Official Upland Sour + Wild + Funk Fest Thread

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by aasher, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. ajzy

    ajzy Jun 15, 2011 Wisconsin
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    the resemblance was uncanny, and, to my knowledge, my credit card has not been charged for carpet cleaning. The bottle of de molen kopi loewak deserved a much better fate however
  2. Boilerfood

    Boilerfood Jun 5, 2012 Indiana

    A few people discussed this far too late to actually do anything. But, yes, assuming I am available.
  3. HeyBoff

    HeyBoff Oct 2, 2011 Illinois

    Glad to see that this was better than last year's Sour Fest. I'll definitely be going next year if it keeps getting better. You guys need to talk Bells into bringing something other than Oarsman!
  4. StargazerC

    StargazerC Apr 15, 2008 Indiana

    Sources say to expect Dantalion Batch #2 to release sometime this year.
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  5. StargazerC

    StargazerC Apr 15, 2008 Indiana

    You speak as if the angels have blessed your tongue, sir.

    And yes, the beer selections had less to do with Caleb and more to do with myself and Andrea, our Marketing Manager. We wanted to include styles, like semi-Berliner Weiss', Farmhouses and Saisons because they are similar. We also wanted to offer something more than just super funky and wild so your palates and colons wouldn't be assploded. We were hoping for something else from Bell's, but wanted them present and a part.
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  6. Boilerfood

    Boilerfood Jun 5, 2012 Indiana

    Assplosion is a term covered in the Cicerone Exam right Cari?
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  7. JohnfromPurdue

    JohnfromPurdue Apr 27, 2009 Wisconsin
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    I think it's clear, after a second showing of Oarsman, Bell's doesn't care about being present or a part of the fest anymore. Anyway, I applaud the brewery additions and the fact that there was some Cantillon popped. The way it's going, I can see this being the premier Sour fest of the US in a few years. Berliners and Saisons are always welcome by me.
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  8. StargazerC

    StargazerC Apr 15, 2008 Indiana

    Yep. KNOW IT!
  9. StargazerC

    StargazerC Apr 15, 2008 Indiana

    I think now that the festival is established and flourishing (100% increase in breweries, 100% of beer, and 50% increase in attendance), that breweries in general will start taking note and hopefully holding back or making beer to send to the event. But that's just my hopes, and I'm a selfish person.

    Glad you had a good time!

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  10. StargazerC

    StargazerC Apr 15, 2008 Indiana

    Alright, sorry everyone that it's taken me a few days to come back on and survey the aftermath of Sour Fest. Usually when I come on here, I fully expect brutally honest responses to our event.

    I have to say I'm completely floored. Thank you so much for enjoying our event, and for saying such kind things about it. We worked very hard to get this to be a great event, and I think we pulled it off. So from myself, Andrea, Tim, Caleb and Seth (i.e. the folks put Sour Fest on), thank you for making this event so spectacular.

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 10 for the 3rd Annual Midwest Sour Wild Funk Fest.

  11. HopsMatt

    HopsMatt Dec 1, 2011 Kentucky
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    I only see this event getting bigger. Its already amazing as it is and I can only imagine how much more amazing it will become. Can I buy my next 10 years VIP tickets in advance? ;)

    Thanks Upland!!!!
  12. claaark13

    claaark13 Nov 29, 2007 Indiana
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    When the guy from Rivertown was explaining to me that their Lambic takes a year for them to make, I didn't interrupt him and tell him that A) it isn't a Lambic by the traditional definition and B) I'm very aware that Lambic and Gueuze don't happen overnight.

    Teacher, beer judge, homebrewer or whatever, that isn't cool. Maybe he'll keep that to himself next time now that he knows the other paying attendees actually want to hear from Caleb.

    Dude, you have to tell me that story.....
  13. tclang

    tclang Nov 11, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Food for thought: be wary of making a reference to a beer on untappd+twitter from a certain brewer as being subpar. He takes great offense when your palate (and a good portion of untappd) does not jive with his take on his beer.
  14. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Are you saying that we should never reference or link to any site that reviews or rates a beer lower than how the brewer himself rates it?
  15. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Jul 19, 2009

    Sometimes the truth hurts.
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  16. tclang

    tclang Nov 11, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Not at all, just be wary of trolling brewers. First experience for me, but all I could think of was he needs to grow the hell up.
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