The OFFICIAL Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice thread

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

  1. hubsluvsbeer

    hubsluvsbeer Feb 12, 2013 Michigan

    again with the bottle shares lol why not stay home and do a local group share
  2. basickness

    basickness Apr 20, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    vets arent the only ones who know how to use guns
  3. basickness

    basickness Apr 20, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    and i dont get why people arent understand the bottle shares? there will be folks from all over, who trade all over, who all have awesome cellars. why have 6 good beers available when you can have have 20? also, what else is there to do while one waits in line?
  4. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    I vote that people read history novels and educate themselves on war, so we can thank the veterans at the front of the line!
  5. sarcastro

    sarcastro Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    They sell by the bottle, so you can by any amount you want under the max allotment. I believe it was $8.
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  6. FEUO

    FEUO Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Don't wait in line then. Have a bottle share elsewhere and show up when the party starts. Just a thought.
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  7. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Apparently you missed my comment on the previous page. Please do not bottle share in line, Warren police are not a fun group to deal with. If you wanna bottle share, do it at someone's place locally Friday night. As for standing in line, you could always chat with the BAs there as a way to pass time. Just a thought.
  8. dtrtrggr

    dtrtrggr Sep 17, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I still have a key to my old apartment in downtown Royal Oak...not sure who lives there now but could always give it a go and see if they'd be willing to host...
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  9. jb123

    jb123 Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
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    there were TONS of bottles shared at summer solstice. but ya...
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  10. tectactoe

    tectactoe Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    After this year's 4Elf, waiting in line for one of Kuhnhenn's parties will be a piece of cake. Hoping to get some special meads for a few trading buddies, but I'm personally most excited for (1) the taps, (2) BBBW. Kuhnhenn always has a ton of great/new/experimental/vintage things on tap at their parties, & BBBW is the best barley wine that has ever existed.. so... yeah.
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  11. pest

    pest Sep 2, 2007 Ohio
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    They haven't announced allotments yet have they?
  12. DogfishRyan

    DogfishRyan Mar 2, 2011 Minnesota
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    I'm extremely jealous of this event. Didn't help that a bunch of Michigan folk were talking it up during the pre-4 Elf party. I'm definitely going to be ISO some of these bottles. Very curious about some of these offerings.
  13. Benny3000

    Benny3000 Apr 4, 2012 Michigan
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    Reliable sources have stated that lining up early is prohibited. They are concerned that the Warren police commisioner will cancel the event due to noise issues as this is located adjacent to the noise violation headquartes of SE Michigan. Get there at noon to avoid and hiccups.
  14. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Jul 12, 2012 Michigan
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    Coming from the person who started the 5:30 4 Elf rumor. ;)
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  15. BeRanger

    BeRanger Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    Anyone not maxing out, let me know. I'm missing the event and have 4Elf available or sexual favors. Pick your poison.
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  16. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Already told ya I got ya on some stuff.
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  17. BeRanger

    BeRanger Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    That was probably during the 4Elf party where the amount of alcohol consumed within 36 hours was outrageous ;)
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  18. liamt07

    liamt07 Jul 26, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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    A) I believe basickness is referring to bottles shares OUTSIDE OF KUHNHENN somewhere else this upcoming weekend. (ie. at someone's house/hotel room etc.) jhende and I will be having one, but a majority of the beer will be enjoyed will be while we're at the Solstice. Unfortunately, not everyone can sit at Kuhnhenn for 14 hours and drink. That's expensive. Furthermore, when you're meeting up with people who you only see 1-2 times a year, it's nice to just chill out and share some locals with each other.

    B) Nothing to do in line, but stand around, shoot the shit with your fellow BA's. And freeze. Props to that guy who brought that portable fireplace/propane heater to the line-up. Shit was cash.
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  19. MortalKombat14

    MortalKombat14 Oct 2, 2012 Michigan

    Any word on allotments yet or will they be posted later this week? Are Michigan Mud, BB4D and BBBW the best beers they will be selling Saturday? Don't want to splurge and buy everything especially after going nuts at 4 Elf.
  20. sarcastro

    sarcastro Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    They don't always post it before the day of the release.
  21. MortalKombat14

    MortalKombat14 Oct 2, 2012 Michigan

    Is this anywhere near as crazy with people lining up like 4 Elf? I figure I could get there by 6 am and 6:30 am and be top 50 in line and be guaranteed bottles. One of my beer friends said people will start lining up at 2am. I find that honestly ridiculous cause the brewery won't open till 11am. Will people really wait 9 hours with no beer tastings going on outside the brewery.
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  22. chrisbokmuller

    chrisbokmuller Sep 11, 2011 Michigan
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    It hasn't been in the past, but each year people seem to get stupider (is that a word?). Last year I didn't get there until around 8:45, they opened at 9, and I got most of the bottles I wanted. BB4D did run out early last year, but that was due to them not bottling enough for the party. Feel free to line up at 2am, doesn't sound like fun at all to me.
  23. liamt07

    liamt07 Jul 26, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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    Was there at 730 last year (60-something 'th in line), and they allowed you to start placing orders at 9am (when the brewery opened), but the orders didn't started GETTING FILLED til around 11am-12pm IIRC. Got everything I wanted, but I could've been much later and still got everything as well. With doors opening at 11am this year (so it appears), I'm not sure how anything changes. Lining up at 2am sounds like the dumbest thing to be doing. Absolutely unnecessary.
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  24. dblab33

    dblab33 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    No, this is not like 4 elf and no, people don't start lining up at 2 am.

    Feel free to do so, but you're going to be awfully cold and lonely.
  25. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Just to reiterate, dblab is NOT trying to throw people off or lie. People don't get in line that early at all for these Kuhnhenn releases.
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  26. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    This thread has 33% chance of Godwin'd.
  27. Benny3000

    Benny3000 Apr 4, 2012 Michigan
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    The line just started. I am in the Chicago White Sox tent about 35 deep. Stop over for some hot cocoa.
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  28. Bay01

    Bay01 Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    Something tells me this wouldn't be a change of lifestyle for a majority of line-waiters
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  29. buzze40

    buzze40 Mar 9, 2010 Illinois

    Awwww, now you went and spoiled it. It makes for some entertainment and more room in the front of the line when the neubies get hauled away.
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  30. chrisbokmuller

    chrisbokmuller Sep 11, 2011 Michigan
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    Anyone coming to Solstice that is near DH? I just saw they have more BA 666 bottles available and I'd love to get a few more if possible.
  31. buzze40

    buzze40 Mar 9, 2010 Illinois

    And steebo is not trying to throw people off by saying that dblab is not trying to throw people off.

    4Elf this year was a 6AM start which was why everyone was there all through the godforsaken night, vs 11 for KH. Last year for 4Elf with an 11AM start, 6AM still got you a good spot in line (top 100) and KH last year was much shorter than 4Elf at the same time.
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  32. basickness

    basickness Apr 20, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    i was talking about the night before
  33. Corbet

    Corbet Nov 7, 2010 Michigan
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    I went to the Eisbock release earlier this year at Kuhnhenn and was really worried that it would be a mad house - I got there at 5 am. Needless to say, I was the first person in line and felt like an idiot. They had plenty available well into the evening.

    It's also worth noting that their Bourbon Barrel French Toast, which is one of their biggest releases, lasted a few days after the release.
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  34. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    I worked until noon on the Blueberry Eisbock release and still got a bottle. I walked in, sat down at the bar, had both on draft and got bottles to go.
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  35. hubsluvsbeer

    hubsluvsbeer Feb 12, 2013 Michigan

    PLEASE JUST STOP! this line shit is getting way out of hand. kuhnhenn has explicitly asked people to NOT bottle share on there property so why is a 2-3-4-5 am line even a thought?? just show up and enjoy the amazing beer on tap and if you get bottles then its a big bonus. ALL HAIL WASSAIL:)
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  36. hubsluvsbeer

    hubsluvsbeer Feb 12, 2013 Michigan

    they asked people to not drink on their property so why kick the hornets nest?? do we want them to stop doing bottle releases?
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  37. emilyLOVESlime

    emilyLOVESlime Mar 19, 2009 California

    I've arrived well after opening time for the last two years and got basically everything I wanted. It's cold in Michigan. I am going to avoid the line waiting as much as I can. I'm soft now and anything under 50 is bitingly cold.

    I do count myself pretty lucky though, I get to go to Winter Solstice every since I go home to Michigan for Christmas. And my parents live 15 minutes away. See you all there!
  38. Marti403

    Marti403 Jul 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Not going to lie, I showed up around 5 and got everything except the bb4d which ran out super early because of the small batch (but got sine a month later when they put more out). But, I drank on the bbbw and bb4d on draft for months!!
  39. Bryan

    Bryan Feb 29, 2012 Michigan

    This is an event you can show up throughout the day and get pretty much everything you want and still get a seat. Don't line up early. Don't bottle share. Instead, Drink BBBW or BA Solar out of pint glasses all day.
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  40. basickness

    basickness Apr 20, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    i live in pittsburgh, so i need bottles to bring home. i will be drafting all day, but am i going to need to be early for the bottles (and if so, how early?)
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