Ratebeer winter gathering kickoff thread

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Cletus
beers 6355 º places 233 º 09:50 Fri 8/17/2012

Originally posted by nbutler11
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?


Between the beer bars and the brewpubs, there’s plenty of craft beer. The logistical problem is that there are not any locals to coordinate it.

 
Cletus
beers 6355 º places 233 º 09:52 Fri 8/17/2012

Originally posted by ICEatALAMO
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!


Fargo is a better choice.

 
SHIG
beers 4385 º places 253 º 10:31 Fri 8/17/2012

I never heard of the temperature rule for the gathering. I always thought that Winter gathering was held during the winter time months and summer gathering in the summer months.

I guess we could always ask the Orlando crew what the premise behind the RBWG was since they pretty much created it. I always thought the point of the gatherings was to get a bunch of ratebeerians together to enjoy good beer. But what do I know....Shawn

 
CanIHave4Beers
beers 3969 º places 74 º 10:35 Fri 8/17/2012

Originally posted by adnielsen
Iowa City


 
CanIHave4Beers
beers 3969 º places 74 º 10:41 Fri 8/17/2012

Originally posted by CanIHave4Beers
Originally posted by adnielsen
Iowa City





That said, It’s a dream of mine to wrangle up all the native or one time Iowans of Ratebeer for a tasting sometime. If this ever happened we’d have to extend invitations to the community as a whole.

 
douglas88
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beers 8192 º places 290 º 10:42 Fri 8/17/2012

Originally posted by SHIG
I never heard of the temperature rule for the gathering. I always thought that Winter gathering was held during the winter time months and summer gathering in the summer months.

I guess we could always ask the Orlando crew what the premise behind the RBWG was since they pretty much created it. I always thought the point of the gatherings was to get a bunch of ratebeerians together to enjoy good beer. But what do I know....Shawn




When is the BW festival?

 
UDBeernut
beers 2589 º places 259 º 05:15 Sat 8/18/2012

Tampa!!! I might pull a weekend there.

 
markwise
beers 5145 º places 197 º 05:59 Sat 8/18/2012

Tampa for Hunahpu Day?

 
GodOfThunder
beers 1249 º places 37 º 07:45 Sat 8/18/2012

Bamberg.

 
nbutler11
beers 1267 º places 356 º 09:44 Sat 8/18/2012

Originally posted by SHIG
I never heard of the temperature rule for the gathering. I always thought that Winter gathering was held during the winter time months and summer gathering in the summer months.

I guess we could always ask the Orlando crew what the premise behind the RBWG was since they pretty much created it. I always thought the point of the gatherings was to get a bunch of ratebeerians together to enjoy good beer. But what do I know....Shawn




There’s no rule. Write up a bid.

Personally, I live in Phoenix because I grew up in Michigan and am not a fan of snow. Others may not want to vacation in the cold either. Neither should stop you from putting together a bid if you want. Go for it!

If the majority doesn’t have an issue with the cold, though, I would encourage Salt Lake City to put in a bid. Lots of good beer there that doesn’t get a lot of attention, and a great crew to potentially organize it.