Hello From Kalamazoo!

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by tgilmore, Apr 9, 2013.

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  1. tgilmore

    tgilmore Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2013 Michigan

    Just wanted to introduce myself, as I am new to the Forum. I live in Kalamazoo, MI which is a great place to live for a craft beer lover. I'm within an hour from Bell's, Founder's, Arcadia, Greenbush, and many many more. Anywho, My name is Tyson and I just wanted to say hi.
  2. Squiggy

    Squiggy Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2013 Michigan

    Hello fellow michigander.
    Im from the northern lower myself.
  3. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    Hey there, we're new Michiganers. This is our third day in Royal Oak, and we've been trying to take it all in. Hopefully we'll see you on the circuit at some point, and welcome!!
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  4. sirsteve42

    sirsteve42 Defender (662) Jan 15, 2009 New York
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    Who would have guessed that IRON MIKE now lives in good old Kalamazoo and he's into beer!
  5. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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  6. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,546) Oct 14, 2009 Texas
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    Nice! Always glad to see some Kzoo love on the board.
  7. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (1,658) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    Greetings from Battle Crick! :wink:
  8. rolandboy

    rolandboy Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2012 Michigan

    greetings from grand rapids!
  9. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    Cheers from the state of Wisconsin!!! And my living room!
  10. fritts211

    fritts211 Aspirant (210) Feb 19, 2011 Tennessee
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    Awesome, welcome man. Hope you enjoy the community. Try not to take our shenanigans too seriously.

    Common etiquette dictates you send an established member beer. Like me, for example. Preferably rare and barrel aged. It's a tithe for joining the site... I'm being super serial.

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  11. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,504) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Nice to see fellow Michiganders- as one who grew up in the Detroit area, Michigan is always close to the heart. Welcome to BA and don't take anything we post too seriously.
  12. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,014) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Welcome! Cheers from socal
  13. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (490) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    Hello Tyson.

    Accepting your addiction is the first step. Well done sir, you are on your way.
  14. ressling

    ressling Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2011 Georgia

    Some of the best beers in this country come from your area. Welcome my friend.
  15. Beerd_O

    Beerd_O Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2013 Michigan

    Hello from Grand Rapids!
  16. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2012 Arizona
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    In AZ now(my home state), but I went to school in East Lansing. Got an ex-girlfriend Otsego if you know where that is.....So I know Kzoo well
  17. dpjosuns

    dpjosuns Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2009 Illinois

    I'm from Portage, but live in Chicago. Enjoy
  18. fishtremble

    fishtremble Initiate (183) Jan 18, 2010 Michigan
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    Welcome to the forum from the SE side of Michigan.
  19. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    The Keweenaw Peninsula welcomes you to the forum.
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  20. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
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    Welcome! I work in Kzoo and live an hour north....in the hometown of The Walldorff Brewpub!

  21. MacJenkins

    MacJenkins Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Michigan
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    A word to the wise, don't associate with Raymo. Aside from his routine time outs for BA shenanigans, he also gets us Kalamazoo BA's hopes up only to gallivant with his more amusing friends in exotic locales such as Chicago, Tampa or Hastings. He's a real badass heartbreaker, kind of like our own Arthur Fonzearelli.
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  22. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Initiate (0) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    The Fonz wore a jacket, Raymo would never wear a jacket.
  23. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
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    When you have a beer gut the size of mine...who needs a jacket?
  24. founder26

    founder26 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    Fat guy in a little coat, fat guy in a littoe coat, haha!
  25. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Aspirant (268) Jul 12, 2012 Utah
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    Now is the time to tell the OP about the Bell's Secret Release Society. Just make sure you tell him vewy vewy quietwy...
  26. founder26

    founder26 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    First rule of the bells secret society...
  27. MacJenkins

    MacJenkins Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Michigan
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    There's no such thing.
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  28. TheGoof

    TheGoof Initiate (133) Apr 10, 2013 Michigan
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    I'm a newb from Kalamazoo as well. I pretty much just joined so that I can trade away the Bolt Cutter and Black Note I have for something more in line with my tastes, but I'm sure that now that I'm on here I'll get sucked into posting all the time.
  29. Marti403

    Marti403 Disciple (328) Jul 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Welcome from Kuhnhenn's back yard in Metro Detroit. So what's in Bell's coolers presently?
  30. c64person

    c64person Devotee (414) Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    2011 Expedition Stout, 2012 Java Stout, and some sort of expensive ales I haven't heard of vintage 2006 I believe. (Oh OP, hi there fellow Kzoo'er, I am from the great city of Kalamazoo as well!)
  31. dmnielsen

    dmnielsen Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2011 Michigan

    Howdy from a former West-sider (Battle Creek for 18 years) and current East-sider (just north of Detroit for the last 13 years). Enjoy your time here and cheers!
  32. HopHeadHerman

    HopHeadHerman Aspirant (273) Feb 9, 2009 Michigan

    Welcome to the forum!

    First and most importantly--do you feel Founders is expanding too fast?
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  33. MacJenkins

    MacJenkins Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Michigan
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    Nice. Don't forget to let us know what unconfirmed info you have about Dark Lord Day and which breweries are overrated or have sold out while you're at it.
  34. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
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  35. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    You're hilarious.
  36. adamdd

    adamdd Initiate (0) May 9, 2011 Michigan

    The first rule of the BNSS is that you don't talk about BNSS or the "things" available at the General Store. Mentioning that there is "beer" in the cooler is clearly a violation of the rules.
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  37. Marti403

    Marti403 Disciple (328) Jul 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Excellent. Saves me the 4 seconds it would take to call and ask.
  38. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Initiate (0) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    Are we going to tell them about the body of the FIB, who tried to bring mules to the last release, that is stashed in the corner?

    What the hell are you talking about? The BNSS is completely made up and so are these "rules", I think it was an invention of BrohammedAli. Why people keep talking about this as if it were real is beyond me.

    And a second point.... If, by chance, the BNSS was a real thing, speaking of the rules would be speaking of the BNSS. I think that would be grounds for removal from the BNSS, if it existed. Come on Adam, you know better.
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  39. adamdd

    adamdd Initiate (0) May 9, 2011 Michigan

    Yes on all of your points above.
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