Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by sahd-1, Aug 10, 2017.
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Friend who is there Fri session said Cable Car kicked in VIP. Jester king atrial rubicade made it past VIP. Arc light sour smith black razz was best in his opinion. He isn't VIP but still got double barrel, prop, north woods. Reserve going on now.
Did GI have anything during VIP? Thought they timed all their tappings of special stuff, so wondered what they have during VIP.
I’m old enough to remember when BA brothers delivered on the Friday night of Fobab.....
Whatcha need? There is a wheel you can spin to get revolution stickers, flags, and keychains. It only smelled bad every other row. If you make a list of the top 6 beers you want to try, half will be tapped out before you arrive (if you aren’t VIP). The goose line was a joke. Midway through the night, people refused to accept a pour, because the options were so bad. They stood for 20 minutes waiting for the new option, preferring to drink nothing.
Emotionally: I was annoyed, disappointed, resigned, occasionally surprised, and moderately drunk.
All in all, I’d prefer to have a cozy bottle share with all of you. #BAbrothers
Damn friend and his potato camera phone. Will try to enhance. Calling CSI now.
Thanks for sharing your experience even if it wasn’t ideal. What am I looking for? By this time last year, Weldworks was the talk of the fest with the stout and the Peach sour. Just basically wondering if a brewery or beer has jumped out like that this year
Will somebody please tell me to which booth I should be Black Friday running toward when I enter?
I don't care about drunk misspellings. We understand. It was a long night and you are airing out your nasal cavity.
Please, I only have 15 hours to plan this. We just had a newborn and this will be my first time drinking with anyone over the age of 6.
Waiting for Stoutot.
Don't check your coat
Rusty Nail was pretty good. No line all night.
Samuel Beckett's tale of alexistential dread...
Wow, just a mess. Hundreds of drunk people all pressing to the front table. Security people and volunteers trying to get coats. My advice is don't check your coat.
How was the uber/lyft situation afterwards?
How was the line to get in. Did they have a holding area like Dark Lord day to minimize the wait.
I had no trouble. Got Lyft with no problem.
I know Prop Day has a discount code. Any deals for Fobab?
Arc light sour smith black razz was best in his opinion. ? Trying to find this on untapped... can't.
Is there wifi at the Uic forum for fobab?
Who brews this one? Sounds delicious.
Cable car kicked in 45 mins during VIP
I'm assuming VIP is different than Imbibe pre,correct?
No, I mean hour early for imbibe when I say vip
Such a shit show. We didn't get out of the pavilion until after 1130. Not messing with it tomorrow. What a glorious waste of time
Walked in and said to myself "Can you imagine how this coat check line will look at 10pm?" What a disaster that was. Keep your coat and go straight for Weldworks or Chocolate Caliente. Avoid that ridiculous overblown BCS line at all costs. How do that many people really believe a 45 min wait is worth the time at this event?
Anyone have pictures of the Fobab booklet pages?
Everything was filtered into an inescapable bottleneck. Imagine Black Friday at Walmart and instead of having the whole store to spread out in, you have an immediate dead end hallway with no escape and only a wall in front where you have but to try to turn immediately back around to push out of the horde.
The solution to the coat check is 30 min before you plan on leaving, you go get your coat with no line at all.
if waiting in the ridiculous goose line with a friend take turns grabbing beers from the row in corner where the goose line bends. Three of my highlight beers of the night were right there: 1. Benthic (kicked relatively early but def readily available for non VIP). 2. Cerebral Here be Monsters Vanilla (amazing, got a pours a few times) 3. big bad Baptista (way better than I remember)
This is, what, the 4th year they’ve held it at the UIC Forum? How have things gotten worse before better?
I avoided that corner initially because the Goose line made the area so packed. Kicked myself when I saw the beers that were gone.
I went in with a coat, grabbed weldwerks, clients, atrial, and that soursmith black raz. By then the line was gone, so I checked mine. I don't remember ever waiting much for my coat after the event, not sure why this year was different.
How has this not been posted yet?!?
So it sounds likes the $40 dollar price increase this year definitely made a difference...for the organizer's kid's college fund....
Looking at this year's booklet, there are about 50 pages of beers. I think in the past they had sort of a condensed section that was easier to post, but not this year.
No talk of More? Did the BA Henna thing happen? Did Perennial bring anything good?
More has BA Karma (delicious)
Perennial has BA 17 and I think one more.
For what it's worth it seems the volunteers were coached this year to hold beer back for GA. Multiple beers "ran out" during VIP but were put back on at 6.
People asking for the beer listings need to relax. You'll find out when you get there. There will be plenty of good stuff to go around. If you are going in with the mindset of trying all the whales, you're doing it wrong.