Detroit Tigers Opening Day Party @ Slows BBQ with Bell's April 5th

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  1. Spartan213

    Spartan213 Aspirant (213) May 28, 2008 Michigan
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    Anyone else heading down for opening day at Slow's? New to the forums so it would be great to run into some other members.

    Special taps from Bell's on the patio.

    FULL DRAFT LINE-UP INCLUDES:
    TAPPING AT 10AM
    BLACK NOTE
    ALSO ON TAP:
    OBERON
    LAGER OF THE LAKES
    TWO HEARTED FIRKIN
    OARSMAN
    SPARKLING ALE
    TAPPING AT 11AM
    HELL HATH NO FURY
    SMOKED VIENNA LAGER
    HARVEST ALE
    OATMEAL STOUT
    ALSO ON TAP BY 12PM
    HOPSLAM FIRKIN
    DEB’S RED
    BATCH 9000
    QUINANNAN FALLS
     
  2. LiquidTable

    LiquidTable Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 Michigan

    I'll be there as always. Also a cool New Holland event down the street at McShane's and an Arcadia event at Park Bar. Great day for MI beer.
     
  3. steebo777

    steebo777 Devotee (417) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I'll be at all the bars and the game!
     
  4. steebo777

    steebo777 Devotee (417) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Foran's is having an event too.
     
  5. LiquidTable

    LiquidTable Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 Michigan

    Yeah, Foran's is hosting Arbor Brewing and MIP Brewing. Plan to walk there though, as parking in downtown proper will be at a premium.
     
  6. travMI13

    travMI13 Aspirant (254) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Anybody know what time they open? I went last year, and it was a good time. Had a pour of firkin Hopslam and Bourbon Barrel Hell Hath No Fury. Both were outstanding.
     
  7. steebo777

    steebo777 Devotee (417) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Unless you work here, then its a free parking spot :grinning:
     
  8. Spartan213

    Spartan213 Aspirant (213) May 28, 2008 Michigan
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    Slows website says the party starts at 10 which is also when they are tapping the Black Note. I am planning on already being downtown around 830, probably check the line around 945.
     
  9. Spartan213

    Spartan213 Aspirant (213) May 28, 2008 Michigan
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    Any info on what they will have over at Park Bar, I was planning on checking out their tent party after slows anyway.
     
  10. bierenutz

    bierenutz Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Michigan

    What time are you hitting Slows, Steebo?
     
  11. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan

    I will be in Detroit for the Saturday game....anything going on that day or night?

    Does any have any Kuhnhenn BBBW they would be willing to trade me???
     
  12. TheMonk41

    TheMonk41 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    I'll be down there too, pre-gaming. Not sure if I plan on hittings any venues besides baseball.
     
  13. BeRanger

    BeRanger Disciple (387) Dec 11, 2011 Michigan

    Raymo, let's just bum rush the backroom of Kuhnhenns. They have to be holding out.

    I hate being a damn accountant and unable to get off work during tax season. I want to partake in the drinking activities.
     
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  14. steebo777

    steebo777 Devotee (417) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    The wife just informed me we're meeting peeps at the Park Bar about 10am for awhile.
     
  15. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    Gonna try to make it to slows...head down for a very early lunch have a BN and pork Sammy and head back.

    No time for the game, or dough for tix cause I spend it all on Beer lol
     
  16. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Is there any reason to believe that BN will last more than an hour?
     
  17. travMI13

    travMI13 Aspirant (254) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    With the way recent Black Note tappings in Metro Detroit have gone, and with how packed Slow's gets at all times, the question is really: is there any reason to believe Black Note will last any longer than 15 minutes?

    If you aren't there right when they open, or maybe even before, I would probably forget about getting a glass. However, firkin Hopslam is worth it on its own, imo.
     
  18. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Thanks. Maybe I'll just stay home with the new TV and drink what I've got here instead.

    That's healthy, right?
     
  19. Spartan213

    Spartan213 Aspirant (213) May 28, 2008 Michigan
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    I was figuring Black Note would be gone pretty much right away, but I guess you never know. You are right on the firkin of Hopslam though, you can never go wrong with that.
     
  20. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    I thought about that, but firkin Hopslam would require me finding a ride home b/c I'd just keeping drinking it. I was hoping to get there, not have to wait in line, grab a glass of BN and head back home. Foolish thinking, I know.
     
  21. travMI13

    travMI13 Aspirant (254) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    I think that if you plan to get there right before they open, you will probably be alright. It's anybody's guess, though. It was fine last year, but as we all know, a lot has changed in craft beer in a year's time.
     
  22. syu3003

    syu3003 Initiate (0) May 4, 2011 Michigan

    Going to slows! trying to get there early to at least get a taste of BN and a slab of ribs (after BN of course). fingers crossed on it not being a madhouse... wishful thinking. firkin hopslam was legit last year, i hope its like that this year....
     
  23. steebo777

    steebo777 Devotee (417) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Each year is a mad house at Slows for Opening Day. I think I am going to skip it and just open a bottle of BN at a tailgate :grinning:
     
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  24. Weter

    Weter Initiate (65) Oct 24, 2011 Michigan

    You guys think 830 will be early enough?
     
  25. Spartan213

    Spartan213 Aspirant (213) May 28, 2008 Michigan
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    I hope so!
     
  26. mtrog313

    mtrog313 Aspirant (287) Feb 28, 2012 Michigan
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    Is anyone not partaking in the opening day festivities going to try to swing by just to get a pour tomorrow morning? I think I'm going to swing by around 9:30-45 and will report back what the line looks like
     
  27. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    This is what I'm thinking I might do, but will decide for sure in the morning.
     
  28. Spartan213

    Spartan213 Aspirant (213) May 28, 2008 Michigan
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    I am planning on around 9:30-45 myself. Hopefully that will be early enough.
     
  29. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    Plenty early. Got here at 9:30 and am 4th in line
     
  30. mtrog313

    mtrog313 Aspirant (287) Feb 28, 2012 Michigan
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    Just drove by, only about 20 people in line. I'm guessing you can walk in around 10 and get some black note
     
  31. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    BN is still flowing guys....the Bell's LOVE is outstanding. Thanks for the Tshirt guys
     
  32. elephantrider

    elephantrider Initiate (114) Mar 25, 2011 Michigan

    Black note still flowing. Not very packed.
     
  33. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    I had 4 BN's and.......a couple others. Cab is here. Thanks Everyone from Bells, especially Laura and all the BA's that showed up. Thanks for drinking with me!! Not a big brewery release or anything like that, but for me this was TOPS!! Got to try everything I wanted to. Thanks again. CHEERS
    SHAWN
     
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  34. mtrog313

    mtrog313 Aspirant (287) Feb 28, 2012 Michigan
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    Black Note was still going and they had tapped the Hopslam and Batch 10,000 when I was there about a half hour ago. Couple guys complained that they wanted the Oatmeal Stout, so not sure how long the BN will last.
     
  35. syu3003

    syu3003 Initiate (0) May 4, 2011 Michigan

    Outstanding!! Got to enjoy as much BN as I could drink, and in a goblet to boot. Hooray for being a student and not having a job! Great event by Slow's and Bells. Today was perfect!
     
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  36. Spartan213

    Spartan213 Aspirant (213) May 28, 2008 Michigan
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    Fantastic event as always. Black Note was around until after noon for sure when I switched over to the Hopslam. Everyone from Bell's was great again, thanks for putting up with our group all morning and for the great swag. Also, who knew Bailey's and Black Note could go so well together, thanks Laura if you are out there lurking.
     
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  37. Weter

    Weter Initiate (65) Oct 24, 2011 Michigan

    Big ups to everyone working at Slows and the Bells crew there. It was great enjoying good beer and conversation with fellow beer lovers.
     
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