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Old 02-22-2011, 01:02 PM   #1
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Anybody else going? And if you are, what are you looking forward to trying? We'll be getting to Grand Rapids on friday and staying the night...we got a hotel room downtown so we can "walk" home from the micros. It should be a great weekend....not only for the beer, but it's my birthday weekend!

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Old 02-23-2011, 01:11 AM   #2
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Guess I will be the only one. Score!

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I went the past two years and it's pretty much the same thing every year, aside from a few new beers. It's a great experience if you've never been but after going to the winter fest multiple times I'd rather just save some coin and go to the summer fest since it's closer.

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I'll be there. Went last year and had a great time. I had a checklist made before hand but that went out the window right away. So this year I'm winging. The possibilities are endless...

Arbor Brewing Co.
Tree Town Brown Ale
Buzzsaw American IPA
Terminator Doppelbock
Crye Baby Rye Pale Ale
Alley Squirrel IPA

Arbor Brewing Co. - Corner Brewery
Ryeclops Imperial RyePA
Ypsi Gypsi Pale Ale
Michael Faricy’s Irish Stout
Sacred Cow IPA
Espresso Love Breakfast Stout

Arcadia Brewing Co.
Russian Imperial Stout
B-Craft Cascadian Ale
Loch Down Scotch Ale
Cereal Killer Barley Wine
Big Dick’s Olde Ale
Panama Red Smoked Imperial Red Ale
London Porter
Shipwreck Porter
Sky High Rye
Nut Brown Ale
Hopmouth Double IPA
Hop Rocket Imperial IPA

Atwater Block Brewery
Vanilla Java Porter
Dirty Blonde Ale
Winter Bock
Voodoovator Doppelbock
Cherry Stout
Double Down
US Black Imperial Stout
Hop Strike English Double IPA
Teufel Weizen Doppelbock
*** special tappings of these beers every hour ***

Bastone Brewery
Dubbel Vision
Nectar des Dieux Triple

Bell’s Brewery
Cherry Stout
Special Double Cream Stout
Java Stout
Expedition Stout
Third Coast Old Ale
Oatmeal Stout
Golden Rye
Raspberry Ale
Trumpster Stout
Milk Stout
Harry McGill’s Spiced Stout
Smoke Stout
Winter White Ale
Batch 9,000
Batch 10,000
Hopslam
Two-Hearted

Big Buck Brewery
Raspberry Wheat
Triple Rye IPA
Wild Winter
Antler Ale

Big Rock Chop & Brewhouse
Norm’s Raggedy Ass IPA
Bourbon Imperial Stout
Flying Buffalo Imperial Stout
Blueberry Ice Trippel
Go Figure Black IPA
Strong Scotch Ale
Sour Raspberry

Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery“Hands Off My Goat” Stout
Bad Moon Ryeizen
Bourbon Oak Infused “Hands Off My Goat”
Liv’s Lager Imperial Pilsner
Schakolad Weizen Chocolate Wheat

B.O.B.’s Brewery
Robert the 4th BOB’s Bourbon Barrel Beer
Meta Physical Monk Belgian Ale
Peanut Butter and Stout
Tiramisu Stout
BBQIPA Smoked IPA

Brewery Vivant
Triomphe Belgian IPA
Farmhand French-style Farmhouse Ale
Kludde Dark Belgian Strong
St. Peppercorn Pale Rye
Walloon Southern Belgian-style Ale

Copper Canyon Brewery

Northwestern Gold
Devil’s Peak IPA
Killer Canyon Porter From The Wood
Rocktoberfest (12-3)
Rye PA (12-3)
Yellowcard (12-3)
Gingerbread Cookie Ale (3-6)
Apple Streudel Tripel (3-6)
Imperial Mild (3-6)
Oxymoronic Ale (3-6)

Dark Horse Brewing Co.
Crooked Tree IPA
Raspberry Ale
Reserve Special Black Bier
Boffo Brown Ale
Perkulator Doppelbock
GingeRed
One Oatmeal Stout
Too Cream Stout
Tres Blueberry Stout
Fore Smoked Stout
Double Crooked Tree
Scotty Karate Scotch Ale
Super Juice Quad IPA
4 Elf Winter Warmer
Bourbon Barrel Scotty Karate
Thirsty Trout Porter
Whiskey Richard Sour Ale
Sour Plead the Fifth Stout
Lambeek Wants Peach
Lambeek Wants Raspberry
Ginger in the Rye
WGDR Ale
Rocker Ale
West Michigan Ale
Raspberry Icee Black

Detroit Beer Co.
Cream Stout
India Brown Ale

Detroit Brewing Co.
Detroit Lager
Detroit Dwarf
Sanders Chocolate Stout

Dragonmead Microbrewery
Final Absolution Tripel
Erik the Red Amber Ale
Imperial Stout
Sin Eater Dark Belgian Strong
Juggernaut Imperial Amber
Under the Kilt Scottish Wee Heavy

Founders Brewing Co.

Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale
Red’s Rye PA
Centennial IPA
Double Trouble Imperial IPA
Porter
Endurance All Day IPA
Devil Dancer Imperial IPA
Nemesis 2010 Barleywine
Imperial Stout
KBS Imperial Stout
Red’s Rye PA Firkin

Frankenmuth Brewing Co.
Munich-style Dunkel
Batch 69 American-style IPA
Hefeweizen
Cass River Blonde Ale
Baltic-style Porter

Frog Island Brewing Co.
Amber Ale
Porter
Bengal IPA
Old St. Nick Nolte Holiday Ale
Stone Bone Old Ale
Moonsqualler Scotch Ale
Devil in the Details Imperial Stout
Castle Bravo Double IPA
Witch’s Hat Lyger Cream Ale
Witch’s Hat Holy Confusion Barleywine

Grand Rapids Brewing Co.
River City Red
Long Shadow Export Stout
English Session Ale
Hopgoblin Imperial Ale
Silver Foam Golden Ale
Espresso Stout

Great Baraboo Brewing Co.
Black Stone Porter
Snake Eye Canyon Red Ale
Vanilla Gold Golden Ale
Adventures in Hop IPA

Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.
Burton-Brussels Express Wood-aged IPA
Verloene Hosen Uber-Marzen
Humongous Imperial Red Ale
Little Giant Lager

The Hideout Brewing Co.
Spiced Chocolate Rye
Midnight Oatmeal Stout
Smugglers Hazelnut Stout
Man in Black IPA
Batch 300 Old Ale
Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout

Hopcat
Hoppopotamus American IPA
Raging Centaur Double IPA
Oil Rigger Imperial Stout
Black Mamba Schwarzbier
Slammin’ Salmon American Pale Ale
Dictator Cuban Coffee Stout (on nitro)

Jaden James Brewery
Honey Blond
India Pale Ale
Porter
Amber Ale
Russian Imperial Stout

Jamesport Brewing Co.
Scottish Strong Ale
Mocha Java Porter
Alt Bier

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Noel de Calabaza Holiday Ale
Bambic Special Blend
Collababiere (collaboration with Stone B.C.)
Chocolate, Pineapple, Chipotle Rauch Biere

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.
Stollen Christmas Fruit Beer
Bourbon Barrel Aged Fourth Dementia Olde Ale
Penetration Porter
Lunar Eclipse Amero-Bel IPA

Liberty Street Brewing Co.

Siamese Dream Double IPA
Kilt Tilter Strong Scotch Ale
American IPA
Starkweather Stout
Pooh Beer Honey Porter
Resinator Hemp Doppelbock (3:00 release)

Lily’s Seafood Grill & Brewery
Propeller Island Pilsner
Woodbutchers Pale Ale
Reggie’s French River Red
Sven & Ollie’s IPA
Emmie Mae’s Brown Ale
A Strange Oatmeal Stout
Drummond Island Dunkel
Yukon Cornelius Spiced Porter
O’Grady’s Cherry Stout

The Livery
2010 Barrel Aged Carvana Birthday Ale
Bourbon Barrel Jak Imperial Pale Ale
Barrel Aged Grand Reserve Hoppelbock
Barrel Aged Grand Reserve 5th Dimension Belgian IPA
2011 Carvana Birthday Ale
Telewhacker Winter Brown Ale
1/10th of a Mountain American Pilsener
String of Ponies American Pale Ale

Michigan Beer Cellar
Black Magic RyPA
Winter Sunshine Wit
Dryhopped American IPA
Mocha Java Stout
Not Old Enough Old Ale
Double Black Magic Double RyPA

Michigan Brewing Co.
Badass American Lager
Russian Imperial Stout
India Pale Ale
Celis Grand Cru

MillKing It Productions
AXL Pale Ale
BRIK Irish Red
“Menage a Trois In Your Mouth” Firkin

Motor City Brewing Works
Ghettoblaster English Mild
Strong Ale
Corktown Stout
Hard Cider

Mt. Pleasant Brewing Co.
Steam Engine Stout
Iron Horse IPA
Gruit Ale
Train Wreck Amber

New Holland Brewing Co.
Dragon’s Milk
Barrel Aged The Poet
Barrel Aged Imperial Hatter
Charkoota Rye Smoked Doppelbock
The Poet Oatmeal Stout
Night Tripper Imperial Stout
Sundog Amber
Full Circle Kolsch
Mad Hatter IPA
Top of the World Red Ale
2009 Black Tulip Belgian Trippel
Golden Cap Saison
2009 Brother Jacob Belgian Dubbel
Imperial Hatter
2010 El Mole Ocho
2010 Beer Hive Trippel w/honey and ginger
Mutinous Battle Chai Saison
2006 Pilgrim’s Dole
Envious Barrel Aged Fruit Ale

North Peak Production Brewery
Fury Black IPA
Burly Belgian IPA
Vicious Wheat IPA
Diabolical IPA

Odd Side Ales
Peanut Butter Cup Stout
Fig Brewton Pale Ale
Morning Wood Stout
Irish-style Mint Stout
Imperial Fussy Double IPA
Realignment Raspberry Wheat
Black Peppercorn Pale Ale
Citra Pale Ale
Smoked Chili Pale Ale

Old Boys’ Brewhouse
Connor’s Kolsch
La Belle Apple
The Kennel King Imperial IPA
Dunkler Hund Munich Dunkel
Toffee Stout
Butch’s Big Bad Beer Imperial Stout

Old Hat Brewery & Grill
Peanut Butter Stout
Pontoon IPA
Bees Knees Gluten Free Ale
Amber Rhy
Cherry Baby Pilsner

Olde Peninsula Brewpub
Forest Street IPA
Rockin’ Razberry Wheat
Stout Chocula
Sunset Red

Original Gravity Brewing Co.
440 Pepper Smoker
Bellywasher Scotch Ale
Southpaw IPA
Primordial Porter
Bourbon Barrel Ginger Ale

Redwood Brewing Co.
Cream Stout
Oatmeal Stout
Russian Export Stout
Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
Yorkshire Amber Ale

Right Brain Brewery
Random Alpha Docious Collaboration IPA
Dead Kettle IPA
Naughty Girl Stout
Bonaduce Ginger IPA
Rubus & Thistle
Barrel Aged Black Eye PA
Nice Girl Barrel Aged Stout
Grand Traverse Pie
Passion Brew IPA

Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Brown Ale
Scotch Ale
2009 Imperial Stout
2008 Bourbon Barrel Barleywine
Paint Creek Porter
Cornerstone IPA

Round Barn Brewery
West Highland Wee Heavy
Grape Expectations
Oak IPA
Kolsch

Royal Oak Brewery
Das Britannia Export Ale
Abbey Normal Belgian Pale Ale

Saugatuck Brewing Co.
Singapore IPA
Pier Cove Porter
Oval Beach Blonde Ale
True Scot Ale
Rauch Bier
Neapolitan Ale
Vanilla Nutmeg Oatmeal Stout
Swarzbier
Black Pale Ale

Schmohz Brewing Co.
Barleywine
Treasure Chest
Hopknocker
Oktoberfest
Zingeberene
Bone Crusher

Sherwood Brewing Co.
Buxom BlonDDe Ale
Mistress Jades Hemp Ale
Production Line Red
Houlihan’s Irish Stout
Black Tornado Hop Stout
Blackjack Coffee Stout
Mole Stout (1:00 release)
White Elephant (2:00 release)
Resinator Hemp Doppelbock (3:00 release)

Short’s Brewing Co.
Huma-Lupa-Licious
Snow Wheat Hefeweizen
Carrot Cake
Wizard Barley Wine
Black Cherry Porter
Almond Joy
Raisin Apollo Double IPA
“Another Caucasian Gary”

and more...

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Old 02-24-2011, 04:59 PM   #5
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Impressive list.
Not much like the beerfest we have here. Just a promo for the mega breweries.. they say over 70 different beer. Yeah right. Only a handful you could actually consider worth drinking.

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Old 02-24-2011, 05:06 PM   #6
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Ill be there, if i can recomend some bars to visit i would go to the bob they serve there micros on the 2nd floor then the Hop Cat(ionia st)
(they have the bobs beer there) they have like 50some micros on tap and from there founders is only a short walk down the road and usually on fridays they have live music playing...but being downtown those are really the only 3 micros your gonna find


have fun cya at beer fest ill be the drunk one

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Old 02-25-2011, 12:29 AM   #7
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I'm sure all the bars will be packed tomorrow night, I hope we can get a decent spot.
I will keep an eye open for you. I will be in a black winter coat with a winter hat on! Oh and probably not too sober myself!

Have a good time

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haha, i bet everyone will have black coats with hats

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Exactly!

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