FOBAB 11/16/2013

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  1. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan


    Also saw him try to refill the pitcher of BF and run the open tap onto the floor for a good 5 seconds
  2. stevegoz

    stevegoz Savant (1,098) May 5, 2008 Illinois

    The guy before me in line for this got the foamy dregs from the final pitcher. I got nuthin'.
  3. stevegoz

    stevegoz Savant (1,098) May 5, 2008 Illinois

    It was a bit surprising that a few of the volunteers had either never filled a vessel from a keg or filled a glass from a pitcher before. Or maybe they just panicked in the heat of the moment and failed to fall back on their training....
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  4. Drucifer

    Drucifer Initiate (0) Apr 16, 2012 Illinois

    Pipeworks and Haymarket killed it with all of their entries. Cannot wait for the PW barrel program to take off. Haymarket Clare's was one of (if not) the best there yet again and Indignant was phenomenal.
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  5. cfrances33

    cfrances33 Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois

    Or when he went to fill the Fuzzy pitcher when it was still 1/4 full, but proceeded to fill it with Blueberry Flanders. Dat coove...
  6. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2010 California

    It was the drunk guy 6 spots to the right of Uncle Jacobs in tha corner to the meft of the stage. I had like 10 glasses he was too drunk to stand and didn't take tickets.
  7. incubuscience

    incubuscience Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

    Dammit, I was right over there like 5 times!
  8. Orchids

    Orchids Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2010 Illinois

    One Trick Pony burned down last night, no point in wasting your valuable time trying to find them.
  9. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan

    That whole "brewery burned down" joke is old hat.
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  10. jokemon

    jokemon Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2007 Illinois

    Yeah my friends hated it while I could not stop drinking the stuff.
  11. bradner

    bradner Zealot (705) Dec 26, 2007 Illinois

    All of Side Project's beers were awesome. Fuzzy was simply amazing!
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  12. Barrylicious

    Barrylicious Initiate (0) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois

    They were a LOT more diligent about taking tickets last year. I was toeing the line of blacked out drunk last year by 3:15 (rookie mistake) and still had about 8 tickets left. This year I made it until 5, felt pretty buzzed but not bad, and was totally out of tickets.
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  13. Barrylicious

    Barrylicious Initiate (0) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois

    Err, this year I meant. I am a small child and can't figure out how to edit posts.
  14. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Pooh-Bah (2,159) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    In the early session I had a good run of unticketed beer. Then I saw this lady with a headset come throughtelling all the servers to take tickets. by the end they were taking tickets before they would pour:slight_frown:
  15. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan

    Ticket Nazi
  16. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Pooh-Bah (2,049) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois

    I was pretty disappointed when I saw only 15 tickets in the book, I thought maybe I had lost the other 15 or something. $50 for 30 oz of beer is pretty steep. Then I found a bunch of tickets on the floor and I felt a lot better.
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  17. ravot

    ravot Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois

    anyone else out for the year by tearing their ACL outside by the receiving docks?
  18. hopswap1

    hopswap1 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2012 Illinois

    Missed on fuzzy and blueberry Flanders but had plenty of saison du fermier so life is still good! Ended up drinking 3 full glasses of the wild one in the last 2 minutes of the second session.
  19. Samjuan12

    Samjuan12 Initiate (0) Jun 17, 2012 Illinois

    The bcbs Serrano was a surprise for me. Was not expecting to Like it and it was really good. Great event and no complaints from me.
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  20. PDZ

    PDZ Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 Illinois

    Pretty pissed I drank that ba abraxass first. Made the next 14 beers just 'cute'.
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  21. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    It didn't help that I had BCBS backyard as my first beer...But, in all honesty the next like 5 stouts I had all tasted thinner/watered down than they should have been. Specifically BBPt5. I hope that's not what that beer really tastes like.
    Merkin tasted thinner than the bottle as well. Those were most pronounced to me, that I remember.

    Anyone else try the BBPt5?

    And Blackberry Lambic bottle was being poured by some dude, who was generous lol, immediately to the left of the stage.
  22. homebrew311

    homebrew311 Initiate (0) May 19, 2008 Illinois

    My group took the stairs up as they just opened them when I got through the line. We had no idea how to enter though because there were curtains draped everywhere. Luckily, we ended up going through to the GI/sour room... worked out nicely. I was a little confused though because my first impression was "did they make this event a lot smaller?"

    Awesome fest overall and one of the more enjoyable FoBAB's I've been to. CW 16, BCB Barleywine, Framboise de Amorosa, and Backyard were stand outs for me. The only two big disappointments for me were Rum Ten Fidy and Stone Suitable for Cave Aging. The biggest improvement was the temperature for the first session compared to last year. It was nice and cool and there was plenty of space.
  23. jegross2

    jegross2 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois

    I certainly was disappointed this kicked as quick as it did in the first session. Got one pour early, made my rounds, and it was gone by the time I was revisiting stuff. Was one of the 10 best beers there.

    Tartar kept me quenched from 3-430 though, so cant complain much :slight_smile:
  24. jegross2

    jegross2 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois

    Didnt think it was awful, just a strange flavor for the style. It was shockingly sweet.

    It was BCBS Barleywine randalled with coffee. Allagash only brought a limited number of bottles of resurgam. It was one of the first pours I had in the 12-1 pre-session, and it was definitely gone by the time they let the public in cause I was trying to get a couple friends to try it right away and it was gone by then.

    This times fifty
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  25. jegross2

    jegross2 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois

  26. jegross2

    jegross2 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois

    He was pouring full glasses, pouring the wrong beers, mixing the beers, spilling tons of beer/missing glasses while pouring hard, claiming Fuzzy was an apricot sour, etc. I saw many ask for Fuzzy/Blueberry flanders and either get the wrong one of the two or the Sun King flanders, and he then poured out the pours. All in all, I think he caused the Side project kegs to run between 2 and 6 times faster than they should have. Thankfully, he got replaced, but by then it was too little too late
  27. dsal89

    dsal89 Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    Fuzzy was easily the standout for me. My self and the group of guys I was with had about 4-5 pours each. Amazing.

    Coffee bcbw was crazy
  28. JPortillo

    JPortillo Initiate (0) Mar 12, 2012 Illinois

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  29. cetherid

    cetherid Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2010 Indiana

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  30. bauermj

    bauermj Initiate (0) May 4, 2009 Illinois

    I don't believe 2nd session had barleywine as the coffee randalled base beer. I believe it was BCS, similar to the peppers
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  31. NewGlarusFan

    NewGlarusFan Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2013 Illinois

  32. Steasy66

    Steasy66 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012 Minnesota

    Coffee randalled BCBS was one of the best beers I have ever had. And I typically don't care for coffee beers.
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  33. CLCardinal84

    CLCardinal84 Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2012 Illinois

    Yea, easily the worst beer I had all day.
  34. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 Utah

    Did Bell's have the BBA Baltic Porter that went through label approval recently? If so, how was it?

    Also, the overall consensus on 6 Legs Maple Porter seems not good. Anyone enjoy it at all?
  35. CLCardinal84

    CLCardinal84 Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2012 Illinois

    The 6 Legs Maple Porter was the 2nd beer I tried and I was expecting it to be mind blowing based off the description and I honestly wont purchase a bottle if I make it to 4Elf. It was a nice beer, but I wouldn't spend my money to purchase any.
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  36. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    After having numerous glasses of Three Pair of Legs over the course of two weeks or so, I can see how the double barrel aging wouldn't add much to it. There isn't alot of body to the base beer (Shake Maple Porter), and I would assume after so many transfers there could be more risk of oxidation, etc.
    Three Pair of Legs tho, that's a tasty, well balanced beer there.
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  37. BakeBisBife

    BakeBisBife Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2011 Illinois

    randalls in second session were both '13 bcs, run through serrano first, then intelli black cat espresso (roasted last week, for those that care).
  38. stephenieman

    stephenieman Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2011 Illinois

  39. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 Utah

    I'm not sure if "dork"would come to mind when initially seeing "D". :wink:

    Anyways.... back to beer!
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