Rochester BA: Whistle Binkies Jan 17.

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by shawnp, Jan 11, 2013.

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  1. shawnp

    shawnp Aspirant (235) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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  2. jawzman

    jawzman Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Minnesota

    I am planning on it. Finally get to try Black Note.
     
  3. jera1350

    jera1350 Poo-Bah (2,192) Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

    I actually like the BA 9000 quite a bit better than Black Note. Worth a try.
     
  4. Bond111

    Bond111 Aspirant (227) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    Goddamnit, I have to work that night!!! I've never tried any of these, and would love to. Maybe I can get my ASM to switch shifts with me?
     
  5. jawzman

    jawzman Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Minnesota

    No worries, I'll be trying them all...
     
  6. shawnp

    shawnp Aspirant (235) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    Get
    Get on it!!!
     
  7. RKPStogie

    RKPStogie Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2011 Minnesota
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    I should be able to make it.
     
  8. aliving1

    aliving1 Aspirant (268) Aug 3, 2011 Minnesota

    I should be able to make it. I've been wanting to try BA Batch 9000.
     
  9. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,444) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Hmmmmm. I just happen to be in Austin, MN on 1/17. The main problem would be driving back.
     
  10. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Initiate (48) May 15, 2008 Minnesota

    Son of a bitch! I fly to Arizona that night! Might have to try and swing by on my way to the airport.
     
  11. shawnp

    shawnp Aspirant (235) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    Don't try....do.
     
  12. jawzman

    jawzman Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Minnesota

    What time will you be heading up there?
     
  13. shawnp

    shawnp Aspirant (235) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    Probably right at tap time. I want to secure Back Note and 9000, I don't imagine it will be too busy to get one of each but those two might be the most sought after...I can BM you my number if you want and we can keep in touch.
     
  14. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Initiate (48) May 15, 2008 Minnesota

    I'll try to. If I come I will have my wife, my daughter, and my buddy that's traveling to AZ with me...I'll let you know.
     
  15. Bond111

    Bond111 Aspirant (227) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    I managed to switch shifts with my ASM, but depending on how busy we are, will dictate if I can leave at 4 or 6...Hopefully it will be the former so I can go home and change and head right over. Not sure how many of us BA's are going, but are we able to push some tables together or something? Seems like this place is always busy, and even more so when I went there for WET tapping.
     
  16. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Initiate (48) May 15, 2008 Minnesota

    I won't be able to make it unfortunately.
    Binkies is cool about pushing tables together or anywhere you want them if they are available, but yeah it's always packed, I can't think of the last time I haven't seen it packed on a Thursday night regardless of if there is a special tapping going on.
     
  17. jawzman

    jawzman Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Minnesota

    BM sent.
     
  18. Bond111

    Bond111 Aspirant (227) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    I'm going to try to get there around 4:30-4:45 range, just to make sure I can at least try BA 9000 & Black Note, though I've never had any of them. Do they just do 10-12oz pours, or will they offer flights?
     
  19. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Initiate (48) May 15, 2008 Minnesota

    They do flights of what they have on tap regularly...not sure if they would let you for an event like this.
     
  20. aliving1

    aliving1 Aspirant (268) Aug 3, 2011 Minnesota

    Just leaving work now. Should be there a little before 5
     
  21. shawnp

    shawnp Aspirant (235) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    I just sent Jawzman a text, I might not be there until well after 5. I have a daycare conflict...
     
  22. RKPStogie

    RKPStogie Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2011 Minnesota
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    Still stuck at work
     
  23. Bond111

    Bond111 Aspirant (227) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    Aliving & I are sitting at a small table to the left of the entrance as you are coming in. I'm in a blue & white check button up.
     
  24. jawzman

    jawzman Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Minnesota

    What? Where are you? I am right where you say you are, black 3FFF button up...
     
  25. mypenguin

    mypenguin Initiate (166) Jul 21, 2009 Minnesota
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    Good to see you jawzman. Also we will need to confirm a 10 tap Bells takeover at the tap house on Thursday Feb 21. Man that BB aged Batch 9000 was damn tasty. The Cherry stout was much better after it warmed up. I didn't care for the spiced stout, and the Black Note was also very good. The winner had to be the BB 9000 though.
     
  26. jawzman

    jawzman Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Minnesota

    Likewise, good times. I will follow up on the 21st, more BA9K!!!
     
  27. joshuaseresse

    joshuaseresse Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2009 Minnesota

    I enjoyed my time there last night. The beer was great and at an awesome price. The bells rep was kind of a dick though...but whatever.
     
  28. Bond111

    Bond111 Aspirant (227) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    I think in the future, we need a big table reserved for BA members. BA9K was very, very good. Black note was pretty tasty, but I liked cherry maybe a touch more, love the tartness mixed with all those toasty stout characteristics. Harry's was kind of mediocre. Nutmeg came out a bunch as it warmed.
     
  29. jawzman

    jawzman Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Minnesota

    Can you reserve tables there? If so, we absolutely should do this in the future. Nice to meet you last night, btw...
     
  30. aliving1

    aliving1 Aspirant (268) Aug 3, 2011 Minnesota

    There were tables reserved when I got there, I don't think they were there for the Bells though. It was nice to meet you and thanks again for that round. Will have to make it to Lake City sooner than later.
     
  31. Bond111

    Bond111 Aspirant (227) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    Great to meet you as well!! I should also assume you were the kind person that bought me a round? It was much appreciated. I'll have to rum the favor.

    Aliving1, it was fun hanging out with you again. We all need to have a tasting some night soon.
     
  32. mypenguin

    mypenguin Initiate (166) Jul 21, 2009 Minnesota
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    I almost cried today when I found out the BA B9000 lasted until Saturday. I should have gone back after Thursday.
     
  33. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Initiate (48) May 15, 2008 Minnesota

    Yes you can reserve tables in the fireside area. There is some minimum bill requirement now based on people reserving it and not ordering anything (tupperware, jewelry parties, etc), but it's not too bad, I've reserved it for many a celebration.
     
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