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Old 02-16-2007, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default Who's pumped for the Michigan Brewer's Guild Winter Beer Festival....ME!

Any other Michiganders going to this? Here is the brewery/beer list:

Arcadia Brewing Co.
Hopmouth Double IPA
Cocoa Loco Chocolate Stout
Cereal Killer Barley Wine
Big Dick’s Olde Ale
Nut Brown Ale
London Porter

Atwater Block Brewery
Voodoovator Doppelbock
Vanilla Java Porter
Dunkelweizen
Salvation IPA

Fort Street Brewery
Motor City Mocha
Downriver Red
Snow Way
hIgh-BU-tifull Imperial IPA

Grand Rapids Brewing Co.
Bourbon Barrel Double IPA
Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
Framboise Lambic
River City Red

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.
Metry’s Winter Lager
American IPA
Barleywine
Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
Wheat Wine 2002
Penetration Porter
Dark Heathen Tripple Bock
Simcoe Silly

Lily’s Seafood
Everest Ale
Wicked Winter Warmer
Laniappe Lager
Bourbon Street Brown

Arbor Brewing
Duggie Style Red
Steamroller Russian Imperial Stout
Jackhammer Old Ale
Sacred Cow IPA

Bastone Brewery
Belgian Triple
Dopplebock
Imperial Stout
Belgian Wit

Big Rock Chop House
India Pale Ale
Keller Pils
Saison
Russian Imperial Stout

Black Lotus Brewing Co.
Detroit Hip Hops IPA
The Gift Belgian
McCaddy Shack Double Bagger Scotch Ale
World Wide Winter Wheat

Bonfire Brewery
Promethean Porter
Burning Brand Bitter
Every Minute IPA - cask
Bourbon Barrel Aged Red - cask
Chocolate Milk Stout

Corner Brewery
Espresso Love Breakfast Stout
Phat Abbot Belgian Dubbel
Phat Abbot Belgian Tripel
Brasserie Blonde

Dark Horse Brewing Co.
Tres Blueberry Stout
Too Cream Stout
One Oatmeal Stout
Boffo Brown Ale
Crooked Tree IPA
Double Crooked Tree IPA
Fra Fra Elderbrown Ale
Reserve Special Black Ale

Detroit Beer Co.
Winter Spice Beer
The Detroit Dwarf

Dragonmead Microbrewery
Final Absolution
Lancelot’s Cream Ale
Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout
Under the Kilt Wee Heavy
Big Larry’s Pale Ale

Founders Brewing Co.
Devil Dancer
Imperial Stout
Backwoods Bastard
Red’s Rye

Great Baraboo Brewing Co.
Boston Blackstone Porter
Spirit of ‘06 Winter Ale

Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.
Sheerwater IPA - cask
Final Repose Ale - cask
Draconus
Rauch-Dunkel
Bear Paw Porter - cask

The Hideout Brewing Co.
Belgian Tripple
Imperial Stout
Hazelnut Stout
IPA

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Bam Biere
Madrugada Obscura
Maracaibo Especial

King Brewing Co.
Two Fisted Old Ale
IPA
Irish Red

The Livery
Dark Czech Lager
Carvana Red Ale
Liverator Doppelbock
Trippel Weizenbock
Barrel Aged Cousin Jax
Telewhacker Winter Brown

Michigan Brewing Co.
Celis White
Imperial IPA
Peninsula Porter
Bourbon Russian

New Holland Brewing Co.
Mad Hatter
Red Tulip
Dragon’s Milk
Pilgrim’s Dole
The Poet

North Peak Brewing Co.
Imperial Stout
Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
Pale Ale

Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Belgian Trippel
Bourbon Barrel Imperial Pilsner
Dunkelweizenbock
Amarillo Pale Ale
2003 Imperial Stout
Double Dryhopped IPA - cask

Royal Oak Brewery
Brewhouse ESB
Royal Oak Red
Plesz’ures IPA
Abbey Normal
Screamin’ Steam
Enfers Belgian Strong Ale
Kilt Tiltin’ Scotch Ale
Euphoriale 2006

Saugatuck Brewing Co.
Kaiser Rausch
Doppelbock
British Best Bitter

Schmohz Brewing Co.
Hopknocker IPA
Bone Crusher Stout
Kiss My Scottish Arse Scotch Ale
Miracle Off 28th Street Old Ale
In Your Face IPA

Sherwood Brewing Co.
Anisette Imperial Stout
Evil IPA
Houlihans Irish Stout
Smoked Pumpkin Porter
Black Pils

Short’s Brewing Co.
Black Cherry Porter
Dan’s Pink Skirt Pale Ale
Winter Time Fun Ale
Snow Wheat

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Old 02-16-2007, 05:24 PM   #2
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When and where is this?

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Old 02-16-2007, 05:52 PM   #3
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Sorry, I left that out... http://www.michiganbrewersguild.org/ for info. It is Saturday Feb. 24th in Old Town Lansing. Will be cold, but it looks like there is enough high gravity stuff to keep me warm!

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Old 02-16-2007, 07:11 PM   #4
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Dang, you beat me to the punch!

I was going to post a similar topic asking who was going.

My girlfriend and I along with a handful of other couples are all going. Should be a blast!

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Old 02-16-2007, 07:47 PM   #5
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We should try to see which if the Michiganders from the board are going and meet up while we are there. I think that MI has a fair number of posters on the board

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Old 02-16-2007, 11:03 PM   #6
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Looks like I picked the wrong time to move to Massachusetts from Battle Creek, MI. Just 45 minutes from Lansing.

Although, the_bird and I are planning on doing a 10gal AG batch of an Irish Red next week.

Thanks Bird!

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I used to live just south of Lansing and don't remember anything like this before. It sucks that I won't be home to enjoy this.

I am amused by the "Old Town Lansing" comment in the ad, as opposed to just "downtown" Lansing.

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Wow...............thanks for the link.

Maybe we can organize a gathering for the July event! Anyone interested, shoot me a PM!

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Thats a lot o beer, poor judges must get bombed out of there minds hehe

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So who went?! I just got back home from Lansing (live in Traverse City) so it was a pretty easy 2-1/2 hour drive. I can say that without a doubt, I will now be going again to this next year as well as visiting the summer show as well; what a blast!

There were so many good beers, several not so good beers and a whole lot of beer loving people; twas truly an awesome afternoon. I was quite suprised to see a handful of breweries that were there as well that didn't make the original cut sheet. The food was good and decently priced, the beer was great and the band and atmosphere were lovely.

Here are the beers that I sampled that I can remember:

Atwater Block Brewery - Voodoovator Doppelbock, Vanilla Java Porter.
Arcadia Brewing Co. - Big Dick’s Olde Ale, waitress asked if I wanted a double big dick; winked at me, raised eyebrows and giggled.
Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. - Metry’s Winter Lager.
Lily’s Seafood - Wicked Winter Warmer.
Bastone Brewery - Belgian Triple.
Detroit Beer Co. - The Detroit Dwarf.
Dragonmead Microbrewery - Final Absolution.
Founders Brewing Co. - Kentuckey Breakfast.
New Holland Brewing Co. - Dragon's Milk.
Forgot the brewery's name (doh!) - Solar Eclipse (19%!)

Favorites in order were Dragonmead's Final Absolution, Wicked Winter Warmer, Metry's Winter Lager.

Were a couple others that sadly I don't remember the name that were also amazingly great. Tried a few sips of my girlfriend's pulls and some friends that were there as well. The Solar Eclipse was absolutley horrendous and I couldn't finish it; in fact, I almost threw up in my mouth on the second drink of it so I gave it away. I have no idea even what to compare it with even.

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