Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by steebo777, Aug 15, 2012.
which sesh are most of yall going to? specifically the after party talkers
I was able to secure a ticket to the 6pm session around noon on 9/1. It was my wedding day, but thankfully the girls were running late (shocker) and I had time at the hotel to use my cell to get online and order one. This will be my first time attending - can't wait!
Afternoon session. When is the jegross autograph signing?
Hopefully the first session. I'm bringing my Pappy '07 BCBS bottle to get signed just in case.
Man I had a couple bath salt whales lined up for yall after the 6pm too!
So rare, it doesn't even exist.
Well, FoBAB does often make one ravenous for human flesh. Bring them anyways.
lol, imagine FOBAB w/o human flesh and bath salts!? Hard to swallow...
That's what I figured. I guess we pick between drunken bus ride to red line or drunken walk to red line. Just kidding I never get drunk it's all about respecting beer.
I just booked my hotel in downtown, probably cab it down. Going to the 6pm session.
Someone comfort me and tell me 2 tickets will likely open up for this at some point. Waiting to book that flight back home.
Afternoon session here.
Might be the luckiest person ever. Just checked the website, and was able to buy a ticket to the 6pm session.
If you are talking about BPT's, then I'm not sure what you are talking about because it says sold out for both sessions?
Yea, I bought one of the BPT sight 25 minutes ago to the 6pm session. Someone must have returned one, because it let me buy it and download the ticket. People might want to check back in every now and then and see if anymore open up.
Anyone have an extra ticket for the 6pm session?
Anybody want a tease of what Goose Island is bringing to FOBAB?
Straight from the horse's mouth: "Bourbon County, Bourbon County Cherry Rye, King Henry, Madame Rose, and then a bunch of Bourbon County aged in different kinds of barrels."
That was covered in the other FoBAB thread already
dammit. totally missed that other thread. my bad. Still, excitement overwhelms me. I think I just peed a little.
Considering I'm going to the Black Friday event, I'm a little unimpressed with what goose is bringing other then the random barrel bcbs.
Meh. I see it as an opportunity to take some tickets and sample some new stuff.
I agree. Lots of good beers available...
Ah, but don't forget that there is more than one Goose Island entity at FoBAB. In one of my earlier posts, for instance, I quoted Jered Rouben (Goose Island Clybourn) stating that he doesn't like releasing information about what he's bringing to FoBAB early, though he did confirm that XOCOLATL will be there. (I know of one other entry that he'll be bringing that he has not confirmed publicly which I have been fortunate to try, and it is worth seeking out during your FoBAB session).
XOCOLATL took a place in the experimental category last year if I recall. Good beer
I'd be cool with another shot at Honey B.
Ya I know but cult icon laffler doesn't look like he's bringing anything new.
The variations will be nothing but stellar most likely...Manhattan BCBS from last year was, if nothing else, very interesting...Ghost Pepper Chili, well I didn't try it but heard more of the same about that one. Might not be a NEW beer, but there will be something that we have never tried.
Taking the red-eye from LA to Chicago tonight---giddy like a little kid for Saturday (and beer adventures tomorrow and Friday). Look forward to meeting some BAs around town and at the event. I'll be the bald guy with glasses.
Are you going to be at the first or second session?
Had Manhattan BCS at GTOM. Could easily live without it. Didnt think it improved BCS at all. Just a little extra spice
Second session. Also planning on making the Very Mad Cow release and perhaps the Local Option event on Friday night.
Don't lie. You got to tick a box so it wasn't that bad!
Do it, Local Option is the shit. That tap list is super nice as well. Get some Swordfish tacos when you need some grub.
Last year's offerings from Goose Island at FoBAB:
BCBS Bramble Rye
Ghost Pepper BCBS
Manhattan Barrel Aged BCBS
Heartwood Symposium Ale
The only new offerings that had not previously been introduced to the general public at a previous festival or tasting were the Ghost Pepper BCBS and Manhattan BCBS.
Seeing that Goose Island announced that 'We'll have BCS, BCS Cherry, King Henry, Madame Rose, plus many single barrel variations of BCS. #FOBAB' - it would appear the lineup is very similar, minus Amara, Lolita, and Scarlett.
Though they did later clarify:
Which suggests to me that the variations aren't going to be too crazy. As mentioned above (or in the other FOBAB thread, I don't know), it will probably be like the "blend your own BCS" thing that's popped up before.
I didn't see the later Tweet, so thanks for the clarification!
Just got a response from Goose Island on Twitter stating that it will be "different" from what they had set up at the Great Taste - which should be interesting to see - specifically,
'BCS in three different kinds of whiskey barrels, plus BCS in a wine barrel'
I thought Napa County Stout at Stout Fest this past year was delicious. I hope it's something similar.
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