RBESG 2013

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03:42 Tue 2/12/2013

Can do it in finchampstead.

beers 20225 º places 213 º 03:47 Tue 2/12/2013

well if we dont get one this year, iíll certainlt put a plan ogether for Edinburgh Next year.

edinburghs been getting better and Better

beers 15930 º places 1001 º 04:09 Tue 2/12/2013

Originally posted by FrumptyDumpty
Can do it in finchampstead.

Works for me

beers 7273 º places 212 º 22:41 Mon 2/18/2013

No proposals for RBESG? Nobody willing to host/organize this event?

beers 5031 º places 235 º 23:59 Mon 2/18/2013

Iíll post a message in the local forums. Normally I would be willing to (co-)organise a Dutch/Belgian gathering but live in wine country now.

(Started (in Dutch, sorry) a post here: http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/rbesg_226219.htm)

beers 92 º places 9 º 07:05 Wed 2/20/2013

So hereís a proposal for the RBESG 2013: Netherlands!

Martinus and I asked around and there are enough Dutch Rateberians who want to help and make this a nice, beer-loaded weekend. And maybe some Belgium help as well. We suggest the weekend of June 28-29-30. Why? Because itís in between some big festivals in May and the start of summer holiday. And thereís a nice small beerfestival in Tilburg on that sunday.
Just a quick scan of some ideas: a pubcrawl in Amsterdam, visiting some new places and a showcase of new dutch breweries like Butchers Tears, Rooie Dop, Oersoep, etc. A bus-tripp to the Dutch/Belgian border area, including visits to Emelisse, Dochter van de Korenaar, Scheldebrouwerij, etc. A grand tasting with bbq. A visit with tasting to the abbey of Koningshoeve (La Trappe) and visiting Tilburg including the small beerfestival.
These are just rough ideas, no breweries have been contacted yet.

So, letís hear what you think about it. Shall we take this to a next level?

Cheers, Joris & Martinus

beers 4711 º places 238 º 07:58 Wed 2/20/2013

I just wish the Croatian brewing scene didnít stagnate so much. Zagreb would be fun enough to do, but the options are still too damn limited, not that interesting and would require long bus trips.

Maybe itíll get better once we join the EU - it would be easier to organize a day trip to, say, Ljubljana or something, which would help things.

beers 6079 º places 231 º 10:34 Wed 2/20/2013

Sounds great Joris! Let me know if I can help (e.g. for planning Amsterdam).

beers 12760 º places 420 º 10:50 Wed 2/20/2013

Joris & Martinus - that plan looks like itís brewed with all the right beer ingredients.

I am a little surprised to not see ít Ij mentioned - weíve never been there (weíve only had one beery trip to Amsterdam, but we loved it).

beers 7273 º places 212 º 11:02 Wed 2/20/2013

This sounds awesome. I think you can take this to next level. I hope others will also agree. If you need some help just BMail me.