FOBAB 11/16/2013

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

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  1. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Wasted on lust, perhaps.
     
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  2. SournRare

    SournRare Initiate (149) Dec 2, 2012 Michigan
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    Thanks for the info!
     
  3. cadaugherty

    cadaugherty Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2010 Illinois
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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.
     
  4. PopnLoads

    PopnLoads Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2012 Illinois
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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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  5. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Defender (643) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    Pipeworks BBA Coffee Abduction. i want this sooo bad.
     
  6. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Defender (643) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    also known as the fart locker
     
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  7. jmgrub

    jmgrub Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2010 California

    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.
     
  8. incubuscience

    incubuscience Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

    Sounds great!
     
  9. iadler

    iadler Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2009 Illinois
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    Cherry King Henry
     
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  10. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    Or... Pear King Henry?!?!
     
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  11. iadler

    iadler Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2009 Illinois
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    Pear & Cherry KH?
     
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  12. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    All we need now are 2 more flavors and the Goose blending station will be good to go.
     
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  13. iadler

    iadler Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2009 Illinois
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    Pear & Cherry King Henry aged for an additional 6 months in apple brandy barrels with cinnamon sticks. Boom.
     
  14. incubuscience

    incubuscience Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

    Perry King Henry.

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

    danimalarkey Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    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.
     
  16. iadler

    iadler Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2009 Illinois
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    I like the way you think.
     
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  17. immobilisme

    immobilisme Aspirant (231) Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    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.
     
  18. PDZ

    PDZ Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 Illinois
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    do those exist? I've heard its a landlocked country
     
  19. Jagen

    Jagen Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 Illinois

    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
     
  20. DrAwkward82

    DrAwkward82 Initiate (55) Apr 16, 2005 California

    There were 173 last year.
     
  21. mishuggah

    mishuggah Initiate (192) Jul 14, 2009 Illinois
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    Shut out this year, if anyone has an extra please let me know!
     
  22. Ferocious

    Ferocious Aspirant (259) Nov 17, 2012 Illinois
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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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  23. weatherdog

    weatherdog Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2007 Illinois

    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.
     
  24. JPortillo

    JPortillo Initiate (187) Mar 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Salmon King Henry
     
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  25. homebrew311

    homebrew311 Poo-Bah (2,242) May 19, 2008 Illinois
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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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  26. incubuscience

    incubuscience Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

    Larry King Henry
    Stephen King Henry
    Martin Luther King Henry

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

    Kwaz Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2012 Illinois
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    King Henry's Wife
     
  28. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Can't wait to share more samples with you/10
     
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  29. Kaveman

    Kaveman Disciple (339) May 31, 2013 Illinois
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  30. iadler

    iadler Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2009 Illinois
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    Speaking of Fitgers, I hope their Framboise is there...though it is a very small chance.
     
  31. darienm

    darienm Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois

    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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  32. AldoRaine

    AldoRaine Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2012 Prince Edward Island (Canada)

    Will share with nojuan. I come to get ripshit on -BALS.
     
  33. SWChi

    SWChi Aspirant (290) Oct 25, 2012 Illinois

    Missed out on tix...if anyone has two extra or can't make it...let me know...either session works...thanks.
     
  34. leftyhyzer

    leftyhyzer Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Indiana
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  35. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Defender (643) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    Against the Grain Shart Pants!

    My first AtG beer and still my favorite.
     
  36. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Initiate (85) Nov 8, 2011 Illinois
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    I'm just glad I will be attending my first FOBAB. See you at the 6pm session
     
  37. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (456) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    To those who were asking the benefits of one session over the other and why so many are looking for afternoon over evening... Besides the IMBIBE members, and the knowledge that you have a chance to try absolutely everything, I'm not sure there's much of a reason. The brewers are asking to bring a set amount for each half and not pour over that amount in the first half. This usually ends up with some beers closing tap somewhat fast. Also some people like not knowing the winners so you don't have to fight the lines for winning beers.

    I prefer the night session. As far as I know, no beer was tapped out in the morning and I had the hance to try it all. Also, I like knowingwho won what as iI'm sampling, and instead of kegs being closed up at the halfway point, they are open until finished.
     
  38. ravot

    ravot Devotee (422) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    pretty much this.

    funny, i recall last year's tickets selling much faster for the evening session and people were trying to trade up for the evening over the afternoon. i much prefer the afternoon as it lets me get home and sober up and party a second time. being that the gf works in the early afternoon, i was forced to get the evening session, which i also don't mind.
     
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  39. RC0032

    RC0032 Initiate (65) Mar 10, 2009 Illinois
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  40. ravot

    ravot Devotee (422) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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