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Anniversary Party on April 28th/Release of Double Huma whos going?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by GoldenChild, Mar 5, 2012.

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Whos going?

  1. I will be there.

    17 vote(s)
    20.2%
  2. I won't be there.

    11 vote(s)
    13.1%
  3. I might be there.

    21 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. I wish I could be there.

    27 vote(s)
    32.1%
  5. I hate everyone that will be there.

    8 vote(s)
    9.5%
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  1. psykosis

    psykosis May 21, 2009 Indiana
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    If anyone stays in the Traverse City area the night before, I'd be in for some pre-gaming at 7 Monks, RBB, or somewhere else.
     
  2. trginter

    trginter Dec 1, 2008 Michigan
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    Some friends and I are planning a trip up. Going to stay the night, should be a awesome time.
     
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  3. decadance

    decadance Mar 14, 2010 Texas

    I will be there certainly. Last year was a blast, this year...might kill me. Certainly folks from Pennsylvania don't hold my liver in nearly as high esteem as I do.
     
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  4. CrazyMacHarris99

    CrazyMacHarris99 Jan 30, 2008 Pennsylvania

    My wife and I are making our 5th trek up to Bellaire for the anniversary party! Its fun every year and it does seem to get a little more crowded every year but I'm not sure if the bottle release will really make it that much worse. Either way we plan on getting there when they open and leaving when Reggie is done.

    I am also not doing the paddle this year. More time for drinking without strenuous activity.
     
  5. wintbs379

    wintbs379 Mar 13, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    My wife and I are making the trip also (the first time for the Anniv party). They open at 11am, but the party doesn't start until 3pm. Has 3pm been too late to get a seat, or is it just better to be there 11 or 12?
     
  6. sarro

    sarro May 12, 2009 Michigan
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    The pub probably won't be open that day until the start of the party at 3.

    Also, can we have t-shirts made up that say "Duck Farklord Day" ?
     
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  7. wintbs379

    wintbs379 Mar 13, 2009 Michigan
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    Gotcha, that does make perfect sense.....the pub opening time and the t-shirts.
     
  8. trginter

    trginter Dec 1, 2008 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Hopefully getting a case of this will be easier than getting a case of KBS.
     
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  9. normyk

    normyk Dec 10, 2007 Ohio

    If I can't make DLD I'd really like to make my first trip to Shorts. I've really wanted the opportunity to try their beers on tap and their party is a great chance to do so. Probably a lot less of a zoo than DLD, too, though it is a longer drive.
     
  10. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I like the tshirt idea.
     
  11. EricCioe

    EricCioe Aug 7, 2010 Montana

    It's a pretty drive though. Instead of rolling through industrial bullshit you roll through the southern reaches of the great boreal forest. M-22 has got to be one of the pretty roads in the Great Lakes.
     
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  12. wintbs379

    wintbs379 Mar 13, 2009 Michigan
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    It really is a sweet idea...
     
  13. CrazyMacHarris99

    CrazyMacHarris99 Jan 30, 2008 Pennsylvania

    In 2008 we did both Darklord Day and Shorts in the same day. It was fun but not something I would ever do again. With the way Darklord Day has been handled since then, I would definitely say Duck Farklord Day.
     
  14. sarcastro

    sarcastro Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I wouldn't hold your breath on this one. Getting some will probably be easier, but I am thinking they wont let people buy a whole case. I guess we will see.
     
  15. trginter

    trginter Dec 1, 2008 Michigan
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    I haven't tried it, but quite honestly I will give Short's any amount of money they want when they release a new IPA.
     
  16. GoldenChild

    GoldenChild Nov 18, 2009 Michigan
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    I've never seen them limit any of their beer.
     
  17. decadance

    decadance Mar 14, 2010 Texas

    It has also been a while since they have done a release that was going to be a big deal. The 750 series came out in 2007 I think.
     
  18. sarcastro

    sarcastro Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    The don't do growlers on limited beers. When is the last time they had a bottle release of a very limited beer at a anniversary party. Not for a while. Not since their anniversary parties have gotten really popular. My feeling is they will limit it somewhat at the party to make sure everyone gets some. That is what I would do.
     
  19. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    The first rule of Awww Jeah is we don't hype it up.

    The second rule of Awww Jeah is WE DON'T HYPE IT UP.

    I can't handle another KBS day this soon. :)

    2009 and 2010 they released the Double Dry Hopped aged in bourbon barrels anniversary bottles. Damn fine but weird beer. I would say that is the last time.
     
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  20. sarcastro

    sarcastro Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    When people start threads on a release this far in advance such as this one, I don't think you can stop it at that point. You can't diffuse a bomb after it has gone off.
     
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  21. trginter

    trginter Dec 1, 2008 Michigan
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    Everyone just forget about it for two weeks or so.
     
  22. wintbs379

    wintbs379 Mar 13, 2009 Michigan
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    Forget about what?
     
  23. GoldenChild

    GoldenChild Nov 18, 2009 Michigan
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    Yeah i just had this debate a few weeks back about limited release growler fills and i have never once been turned down on a growler fill and i frequent the pub several times a month. The last growler fills i had were Bourbon wizard.
     
  24. GoldenChild

    GoldenChild Nov 18, 2009 Michigan
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    Bring on the Hype!
     
  25. GoldenChild

    GoldenChild Nov 18, 2009 Michigan
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    Sean is saying "300 cases have been produced. We are discussing a limit on amount of cases that can be bought. The number floating around is 3"

    So it looks like we will be able to get around 3 cases. He also said that that number depends on how many people show up. I wouldnt think that most people are going to buy 3 cases.
     
  26. decadance

    decadance Mar 14, 2010 Texas

    Yeah, I know I certainly wouldn't, one would likely be my max (and I am bringing my wife and it will be one between us).
     
  27. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Same here. 1 is more than fine for me. They should learn from KBS Day and do 1 for each person.
     
  28. HopHeadHerman

    HopHeadHerman Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    It's still being discussed, but we'll probably just wait until the morning of the event and make a final decision then. As stated before, it all depends on the amount of people that show up.
     
  29. jale

    jale Oct 17, 2009 Michigan

    I'm leaning towards this over DLD. We could have a tasting friday night someplace close. Who's up for it?
     
  30. trginter

    trginter Dec 1, 2008 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Definitely down for this
     
  31. jale

    jale Oct 17, 2009 Michigan

    If enough of us arrive early friday night, I will rent a big van and we could hit Right Brain and Jolly Pumpkin in Traverse. Road trip anyone? You better come norm! You can ride up with me.
     
  32. decadance

    decadance Mar 14, 2010 Texas

    I won't be coming up likely till Sat. Morning, because I am certain we are doing a kalamazoo tasting friday.
     
  33. CrazyMacHarris99

    CrazyMacHarris99 Jan 30, 2008 Pennsylvania

    We are leaving Thursday morning but its over 10 hours from Pgh and we always stop in Detroit. We will be in late on Thursday and would be up for a tasting on Friday.
     
  34. hoppymeal

    hoppymeal Jun 25, 2005 Michigan

    I'd be up for bringing some stuff for a friday bottle share for sure.
     
  35. northernbrews

    northernbrews Apr 12, 2006 Michigan
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    Let me check w/ my mom to see what her plans are that weekend. If she's not going up we can definitely do a bottle share at her place (for those who haven't been she's got a nice cottage on Intermediate Lake about 5 minutes from Shorts). If she is going up we can still likely have a tasting there on Fri but it will take a little more work.
     
  36. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I'm coming in to town Saturday morning. Already have our place booked (All Seasons) and am ready to rock!
     
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  37. noborboxers

    noborboxers Feb 12, 2010 Michigan

    Does anyone have plans on doing the Shorts to Shorts the day before? Sorry for the pun, but I'm in the same boat, it seems alittle intense.
     
  38. CrazyMacHarris99

    CrazyMacHarris99 Jan 30, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I did most of it last year and if you are not an experienced paddler its a bit much. You can just do the first couple parts as there are drop out points along the way. It is a lot of fun if you are into kayaking but its usually the first outing of the season and for me I was in no shape to be doing that much. If it was at the end of the summer after I had been paddling all season, it would have been a breeze.
     
  39. psykosis

    psykosis May 21, 2009 Indiana
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    I'm in for sure. I'd host it at my house if wife wasn't going to be recovering from surgery. :/

    Depending on how many people would be in for the tasting, my friend's office may be a suitable place, especially if we are going to Right Brain, Jolly Pumpkin, 7 Monks, or The Filling Station.
     
  40. trginter

    trginter Dec 1, 2008 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    More info on the Kalamazoo tasting?
     
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