US - Great Lakes The WI Thread: FIBs stay the fuck out

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by sherm1016, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. furley

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    i'm going to pretend tomorrow doesn't exist
     
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  2. sjstraub

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    Those sound interesting. Looking forward to trying them.
     
  3. furley

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    anybody at that thing at the place where the stuff is that's not happening today?
     
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  4. MarcatGSB

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    Must have been terrible.
     
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  5. powz87

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    Bloody sunrise was probably the best beer I had over the weekend. Tasted like a tequila sunrise. El Ganador was also pretty good. Overall great weekend.
     
  6. furley

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    anyone been??


    http://www.jsonline.com/story/enter...milwaukees-new-taproom-its-smallest/97144076/

    Eagle Park Brewing, 2018 S. 1st St., is Milwaukee's tiniest brewery with what could be the city's smallest taproom.

    Directions to the taproom don't intentionally mimic a speakeasy; it just feels that way. To get to the second-floor location of the Lincoln Warehouse where Eagle Park is located, go to the door with the blue light above it and press the buzzer. A voice leads visitors to the second floor.

    Inside, a gently used leather sofa — as advertised on Craigslist — welcomes visitors from across the room. On the other side are two modern chairs. The official capacity is 49 patrons. Steps away is the bar, its glossy black subway tile illuminated by rope lighting that peeps out from under the bar top.

    Jackson and Max Borgardt spent years brewing in the garage of the New Berlin house where they grew up, even providing brews for a holiday Christmas party thrown by their parents. This year, the brothers, along with Jake Schinker, took over the Lincoln Warehouse spot abandoned by Enlightened Brewery, which moved to a larger facility on the building's first floor.

    Jackson Borgardt calls it "a corner bar meets taproom meets speakeasy."

    Much of the décor came from artists and creatives in the building, which includes businesses as varied as The MINIclassy, makers of high-end clothing for kids; a metalsmith; and Racestart personal training.

    "There's a dude for everything in this building," Max Borgardt said.

    But it's not a taproom until you spy reclaimed wood. Oh, there it is, above the bar — a textured centerpiece made of old pallet wood, which sets off the dark gray wall color. Two windows look out below — one with a view of the former Horny Goat brewpub and a larger one with an eye on traffic.

    The name Eagle Park is a riff off Eagle Trace, the street near the home where the brothers were raised and the band they front when they're not making beer. Black acoustic tiles on the walls are framed by concert posters that the band of brothers has collected. Max Borgardt shows off the sound system which is, as expected, professional-band quality but kept at a lower decibel than, say, one of their shows.

    In late 2016, the Borgardts and Schinker began brewing on a half-barrel system in the room next door.

    The eight tap lines are synced to beers in the brewery's cooler. The plan calls for a Loop Station, a golden ale with agave nectar, lime peel and sea salt. It's currently on tap at The Explorium Brewpub in Greendale. Eagle Park also has Line Check, a Brown Porter; Immortal Soul, made with five different hops; Set List IPA; Amber; a stout; and an Oatmeal Brown Ale.

    When Eagle Park opens its taproom to the public, likely this month, the hours will be 3 to 10 p.m. Saturdays only. They expect to add to the schedule as they ramp up production.

    Eagle Park has plans to add a Frequent Flyer membership program and host tap parties when they open to the public. Beers will cost $6 for pints and $3 for small pours.
     
  7. elkhunter36

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    Central Waters Brewing Company
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    These two beauties came through the packaging line today! Rye Barrel Chocolate Porter will hit distribution in the next week or two. The newest beer out of our barrel aging program is Rye Barrel Stout - an American Stout aged three years in rye bourbon barrels. We do not have enough of the Rye Barrel Stout for distribution - so it will only be available at the brewery starting this Friday!

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  8. powz87

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    Hi <3
     
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  9. elkhunter36

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  10. furley

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    can FIBS make it that far north on Friday?

    does it even make sense to try and go on Saturday afternoon?
     
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  11. trickytunadicky

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    Friend from the north visited with Karben4's smore stout over the weekend. It was in a growler, so I am not sure the name, but I enjoyed it as your average FIB should enjoy an adjunct stout. I'll try not to spread the word amongst my FIB brethren too much.
     
  12. elkhunter36

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    Central Waters Brewing Company

    We have two beer announcements this week!

    Today is the first packaging run of Rift - our new IPA. This has been a pet project of our head brewer and the beer has an amazing aroma from a ton of late addition hops and dry hopping with Simcoe, Citra, and Amarillo hops. Milwaukee and Central Wisconsin - the trucks are heading to your distributor tomorrow!

    Also, the latest beer off of our pilot system - a bourbon barrel aged vanilla bean stout! This is a new stout recipe that we aged for 1 1/2 years in bourbon barrels and added vanilla beans to! We don't have much of this so it will only be available on draft at the brewery - it will not be available for growlers or crowlers

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  13. furley

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    sonofabitch... THERE ARE A LOT OF US NEAR THE LAKE THAT WANT BEER, TOO

    ISO/FT: shitty 80s comics
     
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  14. Dunt

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    Nilla?
     
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  15. elkhunter36

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    Twas a glorious day.

     
  16. elkhunter36

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    Any fellow cheeseheads gonna drink beer with me Saturday?

    5 Year Anniversary Party
    Public
    · Hosted by 3 Sheeps Taproom And Barrel Warehouse and 3 Sheeps Brewing Company

    Details

    Join us for the biggest party we’ve ever thrown as we raise a glass to our fifth birthday, unveil our new branding, release two limited edition, taproom-only barrel aged bottles, dance to live music, feature food from local eateries, and serve up a bunch of tasty beers (including some special surprises). NOTE: WE WILL BE CASH ONLY ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT! ATM will be on hand.

    Five years ago we started brewing in a tiny space tucked away in the back of someone else’s bar. Today we’re operating in a brand new production brewery, with our own taproom, some new beers and new labels that we’re really proud of. We figured it was high time to celebrate with the people that got us here: all of you!

    BOTTLE RELEASES (LIMITED SUPPLY, TAPROOM ONLY, LIMIT 2 BOTTLES EACH PER PERSON)
    - Bourbon Barrel Aged 'Paid Time Off': Imperial Stout brewed w/ toasted coconut, walnuts, and cocoa nibs
    - Bourbon Barrel Aged 'Uber Joe': Imperial Stout brewed w/ coffee, cocoa nibs, and vanilla

    TOURS
    - We will have 3 tour times: 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM. Purchase tour tickets here: http://www.etix.com/ticket/v/12070/3-sheeps-brewing-company

    SPECIAL BOTTLE FEATURES
    Help us toast each of our new bottles with timed releases of $3 specials:

    12pm - Waterslides IPA
    2pm - Rebel Kent Amber Ale
    4pm - First Kiss IIPA with Wildflower Honey
    6pm - Uber Joe Maplewood Aged Imperial Stout

    LIVE MUSIC
    1PM-4PM - The Honeygoats
    7PM-8PM - 3 Sheeps' own Justin Regner
    8PM-11PM - SugarNova


    FOOD
    Wicked Urban Grill
    Luz de Luna
    Nicky's Pizza
    Parker John's BBQ & Pizza - Sheboygan

    Full beer lineup TBA, but it will include:
    Bourbon Barrel PTO
    Bourbon Barrel Uber Joe
    Chardonnay Barrel Aged 'Roll Out The Barrel' (2014)
    Citra Hopped Waterslides
    Pineapple Pale Ale
    Uber Joe (2017)
     
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  17. elkhunter36

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    Pretty cool episode of Wisconsin Foodie last night featuring B&E's Trees who age their maple syrup in Central Waters barrels.

     
  18. mjohnson17

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    Strawberry Rhubarb in 4 packs.... hnnnngggg!
     
  19. furley

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    what? when? where!?
     
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  20. elkhunter36

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