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Founders Black Party 2013 (4/20)

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by saemick, Apr 10, 2013.

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  1. saemick

    saemick Jan 16, 2010 Illinois
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    I did a quick search & didn't really see anything posted on this (so, forgive me if it this is a dup post). Anyway, here's the details as far as I know so far.

    Black Party 2013: A Celebration of Black Beers

    I assume there's going to be some Limited Releases such as KBS/ CBS, but typically they don't pre-annoounce those (from my understanding).

    I will be there along with a few friends. Anyone else planning to attend?
  2. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    I will be there.

    Last year, it was a black IPA fest until later in the day when they busted out KBS and CBS. I'm hoping the morning this year will have a little more variety, but you can pretty much be sure that both K and CBS will be there again. They'll also have their milk stout (which is awesome), their oatmeal stout, and other more sessionable stouts like that alongside Imperial. Of course the IPAs will be there again too. I know in years past they had a barrel aged Imperial that I'd kill to have, so I'm hoping that makes an appearance too. According to the wait staff at the KBS release party, they saved some of the stuff they'd normally bust out at KBS for this, so I have high hopes for stuff I've never tried before. If not, well, I'll guess I'll just consign myself to lowly pours of CBS all night. Shucks.
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  3. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    Their flyer says it all:


    I don't believe I've had the Rye Stout before, so that might be my session stout of the day.

    P.S. If they break out Black Biscuit, I'm going to lose my shit. Long, long, long time want of mine.
  4. saemick

    saemick Jan 16, 2010 Illinois
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    thanks for adding the flyer... completely forgot to include that. And I agree, about the Rye Stout; might be my staple-stout
  5. TallPaul07

    TallPaul07 Sep 4, 2010 Indiana
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    Hopefully you're able to go in with realistic/low expectations...KBS and CBS are great 'worst case' scenarios I suppose :).
  6. TheGoof

    TheGoof Apr 10, 2013 Michigan
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    All I wanted last year was KBS and/or CBS and after spending 4 hours there I ended up not being able to have either. Big disappointment. I might go again this year, but if I do it'll be much later than I went last year. Two years ago, they had the good stuff on right when they opened.
  7. jln83

    jln83 Mar 6, 2012 Illinois

    list is insane this year. I know a guy who works there - trust me, it is worth a visit.
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  8. deadmule

    deadmule Jan 6, 2010 Ohio

    I’m looking forward to my first black party. I really really hope that they have barrel aged Imperial stout! But I will be happy getting some KBS and some Founders draft only beers.
  9. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    By the way, it does say "KBS" on the flyer there, so that will 100% be on tap.
  10. TheGoof

    TheGoof Apr 10, 2013 Michigan
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    Yeah, but will they tap it at 11am? 11pm? Sometime in between? They didn't tap it before 4pm last year.
  11. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    Right, and that part is unknown, but I think that once they tapped it it stuck around the rest of the night. I usually just keep an eye on the taplist online and what people are reporting here to see when something interesting catches my eye.
  12. Itoclown

    Itoclown Jun 19, 2008 Michigan
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    I remember last year all the special taps were around 4. Doesn't mean it'll b the same this year. But, just an FYI.
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  13. c64person

    c64person Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    I know I'll be there, this will be my first Black Party at Founder's and looks like it will be an awesome time!
  14. youngac

    youngac Jul 14, 2005 North Carolina

    Been to a few. Not going this year. I love it, way better than Darklord Day in my opinion. Have a blast!
  15. GRDave

    GRDave Oct 7, 2011 Michigan
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    I've heard the same thing. One employee I talked to said he saw the list and there were many on there he'd not had before. Was very excited and told me "don't miss it".
  16. tommyz

    tommyz May 28, 2007 Michigan
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    Pfffft. Founders has gone way down hill.
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  17. craigo19

    craigo19 Oct 12, 2009 Michigan

    I'll be there when it opens. Hopefully KBS will be on right away, if not I will give the wife a hundred to go to Gun Lake Casino while I enjoy my beer.
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  18. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Anyone from SE Mich going?
  19. tommyz

    tommyz May 28, 2007 Michigan
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    maybe from me...But if I do, cant leave till I get off of work at 2
  20. Stoutlover1976

    Stoutlover1976 Apr 14, 2013 Michigan

    i heard the same thing from someone there when we went for kbs day! How do ya feel about Sumantra and Frangelic mountain brown (barrel aged) along with CBS?
  21. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    You're saying all 3 will be at the Black Party?
  22. jln83

    jln83 Mar 6, 2012 Illinois

    I never said that. Special varieties of KBS is all I'll say.
  23. Stoutlover1976

    Stoutlover1976 Apr 14, 2013 Michigan

    i heard that those will all be on tap there! whether it is true or not i guess we will find out on Sat!
  24. kylelenk

    kylelenk Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    Does anyone know reentry policies?
  25. CPditka

    CPditka Dec 19, 2011 Illinois
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    Any ideas on the best time to get there if you could only spend ~1-2 hours there. Up for a weekend getaway w/ the wife, not a good idea to camp out there all day.
  26. kylelenk

    kylelenk Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    Also, not sure but rumors floating CBS will not be at the party? Take it with a grain of salt as there has definitely been fresh kegs at a few recent events. Hard to see them not keeping a few for this. Also probably will see party stout again, might be a thing specifically for Black Party.
  27. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    It seems like between 4-6 is the best time if you want a shot at cbs.
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  28. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    I'd love for this to happen, but I'm skeptical since they're not black beers.
  29. craigo19

    craigo19 Oct 12, 2009 Michigan

    My wife and I are going. We are going to get there at 11.
  30. travMI13

    travMI13 Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
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    I'll be there, but not sure what time. Here's hoping for KBS on nitro. That will be my "session" stout.

    I'd love to get some CBS as well, but I'll settle for any number of specialties.
  31. unclejazz

    unclejazz Oct 24, 2011 New York
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    If they have Blackwoods Blastard, order and drink a bunch of it. I was leftover from last year when I visited at the end if April last year. It was really freakin good.
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  32. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    I forgot that they had this last year. I didn't get around to ordering one though. Disappoint in myself.
  33. StoutFest

    StoutFest Dec 15, 2009 Illinois

  34. kylelenk

    kylelenk Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    Shooting for a 12 arrival. Last year they didn't update tap list until later...like 1 is I remember correctly. Hopefully they'll be more Untappd users this year and it will be easier to find out.
  35. sullenbee

    sullenbee Jan 15, 2010 Michigan

    Kind of wondering the same thing myself. With all the construction, they no longer have a smoking area so you have to go completely outside, and part of the patio is closed. I have a feeling it is going to to be pretty packed inside, with lines to get in. I imagine if you step out you may risk having to wait in line again. We shall see. Working till 3 so I'm hoping the line to get in isn't horrible by the time I bike down. (No way I'm going to deal with parking/driving.)
  36. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Jul 12, 2012 Michigan
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    Thread watched. Seeya bastards at 6!
  37. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
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    I don't want to go to work tonight...
  38. genuinedisciple

    genuinedisciple Jan 10, 2010 Michigan

    So far at Black Party:

    BCBS 08
    09 DLord
    Unknown Soldier
    Perm Funeral
    Doggie Claws
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  39. kylelenk

    kylelenk Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    Taplist is meh at this point. Only new things are BA Frangelic Stout and Panther Cub? Really?
  40. Steimie

    Steimie Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Jesus, it isn't even 11am.
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