Mikerphone Releases and Updates (2019)

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by GreatGazoo, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Shriner

    Shriner Initiate (48) Mar 29, 2017 Illinois

    I may have missed it but has it been announced if the new room will always be open the same hours as the original room?
     
  2. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (330) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    No and it’s not a given that it’s open regularly. It’ll be used as an event space plus when they have more than 45 people (weekends, release days, etc). It’s likely that in a couple of months that you won’t be seeing it open on Mondays, Wednesdays, etc
     
  3. Ferocious

    Ferocious Aspirant (242) Nov 17, 2012 Illinois
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    Festival info

    https://m.bpt.me/event/4201754

    Looks like they have a BA variant in addition to the regular BA version called DMV.

    Guessing that's Double Maple Vanilla?
     
  4. ECCS

    ECCS Initiate (185) Oct 28, 2015 Illinois
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    It might be a reference to how long the lines will be and how slowly they will move
     
  5. FleskBrewFan

    FleskBrewFan Initiate (95) Aug 4, 2016 Illinois
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    I thought they mentioned that got a special barrel last year, and they were going to do a single barrel variant.
     
  6. miniditka77

    miniditka77 Initiate (181) May 21, 2015 Illinois
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    I think Mikerphone confirmed that is what it means.
     
  7. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (125) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

  8. Jplachy

    Jplachy Disciple (342) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    This beer changed the IPA landscape in Chicago 100%. Press F to pay respects.
     
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  9. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,220) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    Great move on Mikerphone's part with canning that Special Sauce.
     
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  10. BLA1R

    BLA1R Initiate (53) Sep 1, 2015 Illinois

    I remember three years ago when I had my first bottle of Special Sauce. I'll never forget rushing over to the Binnys in Lakeview to be one of the lucky few to score a bottle. It blew my mind and permanently changed the way I looked at hops.
     
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  11. MrDorkLard

    MrDorkLard Initiate (80) Mar 30, 2015 Illinois
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    Even better move making it $16.99. It's been a long strange journey down from $20 on Gettin Freaky 4-packs. Hopefully this becomes the norm.
     
  12. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Meyvn (1,076) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    Agreed. Note to them: this is how to make me part with my money...
     
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  13. MrDorkLard

    MrDorkLard Initiate (80) Mar 30, 2015 Illinois
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    Spoke too soon
     
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  14. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (534) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Instagram posts are the best.

    "dis shit gon be [fire emoji] "

    Has anyone else put maple syrup in a milkshake IPA? I don't recall hearing about one before and it sounds, well, terrible.

    Cool to see Special Sauce Mosaic in cans for sure. That may actually be worthy of an emoji or two if words be hard for you.
     
  15. Jangoon24

    Jangoon24 Aspirant (284) Jul 25, 2015 Illinois
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    Agreed, this beer sounds disgusting
     
  16. miniditka77

    miniditka77 Initiate (181) May 21, 2015 Illinois
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    Decadent makes a Pecan Pie IPA. I have no words for that one. The maple one could be good if the maple is really subdued. It's pretty subdued in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
     
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  17. mayorQuimby

    mayorQuimby Devotee (455) Jun 5, 2009 Tennessee
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    Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of my favorite new beers of the past couple years...I for one am highly intrigued by the milkshake IPA version. I have contacted my top Chicagoland beer mule (aka "Dad" :sunglasses:) to hopefully snag me a 4-pk, if he feels like heading that way...
     
  18. PhilBallins

    PhilBallins Aspirant (210) Nov 29, 2016 Illinois

    The only thing that makes me think this could be good is how surprisingly excellent the regular Breakfast at Tiffany's is.
     
  19. Ferocious

    Ferocious Aspirant (242) Nov 17, 2012 Illinois
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    There was blueberries and maple in this Tired Hands tick

    https://untappd.com/b/tired-hands-brewing-company-milkshake-ipa-blueberry-pancake/1931873
     
  20. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (330) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Sugarhouse from The Veil was awful but it also didn’t have lactose so it wasn’t quite a shake. To echo previous posters, Breakfast at Titfany’s Shouldn’t have worked and did so this is worth a taste at least

    Also, going off the single photo, this OG Special Sauce looks different from recent versions in terms of opaqueness, etc.
     
  21. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (125) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    heres hoping special sauce lasts till tomorrow. taking a few days off work and plan to head over there at somepoint.
     
    #381 csmakio, Mar 27, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2019
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  22. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (620) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Is that brewery only or will it see distro?
     
  23. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (125) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    i assume brewery only, dont think they are distributing cans yet but i really have no idea.

    looks like they are canning a ton of special sauce though according to one of the brewers instagram accounts.
     
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  24. Ferocious

    Ferocious Aspirant (242) Nov 17, 2012 Illinois
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    The Chicago market playbook now basically should say milkshake your beer and sell through it at an exponential rate
     
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  25. PhilBallins

    PhilBallins Aspirant (210) Nov 29, 2016 Illinois

    Cot damn, still an immediate sell out for the fest
     
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  26. FleskBrewFan

    FleskBrewFan Initiate (95) Aug 4, 2016 Illinois
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    I was able to score tickets for the mrs and I. Really looking forward to this one.
     
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  27. Bburns87

    Bburns87 Initiate (105) Jun 11, 2013 Illinois
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    tickets sold out in about 1 second... thankfully I got two.
     
  28. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,275) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    I think BPT is having issues. Just keep refreshing.
     
  29. swenny916

    swenny916 Zealot (543) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Yeah, had two ready to go and as it was loading sold out. Oh well...
     
  30. ChWRoCk

    ChWRoCk Initiate (58) Dec 9, 2013 Illinois

    Ridiculous... got through and entered all my info and like that they are gone. Guess I'll work on increasing my WPM WPS rofl.

    Never thought I'd actually prefer etix over ant ticket system till now.
     
  31. CityofWind_brew

    CityofWind_brew Disciple (393) Jan 15, 2014 Illinois
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    Who’s coming with me???
     
  32. Bburns87

    Bburns87 Initiate (105) Jun 11, 2013 Illinois
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    I selected two tickets and hit submit... it took about 45 seconds to load and it came through.
     
  33. swenny916

    swenny916 Zealot (543) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Seems strange that all the designated driver tickets went so quickly too.
     
  34. Bburns87

    Bburns87 Initiate (105) Jun 11, 2013 Illinois
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    I dunno it says it's sold out for both tickets... which isn't that surprising considering it's not a big event.
     
  35. bread_c

    bread_c Initiate (58) Feb 19, 2015 Illinois
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    The designated driver tickets are probably from the same pool as regular tickets, they worked the same last year
     
  36. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,275) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    I just refreshed and the ticket options were back available.
     
  37. BobCobb

    BobCobb Aspirant (256) Jul 10, 2012 Illinois
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    In
     
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  38. HIGHPA

    HIGHPA Initiate (141) Aug 21, 2008 Illinois
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    That was more stressful than Ticketmaster. And I didn't get one. If anybody has an extra, let me know.
     
  39. beerrat11

    beerrat11 Initiate (15) Jan 25, 2019 Illinois

    Hmmm... Tickets went into your cart before you entered any information. My wife and I both got in and she bought 2 right away. I texted some friends to see who didn't get in and about 5 minutes later entered my information and bought the 2 in my cart for another buddy and his wife who didn't get in.
     
  40. swenny916

    swenny916 Zealot (543) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Hey, just got two. Don't stop refreshing I guess.
     
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