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TAKeyser
04-15-2012, 01:21 PM
We've been talking about it for a months know and many of us said that the end of April would be a GOOD TIME to get together at Kuhnhenn's so how about Sunday April 29th around 5pm? They are not very busy on Sundays so they might let us sample some of our own meads and 5 is early enough that we could spend a couple hours getting to know one another and still have plenty of time to get back home and get some sleep for work the next day.

Any Input from the Detroit contingent?

skunkboy
04-15-2012, 03:36 PM
Sounds good to me. I'll check and see if anyone else by me is interested.

Fisk Jaegaren
04-15-2012, 05:21 PM
I'd like to attend, I won't have any mead that I am currently working on ready, it's still in it's fermenting stages.

TAKeyser
04-15-2012, 05:41 PM
I'd like to attend, I won't have any mead that I am currently working on ready, it's still in it's fermenting stages.

All are welcome! I'm not sure if my Blackberry will be fully ready, but I plan on bringing a bottle (been in the bottle for about 2 months now).

Hopefully this will be the first of many get togethers :D

tuumi
04-15-2012, 10:12 PM
I'm in and have arranged for a ride so I'm good to go and ready for many samples. My girlfriend is having some friends over Saturday night. I may have a bit of a hangover. I apologize in advance. I'll bring a bottle of blueberry mead and a couple others. Any chance we can get Kuhnhenns mead maker to come? I met him at a tour of the brewery and he pulled out samples.

Should be a good time.

TAKeyser
04-15-2012, 10:21 PM
I'll bring a bottle of blueberry mead and a couple others.

Would this be the winning Blueberry Mead?


Any chance we can get Kuhnhenns mead maker to come? I met him at a tour of the brewery and he pulled out samples.

I'm meeting some friends up there later this week, so I'll talk to the guys and see if something might be able to get arranged

Whatshisface
04-16-2012, 09:28 AM
Wow great Idea, unfortunately that would be a bad weekend for me.

TAKeyser
04-16-2012, 10:27 AM
Wow great Idea, unfortunately that would be a bad weekend for me.

I think many of us are hoping this won't be a one and done type of thing and I doubt we'll all be able to make every one. Hopefully we can catch you next time.

Vandall
04-16-2012, 11:37 AM
I'll have to check the calendar, if it's open, I'll be there.;D

skunkboy
04-16-2012, 09:31 PM
Well, unless someone says otherwise, I'll bring a couple of bottles along, some dry and some sweet. Worst case I can chauffer them back and to Warren, or maybe trade them or something ;)

TAKeyser
04-16-2012, 09:49 PM
I'm finding myself looking more and more towards this as the days grow closer.

Jas53
04-17-2012, 09:51 AM
Be there if schedule allows.

fathand
04-17-2012, 10:54 AM
I don't think I'll be able to make it but please keep me posted if there is another meet up is planned.

TAKeyser
04-17-2012, 11:56 AM
I don't think I'll be able to make it but please keep me posted if there is another meet up is planned.

Will do, like I said hopefully we can get this to be a regular thing.

New2mead
04-20-2012, 09:16 AM
I'd love to go but already have plans in 4/29. We're having a fundraiser to support our neighborhood association. Definitely want to meet at some point though!

skunkboy
04-27-2012, 12:09 AM
I should be there, nothing odd has come up. Tall guy, wearing glasses, a black hat, and a blue and white Hawaiian shirt.

Vandall
04-27-2012, 08:12 AM
The schedule is clear, I will be there. Shaved head with a goatee, no idea what I'll be wearing. See you there.

Vandall

TAKeyser
04-27-2012, 08:52 AM
Shaved head and a trimmed beard. With the way the weather has been I expect to be in a gray hoodie.

Todd

Chevette Girl
04-27-2012, 12:36 PM
I wish there were mazers in my area :(

Hope you all find each other and have a blast! (but not get too blasted)

tuumi
04-28-2012, 04:24 PM
Are we still OK to bring our own?

skunkboy
04-28-2012, 05:45 PM
Not sure. But I would say bring some and the worst thing that happens is we don't get to open them.

Fisk Jaegaren
04-29-2012, 01:38 AM
I should be able to make it, might still be in fishing clothes...fat guy, bald spot

Rich

TAKeyser
04-29-2012, 04:32 PM
If anyone sees this I'm running behind schedule. Damn yardwork!

Fisk Jaegaren
04-29-2012, 04:49 PM
If anyone sees this I'm running behind schedule. Damn yardwork!

Me too, didn't have the right adaptor for the lower unit on an outboard!:mad:

Jas53
04-29-2012, 06:25 PM
Sorry - just finished brake job on car so I can go to work tomorrow, maybe next time.

skunkboy
04-29-2012, 09:27 PM
Well, it worked out pretty well. A couple of us showed up. Tried some beer, some meads. Talked about random stuff for almost 3 hours. Kuhnhens is a lot slower on Sunday night than friday night. :)

Fisk Jaegaren
04-30-2012, 08:25 AM
It was nice meeting all of you, can't wait to try that bottle you gave us Skunk, my wife really liked the clove mead from Kuhny's too. Once my tournament schedule slows down maybe we'll have something at our house, BBQ or fish fry, plus I'll have some mead ready to share in a couple of months. TTYL

TAKeyser
04-30-2012, 11:56 AM
Great time talking to everyone!!! Glad some of us got a chance to get together and talk mead (and fishing and real estate and everything else). Hope we can do this again.

Vandall
04-30-2012, 12:08 PM
Had a great time. It was nice to meet everyone and put a face to the screen name. let's do it again.

Fisk Jaegaren
04-30-2012, 04:40 PM
Great time talking to everyone!!! Glad some of us got a chance to get together and talk mead (and fishing and real estate and everything else). Hope we can do this again.

Sorry, I talk fishing way too much!

tuumi
04-30-2012, 05:25 PM
It was nice meeting all of you, can't wait to try that bottle you gave us Skunk, my wife really liked the clove mead from Kuhny's too. Once my tournament schedule slows down maybe we'll have something at our house, BBQ or fish fry, plus I'll have some mead ready to share in a couple of months. TTYL

Good to meet you all. I'm interested at a meet up at a home. I'd like to share some meads and talk the fine details of each. Lots of interesting stuff at Kuhnhenns and I feel like I just scratched the surface.

skunkboy
04-30-2012, 06:12 PM
Dunno, I learned more some interesting stuff about sturgeon. :)

TAKeyser
05-01-2012, 04:35 AM
Sorry, I talk fishing way too much!

I didn't mind the fishing talk, just wondering when you're going to grill some of it up for all of us?

Whatshisface
05-01-2012, 11:39 AM
Sounds like everyone had a great time. I hope I can make the next one.

TAKeyser
05-14-2012, 11:56 AM
Wondering if anyone is up to hitting either a B Nektar tasting followed by lunch on the 26th or Kuhnhenn's again on Sunday the 27th? Figured that it'll have been month since the last meet-up.

Penguinetti
05-14-2012, 12:20 PM
Hey everyone!


Don't forget to take pics at events!


You know... for those of us who can't make it...

TAKeyser
05-14-2012, 12:32 PM
Hey everyone!


Don't forget to take pics at events!


You know... for those of us who can't make it...

Maine's not that far away :)

Penguinetti
05-14-2012, 01:00 PM
lol... yea, only an 11.5 hour drive...


But seriously, I'm on lockdown until this baby decides to pop out of my wife...

Chevette Girl
05-14-2012, 02:39 PM
lol... yea, only an 11.5 hour drive...


But seriously, I'm on lockdown until this baby decides to pop out of my wife...

Hah, it's only 9 hours and change for me!

Good luck with the baby. It's a good reason to be grounded.

And yeah, post some photos so those of us who can't find nearby mazers can live vicariously through you! :)

Altricious
05-14-2012, 02:43 PM
But seriously, I'm on lockdown until this baby decides to pop out of my wife...

http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/10/109340/2154563-chestburster.jpg

Penguinetti
05-14-2012, 04:24 PM
That is precisely what I'm expecting...

skunkboy
05-15-2012, 12:34 PM
I haven't been on to BNektar on a Saturday yet. How busy are they usually?

TAKeyser
05-15-2012, 03:12 PM
the couple Saturdays I've gone there around 230-300 I think I was the first person to show up. Not sure how busy they get later on.

skunkboy
05-15-2012, 09:58 PM
Guess I would lean toward visiting BNektar on Saturday. They have not had too many issues with me bringing bottles and sharing with them in the past. Although I haven't seen
Brad or Paul at a tasting in a while...

TAKeyser
05-15-2012, 10:16 PM
Guess I would lean toward visiting BNektar on Saturday. They have not had too many issues with me bringing bottles and sharing with them in the past. Although I haven't seen
Brad or Paul at a tasting in a while...

Seems like its been Ian there most often now, but I have seen people bringing in their meads for the guys to taste. I'm up for B Nektar and lunch, it's been a a month or so since I've been there and I know they've had a couple new releases since last I've been there.

Any other opinions or is it B Nektar on the 26th by default lol?

Vandall
05-17-2012, 11:51 AM
If I'm in town I'll be there. I'll probably be up at the cabin though.

skunkboy
05-17-2012, 03:25 PM
Default! Default! :)

TAKeyser
05-17-2012, 07:12 PM
OK, I guess it's B Nektar on Saturday May 26th.

How does 2pm sound and after we find something like Coney for late lunch/early dinner?

skunkboy
05-17-2012, 08:27 PM
Cool. I have no idea what is around there besides Wendy's, and I think a Dairy Queen...

TAKeyser
05-17-2012, 08:29 PM
Cool. I have no idea what is around there besides Wendy's, and I think a Dairy Queen...

I know there's an IHOP at like 12 and Woodward so only like 5 miles from there. There's gotta be other crap on Woodward as well.

tuumi
05-17-2012, 09:16 PM
Wish I could go. I have a wedding up north so I can't make it. Have fun. I'll be able to host a get together at my place this summer once school winds down.

TAKeyser
05-17-2012, 09:28 PM
Have fun at the wedding Tuumi. We'll see you in June when we get something together.

Jas53
05-17-2012, 09:46 PM
Regretably I'll be out of town Memorial Day Weekend.

fathand
05-18-2012, 08:56 AM
I'll be out of town that weekend too. Hope to make the next one.

TAKeyser
05-18-2012, 09:11 AM
I knew it was going to be one of those weekends where either everyone would be free or half would be gone. Seems half will be gone, but the other half of us will have a good time.

Hope everyone heading out of town has fun time and a safe trip.

TAKeyser
05-26-2012, 12:20 PM
Hopefully those who said they were going to be able to make it out haven't forgotten that we planned this for 2 o'clock today :)

Yes, I almost forgot!

Whatshisface
05-26-2012, 12:43 PM
I have a lot of relatives over today, so can't make it. I hope you all have a great time though.

Fisk Jaegaren
05-26-2012, 02:34 PM
Called in to work, hope you guys are having one for me...next time.

TAKeyser
05-26-2012, 09:00 PM
Had a great time with Skunkboy and the guys from B Nektar. The Evil Genius IPA inspired Mead was really good as was this latest batch of Cherry Chipotle.

B Nektar is going massive for Mead Day this year which is the first Saturday in August so we should get something planned to head up there. Plus if anyone has suggestions for a location and date for late June/early July throw out the ideas so we can plan early.

skunkboy
05-26-2012, 09:27 PM
An afternoon of tasting and talking. Got to pester Paul from BNektar, and it does sound like they are planning to do a massive party on Mead day.

TAKeyser
05-26-2012, 09:31 PM
Massive Party means live bands, 6-8 carbonated meads on tap, many new releases as well as the famous B Nektar mead cocktails.

Glad you got home safe! Oh yeah and I want your OB Hibiscus Mead recipe lol

TAKeyser
06-01-2012, 11:19 AM
So no one has any suggestions for a location and date for late June/early July throw out the ideas so we can plan early? Come on guys what weekend is good for a majority of people?

June 23 or 24 and July 7 or 8 work great for me, June 30-July 1 could work but even if I can't make it I'd still like to see these get togethers become a regular thing. I know that not every person is going to be able to make every one. Kuhnhenn's or B Nektar again or does someone have another suggestion?

Fisk Jaegaren
06-01-2012, 12:48 PM
I don't know about June, but end of July we may have something at our house....BBQ(or smoked ribs) swimming pool, etc.

TAKeyser
06-02-2012, 09:39 AM
I don't know about June, but end of July we may have something at our house....BBQ(or smoked ribs) swimming pool, etc.

I'm looking forward to it.

Fisk Jaegaren
07-21-2012, 12:42 PM
I'm looking forward to it.

Sorry guys, I've been in and out of the state for work, don't know week to week where I'll be, especially with hurricane season coming up....:( fall is a good time for a campfire and some warm spiced mead though!

skunkboy
07-22-2012, 11:23 AM
Hurricane season??

I've been busy with beer events most of June and July, like the Summer Beer Fest in
Ypsi next weekend. Hopefully things will be calmer and less hot in August. :)

Fisk Jaegaren
07-25-2012, 11:41 AM
Hurricane season??

I've been busy with beer events most of June and July, like the Summer Beer Fest in
Ypsi next weekend. Hopefully things will be calmer and less hot in August. :)

Yes, hurricane!...downside to my job is storm clean-up and restoration of services afterwards....just got home long enough to wash clothes and repack bags to leave again....at least I won't be home staring at my carboys aging, lol

Fisk Jaegaren
10-08-2012, 10:19 PM
Well guys, I'm home for a bit now it seems....I have a small honey do list of painting and redocorating the great room. Once this is complete I think it's time for another mead and greet. I'm thinking November sometime, I will have 2 different meads ready, an assortment of wine and quite possibly a pumpkin ale, who's in?

Vandall
10-09-2012, 11:54 AM
November is prime hunting time, however, if I'm home I'll be there.

skunkboy
10-09-2012, 08:24 PM
I could be game, depending on when. Seems the older I get the more social obligations spring up the closer the to holidays it gets.

mors
10-09-2012, 11:21 PM
I would be interested. Have a few Meads squirreled away I could share.

skunkboy
03-24-2013, 05:02 PM
Spring, time for old dead threads to come back to life?? :)

Anybody considering going to the Spring Mead Festival at BNektar this year (april 20th)?

Met up with Yo Mama last August at their Anniversary party, hopefully they will have ironed out a few of the glitches for this one...

Vandall
03-25-2013, 02:38 PM
Hey SkunkBoy, sounds like a great excuse to get together again. If I am in town and breathing, I'll be there. I will re-post as the date draws near.

Vandall.

Fisk Jaegaren
03-26-2013, 11:36 AM
I'm in,I will be back in town on the 16th. I have a few we can sample, might be a bit early on one of them, but other opinions are always welcome.

skunkboy
03-26-2013, 08:45 PM
I'm in,I will be back in town on the 16th. I have a few we can sample, might be a bit early on one of them, but other opinions are always welcome.

Cool, I shall toss a couple of bottles in a cooler to bring along...

mors
03-26-2013, 11:31 PM
I'm in. Planned on going anyways

skunkboy
04-21-2013, 07:16 PM
Looking back should probably have arranged some way to identify people? Oh, well, live and learn. I was there, had fun, just wished it was a bit sunnier and warmer :)

mors
04-21-2013, 07:41 PM
Yeah if the weather was like it was today it would have been perfect. I was there as well but no clue who anyone was LOL

skunkboy
02-24-2014, 08:39 PM
So between Ferndale and Warren you spend a nice Saturday bouncing between

Schramm's
BNektar
Kuhnhenn
Dragonmead

Didn't hurt that I got to watch Ken open up a 5 gallon bucket of Heather Honey...

Stopped by Champane's Wine and Beer store up the road from Kuhnhenn and picked up a couple of meads I'd never neard of.

Maybe this Spring either at BNektar's spring fling or on some other date we can try to get another meetup?

ostensibly
02-24-2014, 10:01 PM
I'm up for a get-together.