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Old 07-10-2008, 02:43 AM   #1
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It's that time again, time for the best beer in the state (except for the stuff you make, of course)! The 2008 Michigan Brewers Guild’s Summer Beer Festival is going to be on July 26 and 27th.

For more info on the festival, visit http://www.michiganbrewersguild.org/events.asp

A list of locations selling tickets is at http://www.mbgmash.org/?p=80 - which reminds me that I need to pick up my tickets ASAP.

Do any HBT members want to get together there and have a mini-meetup?
Primary: Nearly Nirvana Pale Ale
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:21 AM   #2
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oh i'll be there!!!!!
primary1 :UTOPIA BABY(still searching for it)
secondary:middling bastard ipa
kegged:simcoe blonde, crystal pale ale, yellow jacket golden ale, lemon shandy blonde

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Old 07-11-2008, 04:07 AM   #3
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I very much want to, but not 100% sure of my schedule. I should know fairly soon. I met my first HBT'ers last week at the International Beerfest in Seattle. It was a blast and I think this will be great fun too.


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Old 07-19-2008, 12:23 AM   #4
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Bringing this back to the top..

HBT Michigan crew meet up?

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Old 07-19-2008, 12:29 AM   #5
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This summer it seems that there are 50 or 60 different things going on in the Detroit area every weekend...I don't think I'm going to be able to make it...I'm already booked for Friday and Saturday
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Old 07-19-2008, 03:23 AM   #6
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Tickets in the car already, and my first batch of homebrew ready for my afterparty. I'm only going Saturday, next year I may pony-up for the MBG membership to get in for that extra hour.

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Old 07-19-2008, 03:26 AM   #7
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I'm still planning on Saturday. Good idea to mention bringing beer along for potential swaps.


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Old 07-20-2008, 01:26 AM   #8
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Holy crap, this list is impressive!

July 14th, 2008

Well here it is Michigan Beer Fans! This is a the official beer list for the 2008 Summer Beer Festival. It is complete now so you know exactly what to expect. We have more breweries participating than ever before and we are looking forward to another great event!

Arbor Brewing Co. - Ann Arbor
Super Snapper Very Special Bitter
HXL Strong Pale Ale
Uskratsch Mai Bock
David’s Brown Ale
Holy Heifer Hefe IPA
Milestone Porter

Arcadia Brewing Co. - Battle Creek
Cocoa-Loco Triple Chocolate Stout
Hopmouth Double IPA
Hop Rocket Imperial IPA
Cereal Killer ‘08 Barleywine
Sky High Rye
Big Dick’s Olde Ale

Atwater Block Brewery - Detroit
Vanilla Java Porter
Voodoovator Doppelbock
Dirty Blonde American Wheat
D-Light Kolsch
D-Lager Helles
Salvation IPA

Bastone Brewery - Royal Oak
Witface Belgian White
Nectar Des Dieux Trippel
Dubbel Vision Belgian Dubbel
Main St. Pilsner

Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse - Gaylord
Responsibly Pilsner
Red Bird
Fighting IPA
Doc’s ESB
Pimpin Porter
Razz Wheat

Big Rock Chop & Brewhouse - Birmingham
Norm’s Raggedy Ass IPA
Raymondo El Rojo-ator Doppelbock
White Cap Wit
Kellar Pils
Flying Buffalo Imperial Stout
Old Woodward Altbier
Oops-a-hefe Imperial Hefe-Weizen
Cherry Poppin Danny’s Sour Fruit Beer
Farmhouse Ale
Double Trouble Sour Belgian
Saison St. Clair

Black Lotus Brewing Co. - Clawson
Detroit Hip Hops IPA
People Mover Pilsner
Black Bottom Oatmeal Stout
Clawtown Brown Ale
World Wide Wheat
Red Tao Amber Lager

B.O.B.’s Brewery - Grand Rapids
Sugar Daddy Belgian Tripple
Blackberry Vanilla Blonde
Mango Chipotle Hop Sun
Orange Lotus Hopsun
Full Force IPA
Stinger Rubus Raspberry

CJ’s Brewing Co. - Commerce Twp
Summer Brew
Lower-Straits Stout
Full-moon Fever
Rich-Hagg Red
Raspberry Pale Ale
Vat 33 IPA

Copper Canyon Brewery - Southfield
Northwestern Gold Munich Helles
Devil’s Peak IPA
Summerzest Wit
Rye PA
Double Nut Brown
Big Time Barleywine
Snickerdoodle Belgian Strong Ale
Love Potion Belgian Tripel
Uber Pils Double Pilsner
Miri Maibock
“10″ Strong Ale

Corner Brewery - Ypsilanti
Tallywhacker Scottish Ale
Espresso Love Breakfast Stout
Bavarian Bliss Hefe Weizen
Sacred Cow IPA
Brasserie Blonde
Tree Fort English Summer Ale

Dark Horse Brewing Co. - Marshall
Crooked Tree IPA
Raspberry Ale
Reserve Special Black Beer
Amber Ale
Sapient Trip Ale
Double Crooked Tree
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout
Mystery Wit
One Oatmeal Stout
Too Cream Stout
Tres Blueberry Stout
Fore Smoked Stout

Detroit Beer Co. - Detroit
Super Hot Town Wit
Ripper’s ESB
Got Wheat?
Steam Tunnel Stout

Detroit Brewing Co. - contract brewer
Detroit Lager
The Detroit Dwarf

Dragaonmead Microbrewery - Warren
Erik the Red Irish Amber Ale
Bill’s Witbier
Final Absolution Belgian Tripel
Kaiser’s Kolsch
Inquisition IPA
Earl Spit Stout

Fantail Brewing Co. - Sturgis
Shipwreck Chocolate Porter
Beachside Summer Ale
Admiral Razz
Pale Pirate Pale Ale

Fletcher St. Brewing Co. - Alpena
Thunder Bay Bock
Lumber Lager Red
Sunrise Wit
Fletcher Helles

Fort Street Brewery - Lincoln Park
Piston Pale Wheat IPA
Summer Sunsation Blueberry Wit
CPA Gluten Free
Motor City Mocha Chocolate Porter
Secret Stash Barrel Aged Stout
Grapes & Grains of Wrath Porter Shiraz
Brownout Belgian Rye
Saison d’Antoine
When Monks Get Drunk Belgian Imperial IPA
Tupelo Rage Braggot

Founders Brewing Co. - Grand Rapids
Red’s Rye P.A.
Centennial IPA
Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale
Dry-Hopped Pale Ale
Rubaeus Raspberry Ale
Cherry Ale
Devil Dancer Triple IPA
Kentucky Breakfast Stout
Backwoods Bastard
Bourbon Porter
Bourbon Red’s Rye P.A.

Frog Island Brewing Co. - contract brewer
Devils in the Details Russian Imperial Stout
Coffee Porter
Castle Bravo Double IPA
Cream Ale
Amber Ale

Grand Rapids Brewing Co. - Grand Rapids
Farmers Daughter Saison
Lamina Lambic
Clockwork Orange Belgian Wheat
Wildberry Ambrosia Malternative
Tiramisu Stout

Grizzly Peak Brewing Co. - Ann Arbor
Dry-hopped Willamette Pale Ale
Haar der Zeige (Hair of the Goat) Maibock
Poolside Lager Munich Helles
Pivo Bohemian Pilsner
Oasthouse Wheat Ale
Strang Wullie Wee Heavy
Sour Bear Ale Wood Aged Porter

The Hideout Brewing Co. - Grand Rapids
Smuggler’s Hazelnut Stout
Brandy Barrel Abbey
Lucy’s Vienna Lager
Amber Ale
Dirty Faced Double IPA
Black Lager
Hideout Honey Brown

Jasper Ridge Brewery - Ishpeming
Rope’s Golden Wheat
Red Earth Pale Ale
Blastin Blueberry Wheat
Gallagher’s Stout

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales - Dexter
Roja Du Kriek Sour Cherry Beer
Luciernaga Grand Reserve
Perseguido 1 year old Sour Blend
Oro de Calabaza Strong Belgian Gold
Weizen Bam Sour Wheat
Luciernaga Saison

Keweenaw Brewing Co. - Houghton
Pick Axe Blonde
Red Jacket Amber Ale
Lift Bridge Brown Ale
Widowmaker Black Ale
Empress Hefeweizen

King Brewing Co. - Beautiful Pontiac
Irish Red Ale
Quit Jerkn’ My Firkin Real Ale
Pale Ale
Hardtail Ale
Pontiac Porter
Two Fisted Old Ale

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. - Warren
Froach Heather Ale
Gruit Ancient Ale
Ninkasi Ancient Ale
Sahti Ancient Ale
A Few Shillings Too Many Wee Heavy
Fourth Dementia Old Ale
Braggot Mead
Road Rash Imperial Stout
American Ale Extreme IPA

Leelanau Brewing Co. - contract brewer
Petoskey Pale Ale
Whaleback White

Lily’s Seafood Grill & Brewery - Royal Oak
Lily’s Light Pilsner
Whitefish Bay Wheat
Reggie’s French River Red
A. Strange Stout
C.L.’s California Common
Sven & Ollie’s IPA

The Livery - Benton Harbor
Thoms Special IPA
Double Paw IPA
Maillot Jaune French Farmhouse Ale
Poor Freddys German Pilsener
Agent 99 Belgian Quad
Carvana Imperial Red Ale

Michigan Brewers Guild - East Lansing
Michigan’s Grand Crew Saison

Michigan Brewing Co. - Webberville
Superior Stout
High Seas IPA
My My Maibock
Imperial IPA
Imperial Stout
Celis Raspberry
Celis Grand Cru

Motor City Brewing Works - Detroit
Summer Brew American Wheat
Ghettoblaster Mild
Motown Lager
Honey Porter
Old Gear Oil Sour Brown Ale
Corktown Stout

Mount Pleasant Brewing Co. / Mountain Town Station - Mt. Pleasant
Railyard Raspberry Wheat
Steam Engine Stout
Coal Stoker’s Blackberry Ale
Second Wind Wheat

New Holland Brewing Co. - Holland
Zoomer Wheat Ale
The Poet Oatmeal Stout
Full Circle Kolsch
Golden Cap Saison
Black Tulip Trippel
Dragon’s Milk Oak Aged Ale
Existential Hop Wine
Sundog Amber Ale
Red Tulip
Night Tripper Imperial Stout
Mad Hatter IPA
Smokin’ Hatter
Imperial Hatter

North Peak Brewing Co. - Traverse City
Summer Ale w/chamomile & lemon
Cherry Lickin’ Good
Frugal Gourmet IPA
North Peak Light
Shirley’s Irish Stout
Shake Your Tree Peach Ale

Old Hat Brewery & Grill - Lawton
Coffee Porter
Scotch Ale
Pale Ale
Cherry Baby Pilsner

Original Gravity Brewing Co. - Milan
Primordial Porter
Mason Brewer Bitter
Belgian Training Wheels
County Street Amber Ale
Orange Tic Tac Belgian Ale

Right Brain Brewery - Traverse City
CEO Stout (chocolate/espresso/oatmeal)
Sun Cup Wheat w/lemon zest
Bourbon Stout cask
Magnum IPA
Cherry Festive Ale

Rochester Mills Beer Co. - Rochester
Lazy Daze Lager Munich Helles
Wit’s Organic
Cherry Cream Ale
Organic Amber Ale
Brickshot ESB
Pleszures Pale Ale
Sacrilicious Stout
2007 Belgian Trippel
Batch 1000 Barleywine
Bourbon Barrel Barleywine (VIP hours only!)

Round Barn Brewery - Baroda
Summer Wheat
Amber Ale
Cocoa Stout
Peach Fuzz Belgian Pale
Asian Pear Golden Belgian Ale

Royal Oak Brewery - Royal Oak
Krueger Alt
Euphori-ale Barleywine
Northern Light Kolsch
Royal Oak Red
Summer Wit

Saugatuck Brewing Co. - Douglas
Bamberger Rauchbier
Providence Farmhouse Ale
Spent Hop IPA
Dusseldorf Altbier

Schmohz Brewing Co. - Grand Rapids
Hopknocker Imperial IPA
Treasure Chest ESB
Miracle Off 28th Street Old Ale
Pickle Tink Strawberry Wheat
Ziniberene Ginger Beer
Gypsy Kiss Bock
Schwartz Black Pilsner
Pail Ale
Amber Tease

Sherwood Brewing Co. - Shelby Twp
Peach Pit Wit
Daytripper Trippel
Houlihan’s Irish Stout
Buxom Blonde Ale
Pretty Penny Pale Ale
Very Cherry Trippel - special release 7pm Friday
1492 IPA - special release 2pm Saturday

Short’s Brewing Co. - Bellaire
Huma Lupa Licious IPA
Anniversary Ale 2008 Imperial IPA
Rich’s Rye IPA Ice
Nicie Spicie American Wheat
Sustenance Black Beer Baltic Porter
Magician London Red

Traffic Jam & Snug - Detroit
Hibernator Doppelbock
Centurion Belgian Grand Cru

Tri-City Brewing Co. - Bay City
Loons Summer Ale
Phoenix Golden Ale Alt Bier
Phelan Irish Red
English Nut Brown Ale
Irish Stout

Walldorff Brewpub - Hastings
Hopnoxious IPA
Padawan Pale Ale
Bee Sting Honey Rye
Strawberry Rhubarb Cream Ale
Old Woody Imperial Stout
Sundancer Crystal Wheat

Wolverine Brewing Co. - contract brewer
Wolverine Beer

Woodward Avenue Brewers - Ferndale
Raspberry Blonde
Pale Ale
Ruby Lager Oktoberfest
Custom Porter
1-year aged X Ale Barleywine

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Old 07-21-2008, 04:39 AM   #9
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I'm going to see if I can get some friends together.
"If my mother was tied up and held ransom, I might think about making a light beer."Greg Koch
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:01 AM   #10
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Tickets are in hand. I'll be there Saturday.

As the day approaches, PM me to exchange contact info.

Beerswap anyone?


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Fermenter 2: Best bitter (2)
Fermenter 3: APA
Fermenter 4: APA

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