Autumn Beer Review 2016

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  1. HoudiniRN

    HoudiniRN Initiate (171) Feb 28, 2014 Minnesota
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    Not sure if this was posted elsewhere - but tickets went on sale today...
     
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  2. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (4,641) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Thanks a ton. No idea how I completely spaced this. Still tickets as of a few minutes ago. Seems like a summer miracle.
     
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  3. wuuin

    wuuin Initiate (0) May 16, 2007 Minnesota

    Did they change the date that tickets went on sale? I had it marked down as this Friday (7/29) at noon. Either way, thanks for the heads up!
     
  4. dc55110

    dc55110 Aspirant (293) Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota

    Did they up the number of tickets being sold? Tickets are still readily available 24 hours after they went on sale. I've got an uneasy feeling about this...
     
  5. wuuin

    wuuin Initiate (0) May 16, 2007 Minnesota

    website says it's limited to 3,500.

    I'm nearly certain they changed the on-sale date.
     
  6. dc55110

    dc55110 Aspirant (293) Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota

    Looks like a few of the local beer publications had the correct day (Tuesday), but incorrect date (7/29, instead of 7/26) listed in their announcements.
     
  7. mrpeterandthepuffers

    mrpeterandthepuffers Aspirant (249) Oct 24, 2014 Minnesota
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    These didn't sell out immediately last year either, IIRC.
     
  8. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Aspirant (244) Jan 9, 2007 Minnesota
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    When the 6-pack or all-in-tickets or whatever they're called went on sale, they advertised that the Autumn Brew Review tickets would go on sale on Friday, 7/29. I remember because I put that date down in my calendar back then. Looks like somewhere between then and a few weeks/months ago that date changed to Tuesday, 7/26.
     
  9. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (4,641) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    I had to go back & look but you're right. It was 2014 that sold out in minutes, although tickets were 'released' from holds through the first hour. Nice that we still have a really good festival that you don't have to trample your neighbor to get tickets for...yet.
     
  10. Tyecko

    Tyecko Disciple (364) Mar 19, 2014 Minnesota

    So I've never been to ABR, is it one of the best fests locally? Lots of special releases?
     
  11. mrpeterandthepuffers

    mrpeterandthepuffers Aspirant (249) Oct 24, 2014 Minnesota
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    Yes, yes.

    Last year: Black Gold, BA Silhouette, Vanilla Rye, BC Coffee, BADSDB, and a bunch more.
     
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  12. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (4,641) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    ...and the year before that I hung around the Bell's booth drinking BA Batch 9000 for, oh, I really don't recall how long. Or what year it was.
     
  13. mrpeterandthepuffers

    mrpeterandthepuffers Aspirant (249) Oct 24, 2014 Minnesota
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    Sounds like myself and @nicow5 - I think we stopped at the CW booth everytime we moved from one brewery to another and were amazed that there was no line for Black Gold.
     
  14. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Aspirant (244) Jan 9, 2007 Minnesota
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    I was just going to make this same comment about no line for Black Gold last year. I even said as much to the people working the booth as I drank my pour then proceeded to get another one without taking a step.
     
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  15. JMN44

    JMN44 Initiate (171) Sep 19, 2013 Minnesota

    I was there drinking BA Batch 9000 too (3 years ago?) right after the gates opened. I'll never forget how good it was.
     
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  16. Benj68

    Benj68 Initiate (49) Apr 9, 2015 Minnesota

    I was completely shocked by this too, also made two trips! Everyone seemed to be hovering around either the Goose Island Tent for Bourbon County, Lift Bridge for BA Silhouette, and or Bent Paddle for BADSDB. All fantastic beers, but Black Gold takes the cake in my opinion. Hopefully, the masses are still in the dark about this beer come September.
     
  17. holzwama

    holzwama Initiate (98) Aug 27, 2015 Minnesota
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    I hope to get to have this experience this year. That will only happen if people stop talking about it.
    Anyway, sure excited about what Bad Weather will bring to ABR, everyone should get in line for them... :astonished:
     
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  18. mrpeterandthepuffers

    mrpeterandthepuffers Aspirant (249) Oct 24, 2014 Minnesota
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    Splitting hairs but Black Gold was kicked by the time they released BA Silhouette. We tried to go back for one more pour before we got in line for BA Sil and they were finally out.

    BA Sil tapped right at the end of the fest so naturally I went through the line 10 times and then wrestled @nicow5 on the way to the parking lot.
     
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  19. holzwama

    holzwama Initiate (98) Aug 27, 2015 Minnesota
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    Dammit, I thought wresting was not allowed at ABR. Or was it more MMA? That is allowed.
     
  20. KiddVideo

    KiddVideo Initiate (114) Jun 19, 2015 Minnesota

    This is the only place where I will revisit past new breweries who made a flawed mistake or two who I left off my buying purchases. Sometimes newer breweries need a second chance and I have found this to be ideal setup for me.
     
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  21. Djsaturn1

    Djsaturn1 Aspirant (228) Dec 12, 2012 Minnesota
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    Shocked tickets are still available. I missed last year but I went in 2010,2013 and 2014 and I believe Tickets were generally gone in about an hour. I would have friends trying as well to ensure we got them. I just wonder if people aren't "over" some if these fests due to the number of them and the fact that some poorly ran events run out of beer within an hour of starting.
     
  22. billhelm

    billhelm Aspirant (274) Feb 9, 2011 Minnesota

    It did not sell out right away last year either. I think they sell more tickets as they've progressively had more breweries every year.. there's also significantly more festivals competing for the festival go-er dollar. Personally, this is still my favorite fest locally and it's nice that it's not a hassle to get tickets.
     
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  23. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Disciple (375) Oct 19, 2011 Minnesota
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    Just bought my ticket, thanks for the reminder!
     
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  24. Djsaturn1

    Djsaturn1 Aspirant (228) Dec 12, 2012 Minnesota
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    Still no program or beer list released?
     
  25. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Aspirant (244) Jan 9, 2007 Minnesota
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    Not yet but just noticed that tickets are now sold out. They were still available as of yesterday.
     
  26. JakeJohnson

    JakeJohnson Initiate (170) Jan 30, 2015 Minnesota
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    I guess the Android app is available now. It's still not available for iOS. Someone copy-and-paste the list, so we don't all need to download the app.
     
  27. Centinela

    Centinela Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2014 Minnesota

    The app keeps crashing.
     
  28. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Aspirant (244) Jan 9, 2007 Minnesota
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    Looks like the app is the same one Great Taste uses. Must have even copy-pasted the template because the filter has an option for the "Real Ale" tent.
     
  29. Centinela

    Centinela Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2014 Minnesota

    Vanilla Darkness....
     
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  30. mothman

    mothman Poo-Bah (8,457) Jun 21, 2007 Minnesota
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    is the oak aged vanilla darkness just a cask. Don't get too excited if so. If it is really vanilla ba darkness, yes please.
     
  31. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Aspirant (244) Jan 9, 2007 Minnesota
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    Not sure how to copy and paste out of the app efficiently, here's some initial listings from the typical heavy hitters:

    Bell's
    • Bell's Best Brown
    • Bell's Octoberfest Beer
    • Brett Berliner Weisse
    • Oatsmobile
    • Roundhouse IRA
    • Traverse City Whiskey Barrel Aged Expedition Stout
    • Two Hearted Ale
    Bent Paddle
    • 14 Degrees ESB
    • Bent Hop
    • Black
    • Cold Press Black
    • Double Shot Double Black
    • HopMosa
    • Old Fashioned 14 Degrees ESB
    • Roof Rack Lager
    • Venture Pils
    Dangerous Man
    • 2015 Bock
    • BA Belgian Dark Stron
    • BA Imperial Pumpkin Ale
    • Chocolate Milk Stout
    • Gose
    • Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout
    • Imperial Kristalweizen aged in Tequila Barrels
    • Peanut Butter Porter
    • Righteous Babe - Watermelon Sour
    • Sour Delores #5 - Mixed Berry Tart
    Indeed Brewing
    • Derailed: Blueberry Kettle Sour Ale
    • Derailed: IPA
    • Derailed: Whiskey Queen
    • Let it Roll
    • L.S.D. Honey Ale
    • Strawberry Fields Ale
    • Wooden Soul # 1: Heliotropic
    • Wooden Soul # 3
    • Yamma Jamma Harvest Ale
    • Yamma Jamma with Vanilla Bean
    Lift Bridge
    • 2015 BA Imperial Pumpkin Porter
    • 2015 BA Silhouette
    • 2015 Commander
    • 2015 Silhouette
    • 2016 BA Silhouette
    • 2016 Irish Coffee Stout
    • 2016 Irish Coffee Stout
    • Batch 1300
    • Citra Kellerbier
    • Farm Girl Saison
    • Hop Dish IPA
    • Lift Bridge Root Beer
    • Mango Blonde
    • Mini Donut Beer
    • Oktoberfest
    Minneapolis Town Hall
    • 3 Hour Tour
    • Blueberry Hefe
    • Citra Mania
    • Eye Wine
    • HMS
    • IWL
    Surly
    • BA Pentagram
    • BA Ten
    • Blutpakt
    • Damien
    • Darkness - Vanilla Oak Aged
    • FOUR (4:00 pm)
    • Gose
    • Heathen Temple
    • Mother of the Gut
    • ONE (1:00 pm)
    • Pils
    • Tea Bagged Furious
    • TEN
    • THREE (3:00 pm)
    • TWO (2:00 pm)
    Toppling Goliath:
    • Dorothy's
    • King Sue
    • Pseudo Sue
    • Sosus
    Other Notes
    • Barley John's Brewing & Brewpub both attending as separate breweries but no Dark Knight/Old Rosie listing
    • Central Waters - no beer listings
    • Deschutes - nothing outstanding listed
    • Founders - nothing outstanding listed
    • Goose Island - no beer listings
    • No Junkyard
    • Steel Toe - nothing outstanding listed
    • Stone - no beer listings
    ...more updates sure to come as the week progresses.
     
  32. holzwama

    holzwama Initiate (98) Aug 27, 2015 Minnesota
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    Just seeing No Junkyard is a bummer. Hopefully they will be around. Love all their stuff.
    TG better do better than that.
    Getting excited for the event!
     
  33. mrpeterandthepuffers

    mrpeterandthepuffers Aspirant (249) Oct 24, 2014 Minnesota
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    Schell's:
    • Orbital drift
    • Tidal disruption (blackberries)
    • Harmony of spheres (dry-hopped gooseberries)
    Forager:
    • Twisted Zeig - black currant berliner
    • Cherry Darlin - ba sour red w/ cherries
    • Sherpa - imp stout w/ coffee + chocolate
     
  34. SirDidamus

    SirDidamus Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2010 Minnesota

    As I'm a Luddite, can someone point me to where abr posted this app? I see nothing on the website. Also will they be doing pdf or paper copies at the fest?
     
  35. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Aspirant (244) Jan 9, 2007 Minnesota
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  36. TboneRN

    TboneRN Defender (648) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota
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    God forager is good, some good beers sprinkled in there, about what we usually see for an ABR type event... Some good beers but most are year around or less desired type beers
     
  37. Nivek43

    Nivek43 Initiate (101) Mar 22, 2012 Minnesota

    The Twisted Zweig is amazing. Everyone that likes sours should make sure to sample that beer. Plus it has a pretty high abv (8%) :wink:
     
  38. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Devotee (469) Jun 24, 2013 Minnesota

    You can download an Android VM on your computer and run from there if you are using an iOS phone

    I also tried to look in the source code so see if they had hidden the h-ref to the pdf file... no luck
     
  39. SipIt

    SipIt Initiate (191) Jul 18, 2013 Minnesota

    I know they aren't bringing an ultra rare stout, but I'd be more than happy drinking King Sue and Sosus all day long.
     
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  40. holzwama

    holzwama Initiate (98) Aug 27, 2015 Minnesota
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    Sol Hunter would be possible as it is being bottled today.
     
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