BCS Event at Hopleaf

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Boonedog, Apr 29, 2013.

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  1. timc100

    timc100 Disciple (377) Aug 13, 2012 Illinois
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    How crazy do you think this will be - waiting in line for __ to get 5 oz and how soon would you guess they'd tap out?
     
  2. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    holy shit, posting about non-dark lord events before they happen? what is great lakes coming to?

    as if hopleaf doesn't get crowded enough already...
     
  3. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Aspirant (202) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    Anyone go?
     
  4. TheRealPour

    TheRealPour Disciple (345) Jan 29, 2009 Illinois
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    I went. Arrived at 6:30 and Vanilla and Cherry Rye were already out. Enjoyed pulls of BCS Coffee '11 & '12, Baudoinia and Big John, however. Baudoinia...WOW! Finished with a couple pours of Zombie Dust. Add a heaping helping of Hopleaf's amazing mussels and wifey and I left quite happy.

    $5 for heavy-handed 6 oz. snifters was A-OK by me.
     
  5. dczernic

    dczernic Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2011 Illinois

    Didn't make it to this one, but the tap room takeover at Binny's South Loop several weeks ago was amazing - between the taps, free giveaways and samples, they had pretty much every variety of BCBS on hand and it all almost lasted the full 2 hours.
     
  6. RunningIPA

    RunningIPA Initiate (17) Dec 5, 2010 Illinois

    I don't see how Big John is considered a BCS varient. Why not throw Nightstalker in there too and make it 8 offerings.
     
  7. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Because NightStalker is terrible....
     
  8. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    Big John is the BCS base with nibs
     
  9. maximthegreat

    maximthegreat Initiate (190) Feb 13, 2013 Illinois
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    I was there last night. Tried Vanilla, Cherry Rye, '11 Coffee, Baudonia, and Big John. Awesome event! Vanilla was the shining star, but baudonia actually took second for me. It was fantastic and still available when we left around 9pm.
     
  10. RunningIPA

    RunningIPA Initiate (17) Dec 5, 2010 Illinois

    Then it should be a Cook County Stout variant.
     
  11. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Initiate (89) Nov 8, 2011 Illinois
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    Next time you should ask them to put an asterisk so we can avoid any and all confusion this may have caused people
     
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  12. maximthegreat

    maximthegreat Initiate (190) Feb 13, 2013 Illinois
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    Also, no one specifically said Big John is a bourbon County variant. It was just on the draft list where they said bourbon county and variants are included. Aren't we being a little nitpicky?
     
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  13. jokemon

    jokemon Disciple (314) Apr 3, 2007 Illinois
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    I DIDNT GO TO THIS ONE BECAE HOPLEAF IS
     
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  14. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Aspirant (202) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    ACTUALLY........If you actually READ the event's info.....You'll see Hopleaf posted this.....

    (Quote from Hopleaf) . . . . "Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout variations on tap along with Big John and Baudoinia. We'll start tapping at 5 and keep pouring till their gone."





    They made the clear distinction.

    And for the record, Nightstalker KILLLS BJ 8 days a week.
     
  15. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Aspirant (202) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

     
  16. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

     
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  17. funhog

    funhog Devotee (408) Mar 8, 2011 Illinois
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  18. JPortillo

    JPortillo Initiate (187) Mar 12, 2012 Illinois
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    maybe not terrible but definitely not too good.
     
  19. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    I admit I haven't had it on tap (and won't spend money to try) but the bottles we opened were complete drain pours. Probably the worst beer I have tried in years.
     
  20. stouts4me

    stouts4me Disciple (373) Oct 9, 2011 Illinois

    6oz. Pour of Vanilla for $5, put away four, then drove home blind-folded.
     
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