Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2013

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DalzAle
beers 2020 º places 13 º 19:45 Thu 9/20/2012

Planning update. The following breweries have responded with interest in participating in RBSG 2013 (assuming the dates donít coincide with their other events.)

Indeed
Town Hall
Surly
Fulton

Omar also said we could utilize Surly for the grand tasting on Saturday night. If we host it at Surly, I really think we need to get a shuttle bus to whatever hotel we choose as the central location for out of towners. (Does anyone have a connection at a bus company?)

I have emails out Summit, Steel Toe, Barley Johnís, but am still awaiting replies at this point. I plan on emailing a few more breweries soon (Lift Bridge, Harriet, Great Waters), but am open to suggestions on other breweries as well.

 
CLevar
places 20 º 19:50 Thu 9/20/2012

I am working on the fitgers connection, but no promises. when I am in duluth in a week or so, I was planing on going to talk to the folks at dubrue (had a nice berliner at All pints north) as well

 
portableparty
beers 2279 º places 20 º 20:17 Thu 9/20/2012

I have access to a 26í straight truck! Let them climb in and hold on!!!

 
JK
beers 5633 º places 360 º 21:25 Thu 9/20/2012

I grew up in Brooklyn Center...there are quite a few hotels there. The problem with Brooklyn Center however, is there is nothing else there. Still, the Grand Tasting venue is the biggest challenge, and if Surly wants to step up, we should make that work.

 
Atom
beers 2115 º places 186 º 23:57 Thu 9/20/2012

Northbound just opened, and Iím sure they would appreciate the exposure. It would be a nice route say Indeed, Fulton, Town Hall, Harriet, Northbound. Filling in the blanks with those yet to respond.

 
DalzAle
beers 2020 º places 13 º 06:56 Fri 9/21/2012

Originally posted by Atom
Northbound just opened, and Iím sure they would appreciate the exposure. It would be a nice route say Indeed, Fulton, Town Hall, Harriet, Northbound. Filling in the blanks with those yet to respond.


I hadnít thought about Northbound, Iíll add them to the list. Iím thinking of capping the total # or breweries to now more than 2-3 day so weíre not rushing from place to place.

 
TheHOFF43
beers 2032 º places 169 º 07:09 Fri 9/21/2012

I think Northgate will be up and running pretty solidly by then. Not sure what they will be like or have to offer though. Let me know if its worth reaching out, I have someone I can contact over there. http://www.northgatebrew.com/

 
MatSciGuy
beers 907 º 07:16 Fri 9/21/2012

What do people typically do for food at the grand tasting? If we did it at Surly, maybe we could try to line up a food truck to show up for a little bit.

 
TheHOFF43
beers 2032 º places 169 º 07:17 Fri 9/21/2012

This is a bit naive but what exactly is the grand tasting aside from tasting beers? Is there a special theme to it or do all the attendees bring something...Iím new to this and curious.

 
CLevar
places 20 º 07:26 Fri 9/21/2012

Originally posted by MatSciGuy
What do people typically do for food at the grand tasting? If we did it at Surly, maybe we could try to line up a food truck to show up for a little bit.


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