Toppling Goliath Releases and Updates

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by WI-Beer-Man, Sep 3, 2016.

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  1. ryno0384

    ryno0384 Initiate (100) Apr 11, 2015 Illinois

    These were my thoughts as well. Thanks for the tips/suggestions. I have a 2014 Chocolate Rain.....would that get some attention if I were to bring it or do I need a larger whale? Ha
     
  2. YvesB

    YvesB Savant (913) Oct 20, 2015 Belgium
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    Just dont bring homebrews
     
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  3. ryno0384

    ryno0384 Initiate (100) Apr 11, 2015 Illinois

    Noted! Thanks
     
  4. DCintheMSP

    DCintheMSP Initiate (88) Jan 8, 2014 Minnesota

    But my imperial stout aged on donuts and chicken nuggets with Szechuan sauce demands attention!
     
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  5. DriftlessFarmer

    DriftlessFarmer Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2016 Iowa

    I've done two (MD '15 and Assassin '17) and brought one TG waxed bottle and 2-3 more good bottles usually.

    Usually I was meeting up with another local (there 3 of us at Assassin!) and we just kind of stood there sharing among ourselves, and when travelers saw the TG bottles, they tended to approach us about pours and usually had something awesome in return.

    @Centinela had pretty spot on advice regarding etiquette. If you don't have something crazy, it isn't a big deal, but people may be less receptive to share something crazy back.
     
  6. mrpeterandthepuffers

    mrpeterandthepuffers Aspirant (219) Oct 24, 2014 Minnesota

    I've never had any of those. ISO.
     
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  7. HammsMeASAP

    HammsMeASAP Initiate (155) Jun 14, 2012 Minnesota

    Does TG do growlers out of their taproom?

    A trip to Decorah has been on my list for awhile.
     
  8. DriftlessFarmer

    DriftlessFarmer Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2016 Iowa

    Yeah, but it's always limited to the core beers - Sue, Dotz, Nug, and maybe Pompeii.

    Pulpit is a little more liberal with opening the line up to growlers, but that depends on availability.
     
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  9. brbe6

    brbe6 Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2012 Minnesota

    I wouldn't worry about having a super rare or hyped whale to share, most people at the shares I attended weren't concerned in the least that someone was matching their level of rarity and hype they were just happy to share and talk beer with other beer nerds. And to be honest my favorite part of the shares was trying everyone's favorite new or yet to be hyped beers from their local spots around the world.
     
  10. HammsMeASAP

    HammsMeASAP Initiate (155) Jun 14, 2012 Minnesota

    I'm drinking my bottle of Hopsmack! right now and it's fucking awesome
     
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  11. brbe6

    brbe6 Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2012 Minnesota

    TG said on twitter they have a surprise for their public opening on friday I think and then said something to a person who tweeted about missing out on MD lottery and now the surprise to "just show up early for our public opening"

    Wonder what it is.
     
  12. TboneRN

    TboneRN Defender (636) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota

    Not vanilla bean assassin or coffee assassin
    Probably a Rover truck firkin?
     
  13. Spewlander

    Spewlander Initiate (90) May 17, 2014 Minnesota
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    Just flipping through the tweets, I didn't see anything about Friday? Looks to me like he's referring to the public opening after MD release on Saturday.
     
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  14. fondyball20

    fondyball20 Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2015 Wisconsin

    I'm assuming it will be an onsite offering. I don't think they would do a bottle release right after handing out MD bottles. If that's the case I'm not sure I want to stand in line for 1-3 hours waiting when there will be a bunch of cool events going on that day.
     
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  15. Centinela

    Centinela Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2014 Minnesota

    No.
     
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  16. PastorTorta

    PastorTorta Initiate (56) Aug 20, 2013 Iowa

  17. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Poo-Bah (1,788) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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  18. JakeJohnson

    JakeJohnson Initiate (160) Jan 30, 2015 Minnesota
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  19. lr300

    lr300 Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2014 Puerto Rico

    What does that mean???
     
  20. brbe6

    brbe6 Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2012 Minnesota

    They also put out

     
  21. B-Nut-GoBlue

    B-Nut-GoBlue Disciple (322) Apr 22, 2014 Iowa
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    Atencíon
     
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  22. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (448) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    it WAS fun...in 2014.
     
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  23. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (10,588) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    So what you're saying is, there's a new vanilla bean farm in Decorah, IA that will supplement the losses in Madagascar and send more beans to Cali and Florida for more pastry beers? :popcorn::poop:
     
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  24. Boldbrew

    Boldbrew Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2017 Minnesota

    Found a bottle in MPLS dated 7/24. It was much better than the 7/26 bottle. It had good carbonation and didn't have the same bitter finish as the 7/26 bottle. Not the best but significantly better.
     
  25. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (10,588) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Will buying bottles of TG hops be feasible in Decorah on MD weekend?
     
  26. nograz

    nograz Disciple (383) Oct 30, 2013 Minnesota
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    C&C had bottles for sale for the Assassin release, would suspect them and local stores will have something. TG should also have some bottles for sale when it opens for the public.
     
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  27. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    Yes. They have already said there will be lots of TG Hops on hand for the weekend.
     
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  28. WIexile

    WIexile Initiate (109) Jul 20, 2017 Michigan
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    Supa Sumo should be available.
     
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  29. Bond111

    Bond111 Initiate (184) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    Anyone have tasting thoughts on Supa?
     
  30. DriftlessFarmer

    DriftlessFarmer Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2016 Iowa

    It's solid. I get more Citra than Mosaic. I prefer it to King Sue, but like it less than Sosus.
     
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  31. Vitaly91

    Vitaly91 Devotee (484) Oct 21, 2003 Illinois
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    Not to screw up the topic... but.. Any suggestions on when one should show up at Decorah for Mornin' Delight release? It appears that even if you have a ticket, you are not guaranteed to get the bottles. Is that accurate? If so, how early people show up for this?

    Thank you in advance for the info.
     
  32. Jinx989

    Jinx989 Disciple (373) Apr 22, 2015 Illinois
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    Show up anytime during your session and yes you are guaranteed bottles.
     
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  33. bocky24

    bocky24 Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 Iowa

    You are guarateed the bottles as long as you show up during your time slot. If you miss the time slot then you lose the bottles.
     
  34. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (10,588) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    They are like marbles, you know.
     
  35. Satch44

    Satch44 Initiate (37) Sep 1, 2015 Illinois
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    Not sure if anyone is interested, but I have a hotel room reserved for Saturday night at the Country Inn & Suites and it turns out we will not be staying over. If anyone is interested, send me a message and we can set a time I can cancel the room and you can call right after to make sure you get the room.
     
  36. bocky24

    bocky24 Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 Iowa

    Parking recommendations, want to park as close to TG/PR as possible.
     
  37. DriftlessFarmer

    DriftlessFarmer Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2016 Iowa

    Residential area west of College Drive.
     
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  38. SovereignGood

    SovereignGood Aspirant (237) Jan 11, 2016 California

    Anyone know the limits on to-go bottles, specifically Sumo and King Sue?
     
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  39. bocky24

    bocky24 Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 Iowa

    Usually a case but haven't heard anything specific yet.
     
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  40. kgraham91

    kgraham91 Initiate (0) May 27, 2016 Minnesota

    I'm thinking about going down to Decorah for the eclipse. Any chance they'd still have Supa Sumo by Monday?
     
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