Chicago Craft Beer Week

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  1. y2chae
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    Tried buying tickets to Half Acre's Fifth Anniversary party next month at 10:07 today, tickets went on sale at 10, already sold out. Too many damn beer nerds in this damn city.
  2. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    I'll be at BUG and maybe one of the events at Beer Bistro, Farmhouse, and Smallbar.
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    Infinite1 Master and Ruler of the World

    I am still trying to kill for Dark Lord
  4. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    Wish Chicago could run its Beer Week like SF because none of these events excite me all that much. Just get me some Sculpin in cans in a few weeks and I'll be happy.
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    Pig I Am The One Who Locks Cupcake Mod

    Save me a sip!
  6. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    Wait; what?
  7. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

  8. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    2015 starts with BUG on 5/14. Skipped last year for a couple of reasons that probably still apply.
    :thinking:
  9. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Preliminary schedule is out. I imagine a shitton of events have not yet been added.

    http://chibeerweek.com/schedule/

    Possibly interested in Firestone Walker at Haymarket, former Goose brewers at Beer Bistro, and N Side vs. S Side at DryHop.
  10. CaptainBallz
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    RevBrew beer dinner at Empty Bottle on Monday... :thinking:

    Many of these just scream shitshow to me....
  11. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Still a bunch of tickets left for BUG and the closing event. I guess the general beer drinking public figured out that $60pp is a ridiculous price, when equally good or better events are only $30 - $40.
  12. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    Fuck BUG hard.

    Went to All Rise/Cobra Lounge for lunch and enjoyed myself. The IPA is solid and there's a DIPA, Kolsch and Hefe all coming out as soon as this weekend.
  13. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Beer Bistro added a MI beer night on 5/15. Gonna have Pt5 and some Founders stuff.

    I'll prolly head there after hanging with hot lawyer chicks at a fundraiser that afternoon.
  14. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

    Oberon?
  15. Zoso
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    Zoso *autistic screeching*

    Zmz talks s lot of shit for all the Oberon an Bud Lights and Killers shows.
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

  17. Ziggy
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    Ziggy I Can Get Laid in Germany

    Is zmz human or is he dancer?
  18. Zoso
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    Zoso *autistic screeching*

    Give him a shot at the night
  19. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    They're still bombing FB every day trying to get rid of these tix. Maybe consider lowering the price?

    :business:
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  20. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    My friend went to that BUG event a few years ago. He didn't think it was that good.
  21. Deuce
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    Deuce Has Dysentery

    Not even close to what it used to be.
  22. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    Pipeworks has 739 beers but pay $60 to try three of the ones they bring to everything and that you can get at Whole Foods.

    :gay:
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  23. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Last time I went (2 years ago), the Pipeworks line was 20 minutes long and the beer they brought was shitty.
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  24. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Justin Fucktard strikes again! Somebody (not me) very politely pointed out the price increase and dipshit bitchily responds, "we increased tix so more people can attend." Derp!
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  25. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    And here come the lying shills claiming on FB that BUG has always cost $60.

    They raised it 50% last year and pretty much everybody in attendance said it blew and they felt cheated. Then they're surprised when they can't sell out.

    :fuckdog:
  26. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Shitton of events have, in fact, been added. Mostly shitty, but Tuesday, May 19th, is intradasting:

    4:00pm - KBS and Galactic Double Daisy tapped at Skylark

    8:00pm - "various CBS tappings" at Maria's
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  27. skottyj
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    Coors Light tasting at Skyride every day. $ 3.25 per bottle. It's a big event.
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  28. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    I call bs. Nobody can taste coors light, because it's like drinking fizzy yellow water. :wave:
  29. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Monday after Craft Beer Week (5/25) at Local Option:
  30. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

  31. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Going to Goose brewery at 3:00, then maybe County BBQ for dinner tonight.

    They just announced that, for some reason, they were able to get Proprietors, KBS, and some unusual Off Color stuff.
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    Dat Alpine Nelson tho...
  33. CaptainBallz
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    Tribes tapping Parabola & Perennial 17 Chocolate Mint Imperial Stout tonight.

    Ratings seem meh, but fuck if Chocolate Mint Imperial Stout doesn't sound like boner in a snifter
    Last edited: May 14, 2015
  34. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    Fresh Parabola is awesome.
  35. CaptainBallz
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    :nicholson:

    Bulls n' stouts n' Sox n' stouts tonight?
  36. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

    SOX are off tonight

    :shitheadballz:
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  37. SABRSox
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    SABRSox Hollywood Mega-Hunk Bob Balaban Cupcake Mod

    Parabola is a fantastic beer. Bummed I could not land a few bottles this year.
  38. CaptainBallz
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    [​IMG]
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  39. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    In for both of these. There's currently 300 people in line at HA for the Galaxy release. Homos.
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  40. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Shocking lack of social media posts talking about what an awesome time everybody had at BUG, despite a virtual repeat of last year's wet, muddy shitstorm.

    :thinking:
  41. Deuce
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    Deuce Has Dysentery

    Only news so far is that Transient Ales disappeared early in the evening. People think something screwy happened.
  42. CaptainBallz
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    CaptainBallz Windowlickin' Good

    Why are you guys so BUG-sessed?
  43. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Why are you so Tribes-sessed?
  44. CaptainBallz
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    You mean that event I mentioned once and am going to? I'm talking about the event you didn't go to, but have complained about in 10 different posts.

    Serious question though.
  45. Cheeses
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  46. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Yeah, you've only mentioned Tribes once and not in like 9 different threads.

    :andruw:
  47. CaptainBallz
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    CaptainBallz Windowlickin' Good

    :rolleyes:

    Yeah sorry, won't mention that place a mile from my house that serves beer in the beer forum.

    Anyway, why so BUG-sessed?
  48. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    :rolleyes:

    Yeah sorry, won't mention the premiere craft beer week event in the craft beer week thread in the beer forum.
  49. CaptainBallz
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    Fuck, rough day at the office, maurice?? :rolleyes:

    I'm seriously fucking asking why so much guff over BUG, as opposed to, say, the 1000 other shitty beer events that happen throughout the Chicagoland area any given week. Like, The American Beer Fest at Soldier Field just happened last week and is expensive and sucks. No one said shit about it because it's just another shitty beer fest. This doesn't really call for a bunch of snippy, Cramps-esque copycat posts.

    But I guess it's because BUG is supposed to be "THE" craft beer week event and used to be decent, but now sucks.... :shrug:

    Great. All I wanted to know.
    Last edited: May 15, 2015
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