Kuhnhenn Breakfast of Champions

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  1. CD83

    CD83 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2014 Michigan

    looking forward to St. party's day this year. It will be my first Breakfast of Champions at Kuhnhenn, and I was wondering from you fellow BA'ers: what's the typical lineup of beer, and what are the must haves and must avoids?

    The Wild Blueberry Pancake Ale looks delicious. Any other suggestions? Will they be packed at 7am?
     
  2. CD83

    CD83 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2014 Michigan

    Sorry guys, my autocorrect got the best of me. St. Patty's day, not St party's day, although I guess it could be taken both ways.
     
  3. Runninmixz

    Runninmixz Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Michigan

    Cocopuffs stout is a must IMO. Yes slammed busy right away.
     
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  4. atone315

    atone315 Champion (893) Oct 8, 2008 Wisconsin

    Looks like your Autocorrect got you twice. It's actually St Paddy's day.
     
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  5. bigk84

    bigk84 Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2011 Michigan

    ^This. everything else is hit or miss for me, I'm not a big fan of the breakfast beers, but that cocopuffs stout top notch, and it will be extremely busy.
     
  6. dmbforever

    dmbforever Aspirant (284) May 8, 2013 Wisconsin
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    They allow growler fills correct??? If so, I'm ISO the CocoPuffs or Lucky Charms :slight_smile:
     
  7. mcomben

    mcomben Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2008 Michigan

    Not sure about day of, but if memory serves me right they do growlers in the days following the event...

    That Cocoa Puffs stout is my jam, so so awesome.
     
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  8. sarcastro

    sarcastro Aspirant (222) Sep 20, 2006 Michigan

    I am pretty sure they dont do the day of. That would be bad on many levels for the pub and the people there that day. I am pretty sure the Cocopuffs stout generally doesnt make it to the next day.
     
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  9. mcomben

    mcomben Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2008 Michigan

    It won't if I have my way with it day of.

    Cocoa Puffs Stout over a bowl of Cocoa Puffs? Like some sort of Cocoa Puff inception...CocoPuffception? I dunno we have time to work the name out.
     
  10. MWolverines66

    MWolverines66 Disciple (372) Mar 13, 2013 New York
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    What other good stuff is usually there? I will get my ISO ready if there are growler fills.
     
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  11. MichiganderHB

    MichiganderHB Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2012 Michigan

    It the past it has been crazy busy because that was they day they released BBFT. Last year was super smooth because there was no bottle release and the tent was set up outside with the breakfast beers and breakfast. Me and my friends were there from opening until about 11am and it was never so crowded that people were without seats inside.

    As far as growlers, I think St Paddy's was on a Monday last year and they did growler fills (including Cocoa Puffs) starting Wednesday evening. The year before, Cocoa Puffs was gone by 11am.
     
  12. FaradayUncaged

    FaradayUncaged Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Michigan

  13. Morakaton

    Morakaton Initiate (0) May 6, 2013 Michigan

    From what I remember last year, the beers went like this:

    OJ Wit - A typical wit with a heavy orange juice influence
    Cocoa Puff Stout - Super chocolatey and light, probably the best of the bunch.
    Blueberry Pancake Ale - One of the sweetest beers ever, very difficult to drink more than a sample size
    Cinnamon Toast Crunch Ale - The only bad beer of the bunch. Very little cereal taste, but lots of cinnamon spice

    Their was one or two other breakfast beers, can't really remember them much. Fun event though.
     
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  14. steebo777

    steebo777 Devotee (411) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

  15. LiquidTable

    LiquidTable Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 Michigan

    We'll announce the beers on Tuesday 3/10.
    I can give some more details:
    Monday 3/16 pre-party featuring rare drafts and music from Stone Clover.
    Tuesday breakfast starts at 8am, hosted by the Men's Club from St. Anne's Church, raising money for charity.
    Music from Reggie Smith and the After Party beginning at 6pm.
     
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  16. atrocity

    atrocity Meyvn (1,434) Dec 18, 2013 Virginia
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    Wish I could come to this!
     
  17. LiquidTable

    LiquidTable Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 Michigan

    Here's the beer list.
    Additionally we will be featuring some of the stouts in cask throughout the 2-day Celebration.
    Tentatively no growler fills of these beers on the day of release. All BoC beers are released at 7am on March 17.


    STOUTS:

    -Oatmeal Stout – 4.8% ABV
    Rich, black in color, this beer has a mild, roasted grain aroma with hints of cocoa and coffee, and no discernible hop character. Oats lend a grainy softness to the texture, with rich malty flavors throughout, leading to a surprisingly dry finish without the burnt character of some stouts.

    -Leann Dubh Dry Stout – 5.0% ABV
    Pronounced “La'an-doov,” and literally translating as “black beer,” our Dry Irish Stout is a classic example of the style. Black Patent malt lends the rich, black color with deep roasty notes, while holding back on the bitterness. Roasty malt and cocoa notes exist throughout, with little to no hop character. Lower-alcohol combined with a dry, satisfying finish makes for a balanced beer with exceptional drinkability.

    -Export Stout – 7.2% ABV
    This foreign-style stout pours blacker than the blackest black. The roasty, chocolatey, espresso-like notes you expect from a good stout are taken up a notch in this high-gravity brew, also delivering flavors of caramel, leather and a hint of licorice. Surprisingly easy drinking with a nice medium bitterness, this richly-flavored beer has a satisfying clean finish.

    -Imperial Creme Brulee Java Stout – 7.2% ABV
    Coffee. Chocolate. Caramel. Vanilla. You're used to seeing a lot of these terms when describing stouts. These are not just descriptors; they are ingredients. This is an amped up version of one of our first beers, the original (but discontinued) Creme Brulee Java Stout, and has become a crowd favorite by perfectly balancing the sweet and the roast, thanks to the use of Creme Brulee coffee. The aroma and flavor are a coffee, chocolate or dessert-lover's dream in a glass.


    BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS BEERS:

    -Ruby Red Grapefruit Wit – 4.5% ABV
    Always the healthier breakfast choice, our Ruby Red Grapefruit is bright and summery, with a big fruity aroma that carries through to spritzy citrus flavors. This Breakfast of Champions release is slightly tart, with excellent fruit character and a refreshing finish.

    -Lucky Charms Lager – 4.7% ABV
    A definite fan favorite in our Breakfast of Champions series, this cereal-inspired beer will have you following the rainbow. Fruity marshmallow sweetness comes through in the aroma, followed by a slightly sweet toasted cereal taste, nicely complemented by distinct notes of pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers.

    -Blueberry Pancake Ale – 5.2% ABV
    Light and refreshing, this is Sunday brunch in a glass. Part of our Breakfast of Champions series, we brew this beer each year for our St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Soft, fresh blueberry aromas permeate the head, with slightly sweet cake and fruity berry flavors, which linger in the finish. Creamy and spritzy all in one, this beer truly is unique.

    -Cocoa Puff Stout – 5.0% ABV
    We brewed our Dry Stout with just the right amount of several types of cocoa to reflect the flavors of Sonny's favorite cereal. Part of our Breakfast of Champions series of beers, the intense cocoa sweetness balances nicely with the roasty malt notes and a dry finish that will have you going cuckoo.

    -Cookie Crisp Dunkel – 5.2% ABV
    As part of our Breakfast of Champions series of beers, we crafted a version of our Ironmonger Dunkel to taste just like everyone's favorite breakfast cereal that didn't look or taste like a cereal at all! Sweet toasty notes complemented by chocolate chips with a hint of vanilla match perfectly with the base beer. You'll be howling for more.

    -Capn Crunchberries – 4.7% ABV
    This Breakfast of Champions beer is fruity through and through, without ever being overly sweet. Berry notes combined with toasted malt characteristics exist throughout. The pink hue is reminiscent of the milk at the end of the bowl of cereal featuring everyone's favorite sailor. The finish is refreshing and lingering, without cutting the roof of your mouth.
     
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  18. steebo777

    steebo777 Devotee (411) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Sounds good, I'll be there Tuesday!
     
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  19. atone315

    atone315 Champion (893) Oct 8, 2008 Wisconsin

    Ridiculously jealous.
     
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  20. MSEGUIN

    MSEGUIN Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2011 Michigan

    wish I could make this
     
  21. CD83

    CD83 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2014 Michigan

    Luckily I work midnights...

    Work-Kuhnhenn-sleep-hangover-work sounds like my Tuesday.
     
  22. CD83

    CD83 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2014 Michigan

    Anyone at the brewery right now? What special beers did they tap at 6?
     
  23. myxmastrmike

    myxmastrmike Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2009 Michigan

    2013 4D Firkin and Blueberry Pancake are the only two things of note outside.
     
  24. MWolverines66

    MWolverines66 Disciple (372) Mar 13, 2013 New York
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    Anyone know if they ended up doing any growler fills tonight? If not, what wasn't kicked and would available tmrw?

    Thanks!
     
  25. Bryan

    Bryan Initiate (0) Feb 29, 2012 Michigan

    I was there short after open. None of the breakfast beers were available.
     
  26. Jas45678

    Jas45678 Initiate (0) May 11, 2013 Michigan

    Blueberry Pancake is the only one still on, not sure about fills.
     
  27. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Crusader (746) Sep 1, 2013 Michigan

    How do they make those breakfast beers, extracts? I never really like it when a beer has non beer flavors and doesn't tell me how they got that flavor in there, don't want to be drinking a craft-a-rita.
     
  28. LiquidTable

    LiquidTable Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 Michigan

    It's magic...
     
  29. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (114) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    I have heard them state before that they use extracts for a lot of their weird flavored beers. Not sure which ones for sure, though.
     
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