MiniYoda

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  1. Creeps McLane liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Trust me. They will be sampled and judged....by one pro and three amature beer judges
     
    And enjoyed by all
  2. D Kristof liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Summary of yesterday and plans for today
     
    Day one was a lot of fun.  When @MRB Josh R arrived, @Creeps McLane, his friend Jeff and I were ready to go to 3 Floyds for supper.  Josh was ready to eat too, so we waited for him to unload his car and we all went to eat.  We did sample some of their beers, but that's more planned for today.  When we got back to the hotel, the hotel staff allowed us to use the conference room for our tasting of beers we brought.  Small samples of each, but there were a LOT of different beers.  So many that we couldn't finish all that we wanted to sample, and haven't even looked at the main event, @Bonsai & Brew's shipment.
     
    Today, once we get up and start moving, we'll go back to 3 Floyds for the tasting and tour, and we'll return here to sample Bonsai's beers.  I'll post the results of those either late tonight or tomorrow morning
     
    @C-ya, I will send you a personal message with my phone number.  Call or text when you arrive, and we'll tell you where we are
  3. D Kristof liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Summary of yesterday and plans for today
     
    Day one was a lot of fun.  When @MRB Josh R arrived, @Creeps McLane, his friend Jeff and I were ready to go to 3 Floyds for supper.  Josh was ready to eat too, so we waited for him to unload his car and we all went to eat.  We did sample some of their beers, but that's more planned for today.  When we got back to the hotel, the hotel staff allowed us to use the conference room for our tasting of beers we brought.  Small samples of each, but there were a LOT of different beers.  So many that we couldn't finish all that we wanted to sample, and haven't even looked at the main event, @Bonsai & Brew's shipment.
     
    Today, once we get up and start moving, we'll go back to 3 Floyds for the tasting and tour, and we'll return here to sample Bonsai's beers.  I'll post the results of those either late tonight or tomorrow morning
     
    @C-ya, I will send you a personal message with my phone number.  Call or text when you arrive, and we'll tell you where we are
  4. D Kristof liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Summary of yesterday and plans for today
     
    Day one was a lot of fun.  When @MRB Josh R arrived, @Creeps McLane, his friend Jeff and I were ready to go to 3 Floyds for supper.  Josh was ready to eat too, so we waited for him to unload his car and we all went to eat.  We did sample some of their beers, but that's more planned for today.  When we got back to the hotel, the hotel staff allowed us to use the conference room for our tasting of beers we brought.  Small samples of each, but there were a LOT of different beers.  So many that we couldn't finish all that we wanted to sample, and haven't even looked at the main event, @Bonsai & Brew's shipment.
     
    Today, once we get up and start moving, we'll go back to 3 Floyds for the tasting and tour, and we'll return here to sample Bonsai's beers.  I'll post the results of those either late tonight or tomorrow morning
     
    @C-ya, I will send you a personal message with my phone number.  Call or text when you arrive, and we'll tell you where we are
  5. Cato liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Per request, I'm updating this post with the details of the meeting
    What:  Mr.Beer User Group meeting in Munster, Indiana.
    When::  Friday, April 13 through Monday April 16
     
    Definite attendees:   @MiniYoda, @Creeps McLane, friend of Creeps McLane. @MRB Josh R, @C-ya
    Possible attendees:  @scouterbill
     
    Hotel:  SpringHill Suites by Marriott.  9651 Calumet Ave.  So new that Google maps doesn't show it, and Google Street view shows it under construction.  It is located on a golf course, and is the closest to 3 Floyds (a 10 minute walk to/stagger back).  For reference, 3 Floyds is at 9750 Indiana Pkwy
    Proposed schedule (open to suggestions)@Creeps McLane
     
     - Friday evening - Bar/Room hop.  There aren't many bars in the area, most places frown upon bringing outside alcohol into a bar, and most police frown upon open containers in public places.  So, to avoid the hassle, we will "bar hop" between our hotel rooms, which each guest hosting a local/home brew sampling.  We can call for pizza delivery.  If the ladies prefer wine, let me know what type and I'll get a bottle of Kentucky wine.  Also might be able to find something from Kentucky for the kids.
     
      - Saturday morning - After sleeping in a bit (we'll probably need it) and breakfast, we'll work on a care package for our thirsty friends in Arizona.
      - Saturday afternoon - Head to 3 Floyds.  Tours are offered every hour between 12:30 and 5:30.  Once we get a head count of who is going, I will call the pub and see if they can schedule a private tour for us.  Regardless, we'll be there for a while, so we probably can do more than one tour.  Note that the Cubs host the Braves at 1:20pm CDT and the White Sox visit the Twins at 1:10pm CDT, so things could be crowded at that time.
      - Saturday evening - Open.  Stay there, go back to the hotel for more sampling, or go to True BBQ.
     
     - Sunday morning - Again, sleep in late (we'll probably need it again, and it *is* a vacation).  Finish care package for Arizona with 3 Floyds beers.
      - Sunday afternoon - I'm open to suggestions.  There is a place called "Brew and Blooms" a bit north in Hammond IN.  Per the pictures on Google, they indicate that they are "home brewing and urban gardening".  Their Facebook page indicates that they are open 10am to 6pm Sunday.  Also Byway Brewing company isn't very far either.
      - Sunday evening - One last gathering at 3 Floyds for a final toast.
     
     - Monday - Back home again, unless you need to leave Sunday.
  6. scouterbill liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Cheers
  7. Bonsai & Brew liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Dag nabbit.  I will tey it tomorrow 

  8. Bonsai & Brew liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Josh has arrived and we are all hungry, ao we're going to 3 floyds now for a bite and a beer
  9. scouterbill liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Cheers
  10. D Kristof liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
     
    Double?  Triple?  For and on the record, Yoda's first beer at 3 Floyds will be
     
    https://www.3floyds.com/beer/permanent-funeral/
     
  11. D Kristof liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAhGAdeyOTw
     
  12. Bonsai & Brew liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Dag nabbit.  I will tey it tomorrow 

  13. Shrike liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    As we wait for Josh to arrive, @Creeps McLane, his friend Jeff and I have sampled the four commercial beers that I brought.  Creeps video recorded it, and we'll have it posted in the near future.
  14. Bonsai & Brew liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Josh has arrived and we are all hungry, ao we're going to 3 floyds now for a bite and a beer
  15. Bonsai & Brew liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Josh has arrived and we are all hungry, ao we're going to 3 floyds now for a bite and a beer
  16. Shrike liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    As we wait for Josh to arrive, @Creeps McLane, his friend Jeff and I have sampled the four commercial beers that I brought.  Creeps video recorded it, and we'll have it posted in the near future.
  17. Shrike liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    As we wait for Josh to arrive, @Creeps McLane, his friend Jeff and I have sampled the four commercial beers that I brought.  Creeps video recorded it, and we'll have it posted in the near future.
  18. C-ya liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    For those going to the big shin-dig this weekend:
     
    https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Munster+IN+46321:4:US 
     
    Anyone coming in from the north, this means a long sleeve shirt and a light water-proof jacket
    Anyone coming in from the south west, this means a thick sweatshirt and water-proof parka
     
    Yoda......I'm a born northerner.  T-shirt and run when it's raining.
  19. MiniYoda liked a post in a topic by Bonsai & Brew in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Our forecast for the next 6-48 hours includes a blizzard warning with 40-50 mph winds and 8-12 inches of snow.  While normal people stock up on bread, milk and tobacco, I made a quick stop at the LHBS for base malts and yeast.  After crafting a brew, I plan to enter a few more beers on Untappd and add all my new friends. 
  20. Bonsai & Brew liked a post in a topic by MiniYoda in MUG MidWest meeting   
    Because of me, he went on untappd earlier today.  He is still trying to find the time to add his beers.  He'll add friends soon