Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2013

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DasBierChef
beers 1084 º places 5 º 04:43 Mon 9/24/2012

If you include Lift Bridge, you could easily swing down through Hudson. I bet Casanova’s would be willing to throw together a tasting. Plus the very young American Sky Brewing there has a couple pretty solid beers available already.

 
JK
beers 6296 º places 420 º 11:38 Mon 9/24/2012

Lots of helpful input here. Those who are not familiar with this even should understand it is likely to draw upwards of 100 people from across the midwest, the country, and likely internationally.

This is why I suggest including only the best Minnesota breweries, and why a liquor store tasting, compared to the Grand Tasting, might not be very attractive to visitors who are spending a lot of time and money to get here.

 
DalzAle
beers 2038 º places 14 º 13:40 Mon 9/24/2012

These are two weekends I’ve been considering for next summer, anyone feel strongly about shooting for July vs. August?

July 18th-21st, 2013

August 22nd-25th, 2013

I’ve also been considering trying to nail down somewhere for good food the day after the grand tasting for those who stick around for Sunday. I really like the Triple Rock, but am open to suggestions.

 
MatSciGuy
beers 924 º 15:03 Mon 9/24/2012

We should try to schedule a get-together and hash out a rough plan and delegate tasks. Obviously Greg has taken the lead here in contacting brewers and breweries. John (and a few others) has the benefit of having attended (and organized?) the 2007 so he’s familiar with the challenges and general expectations of the event, and a few (tyler_mn and mtjoseph in particular) are active on the site and have great connections in the industry.

Greg would you be up for organizing a night sometime in October for people to meet up? Maybe get together at the Indeed taproom or something?

 
DalzAle
beers 2038 º places 14 º 15:56 Mon 9/24/2012

Originally posted by MatSciGuy
We should try to schedule a get-together and hash out a rough plan and delegate tasks. Obviously Greg has taken the lead here in contacting brewers and breweries. John (and a few others) has the benefit of having attended (and organized?) the 2007 so he’s familiar with the challenges and general expectations of the event, and a few (tyler_mn and mtjoseph in particular) are active on the site and have great connections in the industry.

Greg would you be up for organizing a night sometime in October for people to meet up? Maybe get together at the Indeed taproom or something?


I’d be down for that. I’ve got a spreadsheet with a lot of the details (and my thoughts on an itinerary) going already and it would be great to delegate some of the tasks.

 
CLevar
places 23 º 16:00 Mon 9/24/2012

Delegate that stuff. Delegate hard!

 
burgy
beers 460 º places 15 º 19:47 Mon 10/1/2012

Originally posted by CLevar
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.


+1000000


Nate Dog’s is legit! And does private catering!

 
TheHOFF43
beers 2052 º places 169 º 20:09 Mon 10/1/2012

Are we still looking at meeting at Indeed or something to discuss this in person? If we want to tie it in with a tasting of sorts I can discuss with my roommates about having it at my place...assuming everyone likes very large, friendly dogs?

 
burgy
beers 460 º places 15 º 19:17 Tue 10/2/2012

Originally posted by CLevar
Delegate that stuff. Delegate hard!


I can help! I live in Minnetonka and would love to get involved in a RB meetup!

 
DalzAle
beers 2038 º places 14 º 08:46 Wed 10/3/2012

Originally posted by khoffman43
Are we still looking at meeting at Indeed or something to discuss this in person? If we want to tie it in with a tasting of sorts I can discuss with my roommates about having it at my place...assuming everyone likes very large, friendly dogs?


I’m up for something next week, what does everyone’s schedule look like?