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Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by brewtus, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. brewtus

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    Sucessful beerfest in the books, as expected the offerings were much better than the summer fest, just wanted to see if anyone had anything that stood out?

    My personal favorite was the cask vanilla SOhio stout from CBC... It was amazing
     
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    1. Weasel Boy's Anesthesia 2. FatHeads Head Hunter 3. Zaubers Buxom Blonde
    Great Night!
     
  3. Envelopes

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    Is that like Anastasia with sedatives!? Awesome!
     
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    I didn't make it to the summer fest last year, but it was much better organized than last winter's. I think pushing it back to 2 days helped, as did the quickee stands to keep people that really didn't care about what they were drinking out of the lines. Last year, it was so crowded and the lines were so long, sometimes it would take you ten minutes to even figure out if you were in a line in the first place.

    I was in line a few times, but for a beer I really wanted to try, not because I had to wait in a line to drink.

    My favorites were BA-Anastasia, and CBC Cousin Eddie
     
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    Lol. Glad to see the love for Anastasia :)

    What did you guys think of the War Dance, or did you try it?
     
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    I meant to, but didn't make back to the booth in time.
     
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    Great fest as always. I will be going on Friday every year. No lines and relaxed crowd.
     
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    we talked about trying friday next year. i doubt i will even go at all though. while i do enjoy trying stuff i don't normally buy, the lines and crowd is a bit too much for me. i'll probably change my mind though by next winter!

    that being said, my favorites were jolly pumpkin maracaibo, columbus nightstick, and columbus/fatheads brewno
     
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    Go Friday. I was shocked how laid back it was compared to Saturdays.
     
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    I enjoyed it. Was surprised when we showed up at 6pm on Saturday and some people were already drinking though. Would have showed up earlier had I known that. Top two for me were the Brandy Barrel Ovila Quad, and the Barrel Aged Anastasia.
     
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    Any tips for a first time beer fest attendee?
    Me and a few Beer Fest newbees are going to Cincinnati"s Beer Fest on Feb 15th.
     
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    1. Eat a decent size meal before you go.
    2. Drink water throughout the event.
    3. Make a pretzel necklace.
    4. Keep track of what you had on paper as you will forget what you liked and didn't like after about 7 samples.
     
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  13. brewtus

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    It all starts with the best intentions, hit the rare pours first then do legitimate tasting and notes the rest of the time. The second part tends to turn to shenanigans, just try to prolong the point of intoxication and have fun
     
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