Originally posted by cquiroga
Originally posted by phaleslu
Honestly, Iím still kind of pissed no other city got a heads up to put a proposal together.
Dude, RBSG has been discussed for nearly two months now. LA didnít get any more or less of a "heads up" than anyone else-- people in LA just took initiative on their own to put a proposal together and start trying to make things happen. If any other city wanted to put in a bid, they have had at least the last 6-8 weeks to step forward with their interest and a reasonable proposal, but nobody really did much of anything.
Donít hate on LA because of the general malaise from other cities and/or from the admins who didnít organize things well.
Hope to see you in July!
Iím not hating on LA, nor do I think LA ítook the initiativeí. I think they went around the usual process.
Where was the original thread? The only one I saw was around Christmas and had a full LA proposal right away. I thought in years past there was a thread where it got narrowed down to a few cities, then one later when those cities got those proposals together.
I saw nothing like this. This is what I saw: http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/rbsg-2012_188343.htm
Original post: 12/21. Halfway down page 2, t0rin0 says "Itís going to be in LA/OC" and goes on from there. The first post after that was someone saying, "put it together, it usually comes down to a vote." Then DalzAle, one of the guys who threw Minneapolis into the ring on the first page, backed off due to t0rin0ís post. Read on from there- this wasnít the democratic process it normally is.
There was a group in STL ready to put one together but most of us were traveling over the holidays and missed this thread until LA was in the books, which was almost immediately. We know the local brewers pretty well, have friends in hotel companies, and could have put something very solid together. After seeing this, though, it seemed like there was no proposal to be made. LA was final.
If weíre going to do it in CA every year, or 3 of the last 5 anyway, then I guess there isnít much conversation to be had. Makes more sense to me to do winter gatherings there since other places arenít as attractive in those months. We could have offered an inexpensive, centrally-located city with a ton of close-together breweries, bars, and retailers that would open their doors for us.
Whether it won or not would have been up to everyone, but no one else had a chance.
Iím not pushing for 2013 at this point because I know Chicago has already been talking about it and Iím not going to try to step on their toes.