FOBAB 2012 - November 17th

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by steebo777, Aug 15, 2012.

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  1. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

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  2. AldoRaine

    AldoRaine Aug 5, 2012 Prince Edward Island (Canada)

    I can actually *try to* go this year. Wicked stoked y'all.
     
  3. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Oh snap!

    PS Drinking more after this fest is a BAD idea
     
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  4. northernbrews

    northernbrews Apr 12, 2006 Michigan
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    I should be there as well! Been looking forward to making it out for this for many years.
     
  5. GRBrew

    GRBrew Jan 12, 2009 Michigan
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    Please shut down this thread. We need to keep fobab quiet.
     
  6. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    I am sad about the venue change... I was able to stumble home from the last two.
     
  7. normyk

    normyk Dec 10, 2007 Ohio

    Planning to attend again - one of the coolest beer events I've been to.

    Hopefully there won't be another "perfect storm" with the 3 Floyds anniversary party AND FOBAB again. That was rough (but damn fun). Not sure I can survive that again.

    Hmmmm.... Need to check up on the new venue.
     
  8. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I'm more worried about the Founders Anniversary Party and this conflicting
     
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  9. normyk

    normyk Dec 10, 2007 Ohio

    Ouch! Didn't even realize it was the same day. Guess I'm not going to Founders.
     
  10. Bay01

    Bay01 Nov 19, 2008 Illinois


    CROWLEEEEEEEEEEEEY!!!!
     
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  11. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Founders hasn't announced anything yet, I am just theorizing.
     
  12. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    Must go this year. How much were tickets last year?
     
  13. Tnudish

    Tnudish Feb 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    Cant wait to dry some -bals with my homies all night!
     
  14. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Hopefully the venue change means more tickets available.
     
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  15. normyk

    normyk Dec 10, 2007 Ohio

    They say it's the 17th on their site. Just no details beyond that.
     
  16. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Jul 19, 2009

    Tarter sauce!

    On my kids birthday, what a cruel twist of fate.
     
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  17. Bay01

    Bay01 Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    Cruel indeed, that's gonna be tough telling them you can't make their birthday party....
     
  18. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    It is on my birthday so someone should get em tix if I don't
     
  19. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Shit, well it looks like I'm going to Founders instead. Bummer man.
     
  20. 2BDChicago

    2BDChicago Nov 21, 2010 Illinois
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    Bridgeport Art Center looks to be an outstanding event space. Though it "appears" it might be smaller than Plumbers Halls. But they could hold it in a underground parking garage and I'd still be there.
     
  21. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    I read tickets were like 40 bucks last year? That sounds pretty low....
     
  22. FlssmrBrewAlum

    FlssmrBrewAlum Feb 25, 2009 Illinois
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    I think that's about right. Of course, it's a ticketed pour event. So going past that, you end up paying more if you buy more tickets.
     
  23. thewimperoo

    thewimperoo Oct 1, 2006 Illinois

    It'd be cool if they had Inaugural IMBIBE members get in for the cost of renewing their membership again this year like they did 2 years ago. Since outside of the early hour of FOBAB, there isn't much benefit to being in IMBIBE.
     
  24. FlssmrBrewAlum

    FlssmrBrewAlum Feb 25, 2009 Illinois
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    ...My only qualm is that they made that big push "Be an inaugaral IMBIBE Member! Get benefits future IMBIBE Members don't!" and they haven't distinguished that for awhile..
     
  25. Brew33

    Brew33 Oct 24, 2007 Ohio
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    Ha! My Daughter's birthday too.
     
  26. thetomG

    thetomG Feb 17, 2010 Illinois

    I've thought about ponying up for the IMBIBE membership, but can't seem to find much (any?) info on what benefits it has beyond providing some fundage to the ICBG... anyone out there that can chime in I'm all ears...

    :)
     
  27. thewimperoo

    thewimperoo Oct 1, 2006 Illinois

    This is what's listed on the website http://www.illinoisbeer.com/imbibe/

    For $35 you get

    2012 IMBIBE Membership gives you:
    – 1 hour early entry into FoBAB 2012 (must have ticket purchased for entry)
    – An Illinois Craft Brewers Guild growler koozie – FREE
    – End of year “Celebration of Illinois Craft Beer” party, hosted by Peter L. Crowley at Haymarket Pub & Brewery
     
  28. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    That isnt too bad really. Ill be getting one for my girlfriend. Not a fan of any beer really but she seems to like fruit/sours so at least itll be an event we can both enjoy.

    How much were extra tasting tickets? And as always i have to ask about merch. Do they have shirts or glasses and whatnot? I hate missing a chance to buy more stuff for her to get mad at :D
     
  29. thewimperoo

    thewimperoo Oct 1, 2006 Illinois

    Yeah. I guess one benefit has been that we can renew for $20 still while the going rate is up to $35. Not sure if that's still the case since there doesn't appear to be any differentiation on the new website for a renewal and new signup.

    It would be nice for more contact & benefits. The last communication I received from them regarding IMBIBE was in September of last year for FOBAB pre-sale tickets.
     
  30. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana


    Does that extra hour count towards a guest if i bring one? =] lol
     
  31. thewimperoo

    thewimperoo Oct 1, 2006 Illinois

    Extra tickets were a $1 each.
     
  32. FlssmrBrewAlum

    FlssmrBrewAlum Feb 25, 2009 Illinois
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    Yeah, since the ICBG Yearly Meeting/Elections I was hassling about updating it (especially since the new website didn't carry over the old login portal for IMBIBE Members).. because a lot of people have been really clueless as to what the status was.
     
  33. FlssmrBrewAlum

    FlssmrBrewAlum Feb 25, 2009 Illinois
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    Nope.

    Me AND my fiance are both inaugaral IMBIBE members for that reason.
     
  34. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    ^^

    Well damn..if only that were worth it to buy for her lol maybe i still will.

    What is the end of the year party like?
     
  35. GRBrew

    GRBrew Jan 12, 2009 Michigan
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    Is it wrong that I live in GR and will probably go to FOBAB?
     
  36. thetomG

    thetomG Feb 17, 2010 Illinois

    Oh thanks - I swear they must've just added that to the website recently b/c I checked it not too long ago...
     
  37. thewimperoo

    thewimperoo Oct 1, 2006 Illinois

    I don't believe they've ever done one before. I know they were supposed to have a party at Haymarket back in Feb 2010 that was cancelled because of the giant snowstorm we had. I never made it if they rescheduled it.

    Either way, if I wasn't a charter member I'd have a real hard time ponying up $35. The extra hour for FOBAB is nice, but you still use your tickets so it's not like you're getting extra drinks from what you would get normally. One of the great things about FOBAB is it's not overly crowded even when it's at full capacity.
     
  38. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    yeah, let the locals go
     
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  39. sarcastro

    sarcastro Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    Been to FOBAB the last 3 years, and it might be my favorite beer festival. Unfortunately it being later in the month and it being a lot further from my friends place than the last venue might not work out well.
     
  40. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    Meh, already joined lol the end of the year party and the koozie and the extra hour might not be worth 35 bucks...but i think it is a solid donation
     
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