Ratebeer winter gathering kickoff thread

Reads 9983 • Replies 157 • Started Tuesday, August 14, 2012 6:17:37 PM CT

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hopscotch
beers 10557 º places 263 º 07:52 Fri 8/17/2012

Tampa

Originally posted by Terminus
My vote for this year is St Louis-the town is going through a massive beer revolution. Go figure, it started to happen right after i left there in 2009! even though its a little more north, the weather isnt all that cold.

Runner up cities:

Dallas/Ft Worth
Tampa



I could help with this. Have had some explosions of breweries within the last few months with even more to come. Just to name a few:

Deep Ellum
Peticolas
Revolver Brewing
4 Corners (should be open by then)
Martin House

I bet we could through a gooden in North Tejas!

 
drowland
beers 7868 º places 243 º 08:13 Fri 8/17/2012

Did Texas last year, though?

 
cquiroga
beers 371 º places 11 º 08:16 Fri 8/17/2012

Las Vegas in February?



Not fucken bad.

Originally posted by drowland
Did Texas last year, though?


Sure did...did you have a question?

 
nbutler11
beers 1267 º places 356 º 09:20 Fri 8/17/2012

Originally posted by cquiroga
Las Vegas in February?



Not fucken bad.


I was also thinking Vegas or maybe New Orleans, but is there really enough craft beer to warrant a gathering in either of those places?

 
nbutler11
beers 1267 º places 356 º 09:26 Fri 8/17/2012

STL, Grand Rapids, and Anchorage all seem like they would offer escalating degrees of cold for a WINTER gathering.

Since Texas hosted last year that seems unfair. I could see rotating back to Florida since they started the winter gatherings, but what would people think about Atlanta or maybe Sante Fe/Albuquerque?

Is there anyone there that would be willing to put a bid together and organize it for either of those places? In the end, thatís really what it comes down to for any of the locations.

 
DietPepsican
beers 1585 º places 62 º 09:29 Fri 8/17/2012

Iowa City. Plenty enough Coronas here for everybody.

 
ICEatALAMO
beers 1297 º places 16 º 09:36 Fri 8/17/2012

Originally posted by Beerman6686
Originally posted by Unclerudy
I vote grand rapids, at the same time as the Michigan winter beer festival.


+1


+2

I would think the point ot a Winter gathering is to embrace the cold, not run from it, Man up!

 
SP23
beers 10 º places 3 º 09:39 Fri 8/17/2012

How about Portland?