FOBAB (2019)

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by NBHeart, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (712) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Just make sure you check the dates they are open (Huntington Beach location was closed most of the week when I attempted to go) and your wife plugs in the right location in the GPS (mine wound up with me driving 40 minutes to Seal Beach location rather than Long Beach one which we were right by).
     
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  2. Hop-Trollop

    Hop-Trollop Initiate (90) Apr 27, 2012 Illinois

    I don’t know what any of that means but it got me excited!
     
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  3. dukeandduke

    dukeandduke Meyvn (1,241) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    Amalgamator canned dates at Beer Temple 10/26/19. Several cases available. Citrus and 500/750 ml bottles also available.
     
  4. randjuke

    randjuke Initiate (155) Feb 13, 2010 Iowa
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    They have had food at Fobab and per their website will again this year. It's generally of the hot dog/pretzel/nachos variety. They have tons of water.

    There is a Jim's Original Hot Dog stand just south of the venue and it's pretty easy just to walk over there and grab something. I usually get a quick hot dog or Polish sausage midway through the session. You're not supposed to bring food in though. Also make sure you eat before the session.
     
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  5. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Meyvn (1,165) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    I was sitting there about the same time as you lol. I went with Citraholic on draft and the mocha machine - got amalgamator cans to go. Thought the Citraholic was borderline incredible, but it may be that I'm just haze fatigued out.
     
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  6. pudgym29

    pudgym29 Initiate (73) Mar 14, 2009 Illinois

    Thursday, the 7th, being the first Thursday of the month, is when the Chicago Beer Society has "Thurst Firsday" starting around 7:00 pm. I have not read anything indicating something else, so it should be at Goose Island Clybourn.
    Ostensibly, this is for homebrewers to get assessments of their brews, but commercial beers are omnipresent. I'll be bringing stuff out of my fridge, including something bought Wednesday evening. :slight_smile:
     
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  7. pigface

    pigface Initiate (39) Mar 22, 2012 Illinois
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    Can you leave and re-enter? Never knew this was an option.
     
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  8. whatruDOINdragic

    whatruDOINdragic Initiate (153) Aug 22, 2013 Illinois
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    I do every year for a Polish, Popeye's, or both. Gotta refuel for the FOBAB flatulence warfare. It's a race-to-the-bottom but we're all in it.
     
  9. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,308) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    FTFY :wink:
     
  10. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Aspirant (233) Jan 9, 2007 Minnesota
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    If you go to Popeye's can you post which line was longer, Bourbon County variants or the one for Popeye's chicken sandwiches?
     
  11. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (712) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    People would do everyone a favor there if they would just put the Polish in the other end....
     
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  12. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Initiate (150) Nov 8, 2011 Illinois
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    anyone see posts or have some insider info as to what any breweries are bringing? Kinda feel like we can make some educated guesses from what was at Mikerphone
     
  13. whatruDOINdragic

    whatruDOINdragic Initiate (153) Aug 22, 2013 Illinois
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    it's not that kinda fest, bro
     
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  14. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (351) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Not sure if I posted this earlier but here’s a pro tip: When you enter the fest, go have pours for 20-30 minutes before checking in your coat. You’ll come back and see no line. It works the other way in terms of beating the 5pm exit
     
  15. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (5,970) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois
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    Any new breweries in particular that should be sought out tonight? TIA
     
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  16. ryno0384

    ryno0384 Initiate (102) Apr 11, 2015 Illinois
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    For Friday PM sessioners....Can folks post beers to seek out and what some if the other well known brewerys are bringing.....or just post the booklet? Ha. Cheers and enjoy
     
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  17. tiffman

    tiffman Initiate (57) Dec 3, 2014 Illinois

    The ICBG app should have the full list once judging is done (shortly before it starts tonight).
     
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  18. macewank

    macewank Initiate (171) Aug 28, 2010 Illinois

    It's up now.
     
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  19. bigleague

    bigleague Aspirant (291) Jan 11, 2015 Michigan

    Posted on the app
     
  20. ktr5010

    ktr5010 Devotee (406) Dec 12, 2014 Illinois
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    I am forgetting from last year, but if I bought 2 tickets for my friends and they are under my name on the ticket, as long as they are with me when we go in that's fine right? I don't see anywhere where I can change the name on Universe or transfer.
     
  21. Jplachy

    Jplachy Disciple (368) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    This list is bonkers. I was so spoiled going all 3 sessions last year. There's no way I'm going to try a quarter of all the things I want to try in one session.
     
  22. macewank

    macewank Initiate (171) Aug 28, 2010 Illinois

    The name on the ticket is 100% irrelevant unless it's an Imbibe early entry ticket.
     
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  23. dukeandduke

    dukeandduke Meyvn (1,241) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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  24. Miketon907

    Miketon907 Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2019

    Is there usually a big line for opening? Like get there 30 minutes early to get in or does it move fast
     
  25. ktr5010

    ktr5010 Devotee (406) Dec 12, 2014 Illinois
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    Thanks. Just wanted to make sure. We just have normal entry tickets.
     
  26. NBHeart

    NBHeart Initiate (54) Jul 27, 2015 Illinois
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    Beer are up in the app. I wish I was vip. Looks like phase three going for their version of karma. Shaun going for the three peat
     
  27. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (712) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I smell a shit show.....
     
  28. NBHeart

    NBHeart Initiate (54) Jul 27, 2015 Illinois
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    Maybe. Idk with it not selling out. Fobab seems to be on a decline attendance wise.
     
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  29. ktr5010

    ktr5010 Devotee (406) Dec 12, 2014 Illinois
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    We'll all just have to increase our per-person flatulence output then.
     
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  30. Vitacca

    Vitacca Crusader (740) Sep 15, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I'll be sure to drink a gallon of milk while in line then.
     
  31. rchenoweth23

    rchenoweth23 Initiate (84) Oct 13, 2010 Illinois

    Going through the ICBG app to mark some of the beers I want to try. Up to 70 already. Not sure that's going to happen! :thinking_face:
     
  32. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (5,970) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois
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    Had a hipster cut my wife off in order to get 2 spots ahead in line... it’s a FOBAB tradition!
     
  33. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (351) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    My must hit list for tomorrow:

    3 Floyd’s FVM
    Bottle Logic FO
    Central Waters Black Gold
    Cerebral Vanilla Rye
    Cerebral Safe Word
    Hop Butcher stouts x2
    Lil Beaver S’more Beaver
    Maplewood BA Cuppa
    More Mehndi
    Phase 3 BA Curvature
    Transient Buckley Reserve 2
    Weldwerks Malibu Medianoche
    Weldwerks Medianoche
    Arclight Red Raspberry
    Lost Abbey Peach Afternoon
    Half Acre Vanilla Benthic
     
  34. bigleague

    bigleague Aspirant (291) Jan 11, 2015 Michigan

    I am confused. FOBAB instagram post showed that tickets get 20 pours with admission. I don’t recall anyone taking tickets/tokens in years past? The only way to maaaaaybe survive is to be able to pour out the beers you try and don’t absolutely love. Am I just forgetting?
     
  35. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (712) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    If you don't like it, dump it. They've always taken tickets, but some volunteers are more lenient about collecting than others, plus those who went too hard too fast and leave earlier usually give you their extra tickets. Just be nice, talk and listen to fellow beer fans.
     
  36. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (351) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I’m confused. I haven’t been asked for a ticket one time in the last 3 years.
     
  37. diamdiam

    diamdiam Initiate (41) Jan 18, 2016 Illinois
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    I think by law, festivals are "suppose" to have limits.
     
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  38. Hop-Trollop

    Hop-Trollop Initiate (90) Apr 27, 2012 Illinois

    Noon tomorrow for brewer’s pass and vip? Or is the early session just tonight? My buddy goes every year with his brewers pass and he honestly doesn’t know and the website doesn’t say anything that I can find.
     
  39. 4lokogod

    4lokogod Initiate (58) Dec 8, 2015 Illinois
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    Would love a synopsis of the night by some (hopefully) happily intoxicated ba'er cheers!
     
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  40. Jplachy

    Jplachy Disciple (368) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Noon tomorrow.