The OFFICIAL Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice thread

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by LiquidTable, Nov 7, 2013.

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  1. northernbrews

    northernbrews Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2006 Michigan
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    Would love to see the Barleywine aged in BFT barrels
     
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  2. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (510) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    FTFY
     
  3. iceatalamo

    iceatalamo Initiate (183) Dec 13, 2011 Michigan
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    Frustrated about BBBW, especially since I will most likely be out of town on Jan. 25.
     
  4. iceatalamo

    iceatalamo Initiate (183) Dec 13, 2011 Michigan
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    FIFY
     
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  5. Marti403

    Marti403 Disciple (328) Jul 23, 2011 Michigan
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    If you really want bottles, plan on being there a while and enjoying great beer with good people. Unfortunately, some have convinced themselves that they should be in and out then complain heavily afterwards. Take it for what it is and enjoy the day.
     
  6. sarcastro

    sarcastro Disciple (331) Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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  7. Holiday1072

    Holiday1072 Initiate (158) Nov 18, 2008 Michigan

  8. BeRanger

    BeRanger Devotee (433) Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    Hope it's saved until January. So bummed I can't make solstice this year.
     
  9. buzze40

    buzze40 Aspirant (234) Mar 9, 2010 Illinois
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    Hey FYI Kuhnhenns now have a B&B right across the street. Booked my room and see there are still a couple left... 100 yards from the front door. Hard to beat... Check the link on the bottom of their webpage.
     
  10. king75

    king75 Disciple (389) Jul 27, 2010 Michigan
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    This isn't a ticketed release correct? A buddy and I are planning on attending this this year. If we ant bottles is that release just on Saturday? Any info would be appreciated.
     
  11. core42

    core42 Devotee (460) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    According to the website...Friday they will tap rare & cellared beers but the bottle release is only on Saturday. They open at 11am https://www.facebook.com/events/372350082900369/?notif_t=plan_user_invited
     
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  12. westlaunboy

    westlaunboy Initiate (184) Mar 31, 2010 Michigan
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    This will be my first year attending as well, but based on what I've read bottle sales are definitely Saturday only, and this is a non-ticketed event. Thursday and Friday will feature tappings of some of the Solstice beers, but no bottle sales.
    http://www.kbrewery.com/calendar.html
     
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  13. king75

    king75 Disciple (389) Jul 27, 2010 Michigan
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    Thanks for the info. Looking forward to this one. I really wanted to go to 4 Elf too but the wife graduates that day and she takes priority over beer. Looking forward to meeting some fellow BA's and hopefully set up some tastings before I leave for Grand Rapids in May.
     
  14. PattyMelt

    PattyMelt Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2013 Michigan

    Hitting them up Friday for sure to enjoy whatever they happen to pull out. Saturday is up in the air, which makes me sad, but I get out of one job at 1:30pm and have to be at the other job at 11:00pm. Not sure they would approve if I stumbled in drunk. Also not sure if I could be grown up enough to only stay a couple hours.
     
  15. tommyz

    tommyz Devotee (421) May 28, 2007 Michigan
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    ill be going friday...Cant go Saturday as my Daughter is graduating from EMU that day...Hoping a couple of friends can hook me up with a few bottles from saturday, depending on limits..
     
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  16. jdhende

    jdhende Aspirant (298) Sep 27, 2010 Illinois
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    Anyone on here up for organizing a bottle share on Friday night? It would be a nice way to meet everyone and enjoy a few quality beers.
     
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  17. sarcastro

    sarcastro Disciple (331) Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    Kuhnhenns doesn't allow outside bottles in the brewpub if that is what you mean. They used to, but some Chicago BAs ruined it for everyone.
     
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  18. jdhende

    jdhende Aspirant (298) Sep 27, 2010 Illinois
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    No I meant Friday the night before at a local hotel or something. Not physically at Kuhnhenn.
     
  19. joromiller

    joromiller Aspirant (258) Apr 3, 2013 Michigan
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    FIBs...
     
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  20. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (510) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I don't get it, the Solstice party is Friday night too so why wouldn't you hang out there?They're releasing cellared stuff and that usually means good stuff.
     
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  21. hubsluvsbeer

    hubsluvsbeer Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2013 Michigan

    come on bro every beer related event MUST have a pre drinking party how else do we show off our beer dicks.
     
  22. core42

    core42 Devotee (460) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Ok so I'm most likely going to this on Saturday for the bottles...legitimately how early do I need to get there to attempt to get the full allotment?
    My aunt lives in Centerline so I'm going to stay at her place the night before so I'll be plenty close
     
  23. ygolordned

    ygolordned Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2013 Michigan

    i am picking up a case of delusion by greenbush today and will bring some bottle to this to trade. i am looking for things on my want list, so check that out and let me know if you want to make something happen
     
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  24. tommyz

    tommyz Devotee (421) May 28, 2007 Michigan
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    Not that you dont know, but its starts Friday at 11am
     
  25. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (510) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Yup yup. I'll be there in full Christmas drinkin swag.
     
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  26. jdhende

    jdhende Aspirant (298) Sep 27, 2010 Illinois
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    o why wouldn't you hang out there?They're releasing cellared stuff and that usually means good stuf
    I plan on going to Kuhnhenn on Friday for part of the day, but just not all of it. I love Kuhnhenn and all their amazing beverages, but staying there all day would put a major dent in my bank account. Plus for me I get to see a bunch of people I haven't seen in months. It'll be nice catching up and enjoying a few beers I never can get in Illinois with them. Regardless it appears to be shaping up into a great event.
     
  27. hubsluvsbeer

    hubsluvsbeer Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2013 Michigan

    depends on the allotment which they have not released yet. if its a four pack of the big hitters each i see no reason to get there early, but if its case or cases i would get there by 7. I have a felling the meads will be 1 each and last year BB4D was 1/2 case so it may be less this year due to the choooo chooo hype train.
     
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  28. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (510) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I'll probably be there about 11am as I'll be hungover from the night before.
     
  29. alfie

    alfie Aspirant (225) Apr 16, 2013 Michigan
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    looks like it will be an early, all day, lunch for me on that friday.
     
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  30. MSEGUIN

    MSEGUIN Aspirant (266) Apr 6, 2011 Michigan
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  31. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Bout time to shut this thread down....
     
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  32. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
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    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

    ::instaboner::
     
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  33. psykosis

    psykosis Aspirant (268) May 21, 2009 Indiana
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    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...

    Budget can't handle this in addition to 4elf and JP rare beer auction. Really want to get my hands on some BBBW though.

    Ugh.
     
  34. alfie

    alfie Aspirant (225) Apr 16, 2013 Michigan
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    That seals the deal. The kids are getting BBBW from Santa!
     
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  35. Marti403

    Marti403 Disciple (328) Jul 23, 2011 Michigan
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    You should adopt a family this year and get my kids BBBW, too!
     
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  36. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
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    Aww...thanks Dad!!
     
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  37. luniz

    luniz Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2013 Michigan

    so if i have to be somewhere else from noon to 1, theres no way i'm getting anything?
     
  38. md655321

    md655321 Initiate (197) Dec 4, 2007 Michigan
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    The beer is usually available well past 1, usually into the next couple days. Certainly a few of the super rares will be gone, but stuff like BB4D and maybe even the BW should be available.
     
  39. sarcastro

    sarcastro Disciple (331) Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    BB4D ran out pretty early last year. Everyone assumed it would last days because it had in the past, and there was lots of whining.

    I think it is impossible to say for the popular stuff unless you know how much is being released and the limits.
     
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  40. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    correct
     
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