Ratebeer winter gathering kickoff thread

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Terminus
beers 3716 º places 367 º 09:48 Sat 8/18/2012

Originally posted by nbutler11
STL, Grand Rapids, and Anchorage all seem like they would offer escalating degrees of cold for a WINTER gathering.

Since Texas hosted last year that seems unfair. I could see rotating back to Florida since they started the winter gatherings, but what would people think about Atlanta or maybe Sante Fe/Albuquerque?

Is there anyone there that would be willing to put a bid together and organize it for either of those places? In the end, that’s really what it comes down to for any of the locations.


Im all about the Albuquerque/Santa fe deal :) I would definitely help organize that!

 
Fratto
beers 2845 º 13:18 Sat 8/18/2012

So what I’m hearing is that it’s in Texas again?

 
douglas88
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beers 9630 º places 337 º 13:43 Sat 8/18/2012

I’m totally in on the idea of SLC hosting by the way. We might be able to get quite a show going. Any other thoughts?

 
SuperDave
beers 2555 º places 26 º 13:44 Sat 8/18/2012

Originally posted by nbutler11
If the majority doesn’t have an issue with the cold, though, I would encourage Salt Lake City to put in a bid. Lots of good beer there that doesn’t get a lot of attention, and a great crew to potentially organize it.


I second SLC. It’s not even that cold there. It’s almost desert!

 
cubs
beers 10714 º places 420 º 13:50 Sat 8/18/2012

Originally posted by pepsiedcan
Iowa City. Plenty enough Coronas here for everybody.


Only if Coronitas are available and we can have a beach party somewhere in the student ghetto.

 
Terminus
beers 3716 º places 367 º 16:58 Sun 8/19/2012

how do we put in a bid Nick? Beermail you?

 
Drake
beers 14078 º places 832 º 17:07 Sun 8/19/2012

Originally posted by Terminus
how do we put in a bid Nick? Beermail you?


Google some of the old RBSG/RBWG threads (anyone have them bookmarked?) for examples of past proposals. Then they get posted here and voting is moderated by Oakes (or was for RBSG anyway).

 
drowland
beers 9074 º places 286 º 17:09 Sun 8/19/2012

Originally posted by Cletus
Originally posted by nbutler11
Originally posted by cquiroga
Las Vegas in February?



Not fucken bad.


I was also thinking Vegas or maybe New Orleans, but is there really enough craft beer to warrant a gathering in either of those places?


Between the beer bars and the brewpubs, there’s plenty of craft beer. The logistical problem is that there are not any locals to coordinate it.


New Orleans would be amazing, and I know Avenue Pub would take care of us - but I don’t know that there are any/enough locals to organize such a thing. If it’s in NO or TX or anywhere within a moderate/reasonable drive, I’m in... okay, well, I can drive just about anywhere.

 
drowland
beers 9074 º places 286 º 17:09 Sun 8/19/2012

(but like others have said, I’m from northern IL, so I’m not spending money and driving/flying to anywhere cold/snowy - I’ve had enough in my lifetime)

 
drowland
beers 9074 º places 286 º 17:10 Sun 8/19/2012

Originally posted by CanIHave4Beers
Originally posted by CanIHave4Beers
Originally posted by adnielsen
Iowa City





That said, It’s a dream of mine to wrangle up all the native or one time Iowans of Ratebeer for a tasting sometime. If this ever happened we’d have to extend invitations to the community as a whole.


I’M IN!