Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice 2012

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

  1. dblab33

    dblab33 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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  2. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

  3. dblab33

    dblab33 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.
  4. travMI13

    travMI13 Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    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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  5. mrebeka

    mrebeka Dec 13, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Thinking about making the trek for some bottles. Any BA solar eclipse or pyments left?
  6. jacob4999

    jacob4999 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.
  7. mrebeka

    mrebeka Dec 13, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    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!
  8. RyanMM

    RyanMM Mar 12, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Was he the newbie that ruined one of the summer tastings by doing big pours?
  9. dblab33

    dblab33 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    No it wasn't Ian nor was it you ;)

    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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  10. RyanMM

    RyanMM Mar 12, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    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!
  11. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    My head still hurts from drinking BA goodies for 14+ hours. Great times with great friends!

    Props to line police Dan for having bigger balls than us and calling that dude out who line cut.
  12. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    So after being called out, did the guy still stand there?
  13. dblab33

    dblab33 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    He did. Also stood there talking shit with his buddies who then came back to spout off at me as well. He admitted to cutting but stayed right there. He offered to exchange tickets with people that got in line well after him but then vanished when the order sheets came out. Not sure what that would have solved anyway. I felt like dragging him to the back of the line but that would not have solved much either.

    He tried to apologize to me later but he really owed an apology to the 20-30 people he cut in front of. I kinda blew him off at that point because high ABV beers and bullshit drama don't mix very well.

    I now know his BA name and it appears he isn't too active here other than trading. Figured as much.
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  14. Beerlistman

    Beerlistman Jul 9, 2009 Illinois
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Heck yeah he did. I don't think he traded his ticket for the person at the end like he said he would.
  15. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Figures that he would only be into trading on here. Sigh....
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  16. dblab33

    dblab33 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    I'm still waiting for that line police badge you promised to make for me.
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  17. Beerisheaven

    Beerisheaven Dec 5, 2007 Pennsylvania

    It would be nice to know who it is so everyone shuts down trading with him.
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  18. liamt07

    liamt07 Jul 26, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Nice meeting everyone yesterday - big shout outs to Buzze40 and Spartan213 for some great trades. Great beers - BBBW and DRIPA are always highlights. Bruiser pyment was off the chain as well.

    If anyone cares, I was the guy at the corner of the bar with the pizza box and sampling our meads out to whoever. Great time all around - looking forward to St. Paddy's day there!
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  19. kpar

    kpar Dec 26, 2008 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I sat next to you from about 4-6. Nice chatting and thanks for the sample of mead!
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  20. raymo55

    raymo55 Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    There always seems to be a handful of entitled dickheads at every event who come for just bottles!
  21. liamt07

    liamt07 Jul 26, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Cool - nice meeting you too!
  22. tommyz

    tommyz May 28, 2007 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Here is my blown glass I said I would post earlier

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  23. landrewg

    landrewg Nov 11, 2008 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I'd also like to give a big shoutout to the people of Kuhnhenn. All working very hard and still being super friendly and helpful. Hi, Samantha!
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  24. drgarage

    drgarage Aug 19, 2008 California

    What bottles are still available? I'm planning on swinging by tomorrow...
  25. emilyLOVESlime

    emilyLOVESlime Mar 19, 2009 California

    I'm going in a bit, I'll try to report back.
  26. surlytheduff

    surlytheduff Jul 22, 2010 Tajikistan
    Beer Trader

    Can you smoke weed out of that as well?
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  27. biga7346

    biga7346 Jun 19, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Good for you, I've never had this happen to me personally but that's pretty shitty like you say. Especially when there was such less quantity of BBA4D available. On another note about the customer service, I thought it was pretty damned impressive to see Brett manning the cash register pretty much all day long. Every time I went over to check for my beers he had at least 3-4 different people (staff and customers) talking at him and he just calmly tried to take care of everybody the best he could.

    When I paid for my order I thanked him for running a great event, I think they've come up with a great system to allow people to actually enjoy themselves instead of waiting in line all day for beer.
  28. RyanMM

    RyanMM Mar 12, 2009 Michigan
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  29. SteelersX

    SteelersX Jan 30, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    I had a great time at the event.

    I feel bad for my wife - she was a little disappointed because she ordered 2 brazilian pepper meads that were not in the box. She admits it was her fault for not fully checking everything but she was trying to hurry and not hold up everyone else behind her. And they charged her $18 a piece for them on the receipt but they were supposed to be $15 each.

    Oh well live and learn. It was controlled chaos so mistakes happen.

    We had fun and witnessed the shitty move by the guy who cut in line and thought it was OK.

    Steve and crew were great to hang out with!

    May we will see you guys in the spring!

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  30. Wade5614

    Wade5614 Feb 18, 2012 Michigan

    Does anyone know if they have more 2011 BB4D, BBBW, and BA solar bottles for sale?
  31. jale

    jale Oct 17, 2009 Michigan

    Anyone know if the glass blowing guy was local and if he has a website? The mugs were amazing.
  32. dblab33

    dblab33 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    They are from the Glass Academy in Dearborn.

  33. jale

    jale Oct 17, 2009 Michigan

    Thanks for the info. Wish I would have purchased one yesterday.
  34. Corbet

    Corbet Nov 7, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Yes, they had all 3 available earlier today.
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  35. liamt07

    liamt07 Jul 26, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Think you were in front of us in line yesterday. You the guy with the massive parka? We discussed Hill Farmstead and Mondiale... datyoubro?
  36. sarro

    sarro May 12, 2009 Michigan
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  37. liamt07

    liamt07 Jul 26, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    You got it.
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  38. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Great seeing you too Joe! Bummer about the meads, but it is fast paced control chaos.

  39. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Dec 13, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    would love to see pictures of the snifter!
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  40. FlandersNed

    FlandersNed Feb 8, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    BA 4D is on tap today. Out of BBBW bottles as of an hour ago.

    Still have the BA Solar Eclise bottles for sale but out of all the BA 4D bottles until they bottle some more up (but it's coming!).
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