US - Great Lakes FIB War Room

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by Dunt, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Dunt

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    Figured I'd make a catch all thread for the big dicks of the beer world. This is for all releases, events, etc. in the Chicagoland area.


    **Everything from St Louis to Minneapolis is considered Chicago. Sorry Wisconsin.**
     
  2. yeahnatenelson

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    So is this the FIB War Room? Also: is it too late to retitle this thread FIB War Room?
     
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  3. jakeox

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    What do people think of Deth's Tar so far? I missed the brewery release so I just got a bottle a couple days ago and haven't had a chance to try it yet. Good stuff?

    ... is this too local or does it count if we hype it up so we can trade it for other region's walez?
     
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  4. Dunt

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    Done.


    I've been loving Deth's Tar right off the bat, but I know some aren't as crazy about it as I am. A lot of complaints have been its thin and boozy and while I agree it's on the thinner side, I don't think it's boozy at all. It has really nice barrel character to it, a lot of Elijah Craig in particular.
     
  5. kawilliams81

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    I think Deth's Tar is boozy as far as it's very bourbon forward and a touch on the thin side but not much. It's a pretty good beer that I think will get better in 6-12 months.
     
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  6. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Moderator Staff Member

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    Send me one, jerk.
     
  7. yeahnatenelson

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    When will you be coming around next?
     
  8. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Moderator Staff Member

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    Not sure. Was supposed to be this weekend, but I'm not getting back from Mejico until late Saturday night, so that ain't happening. Though I am planning on going to Bell's on Sunday and meeting up with Frank there....
     
  9. Dunt

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    I will save one for you Mark
     
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  10. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Moderator Staff Member

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    LYMI
     
  11. Down The Hatch

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    Has anyone tried PW Game of Jones yet?
     
  12. sherm1016

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    Better not see any of your goldbricking asses at New Glarus next August.
     
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  13. Dunt

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    Oh you will. Yeahnatenelson and I will be first in line at 1 AM.
     
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  14. Dunt

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    Anyone have any leads on any Allagash Merveilleux?
     
  15. kawilliams81

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    Didn't hear of it until today when I saw a pic on fbook. What's the story behind it? Is it similar to fv13?
     
  16. Treebs

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    I'm ISO that and Velvet Merkin. Do want.
     
  17. sidetracked

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    Does Indianapolis count? If so this might be relevant:

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    Pappy Van Muckle 2-packs are available at Sun King ($14). Thoroughly enjoyed this one at DLD.
     
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  18. Treebs

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    Just put up an ISO. I had multiple pours of this at FOBAB last year, it was delicious.
     
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  19. Dunt

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    Had Merkin at Binnys LP as of Wednesday
     
  20. willseph

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    Binny's Highland Park had it yesterday, not sure if that's close to you or not.