Beer club! Take 3!

Discussion in 'Chicago, IL' started by darthgoat, Feb 1, 2008.

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  1. darthgoat Jedi Master

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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 Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 26, 2000
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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 Jedi Knight

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    May 3, 2005
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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 Jedi Master

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    Sep 6, 2001
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    Sure why not but the focus will remain beer.

  5. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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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 FF Jedi Council Member, Chicago IL RSA Emeritus

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

  7. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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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 Force Ghost

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    May 23, 2002
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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 Jedi Master

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    Aug 16, 2002
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    I think I'll go make a Cheese Baconburger 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 Red Rock 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 Jedi Master

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    Aug 4, 2003
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    I could possibly be up for this.
  11. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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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 Jedi Knight

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    Aug 28, 2002
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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 Jedi Master

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    Sep 6, 2001
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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 Jedi Master

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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 Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2000
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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 Jedi Master

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

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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 FF Jedi Council Member, Chicago IL RSA Emeritus

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

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    Sep 20, 2000
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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 Jedi Master

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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 Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2000
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    Leave the shirt...bring the pasty closed-eye beer-slugging haze.
  22. JodoKast74 Jedi Master

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    Mar 10, 2001
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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 Jedi Master

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    Bump!

    First meeting in the first post!

    Prepare to get your beer on!
  24. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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

    Phil
  25. JodoKast74 Jedi Master

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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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