2017 FOBAB

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  1. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Devotee (463) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I hear ya but the $50 Imbibe membership is for whale ticking.
     
  2. Discopij

    Discopij Initiate (54) Nov 28, 2016 Illinois

    Thanks dad
     
  3. MrWrigleyField

    MrWrigleyField Initiate (24) Nov 22, 2015 Illinois

    What am I going to do on the Metra then? I usually drink.

    I need to plan this out like families do outside Wal-Mart after Thanksgiving.

    Jon: you go get the GI pour. Stefan: check out Weldworks. Mike, you're scouting out anything rum barrel aged. We all meet back here in 45 seconds.
     
  4. JohnnyChicago

    JohnnyChicago Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2010 Illinois

    BAers who went yesterday. I’m working it, but I also got a wristband and badge through work, that I was going to swing a friend’s way. Is the wristband all you need to get in, or is there physics tickets you need to get scanned too? Cant remember how it was done in past years. Don’t want to waste a ticket if I don’t have to.
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  5. macewank

    macewank Initiate (189) Aug 28, 2010 Illinois

    Brewers need their badge and their wristband. Go in the far right door and check in then you can head up to the lounge and chill
     
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  6. JohnnyChicago

    JohnnyChicago Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2010 Illinois

    Sweet! Thanks.
     
  7. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Devotee (402) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Don't sass me, boy!
     
  8. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Devotee (402) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Just got this email from ICBG:

    On behalf of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, we apologize for any inconvenience you experienced last night with the coat check. We have re-evaluated our system and will have a different process going forward to handle the high volume of coats. If you are still missing any items and would like report them, please email us at info@illinoisbeer.com. We truly appreciate you joining us for our 15th annual Festival of Wood & Barrel Aged Beer. These events would not be possible without your support and confidence in us.

    Sincerely,

    The ICBG, Inc.
     
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  9. Quilentro

    Quilentro Disciple (368) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    I can text pictures of the majority of the listing, but I don’t know how to post.

    Ok, I’ll go the extra mile for you. Does this work?

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  10. prior2two

    prior2two Devotee (400) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    I poured BA 17 and Caliente, was near the More Karma, and my buddy poured Vanilla Medenoche.

    There was no coaching to hold anything back for gen pop. However, there was some miscommunication on the bottles and whether or not the 2 boxes underneath the table were for all for session 1 (they were) or 1 box of bottles per session as we originally told.

    Once we realized there were 36 bottles per session of medinoche, and not 12, we put them back on.
     
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  11. Discopij

    Discopij Initiate (54) Nov 28, 2016 Illinois

    You’re not my real dad anyway!
     
  12. wolfpac255

    wolfpac255 Aspirant (251) Apr 13, 2015 Illinois
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    If you checked untapped, you can get a good idea of what's pouring.
     
  13. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (848) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois

    Same layout as last year, for the most part?
     
  14. Artmcd88

    Artmcd88 Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Pretty good thanks! Lost Abbey isn't on the list?


     
  15. Artmcd88

    Artmcd88 Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    No it was a big booklet in previous years and people posted it.

     
  16. Quilentro

    Quilentro Disciple (368) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    It’s under “the Lost abbey” - my pictures of the right side are pretty blurry.
     
  17. prior2two

    prior2two Devotee (400) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    Yeah
     
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  18. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Aspirant (267) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
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    Pretty much all the big hitters kicked by 12:30. Crazy.

    The early winner so far for me for sours is Arclight's Soursmith Black Raspberry (#279). It's like sticking your face in a bucket of blackberry preserves.

    For Stouts, I loved More's BA Karma.

    By the way, there were soooo many imbibe early entrants.
     
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  19. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Aspirant (267) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
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    Scotch Parabola could be one of the most disgusting beers I've ever tasted. And I've had hombre secreto before.
     
  20. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Aspirant (267) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
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    More BA karma got best in show
     
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  21. prior2two

    prior2two Devotee (400) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    That beer was great. Like straight breakfast.
     
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  22. Quilentro

    Quilentro Disciple (368) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    :cold_sweat:

    Enjoy. I’ll be busy drinking my own tears, a la Jonny Depp in his classic film “Cry Baby,” for having missed out.
     
  23. 4lokogod

    4lokogod Initiate (43) Dec 8, 2015 Illinois

    Yep smelled & tasted like something used to disinfect an infected wound
     
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  24. flat_lander

    flat_lander Meyvn (1,009) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Other medal information to share? I was mostly interested in best of show placings and stout category.
     
  25. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (12,174) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois
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    It is all posted on the FOBAB facebook page
     
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  26. flat_lander

    flat_lander Meyvn (1,009) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Indeed. Thank you sir.
     
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  27. Discopij

    Discopij Initiate (54) Nov 28, 2016 Illinois

    Lil beaver whole lotta wonderful was my favorite surprise
     
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  28. ColonelHopslam

    ColonelHopslam Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2014 Michigan

    Another fantastic FOBAB. The good always outweighs the bad by a mile..
     
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  29. bigdogdeebs

    bigdogdeebs Initiate (35) Feb 10, 2016 Illinois

    Feel like anything I have been wanting to try kicked during vip, and the rest is more readily available to obtain or can trade reasonably for. With the increase in cost, I don't think I'll be going again unless I want to fork out 140 for the vip. When the 'best in show' isn't available for GA, something is wrong.
     
  30. NNN

    NNN Initiate (90) Feb 9, 2017 Illinois
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    If you made a rope out of all the neckbeard here it could reach the moon
     
  31. navaja

    navaja Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2017 Illinois

    Went both last night and today's afternoon session... there were so many fantastic BA stouts to go around. It amazes me that so many entitled assholes feel like it's not worth their time because they missed out on 3 of 100 great offerings. Perrenial BA 17 and Spiteful Chocolate Caliente poured for 2 hours, Weldworks lasted for over an hour this afternoon. BA Baptista lasted almost the whole event. 18th Street Hunter Coffee was a hit. Give me a break, it was a great event.
     
  32. wolfpac255

    wolfpac255 Aspirant (251) Apr 13, 2015 Illinois
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    Fremont Rusty Nail was really good, my favorite stout I had the opportunity to try.
     
  33. vrundmc

    vrundmc Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2017 New Jersey

    I think there was too much beer for me if I don't get blasted for saying that. I tried ~20 or so and I was done. I did love the event and found it pretty easy to get pours but I don't think I would go back.
     
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  34. Jbrown72

    Jbrown72 Initiate (53) May 12, 2014 Illinois

    That Blue Hawaii though...
     
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  35. Muss42

    Muss42 Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2015 Michigan

    Wow the GI line was ridiculous the first hour-2, a few big beers blown by the time we got in at 115. After that plenty of awesome stuff w small lines. After goose line was just stoppped by everyone waiting for something,it got crazy. (Few line jumping d bags but overall pretty awesome. Crazy awesome! Cuvée of darkness, bcbs reserve, bcbs coffee never blew. 3 minute wait and back again. Vsoj, bcbs reserve, dbl barrel bcb,cuvée... many servings... amazing! Was much smellier this year, damn Fobaf! Great time again.
     
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  36. Muss42

    Muss42 Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2015 Michigan

    It's crazy with that much beer and abv. I find its better to ask for a tiny pout to find what u like
     
  37. ZeroBrother

    ZeroBrother Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2015 Illinois

    Not a great FOBAB glass. The sour room was a highlight. Trve was a winner. Jester King was excellent. Best of show — More BA Karma was truly the best of show. It kicked quickly. A good year without any breakthrough superstars. FOBAB needs to raise the quality/format along with the price.
     
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  38. ZeroBrother

    ZeroBrother Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2015 Illinois

    The black raspberry beer smelled like straight up baby vomit. Sorry, it was bad.
     
  39. P739397

    P739397 Initiate (110) Feb 13, 2017 Illinois
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    The Arclight soursmith one? I thought it was amazingly good.
     
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  40. PhilBallins

    PhilBallins Aspirant (253) Nov 29, 2016 Illinois

    My top five Fobabulous rankings:

    1. Cerebral Here Be Monsters with Vanilla
    2. Lil Beaver Rye Whole Lotta Wonderful
    3. Rare Barrel Hyper Paradise
    4. GI Prop 17
    5. Fremont Brew 2000

    Looks like I missed a lot of the medal winners. I don't know if I just overlooked them or if they weren't on when I went last night.
     
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