FoBAB 2021

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  1. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (465) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    No just before that someone tweeted to ask him if FoBAB was happening and he said no. He was corrected.
     
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  2. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (6,560) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    "I corrected her."
    [​IMG]
    (Sorry, watched the Shining last night)
     
  3. sahd-1

    sahd-1 Disciple (375) Jul 2, 2013 Illinois
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    And was the person who corrected him one @Jplachy ?
     
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  4. Aaron_H6081

    Aaron_H6081 Initiate (10) Sep 17, 2021 Missouri

  5. BeerDes

    BeerDes Initiate (77) Dec 8, 2016 Illinois
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    I wonder if this will be similar to last year or back in person this year.
     
  6. Aaron_H6081

    Aaron_H6081 Initiate (10) Sep 17, 2021 Missouri

    Looks like it will be in person. From ImBIBE:

    2021 Annual ImBIBE membership includes:
    • Presale access to 2021 FoBAB festival (in-person)
    • One-hour early entry to 2021 FoBAB
    • Presale access to 'FoBAB To Go' packs (FoBAB competition beer, enjoyed at home)
    • Commemorative FoBAB tasting glass + koozie
    • FoBAB-branded winter hat
     
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  7. Chiefilliniwek

    Chiefilliniwek Initiate (131) Mar 4, 2013 Illinois

    A Saturday and Sunday and no Friday night ehh?? Wonder if this means a possible during the day outdoors event.
     
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  8. whatruDOINdragic

    whatruDOINdragic Initiate (182) Aug 22, 2013 Illinois
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    It’s at the Forum again, according to the woman who schedules that space. I assume that means inside.
     
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  9. randjuke

    randjuke Initiate (177) Feb 13, 2010 Iowa
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    I wonder how many breweries are going to participate. Hafta think the numbers will be considerably down compared to 2019 and prior.
     
  10. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (465) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Breweries aren't required to attend, they can just submit. Don't know what would stop a brewery from submitting an entry if they wanted to.
     
  11. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,408) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    All attendees will be forced to participate in a research study at the venue measuring the survivability of the Covid virus in a high methane environment.
     
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  12. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Disciple (346) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois
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    Not gonna lie, I'm fucking stoked FOBAB is going to be back. I can't wait, it's one of my favorite nights of the year.
     
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  13. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (12,178) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois
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    RIP Friday night :cry:
     
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  14. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (333) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    It's clearly 12 and 13th if you click the link guys...
     
  15. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (465) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    It said 13th and 14th.
     
  16. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (333) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    Again, click the link in the thread...

    https://www.fobab.com/
     
  17. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (465) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Previously (like very recently) it said 13th and 14th, it now says 12th and 13th.
     
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  18. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Disciple (333) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    Probably wasn't updated from last year.
     
  19. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (12,178) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois
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    It was a typo!! Rejoice Friday FOBABers!
     
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  20. randjuke

    randjuke Initiate (177) Feb 13, 2010 Iowa
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    Site's updated, it's going to be at the UIC Pavilion/Credit Union 1 Arena and not the UIC Forum. Quite a bit more info on the site.
     
  21. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (465) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    2 sessions/limited attendance are we gonna get back to the good ol days of crashing the ticket site?
     
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  22. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,408) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    That stadium has ventilation to cope with 10,000 people so expect some shockers in the judging categories as beer aroma can now be taken into account.
     
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  23. jed_productions

    jed_productions Aspirant (214) Jul 2, 2013 Illinois
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    I just saw that IMBIBE memberships needed to be purchased by 9/26 to purchase the early entry FOBAB tix. Bummer, I totally missed it.
     
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  24. whatruDOINdragic

    whatruDOINdragic Initiate (182) Aug 22, 2013 Illinois
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    Tix for Saturday's session purchased. No truffles required.

    Suggestions for a greasy, quick mid-fest meal near the site would be welcome--Jim's Original is now too far.
     
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  25. SWChi

    SWChi Crusader (754) Oct 25, 2012 Illinois
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    I got tix for Friday...
     
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  26. kodt

    kodt Defender (666) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois
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    Carm’s Beef or Fontano’s Subs are both good choices
     
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  27. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (6,560) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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  28. pudgym29

    pudgym29 Initiate (162) Mar 14, 2009 Illinois

    Ticket for Friday, 12 Nov. 2021 - 6:00pm bought. [$95.48] :grin::beers:
     
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  29. ajcuster89

    ajcuster89 Aspirant (206) Apr 14, 2014 Vermont
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    Saturday ticket acquired! This will be my first fest since 2019 DLD, so I'm really stoked. My buddy is going to be a judge, so it'll be nice to hang out with him afterwards as well.
     
  30. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (10,588) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Came here to see thoughts on it, and surprised to see, no conversation about the actual brewery list.
     
  31. whatruDOINdragic

    whatruDOINdragic Initiate (182) Aug 22, 2013 Illinois
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    Only intel I have is that Listermann is not participating this year.

    EDIT: lol i'm an idiot, apparently the brewery list is up at fobab.com
     
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  32. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (465) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    What conversation do you want to have? Looks about the same as previous years.
     
  33. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (10,588) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Oh maybe ya'll didn't know it was up.

    I personally didn't want to insert myself into a convo, but instead just wanted to see what conversation there might have been about it.

    I've never been, and am not familiar with the breweries that went previously, and which breweries or beers BAs most look forward to.
     
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  34. Jplachy

    Jplachy Devotee (465) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    FoBAB's not really about who's there or what you're looking forward to especially since its a competition and they don't announce the beers ahead of time. FoBAB is just an incredibly good time with some of the best barrel aged beers in the world. I like going and hanging out with my friends and seeing people who I only really see at FoBAB from around the country. The event itself and the atmosphere almost makes the beer secondary. I just like being at FoBAB.
     
  35. whatruDOINdragic

    whatruDOINdragic Initiate (182) Aug 22, 2013 Illinois
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    Fully agree.

    I get the natural urge to plan out what hype-whales you want to tick before they kick but I strongly recommend enjoying this particular fest by hanging with friends in a relaxed fashion. Let go the FOMO and trust that there will be enough great beers to outweigh possibly missing out on whales.
     
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  36. sahd-1

    sahd-1 Disciple (375) Jul 2, 2013 Illinois
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    The 2 previous posts are spot-on. FOBAB is a festival to discover or stumble upon whales rather than go to intentionally tick them. Although there are bound to be established beers worth trying too.
     
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  37. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (10,588) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Well this feels absolutely fucking crazy right now but I might be in...

    If changing our flights works out, this might be the cherry on top to the end of our week in New Orleans. I have to pick up my DL Sunday either way.

    Shit.
     
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  38. whatruDOINdragic

    whatruDOINdragic Initiate (182) Aug 22, 2013 Illinois
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    Now this is next level FoBAB prep.
     
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  39. kodt

    kodt Defender (666) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois
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    Does anyone know if the Fobab six packs cover all entered beers or just some?
     
  40. BeerPrince22

    BeerPrince22 Initiate (156) Feb 21, 2016 Illinois
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    I believe each beer entered has to have 12 - 12oz bottles for the FOBAB to go packs.
     
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