Friday night...?
  14. Tony412

    Tony412 Savant (255) Michigan Jan 26, 2012

    If I remember correctly, the first few dozen people in line were offered the chance to buy a vintage raspberry eisbock (187ml). I'll stand corrected if this is not an accurate statement.
  15. I was about 30 in line and I did not see anything
  16. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    This definitely did not happen.
  17. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (325) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    CHOO CHOOO! Nothing like getting that hype train rolling.
  18. Tony412

    Tony412 Savant (255) Michigan Jan 26, 2012

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  19. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (405) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    I hear the first 5 people in line this year get a free bottle of blueberry eisbock.

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
  20. Tony412

    Tony412 Savant (255) Michigan Jan 26, 2012

    I am well aware of that and I never made a claim that the new batch of KRE (375 ml) were sold, I said that I remeber hearing that the vintage 187ml bottles were sold in a small quantity. I just posted the link to last years thread where people said that they were able to buy bottles. Thats it, nothing more. Again, I never said that 375's of KRE were sold (and certainly nothing about KBE being available this year). Good grief.
  21. And all I'm saying is that you heard incorrectly. End of conversation.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2013
  22. Tony412

    Tony412 Savant (255) Michigan Jan 26, 2012

    I really do not care one way or the other, just quote me correctly please. I brought up content that I remembered reading from last years event thread where people claimed they were sold 187ml bottles. It is what is, this can be the End of Conversation or whatever you feel like calling it.
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  23. Man, just remembering how good that BB Solar Eclipse was last year. Yum!
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  24. tommyz

    tommyz Advocate (510) Michigan May 28, 2007

    That beer was amazing...
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  25. buzze40

    buzze40 Savant (300) Illinois Mar 9, 2010

    No eisbock listed but you never know. Last year eisbock wasnt ready because it was too warm in Nov Dec. They actually use abmient outdoor temps to eis the bock and it wasnt cold enough.
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  26. It all sounds too good to miss. Let's hope the weather holds up to allow an overnight drive from MA on the 20th in time to hit KBrew first thing in the morning.
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  27. buzze40

    buzze40 Savant (300) Illinois Mar 9, 2010

  28. pest

    pest Savant (375) Ohio Sep 2, 2007

    Little blue bird told me one might show up on draught Friday.
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  29. buzze40

    buzze40 Savant (300) Illinois Mar 9, 2010

    Like at Summer Solstace.... nice....
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  30. buzze40

    buzze40 Savant (300) Illinois Mar 9, 2010

    Depends on where you have to be at noon. Assuming they run it like last time, the doors open at 11, you fill out your order, turn it in and skeedaddle. Come back after 1 and pick up your order.
  31. Definitely not going to be able to make it out there...If anyone would be willing to hook up a trade for the Rye Barrel French Toast, I would be greatly appreciative! Just tried a previous year, and damn I need more of that!
  32. MichiBrew

    MichiBrew Aficionado (170) Michigan Nov 26, 2010

    I bought several bottles of BB4D the very next day on Sunday...they had most everything still
  33. GR_Beer_Nut

    GR_Beer_Nut Savant (355) Michigan Nov 18, 2012

    I 100% agree! That's why I'm glad I still have two bottle left... I may crack one this weekend
  34. andjriz

    andjriz Aficionado (170) Georgia Jan 31, 2011

    So, a question to people who have actually been to Winter Solstice before -- is there bottle sharing/beer drinking in the line? Like, when people start lining up at 7am (or earlier) Saturday morning, do people share bottles?
  35. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (405) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

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  36. tommyz

    tommyz Advocate (510) Michigan May 28, 2007

    No, they do not allow bottle shares..
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  37. This is the one brewery I really wish I lived closer to...
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  38. Alextricity

    Alextricity Advocate (700) Michigan Jun 18, 2012

    I reaaaally wish I didn't have a family Christmas party that same day... only been to Kuhnhenn once so far, but it's almost sort of basically a religious experience. DRIPA, Raspberry Eisbock, and 4D (Preferred to BB4D... sorry) are absolutely ridiculous beers.
  39. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Savant (460) Utah Jul 12, 2012

    Like times eight bajillion/10. I don't go to Detroit without stopping there.
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