RateBeer Winter Gathering 2017: Request for Proposals

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Drake
beers 17659 º places 1046 º 21:04 Wed 10/4/2017

Originally posted by TheHOFF43
The Iowa City proposal has been worked on for years. It is as good of a proposal as you can find with many, many special events involved.

Sadly, I do not think my Minneapolis proposal will work. I had it planned, VERY WELL, for the first weekend in February. Hotels are all booked and flights are very expensive though. Not sure why. Sorry for not coming through.

We were going to do a Grand Tasting at Surly, had 10-12 nice tours lined up, exclusive one off sours for 3 different places and a sponsored bus ride which was free for all participants. On top of that there was a "welcome wagon" with 100s of free beers donated by stores, breweries and long-time Ratebeerians. The highlight was going to be the food. all donated for the whole weekend. Would have been a flight here and everything else free besides hotel. But its all booked. Cannot find a single room.


Can you book that stuff for the summer? Would make a great city for RBSG.

 
TheHOFF43
beers 2045 º places 169 º 23:02 Wed 10/4/2017

No. We have plenty of tourism in the summer. Kills all incentive for my partners to provide what they were.

Just bad luck that I didn't know about the super bowl.

Minneapolis is much cooler in winter anyway. Beaches are for losers. We have snow banks

 
hayduke
beers 6095 º places 23 º 14:37 Mon 10/9/2017

Shucks....Sounds great. This can't be moved to a different weekend?

Originally posted by Drake
Originally posted by TheHOFF43
The Iowa City proposal has been worked on for years. It is as good of a proposal as you can find with many, many special events involved.

Sadly, I do not think my Minneapolis proposal will work. I had it planned, VERY WELL, for the first weekend in February. Hotels are all booked and flights are very expensive though. Not sure why. Sorry for not coming through.

We were going to do a Grand Tasting at Surly, had 10-12 nice tours lined up, exclusive one off sours for 3 different places and a sponsored bus ride which was free for all participants. On top of that there was a "welcome wagon" with 100s of free beers donated by stores, breweries and long-time Ratebeerians. The highlight was going to be the food. all donated for the whole weekend. Would have been a flight here and everything else free besides hotel. But its all booked. Cannot find a single room.


Can you book that stuff for the summer? Would make a great city for RBSG.

 
cubs
beers 10772 º places 420 º 15:06 Mon 10/9/2017

I expect a very strong proposal by Iowa City to be submitted soon

 
t0rin0
beers 102 º places 1529 º 16:39 Wed 10/11/2017

Originally posted by cubs
I expect a very strong proposal by Iowa City to be submitted soon


Drink Euro lagers and ciders at the animal shelter for three days?

 
portableparty
beers 2398 º places 20 º 23:24 Thu 10/12/2017

2013 RBSG was great! Winter... even better! Change the weekend and I’m going!

 
brokensail
beers 17178 º places 1412 º 02:48 Mon 10/16/2017

All, because I have been very busy lately and forgot to post updates to this thread, I will extend the deadline for submitting proposals. Will post back later with a revised deadline.

 
Steasy66
beers 1156 º places 10 º 10:49 Tue 10/17/2017

Originally posted by JStax

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


Reykjavik is a shitload warmer than MPLS in Feb, I'd be down.

 
Travlr
beers 30304 º places 3520 º 10:59 Tue 10/17/2017

Originally posted by Steasy66
Originally posted by JStax

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


Reykjavik is a shitload warmer than MPLS in Feb, I'd be down.

BeerandBlues2 and I did Reykjavik in February and it was fantastic. There's a beer fest at the end of February to celebrate the repeal of prohibition in Iceland (March 1, 1989). It happened to coincide with the grand opening of the Mikkeller Bar the year we went. Flights are cheap, everything else isn't. Saw the Northern Lights every night too.

 
Strykzone
beers 8457 º places 152 º 18:32 Wed 10/18/2017

Wondering. Were any proposals submitted?