US - Great Lakes FOBAB

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by Dsal89, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. ClCardinal84

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    I concur. Had all of the Spon's at Shelton a few weeks ago. Really amazing stuff.
     
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  2. ClCardinal84

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    Anyone need a ticket for tonight? My friends I was going with had to back out and I'd be rolling solo which I don't really feel like doing.

    Shoot me a PM if anyone is interested.
     
  3. BobCobb

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    Fobab Sat PM update: see jegross2 from a distance cutting in near front of line 10 mins to open.

    Do you do anything right in life?
     
  4. ChicagoGuy

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    Why the fuck is there a 2-block-long line to get into an event for which everyone already has a ticket and there's no shortage of beer? Fuck that, were waiting it out at PhD Pub like we did last year.
     
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  5. thewimperoo

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    Tickets up to $85 + Fees from $60 last year

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  6. Alum

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    I dunno.. I'm not happy about the price raise (Who would be "Happy" about such a thing?).. but it's certainly a realistic one considering you get to drink barrel aged beers for 5 hours (6 as an ImBIBE member).

    What kinda bar tab would you be looking at if you did that somewhere?
     
  7. Treebs

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    Gone are the days I paid $40 plus $10 for IMBIBE and was one of 6 people in there an hour before everyone else. Not even going to bring up plumbers union. My third straight year missing FOBAB and not even missing it.
     
  8. AndresR

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    Yeah, but will they be pouring....VSOSJ?
     
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  9. ChicagoGuy

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    Am I imagining things, or was last year's FoBAB ridiculously more crowded than the previous few years? In 2015, the only significant line was for the two GI booths, and those were maybe 10 minutes apiece - we got there an hour after doors opened (last session, as always) and we still got hefty pours of Rare...twice. Other than that, we walked up & down the rows of booths, walking right up and getting generous pours of anything that looked interesting.

    In 2016, the line for the single GI booth went around the perimeter of the room, and any booth with anything even vaguely "limited" had either an aggressive, line-cutting, elbow-throwing mob crushing against it, or a "tapped out" sign. The main room was so uncomfortably crowded that we ended up spending most of the evening in the sours/ciders room. Most of the booths there had 12-15-person lines for most of the night, but they were at least orderly & friendly. Drank so much White Angel.

    I got the impression that someone at ICBG realized that they could make double the money if they sold double the tickets.
     
  10. chemman14

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    I really like your screen name
     
  11. ChicagoGuy

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    Thanks. I wanted something creative that allowed me to express myself and my unique personality.
     
  12. Alum

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    I feel like 2016 was more crowded than 2017.

    But that might have strictly been a design/floor plan thing.

    I also only did Friday in 2017 (due to football tickets on Sat).

    This'll be my 10th FoBAB and indeed, it certainly has changed a lot. If the cost means they cut down on people (Ron Howard's voice: "They did not"), that'd be nice..

    Treebs you could literally do/taste EVERYTHING when they introduced ImBIBE back then in that first hour..
     
  13. SecretSquirrel

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    I've been in the fence the last few years maybe I just won't go this year lol
     
  14. Alum

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    2016 v 2017.. I meant 2015 vs 2016.

    You guys know what I meant tho.
     
  15. powz87

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    Ummm unless they move it back to Bridgeport I'm out.
     
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