US - Great Lakes Great Taste of the Midwest

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by Dunt, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast

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    Will Off Color bring enough beer to last more than an hour and a half this time?
     
  2. rmalinowski4

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    ALFALFA KANG:
    Style: American Pale Ale. ABV: 6.5. APA brewed with Alfalfa Hay and
    Honey. Collab with 3 Floyds and Wise Acre
    APEX PREDATOR:
    Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale. OG: 14.0. IBU: 25.0. ABV: 6.5. SRM: 8.0.
    Dry hopped Farmhouse Ale
    BARREL AGED DINOSMORES–AKA DINOSNORES:
    Style: Russian Imperial Stout.
    ABV: 11.0. Imperial Marshmallow Stout aged in Willet Rye barrels
    COFFEE DINOSMORES:
    Style: Russian Imperial Stout. IBU: 60.0. ABV: 10.5. Imperial
    Marshmallow Stout with coffee
    DINOSMORES:
    Style: Russian Imperial Stout. ABV: 10.5. Imperial Marshmallow Stout
    EEEK!:
    Style: American Wild Ale. ABV: 5.0. American Wild Ale brewed in collaboration
    with Miller High Life
    FIERCE:
    Style: Berliner Weissbier. OG: 9.5. IBU: 3.0. ABV: 3.8. SRM: 2.0. Berliner Weiss/
    Saison Hybrid
    HELLBROTH:
    Style: American Wild Ale. ABV: 6.3. Wild Biere de Miel with cranberries
    HYPER PREDATOR:
    Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale. ABV: 6.5. Coffee Saison
    JERKBIRD:
    Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale. OG: 19.0. IBU: 20.0. ABV: 9.5. SRM: 5.0.
    LITTLE FRIEND:
    Style: Low Alcohol Beer. ABV: 3.5. Belgian style table beer
    MILLER HIGH LIFE:
    Style: Czech Pilsener. ABV: 4.5. Batch of Miller High Life we brewed
    with them at Miller
    SCURRY:
    Style: American Dark Wheat Ale. OG: 13.5. IBU: 18.0. ABV: 5.3. SRM: 27.0. Dark
    honey beer with molasses and oats
    SPARKLES FINDS (SOME) TROUBLE:
    Style: Gose. ABV: 4.3. Leipzig Gose with
    Hibiscus
    TOOTH AND CLAW:
    Style: Czech Pilsener. ABV: 5.0. Field Museum's house beer
    TROUBLESOME:
    Style: Gose. OG: -15.0. IBU: 10.0. ABV: 4.5. SRM: 5.0. Leipzig style gose
    WARI:
    Style: Experimental. ABV: 3.8. Chicha inspired ale brewed with the Field Museum
    WHISKERS:
    Style: American Wild Ale. OG: 18.0. IBU: 25.0. ABV: 8.5. SRM: 25.0.
    WUNDERKAMMER:
    Style: Flanders Oud Bruin. ABV: 5.8. Blend of aged dark honey beer,
    fresh dark honey beer, wild ale and cherries
    YOU NEVER TAKE ME ANYWHERE NICE:
    Style: Czech Pilsener. OG: 12.5. IBU: 35.0.
    ABV: 5.0. SRM: 3.0. Zwickel lager
    YUZU FIERCE:
    Style: Berliner Weissbier. OG: 9.7. IBU: 3.0. ABV: 3.8. SRM: 4.0. Berliner
    Weiss/Saison Hybrid with yuzu and calamansi
    ZANY SUITS:
    Style: Gose. ABV: 4.3. Leipzig Gose dry hopped with Hallertau Blanc
     
  3. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast

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    That might be enough beer.
     
  4. OHLRangers

    OHLRangers

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    C'mon you'll be done for the day after your 2nd taste.
     
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  5. OHLRangers

    OHLRangers

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    And will they actually pour the beer you request?
     
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  6. furley

    furley

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    LIES! DAMN LIES!






















    hold me
     
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  7. rmalinowski4

    rmalinowski4

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    Does It really matter. Just go through the line 5 or 6 times and you will get to try them all.
     
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  8. furley

    furley

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    let's get rip roaring drunk on Friday. i'll roast the smores if you and the Mrs. come out camping.


    and by "roast the smores" i mean snuggle gently with you in to the deep of the night
     
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  9. OHLRangers

    OHLRangers

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    My old azz and camping don't fit in the same sentence, unfortunately. And we have to be there a lot earlier than usual Saturday as we're "working" it for the first time. Wish me luck, I may be dead before 1pm when the gates open!
     
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  10. furley

    furley

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    lol

    hydrate and wear a loose fitting mesh shirt :wub:
     
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  11. mychalg9

    mychalg9

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    I got to do that a few years ago, somehow I managed to survive. Just make sure you can function enough to pour beer (if that's what your job will be) and not make a total ass of yourself to customers before they get too drunk to care. Also hit the Real Ale tent before opening if that's your thing, it's pretty much heaven when there's no lines.
     
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  12. Ferowcious

    Ferowcious

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    Any bottle share ops on Friday night? I'm staying at the Sheraton.
     
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  13. mythril43

    mythril43

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    I'd pack up some bottles but it looks like we will not be getting in until late. Hope you find something!
     
  14. MarcatGSB

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    Came here to read some good stories and just radio silence. Legit. Must means good times.
     
  15. Unbreakabolt

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    I think it's fair to say that Transient was the brewery of the fest for me. Everything they brought was incredible, especially Taweret and Kentuckley. The Pipeworks and Off Color booth was rocking and Morning Delight was on almost the entire fest. I don't know how you do a festival better than that and it was a beautiful day to be out in the park.
     
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  16. furley

    furley

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    which one of you glorious bastards was wearing this shirt yesterday?

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Unbreakabolt

    Unbreakabolt

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    I almost shot beer out of my nose when I saw that. Very well played by that guy.

    Also, I think I'm ready to officially sound the death knell for goose island/bourbon county. That was by far the weakest range of beers I've ever seen them bring to the great taste and happy to say I didn't spend one second in line at their booth.
     
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  18. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast

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    Timed tappings are fucking stupid.
     
  19. furley

    furley

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    they seem to have scaled way back for some reason. i dunno about death knell for Goose Island but it was sure weird seeing how little impact they had yesterday.
     
  20. nodamagedone

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    They're probably broke due to all the refunds they've had to give out recently.