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FOBAB 11/16/2013

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by chronie, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. robbiemoy13

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    I disagree. We had a pretty good bottle share Friday night last year and planning on doing the same again this year.
     
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  2. TapeDeck

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    By the end of FoBAB things start to taste the same to me, and the shock of how great a certain beer is becomes a "yeah, that one is good too." Things that would blow you away at home become commonplace.

    Wow, that sure reads like a complaint. :) Looking forward to this event massively. But I find that I lose objectivity as the day goes on! I will definitely not be consuming before the event.
     
  3. SournRare

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    Does anyone know when the tap list will be communicated and where that will be communicated?
     
  4. FlssmrBrewAlum

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    It isn't and won't.

    Breweries may reveal on their own what they have entered. But the list is not actually released until you get the program in your hand the day of.

    (In the past - the beer list would be revealed - but now, the competition guidelines require that they do not release the list).

    Don't worry.. there will be plenty of good and interesting beer there.
     
  5. MarkIntihar

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    I think he was more referring to the idea of meeting up for a brewery/pub before the event on the day of. I see no issue with a Friday night bottle share as well, just have to reset the palate in the morning (and not get super wastey face on Friday ;) )
     
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  6. steebo777

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    I'm already wasted in preparation for it.
     
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  7. MarkIntihar

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    Wasted on lust, perhaps.
     
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  8. SournRare

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  9. cadaugherty

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    After reading this complaint for the 400th time I feel the need to explain the window/heat situation.

    The building management agreed to not have the heat running in the event space beginning on Friday morning (for the sake of the beer then and the crowd to come the next day). They did not follow through on this promise. Leading up to the event and during the first session the building manager was swearing that the heat was off and that the windows could not be opened. Finally somebody said "screw it" and just tried to open the windows and viola. But please stop thinking the ICBG and FoBAB crew are too stupid to realize it is hot and that ventilation helps with that.
     
  10. PopnLoads

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    I agree. And it's hard not to when you are drinking beer after beer. This kinda goes with any other major beer tasting festival.

    Looking forward to drinking some amazing beer with you first session people.
     
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    Pipeworks BBA Coffee Abduction. i want this sooo bad.
     
  12. spicoli00

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    also known as the fart locker
     
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    Indeed! I'd love to crack some beers with you when I'm in town for FoBAB-maybe Friday the 15th? We can open some .rarz and listen to old Incubus CDs. Let's be in touch as we get closer to the event. I'll be coming in with a couple guys from my LA tasting group.
     
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    Sounds great!
     
  15. iadler

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    Cherry King Henry
     
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    Or... Pear King Henry?!?!
     
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  17. iadler

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    Pear & Cherry KH?
     
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  18. danimalarkey

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    All we need now are 2 more flavors and the Goose blending station will be good to go.
     
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    Pear & Cherry King Henry aged for an additional 6 months in apple brandy barrels with cinnamon sticks. Boom.
     
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    Perry King Henry.

    Sounds like one of Michael Jackson's kids
     
  21. danimalarkey

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    Or maybe they would source some of the barrels Letherbee used for their barrel-aged absinthe?

    Or in a nod to Laffler, take barrels Few used for barrel-aged gin?

    ETA: For the record, I think either idea would be gross but I would love seeing people fall over themselves to praise them just because they have 'King Henry' in the title.
     
  22. iadler

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    I like the way you think.
     
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    My completely non-random speculation is that Fitger's Bourbon Ed will be there and fly under the radar again as one of the best BA Imperial Stouts.
     
  24. PDZ

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    do those exist? I've heard its a landlocked country
     
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    first FOBAB this year! I saw that you get 15 sample tickets...about how many beers are there at the event? I am assuming that 15 high ABV beers will be more than enough but I'm sure there will be so much more I want to try
     
  26. DrAwkward82

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    There were 173 last year.
     
  27. mishuggah

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    Shut out this year, if anyone has an extra please let me know!
     
  28. Ferocious

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    I believe last year there was more than 140 beers there. 15 tickets is enough. I only used 13 last year.

    Pro tip: Bring some little dixie cups and split samples with a friend so you can try more beers. You'll probably want to try far more than just 15 beers.
     
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    You need to get more intimate with your beer group if you're splitting samples by pouring into different cups. My group prefers the snowball method.
     
  30. JPortillo

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    Salmon King Henry
     
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    This conjures up some disturbing mental images. I could imagine if this went viral... 5 guys 1 (beer) sample
     
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    Larry King Henry
    Stephen King Henry
    Martin Luther King Henry

    There are so many variants that goose is leaving in the table.
    Amateurs.
     
  33. Kwaz

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    King Henry's Wife
     
  34. MarkIntihar

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    Can't wait to share more samples with you/10
     
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    Speaking of Fitgers, I hope their Framboise is there...though it is a very small chance.
     
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    And it's not too hard to make a tray to keep them all organized. I've been doing this for two years with a group of tasting buddies. 15 tickets per person * 4 people = 60 samples each. A very enjoyable way to navigate the event.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Will share with nojuan. I come to get ripshit on -BALS.
     
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    Missed out on tix...if anyone has two extra or can't make it...let me know...either session works...thanks.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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