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Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice 2012

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

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  1. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) 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.
  2. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (108) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

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

    dblab33 Initiate (0) 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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  4. Beerlistman

    Beerlistman Aspirant (274) Jul 9, 2009 Illinois
    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.
  5. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (108) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

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

    dblab33 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

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

    Beerisheaven Devotee (463) Dec 5, 2007 Pennsylvania

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

    liamt07 Poo-Bah (2,349) 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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  9. kpar

    kpar Initiate (31) 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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  10. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

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

    liamt07 Poo-Bah (2,349) Jul 26, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Cool - nice meeting you too!
  12. tommyz

    tommyz Devotee (420) May 28, 2007 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Here is my blown glass I said I would post earlier

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  13. landrewg

    landrewg Initiate (185) 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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  14. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 California

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

    emilyLOVESlime Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2009 California

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

    surlytheduff Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2010 Tajikistan
    Beer Trader

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

    biga7346 Aspirant (295) 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.
  18. RyanMM

    RyanMM Initiate (169) Mar 12, 2009 Michigan
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  19. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (371) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    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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  20. Wade5614

    Wade5614 Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2012 Michigan

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

    jale Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2009 Michigan

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

    dblab33 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    They are from the Glass Academy in Dearborn.

  23. jale

    jale Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2009 Michigan

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

    Corbet Initiate (164) Nov 7, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

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

    liamt07 Poo-Bah (2,349) 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?
  26. sarro

    sarro Initiate (165) May 12, 2009 Michigan
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  27. liamt07

    liamt07 Poo-Bah (2,349) Jul 26, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    You got it.
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  28. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

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

  29. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,259) Dec 13, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

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

    FlandersNed Disciple (372) 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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  31. RyanMM

    RyanMM Initiate (169) Mar 12, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    What the hell happened with BB4D? I was #110 and didn't get any. Last year they had a fuckton.
  32. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Aspirant (240) Jun 20, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Wait, they sold bbbw bottles today that weren't available yesterday?
  33. Wade5614

    Wade5614 Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2012 Michigan

    They had a 1 bottle limit on BBBW yesterday.
  34. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Aspirant (240) Jun 20, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Bummer. It wasn't on their facebook list so I never knew...
  35. Tony412

    Tony412 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    IIRC, it was printed on the bottle order form, you just needed to order one. Sorry that you missed out, I hope you were able to get a pull or three on tap.
  36. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Aspirant (240) Jun 20, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I'm actually out in Boise for Christmas break but one of my classmates was nice enough to swing by and grab me a few bottles. I'm sure I'll get a chance to try it at some point since I live about 4 miles from Kuhnhenn but I might have to be patient...
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  37. buzze40

    buzze40 Aspirant (234) Mar 9, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Back at ya Liam BNL was mind blowing great stuff!!!!
  38. Advocate_Ames

    Advocate_Ames Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2012 Pennsylvania

    #18 in line Representing,

    I have to say that this event was handled real well. The customer service was great. They even misplaced my order and did everything they could to find it in a timely manner. In addition the BBBW on tap was so good. I also enjoyed some fresh DRIPA. This event was well worth making from Pittsburgh.
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  39. travMI13

    travMI13 Aspirant (213) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
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    I saw it being made, and it may be the most badass piece of glassware I've ever seen. It's lavender and pink swirl with a single horn on the side.
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  40. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I had a couple friends buy some glassware and custom snifters. So bad ass.
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