OT: Closest beer to the Big House, discounted for MGoBlog, DRINK FOR CHARITY

OT: Closest beer to the Big House, discounted for MGoBlog, DRINK FOR CHARITY

Submitted by MGoPatio on September 23rd, 2016 at 8:43 PM

Before, during or after the PSU game on Saturday, stop by the Cancer Support Community's Charity Beer Garden and save on a pint of craft beer flowing from 10 taps. You can also grab some Slows Bar BQ and a seat out of the sun and in front of a big screen. 

Mention MGoBlog a the ID/ticket table and your $6 craft beer is $5.

Find it at 327 E. Hoover Ave., adjacent to Elbel Field, immediately east of the railroad tracks (used to be Purchase Radio Supply) and kitty-corner from the MMB's Revelli Hall 

This and every game day, you'll find:

  • 10 taps with local craft beers (plus bottled water, Coke/Diet/Sprite)
  • indoor seating in the warehouse
  • two big screen TV's for GameDay, pe-game, the game, post-game, 
  • family-friendly--bring your kids
  • cash or credit cards
  • bathrooms

...and 100% of beer sales benefit the charity!

Thanks, in advance, for the support of the MGoBlog community.

GO BLUE!

OT: Slows Bar BQ & Charity Beer Garden: anybody been there yet?

OT: Slows Bar BQ & Charity Beer Garden: anybody been there yet?

Submitted by MGoPatio on September 20th, 2016 at 10:55 PM

We all have our gameday routines, right, but what do you do when you're already on your way to the Big House and you feel a sudden urge for great barbeque or a cold pint? Head to the south end of Elbel Field and visit Detroit's own Slows Bar BQ food truck and a Charity Beer Garden hosted by the local Cancer Support Community (100% of beer revenue goes to the CSC).

Closest beer to the Big House...and for a great cause!

Find it at 327 E. Hoover Ave., adjacent to Elbel Field and immediately east of the railroad tracks.

What to expect when you arrive:

  • Slows Bar BQ, a Detroit destination, parked a block from the Big House
  • 10 taps flowing with local craft beers (bottled water if you need a non-alcoholic thirst quencher)
  • indoor seating in a warehouse converted into a yard bar: LED string lights, ceiling fans, community tables...you know the deal
  • two big screen TV's showing College GameDay, the early game, the Michigan game, and the late game 
  • an atmosphere welcoming to home and visiting fans
  • family-friendly--yes you can bring your kids
  • don't want to carry too much cash--yes, you can use credit cards
  • open before, during and after the game
  • and yes...bathrooms

Eat and drink for charity!

OT - Home Brew Wednesdays: Final Brewing

OT - Home Brew Wednesdays: Final Brewing

Submitted by goblueram on August 24th, 2016 at 11:56 AM

Brewers - 

It appears we have reached the end of the OT season, which can only mean good things.  So here's a final home brew thread for the forseable future (but let's be honest we can sneak it into some drinking threads, right?)

Simple topic - what are your brew plans for the rest of 2016?  Anyone planning a new brew for each Michigan opponent, because that would be amazing.  Bringing home brew to your tailgates, or drinking at home while watching on a massive tv?  What's on tap, brewers?

Past topics:
Who Brews?
Your Setup
Best Recipe

 

Cheers!

OT - Home Brew Wednesdays: Best Recipe

OT - Home Brew Wednesdays: Best Recipe

Submitted by goblueram on August 10th, 2016 at 10:21 AM

It's Home Brew Wednesday!  Open a cold one after work to celebrate.  


Week 1 - Introduction (broken link)
Week 2 - Brewing Setups

This brings us to Week 3 and our next topic - best recipe.  What is the best beer you've ever made?  Was there anything different about the brewing process for this particular recipe?  Where'd you find the recipe?  Pictures as always are a plus.

Cheers.

OT - Home Brew Wednesdays: Your Setup

OT - Home Brew Wednesdays: Your Setup

Submitted by goblueram on August 3rd, 2016 at 12:39 PM

In case you missed last week's introduction (something happened and killed the thread) this is Home Brew Wednesday.  Of course we know that everyone loves beer, but it turns out a substantial number of folks on the blog have dabbled in home brewing.  If you are a brewer, or might be interested in trying it out then this is the spot for you.

First topic: Your Setup

Tell us everything about your brewing operation from start to finish (pictures are a plus).  I know there are some pretty impressive systems that people have built in their homes.  Sure you can buy ready-made equipment, but a lot of the fun is the DIY aspect.  If you have a question about building a setup, chances are someone else on the blog has been there and done that.

Cheers!

OT - Home Brew Wednesdays: Who Brews?

OT - Home Brew Wednesdays: Who Brews?

Submitted by goblueram on July 27th, 2016 at 11:45 AM

Greetings brewers!  Based on some interest from another thread, I am proposing a new recurring OT topic for the blog - home brewing.  Hopefully there's enough interest and expertise on here, because I've certainly got tons of topic ideas and questions.  

For our first topic, introduce yourself if you are a home brewer, or even if you are interested in getting into the hobby and have questions!  There's no better knowledgebase on the web than MGoBlog as far as I'm concerned.

 

Brewer?  (yes/interested)
# of batches?  (approx # of batches brewed)
Batch size?  (typical batch size, 1 gal, 3 gal, 5 gal, etc.)
Method?  (extract, partial match, all grain)
Recipe Software?  (BeerSmith, BrewersFriend, etc.)
Future topic ideas?  (best recipe, favorite style, favorite hops, etc.)
Other?