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FOBAB 2012 - November 17th

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

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  1. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (709) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    That was covered in the other FoBAB thread already :wink:
     
  2. incubuscience

    incubuscience Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

    dammit. totally missed that other thread. my bad. Still, excitement overwhelms me. I think I just peed a little.
     
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  3. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (310) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    Considering I'm going to the Black Friday event, I'm a little unimpressed with what goose is bringing other then the random barrel bcbs.
     
  4. mdomask

    mdomask Aspirant (274) May 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Meh. I see it as an opportunity to take some tickets and sample some new stuff.
     
  5. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    I agree. Lots of good beers available...
     
  6. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (239) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Ah, but don't forget that there is more than one Goose Island entity at FoBAB. In one of my earlier posts, for instance, I quoted Jered Rouben (Goose Island Clybourn) stating that he doesn't like releasing information about what he's bringing to FoBAB early, though he did confirm that XOCOLATL will be there. (I know of one other entry that he'll be bringing that he has not confirmed publicly which I have been fortunate to try, and it is worth seeking out during your FoBAB session).
     
  7. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    XOCOLATL took a place in the experimental category last year if I recall. Good beer
     
  8. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    I'd be cool with another shot at Honey B.
     
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  9. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (310) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    Ya I know but cult icon laffler doesn't look like he's bringing anything new.
     
  10. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    The variations will be nothing but stellar most likely...Manhattan BCBS from last year was, if nothing else, very interesting...Ghost Pepper Chili, well I didn't try it but heard more of the same about that one. Might not be a NEW beer, but there will be something that we have never tried.
     
  11. jmgrub

    jmgrub Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2010 California

    Taking the red-eye from LA to Chicago tonight---giddy like a little kid for Saturday (and beer adventures tomorrow and Friday). Look forward to meeting some BAs around town and at the event. I'll be the bald guy with glasses.

    Jeremy
     
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  12. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (709) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    Are you going to be at the first or second session?
     
  13. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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  14. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Had Manhattan BCS at GTOM. Could easily live without it. Didnt think it improved BCS at all. Just a little extra spice
     
  15. jmgrub

    jmgrub Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2010 California

    Second session. Also planning on making the Very Mad Cow release and perhaps the Local Option event on Friday night.
     
  16. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Don't lie. You got to tick a box so it wasn't that bad!
     
  17. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Do it, Local Option is the shit. That tap list is super nice as well. Get some Swordfish tacos when you need some grub.
     
  18. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (239) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Last year's offerings from Goose Island at FoBAB:

    Amara
    BCBS Bramble Rye
    BCBS Coffee
    BCBS
    Ghost Pepper BCBS
    Manhattan Barrel Aged BCBS
    Heartwood Symposium Ale
    King Henry
    Lolita
    Madame Rose
    Scarlett

    The only new offerings that had not previously been introduced to the general public at a previous festival or tasting were the Ghost Pepper BCBS and Manhattan BCBS.

    Seeing that Goose Island announced that 'We'll have BCS, BCS Cherry, King Henry, Madame Rose, plus many single barrel variations of BCS. #FOBAB' - it would appear the lineup is very similar, minus Amara, Lolita, and Scarlett.
     
  19. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    Though they did later clarify:

    Which suggests to me that the variations aren't going to be too crazy. As mentioned above (or in the other FOBAB thread, I don't know), it will probably be like the "blend your own BCS" thing that's popped up before.
     
  20. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (239) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    I didn't see the later Tweet, so thanks for the clarification!

    Just got a response from Goose Island on Twitter stating that it will be "different" from what they had set up at the Great Taste - which should be interesting to see - specifically,

    'BCS in three different kinds of whiskey barrels, plus BCS in a wine barrel'
     
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  21. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    I thought Napa County Stout at Stout Fest this past year was delicious. I hope it's something similar.
     
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  22. genuinedisciple

    genuinedisciple Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2010 Michigan

    I'm getting thirsty.
     
  23. dsal89

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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    that sounds wonderful
     
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