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Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2013



Multiday
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - Sunday, August 18, 2013 -


Twin Cities, MN
Minneapolis, MN, USA [ map ]

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Thursday 8/15/13

4pm-Meet and great for everyone participating in the weekend and pick up your weekend program! Come join us and order a few pints of Masala Mama and saddle up for some of the best food in town.

Following Town Hallís meet and greet, you can join up with the other locals and hit up some of the best watering holes Minneapolis has to offer. Weíre within walking distance of many good beer bars and night spots which will all be outlined in our program guide.

Friday 8/16/13

Breakfast and bus tour! We heard everyone loud and clear that a bus was a must, and we have some reservations lined up! The bus tour is currently slated to be as follows.
9am-Carpool to Barley Johnís for Breakfast and beers
11:45am-Grab the bus from Hotel Minneapolis Metrodome
12pm-Fulton
1:15pm-Indeed
3pm-Steel Toe
4pm-Dangerous Man
5pm-New Bohemia for some much needed food (and more beer)
5:30-6:45pm- Northeast Minneapolis Pub Crawl

Interested RBSG participants will be dropped off at Target field for a Twins Game. Anyone not interested in taking in a game will be dropped off back at the hotel and can let any one of Minneapolisí best watering holes keep you busy for the remainder of the evening.

Saturday 8/17/13
(10am)
It will probably be a long Friday, so weíve lined up a beer breakfast for you across the street from our hotel at Republic! Menu is still to be determined, but will mostly likely be a tasty buffet.

In addition to breakfast, we have invited brewers to join us for the fun. We are currently anticipating participation from Olvalde, Toppling Goliath, Bent Paddle and Pour Decisions to share some of their brews and answer questions!

Following breakfast, we have set up some intentional open time for participants to hit up brewpubs or beer stores (since MN cannot sell you beer when you leave on Sunday). Take this time to hit up some of our best beer stores and make sure your suitcase is filled with the most MN beer you can handle.

We will be setting up a carpool list so any out of towners can catch a ride to wherever you want to go! Ale Jail has indicated that they may have some fun stuff coming up from their cellar for the event.

At 4pm, everyone will meet at Surly for a tour, dinner and the grand tasting! We are currently working on glassware for all participants so you have some nice swag to take back home with you.

Sunday 8/18/13

We have a late morning breakfast scheduled for everyone at Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub! Come get some cold beer and rib-sticking good meat to help bring you back to life after the Grand Tasting.

If you need to leave MN, we wish you well and hope you had a great time in Minneapolis!

However, if you want to stick around for the afternoon we will be hitting up Daveís brewfarm! Grab a ride with a local and join us on a short drive into Wisconsin and enjoy some stellar WI beer! On the way back, weíll lay siege on Hudson so you all can make sure to pick up some New Glarus before jumping the border back to Minnesota.

Hotel: We were able to secure group rate at the Hotel Minneapolis Metrodome, which is right next door to Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery! This hotel will be our home base for the weekend and near a handful of the events we have planned for the group.

Register here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjVi-3iPvEdOdGlRV0RsckZjemE3Z3NsU0RFSmhuVnc&usp=sharing#gid=1

Cost for events:
Friday Bus Tour: $51 (Includes Bus, Snacks along the way, bottled water)
Saturdayís Grand Tasting at Surly: $43 for All Participants (Includes bottled water, meat/cheese/crackers for snacking, Pizza Luce for dinner, T Shirt and a RBSG tasting glass)
Grand Tasting Bus for those who have indicated they would like to use this: $23/person


Participation guidelines: This event is intended to be for Ratebeer members, so we would respectfully like to ask that any participants limit any potential guests.
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Links and sign up forms below!
Overall event/headcount form https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEQtd0MzNDd5TG1aRXRTM2QxX3Z5YWc6MQ

Itinerary:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzVi-3iPvEdOYXVrd3UzZTJCb1E/edit?usp=sharing

Grand Tasting List: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjVi-3iPvEdOdEhvdG5XV2x6ZHQ3bUdCZDFWNW80VEE#gid=0


Cost: TBD


Contact Info


No contact information provided


Comments

Fantastic Event!! I only wished I could had experienced the whole weekend. Is there a place where pictures and/or a recap are posted?
        Oboogie, 8/24/2013
On behalf of Mike and myself,Thank You All for the great weekend.Being Ratebeer newbies, we both felt so welcome and met some wonderful people. It was obvious the hard work and dedication that went into the planning of this event. Now time to recuperate
        jesob, 8/18/2013
I am visiting from San Diego, home of 60+ craft breweries including Stone and several award winners but I have to give props to Minneapolis. Besides being a nice, clean city with nice people, youíve got good craft brews here that stand up with the best out there. Way to go folks!
        satmansd, 8/14/2013
I also have a comment about the bus tour (and agree with opwog). Iím sure you have this all planned out, and contacted the locations ahead of time, but some of the stops are scheduled for times before the locations are *normally* open. Iím sure you have it all worked out. Wish I could join you.
        rdhbrew, 8/14/2013
Barley Johnís, Fulton and Indeed have all agreed to open just for our event. Travel time from Steel Toe to Dangerous Man poses the greatest challenge if traffic is really backed up on 100. However we have the flexibility to adjust the schedule as needed.
        DalzAle, 8/14/2013
I have to comment on is the Friday bus tour. Maybe it is just a typo, but going from Indeed to Steel Toe at 3:00 and then Dangerous Man by 4:00 in Friday afternoon traffic? Logistically, that doesnít make sense.
        opwog, 8/13/2013
Looks like a comment tab issue.
        Guerde, 8/6/2013
Suggest a stop at Devilís Advocate on 10th street downtown MPLS, for arguably the best selection/variety of craft draught beer in the state.
        billhuth18, 8/6/2013
Suggest a stop at Devilís Advocate on 10th street downtown MPLS, for arguably the best selection/variety of craft draught beer in the state.
        billhuth18, 8/6/2013
Suggest a stop at Devilís Advocate on 10th street downtown MPLS, for arguably the best selection/variety of craft draught beer in the state.
        billhuth18, 8/6/2013
Suggest a stop at Devilís Advocate on 10th street downtown MPLS, for arguably the best selection/variety of craft draught beer in the state.
        billhuth18, 8/6/2013
Suggest a stop at Devilís Advocate on 10th street downtown MPLS, for arguably the best selection/variety of craft draught beer in the state.
        billhuth18, 8/6/2013
Suggest a stop at Devilís Advocate on 10th street downtown MPLS, for arguably the best selection/variety of craft draught beer in the state.
        billhuth18, 8/6/2013
Suggest a stop at Devilís Advocate on 10th street downtown MPLS, for arguably the best selection/variety of craft draught beer in the state.
        billhuth18, 8/6/2013
Suggest a stop at Devilís Advocate on 10th street downtown MPLS, for arguably the best selection/variety of craft draught beer in the state.
        billhuth18, 8/6/2013
My liver is starting to cower in fear already...
        CLevar, 8/6/2013
Suggest a stop at Devilís Advocate on 10th street downtown MPLS, for arguably the best selection/variety of craft draught beer in the state.
        billhuth18, 8/6/2013
http://i.imgur.com/e0hI0eN.jpg
        adnielsen, 8/3/2013
Oh snap, Pizza Luce!!!! Sold!
        burgy, 7/20/2013
I might have missed it but do you need volunteers?
        Monicus, 7/16/2013
50-50 right now.. will come down to the wire.
        SudsMcDuff, 5/21/2013
Booking flights and mailing grand tasting beers to kbutler soon.
        t0rin0, 5/8/2013
maybe at the moment
        beastiefan2k, 4/30/2013


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