Goose Island Migration Week 2016 - Aug 8-12

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Goose Island Migration Week 2016 - Aug 8-12

Postby Cass » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:15 pm

Migration Week returning to Toronto from August 8-12. No official details yet. Hopefully it'll include something tasty like the BCBS event from last year.

http://www.gooseisland.com/migrationWeek.html?Toronto
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Re: Goose Island Migration Week 2016 - Aug 8-12

Postby DeMarco » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:17 pm

They announced this back in March (which I posted in this sub forum). Hoping they do bcbs again!
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Re: Goose Island Migration Week 2016 - Aug 8-12

Postby Cass » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:12 am

Here are some preliminary details about the week's events:

Aug 9: Beer dinner with BCBC
Aug 10: Tasting of Sour Sisters: Madame Rose, Halia, Lolita & Juliet
Aug 11: Tasting including Madame Rose, Illinois Imperial IPA & Four Star Pils

No location details just yet.

Awesome to see the Sour Sisters making an appearance - love those ones.
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Re: Goose Island Migration Week 2016 - Aug 8-12

Postby DeMarco » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:29 am

Nice! Pretty exciting!
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Re: Goose Island Migration Week 2016 - Aug 8-12

Postby napoleon » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:30 am

There were some fun people to chat with from the brewery last year. Really nice guys. I also love my goose island T-shirt I got from the event.
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Re: Goose Island Migration Week 2016 - Aug 8-12

Postby UltraRunner100 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:58 am

Any news about the Ottawa event?
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Re: Goose Island Migration Week 2016 - Aug 8-12

Postby Gavin » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:44 am

Cass wrote:
Awesome to see the Sour Sisters making an appearance - love those ones.


Agreed. Lolita is outstanding.
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Re: Goose Island Migration Week 2016 - Aug 8-12

Postby DeMarco » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:30 pm

Cass wrote:Here are some preliminary details about the week's events:

Aug 9: Beer dinner with BCBC
Aug 10: Tasting of Sour Sisters: Madame Rose, Halia, Lolita & Juliet
Aug 11: Tasting including Madame Rose, Illinois Imperial IPA & Four Star Pils

No location details just yet.

Awesome to see the Sour Sisters making an appearance - love those ones.



Hey Cass, any update on the first two nights? Sounds like they might be industry only?
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Re: Goose Island Migration Week 2016 - Aug 8-12

Postby skaghevn » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:24 pm

UltraRunner100 wrote:Any news about the Ottawa event?

On the off-chance you haven't been to the event page:

Friday, August 12
Event: Ottawa Tap Takeover
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: D'Arcy McGee's
44 Sparks St.
Ottawa
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Re: Goose Island Migration Week 2016 - Aug 8-12

Postby Cass » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:19 pm

Here's the latest I know...

Thursday's Tap Takeover will be taking place at Spin Pingpong on King Street from 7pm onwards. Updated list includes Illinois Imperial IPA, Madame Rose, Four Star Pils and Bourbon County Stout which is pretty awesome.

It does seem like the first two nights are industry events - let me see if I can find out more.
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Re: Goose Island Migration Week 2016 - Aug 8-12

Postby Craig » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:58 am

Any word on whether we're going to get BCBS in the LCBO again?
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Re: Goose Island Migration Week 2016 - Aug 8-12

Postby Cass » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:01 am

Craig wrote:Any word on whether we're going to get BCBS in the LCBO again?


No word. IIRC, there was nothing official about the retail release at last year's Migration Week.
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Re: Goose Island Migration Week 2016 - Aug 8-12

Postby spinrsx » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:46 am

anyone go to the toronto event? How was it? Which beers did they have?
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Re: Goose Island Migration Week 2016 - Aug 8-12

Postby DeMarco » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:55 am

I went and I was really disappointed I went. Should've showed up prior to 7, but I was basing my experience on how last year went down (aka BCBS was available the day after). I arrived at 7:30pm, waited in a 30 person line up only to find out all the sours and BCBS were tapped out minus madame rose when I had my turn at the bar (around 8pm). I guess BCBS was tapped out at 7:30pm.

Drank my beverage and left.
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Re: Goose Island Migration Week 2016 - Aug 8-12

Postby walz22 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:10 pm

DeMarco wrote:I went and I was really disappointed I went. Should've showed up prior to 7, but I was basing my experience on how last year went down (aka BCBS was available the day after). I arrived at 7:30pm, waited in a 30 person line up only to find out all the sours and BCBS were tapped out minus madame rose when I had my turn at the bar (around 8pm). I guess BCBS was tapped out at 7:30pm.

Drank my beverage and left.


Oh wow, didn't realize I was so close to missing out. I showed up around 7:20, got my pours of BCBS and Juliet by 7:45 or so.

The tap list was:
BCBS
Lolita
Halia
Juliet
Madame Rose
Four Star Pils
312 Urban Wheat
Illinois Imperial IPA
Goose IPA
Honkers
Endless IPA
Sofie
Matilda

It was busy as hell at the start and the lines were super long, but they came by with free tall cans of Endless IPA/Honkers to make the wait more bearable. This was my first time ever trying BCBS, so I'm glad I was able to get a pour.

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