US - Great Lakes FIB War Room

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

  1. beeraficionado

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    You mean 2/6, right? They weren't brewed until January. There is a fresh batch getting packaged up right now to go out, so if you can't find them, more are coming and will hit more locations. This first run was pretty small. Operationally, these are really challenging because you have to can them separately, then bring all 4 brands back together be staged to go in the boxes. It's well worth it though for the educational aspect and giving people some variety in a single package. The Fist City 12-packs should be reaching the world this week as well, but again, small quantities that will scale up over the next month.
     
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  2. furley

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    Dunt
     
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  3. daniel

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  4. Hopping Tiger

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    I did mean 2/6! Stupid fingers.
     
  5. Tooch4321

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    I created #sciencemoney, it belongs to my wife, no one shall ever claim #sciencemoney except for me. Feel my wrath if you fucks with it...
     
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  6. ChicagoGuy

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    Did you pick it up from the brewery, or from a store? I think my Locals BIF target might enjoy this.
     
  7. furley

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    this just reminded me of KITH Brain Candy

    White Trash Man: Baby... get in the vehicle, baby!
    White Trash Woman: I'm not getting in that vehicle!
    White Trash Man: Baby, this is my gift to you!
    White Trash Woman: What? Gift? That's not a gift, you freakin' stole this!
    White Trash Man: I stole it to make it up to you, baby.
    White Trash Woman: [sobbing] Well, tell me this, then - how could you sleep with my best friend and then tell me about it?
    White Trash Man: Sure I told you about it, baby, but don't shoot the messenger!
     
  8. Hopping Tiger

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    My friendly neighborhood Binny's
     
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  9. ChaQuiseman

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    Gone Away was my go-to last year. I've tried three different cannings since it came back this season and I have to force myself through finishing it.

    Growing pains trying to get their larger system dialed in, maybe? Then again, they've had that new facility up and running for a while now, you'd think they'd have all of the kinks worked out by now.
     
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  10. tinypyramids

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    i also grabbed one of the hero 12 packs on saturday. amarillo hero is goddamn delicious. and being able to get my hands on some of these variants outside of their two month window...hell yeah.
     
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  11. Dunt

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    Thank you for the heads up ;)
     
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  12. middlebrow

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    This guy...

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  13. SAISON FUCK

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    Absolutely shameless.
     
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  14. beeraficionado

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    Speaking of shameless...there are some Amarillo 6-packs in the cooler at the Tap Room if that's your jam. The 12-packs provide better value, but if you want more than just 3 Amarillos, the option is there.
     
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  15. vav

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    So, FWIW i'm turning a ton of Gone Away at the Airport location and have not noticed a single issue in any batch
     
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  16. yeahnatenelson

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    Sorry for being late to the convo, but what happened to Scotch BCBS?

    (Currently at work listening to vav on Beer Temple Insider's Roundtable talking about asking Diageo to pump Guinness Foreign Extra into Lagavulin barrels. And now I want that.)
     
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  17. trickytunadicky

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    Didn't meet the new barrel standards for not getting infected.
     
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  18. beeraficionado

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    Have you tried Cuvee #5 from de Molen? Bruichladdich and Octomore barrels and I think it was like $8 a bottle.
     
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  19. trickytunadicky

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    Emmilese does scotch barrel treatments as well.
     
  20. vav

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    RIGHT?!?!