Tribes Beer Fest

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  1. CaptainBallz
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    On sale today at noon... Going for the second session from 2p-5p. July 26th.

    People be queefin' about the price, but since I a) have a job and b) went last year and it was fucking fantastic, I will be going.

  2. zmz
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  3. Zoso
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    Zoso *autistic screeching*

    That sounds like a decent deal
  4. CaptainBallz
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    Got my tix for sesh #2...

    See you clowns through beer-soaked lenses
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    I'm really excited to see what kind of IPA + More! is bringing. I really like their stuff.
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    Tap list is out. Anuses prepared

    Against the Grain:
    Hamon Hamarth - Imperial Smoked Porter
    London Balling - English Style Barleywine

    Ale Asylum:
    Pantheon Imperial Brown Ale - Imperial Nut Brown
    Calyptic Pale Ale - Session Ale

    Bells:
    Bourbon Barrel Aged Kalamazoo Stout
    Berry Ale - Fruit Ale

    Boulevard:
    Smokestack Series - Rye-on-Rye - Imperial Rye
    Smokestack Series - Two Jokers Double Wit - Imperial Wit

    Brewery Vivant:
    Zaison - Imperial Saison
    Whiskey Rooster - Whiskey Barrel Aged Citra Belgo Red IPA

    Dark Horse:
    Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead the Fifth - Imperial Stout
    Reign in Blood - Blood Orange IPA

    Dark Matter:
    Chocolate City - Iced Coffee

    Destihl:
    Adambier - German Sour
    Saint Dekkera Reserve Sour Ale Series - Blueberry Sour

    Firestone Walker:
    Helldorado - Blonde Barleywine
    Anniversary XVII - American Strong Ale

    Founders:
    Devil Dancer -Triple IPA
    Specialty Firkin TBA

    Four Hands:
    Passion Fruit Prussia - Fruit Berliner Weisse
    Snake Oil - Red IPA

    Goose Island:
    Old Man Grumpy - Experimental Pale
    Vintage 2012 Nightstalker - Imperial Stout

    Half Acre:
    Beer Hates Astronauts - IPA
    Navaja - Double IPA

    Hoppin Frog:
    Barrel Aged Boris - Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
    Hopped Up Goose Juice IPA

    Lagunitas:
    "2007" Gnarly Wine - Barley Wine Lagunitas
    Fusion 19 on Whiskey Barrels - Hoppy Brown

    New Belgium:
    Grätzer (Three Floyds Collab) - Hoppy Wheat
    LOVE is Oscar - Blackberry Whiskey Barrel Aged Sour

    Oskar Blues:
    Black Mamba - Dunkelweizen
    Bourbon Barrel-Aged Chaka - Barrel Aged Belgian Ale

    Pipeworks:
    Paradesiac Wit -Wit Beer with Strawberry & Kiwi
    Simcoe Imperial Pale

    Revolution:
    Tribal Hero (Collab with Tribes Alehouse) - IPA
    Filibuster - Wheat Wine

    Sierra Nevada:
    Chico King (Collab with FFF) - American Pale Ale
    There & Back (Collab with New Glarus) - English Style Bitter

    Solemn Oath:
    Foux du Fafa - Imperial Farmhouse IPA
    Pyrros (Collab with Stone) - Red Farmhouse Ale

    Stone:
    2012 Double Bastard Ale with Dark Toasted Oak - Strong Ale
    The Tiger Cub - Saison

    Surly:
    2012 Darkness - Vintage Imperial Stout
    Cacao Bender - Cacao Oatmeal Brown

    Three Floyds:
    Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker - Imperial IPA
    Yum Yum - Pale Ale

    Vander Mill:
    Puff the Magic Cyser - Barrel Aged Cyser (Dragons Milk)
  7. y2chae
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    Sounds good but not sure how I would get home so

    :pass2:
  8. CaptainBallz
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    Sold out months ago
  9. maurice
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    Saturday: Ballz drinks Against the Grain in shitty Tinley.
    Sunday: maurice drinks Against the Grain at Against the Grain.

    Surprised to see Darkness on there. This is pretty carefully selected lineup. Unusual for a beer fest.
  10. CaptainBallz
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    The whole fest is special releases or brewery-only options. This probably trumps the amazing tap list from last year. I need to enjoy it now before word gets out to Chicago fuckfaces that "shitty Tinley" is home to one of the top beer events in the damn land.
  11. zmz
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    :biglaff:
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  13. skottyj
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    The Darkness believe in a thing called love.
  14. Zoso
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    Zoso *autistic screeching*

    Tribes is actually a legit bier stube. ZMZ is a know nothing gay gentleman.
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  16. y2chae
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    The problem isn't going or getting out to "shitty Tinley" but I don't want to deal with drunk driving haps on the way. Of course it is early enough that I could just chill out for a couple hours afterwards and just sober up
  17. zmz
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  18. skottyj
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    There's a Culvers in Tinley. That's a good place to sober up.
  19. IWMB
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    Go drunk go karting at Odyssey.
  20. CaptainBallz
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    No sobering up with "Slippery When Wet" (80's rock) performing at the Tinley Concerts in the Plaza series later that night.

    :nicholson:
  21. Zoso
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    Tinley has the absolute worst cover band scene.
  22. CaptainBallz
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    If I have to see the Hat Guys douching up my Tinley haps one more time, I'll punch all of the ballz off
  23. maurice
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    I wouldn't go that far. For example, you can get BORIS (barrel-aged or not) in bottles year-round.

    Others are only "special" in the sense that they're seasonal. Plead the 5th is pretty widely available when it's released in stout season. Devil Dancer is EVERYWHERE right now, because they're charging $22 for a 4-pack.
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  24. CaptainBallz
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    Not sure how widely available BA Plead the 5th is at any time, but regardless... The fest is supposed to be "at least 2 rare, pub only or otherwise unique brews."

    Naturally, a couple of these jokers take their liberties with the "otherwise unique" option, but it's obviously only a handful... and they're still bringing quality offerings, so :shrug:.
  25. maurice
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  26. CaptainBallz
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    Enjoy Against the Grain, mo!

    :shrug:
  27. maurice
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    AtG just closed on a brewery/bottling plant, so you'll be seeing more of it in Chicago.

    Up 'til now, they've been operating out of a brewpub in a minor-league ballpark.

    :knowledge:
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    Begyle Brewing just put this one out. I'll be trying to find one in the next few weeks:

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  30. CaptainBallz
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    Fest ruled... Got wasted. Through my own pours and tastes of what other people had, I pretty much tried every non-sour, fruit, etc. ale available.

    Firestone's Helldorado and Against the Grain's London Balling (even though not at the actual brewery) were both awesome.

    Rev's Tribal Hero was awesome. I continued drinking that on tap when the fest was over.

    So many people ended up puking, it was gross.
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  31. Cheeses
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  32. maurice
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    Currently drinking AtG at AtG. Nobody's puking.
  33. CaptainBallz
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    One chick filled a damn pint glass and then some with bork. Good chance she drank her last barrel-aged beer for a while.
  34. sycked
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    I had Tribal Hero a few days ago on tap at Haymarket. Quite good and it was cheap as ballz.
  35. maurice
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    Against the Grain / Aviary / Fountainhead collab getting tapped at Fountainhead.
  36. CaptainBallz
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    Tribes Fest III set for July 25. Tix on sale May 18th ($40 - worth it).
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  37. maurice
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    Definitely worth the price, but I don't want to pre-game the UFC at the UC by drinking high gravity beer in the suburbs at 10:30am.

    Or do I?
    :thinking:

    Do they enforce the 10 ticket thing? That's not a lot of tickets.
  38. CaptainBallz
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    :nicholson:

    In the past two years, I've never run out of tix. But as discussed in the other thread, some of the vendors are just jags and sticklers and will insist on tix, while most others couldn't give a fuck. Pretty sure they're "strongly encouraged" to collect them. But I'm not above asking the vendor if he's fucking shitting me when they ask for tix, so I usually get a couple that way.
  39. maurice
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    Beer pourers at these things mostly are volunteers not related to the beer they're pouring. Even if they're wearing the brewer's tshirt. Dark Horse and AtG, for example, are very unlikely to send reps to Tinley Park.

    The rest are brewers and such, but neither group should give a fuck about tickets.
  40. CaptainBallz
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    Yeah, guaranteed the biggest sticklers are the volunteers/ "friend of the rep" who is happy to be there for the free beer for himself, but doesn't feel comfortable giving the beer away to people who paid to be there.
  41. Deuce
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    :hulk:
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  43. CaptainBallz
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    Got an offer to pour some Deschutes at the West Loop Beer Fest on June 13....

    Demand tix, more beer for myself? :thinking:
  44. Cheeses
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    First half of the tap list for TribesFest III released. Boners alive.

    Hello Friends! Both Sessions for Tribes Fest are SOLD OUT. We did, however, open up 25 slots for the AM (Session I) just this morning! And, if you were on the fence about attending this year, I have detailed HALF of the awesomeness being poured below:

    Tribes Beer Co: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work Coffee IPA;
    Against the Grain: Haarlem Globefrotter Dutch Lentebier;
    Ballast Point: Sculpin Mango IPA;
    Bell’s Brewing Co.: Wild One Sour/Wild Ale;
    Boulevard Brewing Co.: Red IPA;
    Buckledown Brewing: Nefarious BA Porter;
    Coronado Brewing: Old Scallywag Barleywine;
    Dark Horse: Zhatfig Ghastly Pale Stout;
    Firestone Walker: Feral One American Wild Ale;
    Founders Brewing: Kentucky Breakfast Stout;
    Four Hands: Madagascar Imperial Milk Stout;
    Greenbush: Taun Taun Atomic Overdrive Strawberry Habanero;
    Goose Island: Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout, 2014;
    Half Acre: Beer Hates Astronauts IPA;
    Hailstorm Brewing: Booberry Berliner Berliner Weiss;
    Haymarket Brewing: Pink Sock Monkey Raspberry Wheat;
    Lagunitas Brewing: High-West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout;
    Off Color Brewing: Yuzu Fierce Berliner Weiss;
    Pipeworks: Ninja vs Unicorn Double IPA;
    Revolution Brewing: Willie Wee Heavy Scotch Ale;
    Solemn Oath Brewery: Pain Cave Double IPA;
    Stone Brewing Co.: Bang Bang Amber Red;
    Surly: Darkness Imperial Stout;
    350 Brewing: Stop 2 Summer Kolsch;
    Three Floyds Brewery: Panther Transformation Red IPA.


    :crankit:
  47. CaptainBallz
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    Pipeworks brings Ninja v. Unicorn

    :deepsigh:
  48. BeviBall
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    Mango Sculpin

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  49. Prope
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    HEY BALLz,

    Thoughts on Hailstorm and 350 - I mean the actual places? Also, have you been to that place across the street from 350? That sells and does tastings?
  50. CaptainBallz
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    Hailstorm is in an industrial area and has a taproom area up front that opens up into their brewing facility. During the week/Sundays, you're just hanging in the taproom, but on weekends or for other events, they'll set up tables in the warehouse area. They'll bring in bands to play the warehouse (more commercial/classic rock fare) and have quite a kickass Open Mic going on Thursdays. Otherwise, it's usually streaming classic rock/ awesome 90's. the They'll also have food trucks or this wood-fire pizza place come in on the weekends. There are no TVs, which is awesome, but they'll throw Bears/Hawks haps on the projector if necessary. The vibe is less bar-like and more awesome garage party. Some friendly-ass people around there.

    350 is much smaller, much more "decorated" on the interior, and has more of a bar atmosphere. Small menu of decent, reasonably priced eats that they make there and an ever-rotating taplist, given they mainly do small batches. They bring the punk rock and are also very nice guys. I prefer Hailstorm because there's something about that place that facilitates more convo with strangers, but hit 350 up about as often these days. There have been numerous nights where we close Hailstorm and then us and the entire Hailstorm staff migrate to 350 to close them out.

    The other place across the street is Open Bottle. It's run by a super nice couple in their 20's and is the more "sophisticated" of the bunch, mainly because it's more beer store than bar. But you can crack open anything you take off the shelves along with about 5 rotating beers on tap. They'll also have food trucks and other events, including some amazing tap takeovers. Definitely worth popping in and staying for a couple.

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