RateBeer Winter Gathering 2017: Request for Proposals

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SpringsLicker
beers 3958 º places 158 º 17:26 Sun 9/17/2017

Nashville would be easy for me although I do like when it goes farther south. I'd suggest a back up plan to the walking. A lot of 2 block walks for 4 stops in 20 degrees with lots of wind or 33 degrees rain would make a walking tour a bad plan and that can be the norm for parts of the winter here. And welcome btw. Asheville was cool, but we had a bus and it was one of the better weekends weather wise compared to what it could have been.

 
SpringsLicker
beers 3958 º places 158 º 19:39 Sun 9/17/2017

Originally posted by SpringsLicker
Nashville would be easy for me although I do like when it goes farther south. I'd suggest a back up plan to the walking. A lot of 2 block walks for 4 stops in 20 degrees with lots of wind or 33 degrees rain would make a walking tour a bad plan and that can be the norm for parts of the winter here. And welcome btw. Asheville was cool, but we had a bus and it was one of the better weekends weather wise compared to what it could have been.


Plan for the worst, hope for the best. Keep it simple. Delegate work to qualified people who offer to help.

 
brokensail
beers 17178 º places 1412 º 12:47 Tue 9/19/2017

Nashville is fun and easy to get to. It's been a couple years since I was there and seems like a lot of new stuff since then.

 
douglas88
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beers 11582 º places 375 º 23:54 Fri 9/22/2017

Originally posted by Travlr
Originally posted by pushkinwow
Originally posted by GodOfThunder
I still think we need a winter gathering in Anchorage for the barleywine festival.


That would be incredible

+1

one of the few "cold weather" winter locations I could get behind. That said, last time BeerandBlues2 and I went to the fest it was 40+ F (5 C) in Anchorage, so we got out of the city to surrounding breweries pretty easily. even the 7.4 earthquake at 3 AM didn't deter us, one of the brewers was in a club at the time and said that suddenly his dance moves got way better


Absolutely. I was there for the fest and it was not bad at all, 29-30. Anchorage is a great place.

 
Cokemonkey11
beers 1704 º places 4 º 07:02 Mon 9/25/2017

I would be interested if this were in 2018. Tennessee and Anchorage are beyond my budget, though.

Would be interested in Dublin, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Brugges, Stavenger, Oslo, Stockholm, anywhere in Germany, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Vienna, Zurich

 
blipp
beers 12459 º places 219 º 09:18 Mon 9/25/2017

Originally posted by Cokemonkey11
I would be interested if this were in 2018. Tennessee and Anchorage are beyond my budget, though.

Would be interested in Dublin, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Brugges, Stavenger, Oslo, Stockholm, anywhere in Germany, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Vienna, Zurich


There are typically separate gatherings for both the US and for Europe.

 
hayduke
beers 6095 º places 23 º 11:09 Tue 9/26/2017

I am wondering as the deadline get closer and it has gotten so quiet here, if anyone is actively working on a proposal. I hope no one was scared off by all the comments about cold weather. I would of course like to go where it is warm but I will go anywhere where there is good beer and good company, as long as the airport stays open. It would be a shame if the RBWG did not happen.

 
JStax
beers 10651 º places 821 º 13:19 Tue 9/26/2017

Originally posted by hayduke
I am wondering as the deadline get closer and it has gotten so quiet here, if anyone is actively working on a proposal. I hope no one was scared off by all the comments about cold weather. I would of course like to go where it is warm but I will go anywhere where there is good beer and good company, as long as the airport stays open. It would be a shame if the RBWG did not happen.


I second this. Even if the gathering happened in Reykjavik, I would be up for it. Not everyone is afraid of cold weather!

 
Strykzone
beers 8457 º places 152 º 18:40 Tue 9/26/2017

We will find out soon whether any proposals are submitted. I propose a Plan B if none are.

Plan B would involve a vote on a city that we visit as a group. We can work up an itinerary to visit breweries and do it as a less organized (but still very fun) event.

 
jbruner
beers 8195 º places 464 º 00:07 Wed 9/27/2017

I could throw together a shoddy 3 day plan of all the Atlanta hotness from memory, but not sure I have time to actually go and confirm things or find buses.

I think there are only like 4 active Ratebeerians in Atlanta area, and don't think I've ever met them.

This exists: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1T-m0VvbHDMjoAnNWdIFgWwiXjT5R3-jCBh628Ew81Yg/edit#gid=0

And this: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1Zh6FUoECXANUlnO-FH6ciRBlxFU