Great Taste Pre-Party Events Thread

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by cptnspeed1, Jul 10, 2015.

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  1. Yohann

    Yohann Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2014 Wisconsin

    SR-71 isn't the only beer out there that's highly-sought-after.
     
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  2. TboneRN

    TboneRN Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota

    I believe it's a half barrel which would be almost 400 5 ounce pours so it should be around for a couple hours
     
  3. TboneRN

    TboneRN Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota

    I'd rather drink black gold on Friday (which according to this price structure should go for $20 for a 1 ounce pour) but something tells me central waters won't pull a toppling Goliath
     
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  4. A_Rad

    A_Rad Initiate (0) May 8, 2015 Wisconsin

    Where/when is Black Gold happening?
     
  5. mykey120

    mykey120 Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2012 Wisconsin

    Just curious, are any FFG beers going to be available or is that list the final taplist?
     
  6. FFGeuzeria

    FFGeuzeria Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2014 Wisconsin

    Haven't decided. It's a possibility.
     
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  7. andyrobertson1212

    andyrobertson1212 Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2014 Minnesota

    The keg of sr-71 will bring in 2600.00.... Thats crazy! But wait you get a cool little glass lol
     
  8. TboneRN

    TboneRN Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota

    How much is a pour if you don't want the glass?
     
  9. elliott1184

    elliott1184 Disciple (347) Mar 31, 2011 Minnesota
    Trader

    I believe they take a buck off if you take the glass and say "I must break you" in a Russian accent, then smash it on your forehead.
     
  10. macewank

    macewank Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2010 Illinois

    Sure, but I don't think that was the point. Discussion is whether or not folks would pay $20 for a sample of SR-71. Odds are, yeah, because it's sought after.

    Brickhouse BBQ at some point during CW's event. Don't think tap times have been given.
     
  11. djhowell

    djhowell Disciple (332) Apr 1, 2009 Wisconsin

    Surly @ Brocach:
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  12. jaywoz

    jaywoz Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2005 Illinois

    Which one??
     
  13. djhowell

    djhowell Disciple (332) Apr 1, 2009 Wisconsin

    Forgot they opened a second location on Monroe. It's the one on the square.
     
  14. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    I understand I have friends that work at breweries and bars that hook me up over other people sometimes. Some people get mad but honestly life's about what and who you know and in that instance I was at a disadvantage besides that its just beer how upset should I really be getting if I miss out?

    Dude I will totally go to that! lol glad you told me I might not have noticed it otherwise with all the other stuff going on. Hopfully there will be some Goldilocks revenge for me to try by the time I make it out to Madison.

    If you guys are gonna be at new glarus on Saturday morning I have a bunch of sours I'm bringing to share otherwise if its allowed I could bring something special with me to your pre party, not that there's going to be a short supply of special beers already. :grinning:
     
  15. FFGeuzeria

    FFGeuzeria Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2014 Wisconsin

    With everything going on, I don't know if I'll make it out to NG.

    And no, we can't have people opening bottles at the pre-party. Cheers, and see you there!
     
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  16. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    There's always next year you will see me there I'll be the guy in the FBI hat, cheers!
     
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  17. pawpaw

    pawpaw Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Wisconsin

    Nah it's a sixtel.
    660oz with zero spillage.
     
  18. TboneRN

    TboneRN Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota

    Mornin delight? Nah its not a sixtel
     
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  19. TboneRN

    TboneRN Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota

    Anyone think its strange that its 6 days from the great taste and there isn't a full great taste eve lineup posted yet? I thought it was posted weeks in advance last year
     
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  20. Brocklanders34

    Brocklanders34 Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2013 Wisconsin

    SR-71 is a sixtel
     
  21. chrisisoutrunning

    chrisisoutrunning Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2014 Wisconsin

    I remember things being updated on the fly last year throughout GT week.

    Isthmus Magazine tracked events the past couple of years, they aren't doing it this year, so there might not end up being a comprehensive list.
     
  22. TboneRN

    TboneRN Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota

    hasn't this already been stated a few times..............
     
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  23. dirtylou

    dirtylou Poo-Bah (3,687) May 12, 2005 New York
    Society Trader

    Sigh to the absolute max
     
  24. jeffmwalcoff

    jeffmwalcoff Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2006 Ohio

    A bit off-topic, but just wanted to note that it appears the mobile app now has this year's list of beers available as well as the map of booths (so you can save 'to-dos' and see where they're located).

    The physical/.pdf guide is not available on the site yet, but for those of you like me who are anxious you can begin to see what's being poured via the app.
     
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  25. jaywoz

    jaywoz Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2005 Illinois

    Great news.......thanks!
     
  26. RyanFindlay

    RyanFindlay Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2007 Wisconsin

    Here ya go.

    Brickhouse. 5pm.

    Mudpuppy Porter
    Glacial Trail IPA
    Horicon Sesssion IPA Nitro
    Ouisconsing Red
    Honey Blonde
    Satin Solitude Imperial Stout
    Octoberfest
    HHG APA
    2014 Bourbon Barrel Stout
    2015 Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout
    2015 Bourbon Barrel Barleywine
    2015 Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale
    Call Me 'Ol Fashion
    Peruvian Morning
    17
    Imperial Blonde Ale w/ Agave **New Beer**
    Cassia Sunset (Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels w/ coffee, vanilla, & cinnamon) **New Beer**

    6pm - Maple Barrel Bourbon Stout (Imperial Stout aged in Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrels) **New Beer**

    7pm - Rye Black Gold **New Beer**

    8pm - Black Gold **New Beer*
     
  27. macewank

    macewank Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2010 Illinois

    Confirmed. Andriod app is updated with new logos and such. You may have to uninstall the old one and go to the market to update (that's what I had to do)
     
  28. jeffmwalcoff

    jeffmwalcoff Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2006 Ohio

    I have the iPhone app and it updated automatically. However, my friend tried to get it and it's not currently in the App Store. So if you don't have it already you may not be able to get it until they make it live again in the store.
     
  29. A_Rad

    A_Rad Initiate (0) May 8, 2015 Wisconsin


    Anyone know if they are going to announce the lineup of "rare and limited releases?" The only one I feel I really want to try (that I have not had before) is Abrasive and I'm definitely not standing around all day with so much other great stuff going on.
     
  30. capturejack

    capturejack Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2013 Minnesota

    It looks like they might still be doing one

    https://twitter.com/isthmus/status/626920983732056064
     
  31. capturejack

    capturejack Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2013 Minnesota

    I just was trying the same thing, and was able to get it by clicking on the iTunes link here http://greattaste.org/at-the-taste/apps/ on my computer, downloading it, then on my iPhone going to App Store > Updates > Purchased and downloading it from the top of the list. Hope this helps someone
     
  32. Broom

    Broom Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2011 Wisconsin

  33. macewank

    macewank Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2010 Illinois

    Still not sure I understand why they decided not to put tap times in the app/program. I guess it's hard to keep track of for the breweries? I can't think of any other reason.
     
  34. chrisisoutrunning

    chrisisoutrunning Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2014 Wisconsin

    Because they wanted to do as much as possible to prevent people from lining up early and clogging up the flow of people. (I'm thinking about the NG Wild Peach release last year.)

    Ask your favorite breweries on Facebook or Twitter. If not, ask your favorite MHTG member who is volunteering and getting in early to go around and ask.
     
  35. chrisisoutrunning

    chrisisoutrunning Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2014 Wisconsin

    I believe the glassware is similar to last year's.
     
  36. macewank

    macewank Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2010 Illinois

    Yeah that line was crazy, but is this really going to help? If the breweries are still posting them, folks will know.

    *shrug*
     
  37. chrisisoutrunning

    chrisisoutrunning Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2014 Wisconsin

    I don't think it will help a ton. For the most part, the people who are going to wait in line 20 minutes for NG BBBB or 2011 Dark Lord are the same ones who are going to put the effort in to know when the releases are happening.

    If it doesn't work, they'll likely make a change for next year.

    I'd love to see the special releases at their own tent on the edge of things, but that probably won't happen...
     
  38. Al_Fresco

    Al_Fresco Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2015 Wisconsin

    TAKE ALL OF MY MONEY
     
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  39. 12tb

    12tb Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Iowa

    I know for a fact this is not true.
     
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  40. macewank

    macewank Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2010 Illinois

    TG is advertising it as such. Maybe the last keg *they* have sitting around?
     
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