Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by sahd-1, Aug 10, 2017.
I hear ya but the $50 Imbibe membership is for whale ticking.
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.
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.
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
Don't sass me, boy!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The ICBG, Inc.
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?
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.
You’re not my real dad anyway!
If you checked untapped, you can get a good idea of what's pouring.
Same layout as last year, for the most part?
Pretty good thanks! Lost Abbey isn't on the list?
No it was a big booklet in previous years and people posted it.
It’s under “the Lost abbey” - my pictures of the right side are pretty blurry.
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.
Scotch Parabola could be one of the most disgusting beers I've ever tasted. And I've had hombre secreto before.
More BA karma got best in show
That beer was great. Like straight breakfast.
Enjoy. I’ll be busy drinking my own tears, a la Jonny Depp in his classic film “Cry Baby,” for having missed out.
Yep smelled & tasted like something used to disinfect an infected wound
Other medal information to share? I was mostly interested in best of show placings and stout category.
It is all posted on the FOBAB facebook page
Indeed. Thank you sir.
Lil beaver whole lotta wonderful was my favorite surprise
Another fantastic FOBAB. The good always outweighs the bad by a mile..
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.
If you made a rope out of all the neckbeard here it could reach the moon
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.
Fremont Rusty Nail was really good, my favorite stout I had the opportunity to try.
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.
That Blue Hawaii though...
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.
It's crazy with that much beer and abv. I find its better to ask for a tiny pout to find what u like
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.
The black raspberry beer smelled like straight up baby vomit. Sorry, it was bad.
The Arclight soursmith one? I thought it was amazingly good.
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.