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Founders Black Party 2013

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by mjshearer1, Jan 11, 2013.

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  1. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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  2. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    4/20 huh? Sweet.
     
  3. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I'm 4.20% I'll be there.
     
  4. travMI13

    travMI13 Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
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    Hmmm. Same day as the Dark Horse IPA 12-pack release.... So much good beer, so little time.
     
  5. dblab33

    dblab33 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    Dammit, I will be in Vegas getting married that day. I wonder if it's too late to cancel.
     
  6. raymo55

    raymo55 Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
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    Go through with your marriage...it's good to get that first one out of the way.
     
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  7. punkrkr27

    punkrkr27 Feb 24, 2006 Michigan

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  8. JPortillo

    JPortillo Mar 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Awwww I can remember it like it was yesterday drinking kbs and cbs on tap at last years event...I will definitely be there again this year.
     
  9. monitorpop

    monitorpop Oct 28, 2007 Michigan
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    Awesome. Hopefully its not the Black IPA Party this year.
     
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  10. JPortillo

    JPortillo Mar 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Exactly
     
  11. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    I hope they do a BA Imperial this year. I heard they did that for 2011's party, and was bummed they didn't do it last year. That would be amazing to try.
     
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  12. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    It is amazing to drink.
     
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  13. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Nov 8, 2011 Illinois

    Founders Black Party or Chicago Bacon Fest?????
     
  14. JPortillo

    JPortillo Mar 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Bacon vs Beer....tuff decisions to make.
     
  15. zach60614

    zach60614 May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    Baconfest = amazing
     
  16. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Is it easier to bring beer into Bacon Fest or bring Bacon to the Black Party?
     
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  17. monitorpop

    monitorpop Oct 28, 2007 Michigan
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  18. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    Paid admission gets you "your first class 1 beer" . . . . .

    The hell does that mean ?

    Are they insinuating I've never had a class 1 beer? :D
     
  19. divineaudio

    divineaudio Dec 7, 2009 Michigan

    Guess I know what I'll be doing for my birthday this year.
     
  20. punkrkr27

    punkrkr27 Feb 24, 2006 Michigan

    I'm assuming you haven't been to Founders then. Basically everything they have on tap gets put into 3 classes. If you pull up their op-tap list on their website you'll see how it works. Class 1 beers are generally their regular year round beers or low ABV sessions and experimentals. Class 2 is usually seasonals like Cerise, Breakfast Stout, etc. Class 3 beers are the specials, one-offs, and Backstage beers. Class 1 and 2 beers are the only things you can get growler fills of too.
     
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  21. buzze40

    buzze40 Mar 9, 2010 Illinois

    Hoping their going to be serving up some biscuits.......
     
  22. FINEBEERGUY

    FINEBEERGUY Aug 10, 2011 Michigan
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    Yeah, black ones in liquid form. ;)
     
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  23. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Jul 12, 2012 Michigan
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    Three reasons why I will be crying all day at this event...

    1. The beer is fucking delicious
    2. I will be poor from blowing investing all my money in beer
    3. My girlfriend will break up with me because of reason #2.
     
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  24. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Jul 15, 2011 Michigan

    Can't wait to see the threads afterward about how disappointed everyone was from the tap list.

    2012's was awesome, yet everyone bitched about it.
     
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  25. daniloknezic

    daniloknezic Dec 19, 2009 Illinois

  26. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    Technically, it hits distro April 1, but yes, the ticketed release is in late March. That was also posted before specifics on KBS's release were known.
     
  27. dlello2

    dlello2 Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    I think this might still be rumor, but the Lagunitas taproom is supposed to open in Chicago on 4/20.

    My guess (hope) is that they'll throw some sort of grand opening party as well... never been to the black party and would love to go--but I've been looking forward to Lagunitas for a while!
     
  28. dlello2

    dlello2 Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    whoa... and I posted that at 4:20...
     
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  29. Dcv

    Dcv Nov 12, 2009 Michigan

    Because 2012 was disappointing when compared to the 2011 line up.
     
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  30. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    Basically this. I was one of said complainers, I'll admit, because it was more of a Black IPA party at a time before I discovered a love for the style, whereas in 2011, they had BB FIS, which alone would've made the party for me. Everyone knows that they'll bust out KBS and CBS like they do every year, which is awesome and makes me feel like an entitled asshole for complaining in the first place, but I just know some of the stuff they had on in 2011, which made 2012 seem blah by comparison.

    This year though, no complaining from me. I'll take my KBS and CBS and shut up because there are those less fortunate than I to be living ten minutes from the brewery.
     
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