Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice 2012

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by liamt07, Dec 2, 2012.

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  1. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (510) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I love you guys!
  2. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2008 Michigan

    Dude, party wise this was amazing! Either we were pounding good ass beers, meeting and hanging with good people or watching them crazy glass blowers do their thing...it was an awesome time.
  3. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2008 Michigan

    Wish I could have met you mo fo...I got too messed up and went wondering...lol
  4. mike409

    mike409 Aspirant (220) Jan 25, 2012 Michigan
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    i thought the bottle sales were light years ahead of last year. had a great time for the short period i was there and got all the bottles i wanted.
  5. BeRanger

    BeRanger Devotee (433) Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    I had a great time, I wasn't looking to get my beer and dash so I didnt mind waiting for it.
    I broke down and got a Snifter made, it looks pretty friggen sick.
    I can't wait to pick it up tomorrow or Sunday.

    BBBW was hard to stop drinking.
  6. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (510) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Doesn't matter, still love ya... Unless you were the dude that cut in front of us early in the morning.
  7. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2008 Michigan

    Definitely not me as I got there at 1...probably that dude in the Blackhawks jersey.
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  8. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (370) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    All glassware gone
    The plastic cups just came out
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  9. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2008 Michigan

    For anyone in the know they were filling full plastic cups of DRIPA in the glassblower tent for $6.00. It kicked ass.
  10. emilyLOVESlime

    emilyLOVESlime Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2009 California

    Hey peeps. Anybody know what the hours are for the second half of the party (tomorrow)? A million things to do and trying to figure out the schedule :relaxed: Thanks!
  11. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    You would.
  12. TheMonk41

    TheMonk41 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Michigan
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    Actually some talk dick in a Tigers hoody ... With ZERO concious.
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  13. cetherid

    cetherid Devotee (407) Aug 23, 2010 Indiana
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    Can't believe BBBW still on tap. Probably my fourth or fifth glass.
  14. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
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    I had 5 pours of BBBW as well....love it!

    Had a great time as always...and loved seeing all the great people that I have met throughout the years at these....plus meeting a few new ones. Kuhnhenn did a great job.

    Now............back to the internet where we can all complain about shitshows and talk smack behind each others avatars!
  15. Corbet

    Corbet Initiate (164) Nov 7, 2010 Michigan
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    Did anything else sell out tonight?
  16. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Still waiting in line....
  17. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2008 Michigan

    Hey! I resemble that remark! Lol

    And that was a joke...the dude in the Griswold jersey was cool as hell.
  18. tommyz

    tommyz Devotee (419) May 28, 2007 Michigan
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    Was seriously an awesome time! Had a BBBW, a BA Solar Eclipse, and a 4D..The glass blowing was cool as hell..And just a hint to you people..You can talk down the price of the pre made blown glasses..I got a serious discount on a sweet blown glass mug..

    I did meet someone from here, but I forgot your name..Sorry..Cool dude..And so many great people there having a good time talking with everyone..
  19. sarro

    sarro Initiate (165) May 12, 2009 Michigan
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    Jale's fault!
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  20. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (325) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Any pics of the blown glass? Sounds awesome. :relaxed:

    Wish I could have made it. But I would have missed out on the BB4D. But news of more bottling in a couple weeks makes me happy. :wink:
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  21. tommyz

    tommyz Devotee (419) May 28, 2007 Michigan
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    Ill post a pic of mine when I get home from work, but they are made by the glass academy in Dearborn..Here is a pic of what some would look like. They do tulips and whatever btw

  22. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    I wonder where those glass marbles were perfected... Looks sick!
  23. beertasterb

    beertasterb Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2010 Michigan

    Who is heading up today i'll be there around noon ish
  24. jale

    jale Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2009 Michigan

    Yea we drank the shit out of Bourbon Solar. It was amazing.
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  25. tommyz

    tommyz Devotee (419) May 28, 2007 Michigan
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    No Clue, those are way nicer than mine. (way more expensive too) Those ones run about $100
  26. jale

    jale Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2009 Michigan

    Was simply awesome spending time during the holidays with so many of my great friends.Thanks, to all of you!
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  27. Marti403

    Marti403 Disciple (328) Jul 23, 2011 Michigan
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    I knew how good BBBW was, had no idea how good BB Solar was going to be.
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  28. sarcastro

    sarcastro Disciple (332) Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    Definitely wasn't my fault. It is not my kind of beer.
  29. Mattmc1973

    Mattmc1973 Initiate (167) Jun 4, 2008 Michigan
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  30. landrewg

    landrewg Initiate (183) Nov 11, 2008 Michigan
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    I've gone to 3 great parties in the last month or so: Founders 15th, 4 Elf and Solstice. How lucky am I to live within easy driving distance (2, 1-1/2 and 1 hours away) of all three! All a great time but the best, IMHO, was Founders because there was no bottle release.
    1. Founders--CBS and the FBS Allstars
    2. Dark Horse--awesome tap list
    3.Kuhnhenn--great tap list but no BB4D
  31. dblab33

    dblab33 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    Yes... an awesome beer advocating guy right there. He and his lady friend that cut have even been to one of our tastings in the recent past (was at northernbrews dads place). He decides not only is it okay to cut in front of a bunch of other guys that were at said tasting, but actually does nothing but run his mouth when called out. I am the asshole that will say something to line jumpers instead of just bitching about it to friends or on BA the next day, especially when it is that blatant and happening right in front of my face.

    Gotta love the beer community, can't even respect the people they have met and shared beers with. Super cool for sure.
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  32. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

  33. dblab33

    dblab33 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    Side note (to which those standing near us can attest to): the excuse was that he just wanted to hang out in line with his friends. We had multiple friends come up by us when they arrived and chatted for a few minutes before proceeding to the back of the fucking line like they are supposed to. People got shut out on beers yesterday, but our line jumping buddy noted above certainly did not. Can't wait to see if he's invited to future tastings.
  34. travMI13

    travMI13 Aspirant (213) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
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    I didn't go to this solely for the bottle release; I definitely went into it with the party first mentality. However, to say that them not making enough BB4D was disappointing would be a gross understatement. I was more than a little surprised that they made so much less than last year. Last year: 24 bottle limit, and it lasted the whole time and even into the spring. This year: 12 bottle limit, and it lasts to ticket number 90. That situation made very little sense. However, it is great to hear that they will have more.

    That temporary disappointment aside, what a great party. The taplist was absolutely killer. BBBW on tap all day was ridiculous, and of course having BB Solar on for most of the day was awesome, too. The glass-blowing tent was incredibly sweet. If I wasn't such a brewery glassware hoarder, I probably would have popped the money for a tulip or snifter. It was great to see everyone and hang out, drinking incredible brews.

    Also, the Kuhnhenns deserve major kudos for this. My buddy and I had to leave before our orders were ready, and they told us they would give us a call and hold the orders until some point over the weekend. That's solid customer service, I think. So, at some point today or tomorrow, I'll head back and pick up my bottles and probably grab some wines for the wife.

    Did anyone crack either of the port pyments yet? I missed chocolate raspberry, but I am very hopeful I'll end up with a chocolate orange when I go grab my stuff. They both sounded fantastic.
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  35. mrebeka

    mrebeka Zealot (553) Dec 13, 2009 Michigan
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    Thinking about making the trek for some bottles. Any BA solar eclipse or pyments left?
  36. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2008 Michigan

    Oh damn...I must have misunderstood monk41 comment. I was wearing a tigers hoodie but it definitely wasn't me that cut in line.
  37. mrebeka

    mrebeka Zealot (553) Dec 13, 2009 Michigan
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    Sorry for getting in the middle of a conversation, but does anyone know if there is BA Solar Eclipse or any pyment bottles left. Thinking about driving out, but I'm about an hour outside of warren. Thanks!
  38. RyanMM

    RyanMM Initiate (169) Mar 12, 2009 Michigan
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    Was he the newbie that ruined one of the summer tastings by doing big pours?
  39. dblab33

    dblab33 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    No it wasn't Ian nor was it you :wink:

    He went to the October tasting. His girl got so hammered that she was passing out at the table. Fun times.
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  40. RyanMM

    RyanMM Initiate (169) Mar 12, 2009 Michigan
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    Hah. I heard about someone getting shitfaced at the June or July one but I can't remember much more than that.

    I know it wasn't me because I wasn't there!
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