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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by jnrjr79, Aug 28, 2013.
this is what i did last year. got in line, got my glass, went and got some food and came back.
Clickity clack mothertruckers
Having attended the great event at WLV last year, just thought I would throw this in here for comparison purposes - this is the information released for the event at Brouwer's Cafe in Seattle, WA. I'm currently on the fence about attending out here. Granted, no admission price, but I would gladly pay the $50 for the glass and pours at WLV (even with taplist unannounced) compared to $6 for the glassware and $44 in pours from the beers listed below.
From Brouwer's Cafe website:
We have amassed 20 or so sour beers for your imbibing pleasure. Due to the nature of this event and the rarity of Zwanze, we anticipate that there will be a line, how early we don’t know. In an effort to reward those of you that line up before the doors open at 11am we are planning on handing out numbered buttons 1-140 (that you can keep) and a raffle ticket that guarantees you the ability to purchase Zwanze when we tap it at noon. The first 3 people in line will receive a special door prize. Please do not cut the line, or hold spaces in line, we will do our best to enforce line cutting, but ask that you be respectful and not engage in this behavior. All the other beers tapped in honor of this event will be available at the time that we open.
At noon when we start pouring Zwanze we will try to deliver them in ascending order to those folks that have a ticket and a button. Please be patient with us.
There will be Zwanze T-shirts and commemorative glassware for sale at this event. Shirts will be $20 and glassware will be $6.
We will be pouring:
Cantillon --St Gilloise
De Ranke-- XXX Bitter
New Belgium-- La Folie
Port/Lost Abbey—Red Poppy
Port/Lost Abbey—Frambiose De Ambrosa
Petrus-- Aged Pale
Snipes-- Quincenera Andrea
Commons/De Garde—Ortucky Common
American Brewing-- Stupid Sexy Flanders
Rodenbach Grand Cru
Bokor Cuvee de Jacobins
Black Raven --- Corvus Kriekus
And possibly a few others that are yet to be determined…
i just realized lansman isn't from chicago
Kudos for contributing more to the great lakes than some of us homers do
Just moved out of Chicago at the end of June. Chicago is sorely missed, though Seattle is nice in its own right.
Wait, wtf? How did I miss this shit? You living up north of Seattle and working for Boeing or what? I gotta get out there now.
Living in Seattle now, working up north a bit, yes. And yes, our 07-12 Abyss vert and 08-13 Darkness vert awaits your visit my friend.
for those possible newcomers to this event, here is last year's taplist. i imagine that wlv will keep up the same quality for this year's. http://beeradvocate.com/events/info/57605
Don't forget to mention that it was professionally bartended last year by the gentlemen from FFF.
EDIT: They also DJ'd the music at the Roscoe Village Pub, which was an extra special treat.
Does most of it go on tap at noon? Can you show up and just get a few drafts without getting the $50 glass for the Zwanze pour?
It was spaced out incredibly well throughout the day. Most notably some of Laffler's creations went on later in the day around 6 or 7pm. I showed up after Zwanze was kicked and still had a great time.
you've got to get the glass. afaik, they don't sell the drafts a la carte. and yes, they are spaced out over the course of the day between wlv itself and the bar across the street.
laura comes to mind. one of my favourite laffler creations for sure.
Ok cool so the $50 glass gets you a pour of Zwanze and Iris and then the other drafts you pay per each?
No, ALL of it is included.
Damm, well I think I could only stay until 2:30 but that seems worth it.
Can you get into the store or bar at all tomorrow without a sampling glass?
If I recall correctly from last year, yes you can get into the store but you can't sample any beers. I believe they weren't letting anyone without a wristband/glass in the bar across the street last year.
Why would you want to? Have a thing for crowds in tight spaces?
Was planning on bringing an Olvalde Bourbon Cask-Aged Ode and SeVIIn, but talked to the store earlier this evening, and the guy said that bringing any bottles into the store for a bottle share will not be allowed this year. Anyone else hear anything on this?
Damn i have to miss this again....
This is probably because they will have the bottle share in the bar across the street.
I'm bringing some BA Speedway! Hope I get to share it with you guys!
Anyone on site yet? How's the line?
30 in line right now.
About 100 in line now
To quote Jim lahey, there's shit winds brewin.
About 150 in line now
How about a picture of that line?
Real efficient release. Started right at 10, line moves fast. Not.
Imagine a city block and this line is about 5 people wide and just started to turn around the block. Way too many people to fit into the store and bar.
And it hasn't moved yet.
Yep, this is setting up to be a standard Chicago shitshow.
This has the chance to be very entertaining.
Please realize that this is a small liquor store handling crowds some beer fests would be envious of.
yeah i bailed. i can't imagine it being worth that line and crowd. anxiously awaiting your tales of woe.
Which is why it shouldn't be in a liquor store in the first place. Partner with an appropriate venue, sell tickets ahead of time. Done.
Glad I didn't do the drive then. Suppose I will just have to crack open a bottle of Cantillon that I didn't have to fight to get in honor of Z Day...
Ridiculous. Glad I bailed.
Well, I guess I should have mentioned yesterday that I heard West Lakeview Liquors burned down.
That's probably why it should be at a location that can handle the crowd.
EDIT: sorry drewbeerme, didn't see your post.