US - Great Lakes FIB War Room

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

  1. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson

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    I did!






    It was very infected...

    Edit: had Octomore H&V a few years ago. Amazing!
     
  2. vav

    vav

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    ALSO, i don't normally do this, but i just put on cask of Fyne Ales Maverick best bitter at Anker and you guys seriously need to come drink this. I'm hyper pissed i gotta run to the airport tonight i just wanna sit down and do that myself.
     
  3. Lansman

    Lansman

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    It was.... Very not good. Mountain of paperwork followed after that fiasco. It's currently in semi-permanent blocked status.
     
  4. furley

    furley

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    around here Binny's is a lawn care service

    always have to do a double take when i read that someone bought beer/waited on line at Binny's
     
  5. furley

    furley

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    damn
    was at the local this afternoon and grabbed Navaja (it was out last time). debated Gone Away but my experience with Daisy Cutter and the dishwater comment about Gone Away scared me off.


    *sigh* back to the store
     
  6. duckyboycantfly

    duckyboycantfly

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    Half Acre has a $20 deal for a burrito and 4-pack.

    (sorry beeraficionado but I did run to brewpub for VSOJ and a delicious sandwich a hot minute ago)
     
  7. beeraficionado

    beeraficionado

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    Don't apologize, is that every day? I might head there for lunch and grab some Pony
     
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  8. ChaQuiseman

    ChaQuiseman

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    I should have clarified, the beer isn't "bad" it just seems really different from how I remember it. Every can I've tried from this year has been significantly more malty and the hop character is a lot more subdued. It's definitely still drinkable, just not what I expect from Half Acre since they're usually bone dry and crisp.
     
  9. Dunt

    Dunt

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  10. duckyboycantfly

    duckyboycantfly

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    I have no idea. I typed in my address on that fancy app and they were the first place to pop up.
     
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  11. thewimperoo

    thewimperoo

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    Going out on Saturday for my birthday. Was planning on the Publican for some Lambic Doux. But may just have to do both for some of that cask. Is Anker closed between 2 and 3:30 or just no food service?
     
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  12. jdhende

    jdhende

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    I like Gone Away and it's usually a solid choice no matter where you are. With that being said as long as you have Saison Dupont on draft or Orval bottles for like a $1 more I don't think I'll be ordering a Gone Away any time soon.
     
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  13. SAISON FUCK

    SAISON FUCK

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    While not particularly malty, Gone Away has always been a more traditional IPA with regards to the dryness. Vallejo is the bone-dry hop assault that you want in the summer. Gone away has always had a touch more sweetness and body.

    In my Gone Away experience this winter, I have been pleased in general with maybe one 4-pack that was not up to my expectations.
     
  14. DiscountMegaMall4ever

    DiscountMegaMall4ever

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  15. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson

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  16. Dunt

    Dunt

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    Oh, no:oops:
     
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  17. furley

    furley

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    happy birthday, gb

    may none of that beer & good food go to your impossibly slender waistline
     
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  18. dan

    dan

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  19. Tooch4321

    Tooch4321

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    vav This cask bitter you put on at Anker is fucking outstanding. Well done, sir...
     
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  20. ChicagoGuy

    ChicagoGuy

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    Walked over to Hop Cat with the kids & some neighbors. Had some decent-but-unexciting food, and Dovetail Rauchbier, Middle Brow Low, and Odell Friek.

    I've only been their twice, but their draft selection is quite decent.
     
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