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Chic, IL Beer club! Take 3!

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by darthgoat, Feb 1, 2008.

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  1. darthgoat

    darthgoat Jedi Master star 4

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    El Presidente and I hatched this idea tonight. Beer club!

    We love beer! It is a great great thing. The beer thread is awesome but sharing a beer with a fellow beer lover is divine as Mr. Kast and I discovered tonight. He sampled the godlike powers of The Yeti with me. Both of us are MORE than ready to conquer the Chicago winter now.

    The basic idea is we'd meet once a month either at someone's place or at a pub/brewery and have a few pints and discuss the finer points of beer.

    This could be the start of an awesome new CF club. Interested? YES! I knew you would be!

    *clink*

    Cheers!!!

    Update 4-24:
    Location: Jodokast74's Place!
    Address: Send him a PM!
    Date/Time: 5/17 Time TBD
    Theme: Bring a sixer of something off the wall. If you find it in Jewel it is too common! Find something new and crazy!



     
  2. Le_Penguin

    Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Are non-beer drinkers allowed to join? I could hang out and review the pub/breweries' pretzels and waitresses.
     
  3. Fett402

    Fett402 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    You'd do that anyways....


    EDIT-- I'm all up for this...and I swear I'm not a drunk...I just play one on TV
     
  4. darthgoat

    darthgoat Jedi Master star 4

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    Sure why not but the focus will remain beer.

     
  5. Bosh_Talk

    Bosh_Talk Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Bob, you don't drink beer? Mr. Brit-Punk, German fanatic doesn't drink beer? Unless you're a friend of Bill W then I smell poser.

    D'
     
  6. Bobafemme

    Bobafemme FF Jedi Council Member, Chicago IL RSA Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Actually, beer consumption is down in Germany http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7009548936

     
  7. Le_Penguin

    Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling star 4

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    I am personally offended by that remark. You may as well have called me scruffy-lookin'.

    And no, I don't like beer. Not unlike mushrooms, strip clubs and vegas, beer is one of those things that I never developed a taste for.

    Bacon, on the other hand...


    Coming soon: Bacon Club! Interest thread!"


    -Le Penguin
    "The first rule of Bacon Club is you do not not talk about Bacon Club."
     
  8. TAUNTAUN_WE

    TAUNTAUN_WE Jedi Master star 4

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    I second that - finally someone who recognizes talent.

    [image=http://www.reachyourpeak.org/nyc_launch_party/images/Bacon.jpg]
     
  9. Hazmatt

    Hazmatt Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I think I'll go make a [link=http://www.speakeasy.org/~sjmaks/bcb/]Cheese Baconburger[/link] right now!

    On topic: I think this is a great idea and relevant to the interests of a large percentage of CF members. Since it's a bit of a commute for me (also, I don't like the taste of beer), I'll just head to [link=http://www.redrockbrewing.com/]Red Rock[/link] for lunch and have a frosty glass** while I think about how much I miss you guys.

    /sniff

    -Haz
    **they also brew their own root beer and cream soda, and it's excellent.
     
  10. Hawk-Bat

    Hawk-Bat Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I could possibly be up for this.
     
  11. Bosh_Talk

    Bosh_Talk Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Fair enough. Goat, for Bob, maybe you should also allow critiques on what's the best mix for Pink Ladies and who serves the tastiest Strawberry daquari on the northside.

    Bosh
    "WINE COOLERS!!!"
     
  12. Lothos

    Lothos Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I'd so be into this.

    "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."
    "Two out of three ain't bad."
    -Zach
     
  13. darthgoat

    darthgoat Jedi Master star 4

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    You sir had better be able to behave yourself after a few drinks.

    A few thoughts on this new endeavor we are about to embark upon.

    1-This is NOT Drunk Club. If you think the sole purpose of this is to get blitzed out of your mind, you are dead wrong. If that is what you want, this is not the place for you.
    2-See 1
    3-We can meet at pubs around town and in the burbs as well as at folks houses.
    4-Frequency I'm thinking is no more than once per month. Any more than that we will degenerate into rule #1 which is one thing we'd like to prevent.
    5-Anyone can come and drink whatever they like but the focus will ALWAYS be the beer.
    6-Keep it interesting and new. If you can find it at Jewel it is probably too common a beer. ;)

    What do you guys think?
     
  14. Hawk-Bat

    Hawk-Bat Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I could follow those rules. I am interested in finding a drink that would suit my tastes. I like to find a beer that I won't make faces and cringe while drinking.
     
  15. DarthAstuart

    DarthAstuart Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I would like to initiate a CF Out-Of-Towners Virtual Beer Club Adjunct, meeting on or around the designated time of CF's Official Beer Club, in which we will all get beers at our private homes and chat on IM together.

    I would like to name this club the Lame Club. I will be its President.
     
  16. Hazmatt

    Hazmatt Jedi Padawan star 4

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    You already are, man. You already are.
     
  17. JodoKast74

    JodoKast74 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    You forgot one more rule...

    YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT BEER CLUB !!! :)

    Anyhoo, I'm very excited for this new venture. Hopefully we can get something going soon. With kids at home, it's nice to get out to enjoy some good brew and good company!!

    [image=http://www.chicagoforce.org/images/2003bbq/bbq03.jpg]
    I promise to leave this shirt at home. Unless we hit Hala Kahiki in River Grove.
     
  18. Bobafemme

    Bobafemme FF Jedi Council Member, Chicago IL RSA Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That outing should be post-May IMHO.
     
  19. ohblee

    ohblee Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Hey! I remembered my password!

    I'm in for this! It sounds great!

    I also love Hala Kahiki!! But sadly, they do not serve beer. I think there's one drink on the menu that has beer in it, but they don't serve it separately.

    I'm up for going there anyway, though. I think the last time I went was with Jason and Erica. And that was a really long time ago.

    Hooray for Beer Club!
     
  20. darthgoat

    darthgoat Jedi Master star 4

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    Holy crap that was forever ago dude. Like 2001 or something. I wore my Fett boots like a big tool.

    Maybe that can be a special edition of beer club. Zombies shoot first?
     
  21. DarthAstuart

    DarthAstuart Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Leave the shirt...bring the pasty closed-eye beer-slugging haze.
     
  22. JodoKast74

    JodoKast74 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Goat and I thought of having special beer nights, like Irish or German beer nights where everyone brings a different brew from that country we'll feature that night.
     
  23. darthgoat

    darthgoat Jedi Master star 4

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    Bump!

    First meeting in the first post!

    Prepare to get your beer on!
     
  24. Mos_Eisleian_Radio

    Mos_Eisleian_Radio Jedi Master star 4

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    I'll be in Bloomington, MN for MarsCon that weekend. Otherwise, I'd come out for that.

    Phil
     
  25. JodoKast74

    JodoKast74 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [image=http://chicagobarproject.com/Reviews/Galvin's/Galvin'sStreetShot.jpg]

    From what I hear coming from Irish-Americans, this place is the best Irish Bar west of the Emerald Isles. My lady and I found this place while looking at our current apartment and it sold us on the neighborhood(which is now about 90% Polish). Great beer and also the best cheeseburgers.
     
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