RB Summer Gathering 2013

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phaleslu
beers 10748 º places 593 º 09:53 Mon 8/20/2012

Is anyone in STL interested in getting a bid together for RBSG ’13? It looks like Terminus brought up STL as a possibility for the next RB Winter gathering, but if that doesn’t happen, what about summer?

I’m not sure how many have made it to previous RBSG or RBWG events, but there’s a lot that goes into this:

-Detailed itinerary, with dates, times, and locations
-Transportation details
-Hotel details
-Location for the Grand Tasting
-Much, much more

Here’s an idea of what this year’s event involved: http://www.ratebeer.com/event/16570/rbsg-2012-la/

And the new threads:
http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ratebeer-summer-gathering-kickoff-thread_211086.htm
http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ratebeer-winter-gathering-kickoff-thread_211085.htm

Now, I’m moving in a few weeks and can’t be on the ground here to help plan but would be more than willing to help out remotely. There’s a whole lot of work that goes into this. Minneapolis is already working on a bid, and they have experience from hosting back in 2007. After a massive, ridiculous Grand Tasting and other events this year expectations would be high. Are any of you up for the challenge?

Cheers,
Peter

 
Terminus
beers 3721 º places 367 º 17:28 Mon 8/20/2012

Peter, im definately down for this. I dont know if the RB crowd at large would like to do a midwest destination for a winter gathering (STL weather can be subject to issues). Im definately wanting to help out with this effort. I think STL has come a very long way in 5 short years as becoming a very major beer city in the US. Let me know what you need from me and i will help out.

 
phaleslu
beers 10748 º places 593 º 14:31 Tue 8/21/2012

Thanks, guys! It’s a start. It looks like Minneapolis and Boulder/Denver are assembling teams to get bids together. Maybe we should start outlining.

Some ideas based on the LA RBSG this year:
-Thursday could be a more mellow pub crawl near whatever hotel we can get a room block discount at, followed by a welcome party at the hotel.
-Anyone have any contacts at transportation companies? I wonder how many buses/shuttles we’d need, and whether it’d make more sense to get a couple smaller ones or one huge one. I guess that all depends on numbers.
-We’d need to come up with a couple ’blocks’ of destinations for each day. Could one day possibly center on the western destinations - i.e. Exit 6, Augusta’s new place, 2nd Shift?
-Possible destinations in the city: Tap Room, UCBC Biergarten, Perennial, Bridge, iTap, The Civil Life, 4 Hands.
-Perennial’s barrel room would be nice for the Grand Tasting. The Tap Room has that upstairs space that might be possible. The Bottleworks also has a room, as does Six Row.
-We need a bottle shop or two. Wine and Cheese Place is the obvious one. I think this is one area in which STL is weaker than others on the whole. We’d have to contact TWCP/Randall’s/Wherever ahead of time, maybe ask them to place larger orders of certain things.
-We can find a local shirt place to make shirts. A design shouldn’t be too hard to come up with.

What am I forgetting?

 
jandd1983
beers 4637 º places 276 º 18:18 Tue 8/21/2012

I can help. Having never attended an event like this, would be a great learning experience and a chance to meet a lot of great folks. Count me in as well.

 
jaminjohnson
places 1 º 22:17 Tue 8/21/2012

My buddy has a t-shirt (screen printing) buisness out of alton, they do shirts for bands and bars etc, im sure theyd be more than happy to work somthing out

 
radarsock
beers 1223 º places 112 º 12:03 Thu 9/27/2012

Originally posted by phaleslu
Is anyone in STL interested in getting a bid together for RBSG ’13? It looks like Terminus brought up STL as a possibility for the next RB Winter gathering, but if that doesn’t happen, what about summer?

I’m not sure how many have made it to previous RBSG or RBWG events, but there’s a lot that goes into this:

-Detailed itinerary, with dates, times, and locations
-Transportation details
-Hotel details
-Location for the Grand Tasting
-Much, much more

Here’s an idea of what this year’s event involved: http://www.ratebeer.com/event/16570/rbsg-2012-la/

And the new threads:
http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ratebeer-summer-gathering-kickoff-thread_211086.htm
http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/ratebeer-winter-gathering-kickoff-thread_211085.htm

Now, I’m moving in a few weeks and can’t be on the ground here to help plan but would be more than willing to help out remotely. There’s a whole lot of work that goes into this. Minneapolis is already working on a bid, and they have experience from hosting back in 2007. After a massive, ridiculous Grand Tasting and other events this year expectations would be high. Are any of you up for the challenge?

Cheers,
Peter
How’s it looking so far?

 
JoeinDahlem
beers 1603 º places 353 º 13:18 Thu 9/27/2012

Half a chance I’d be around next summer, depending on the dates. Not much I can do from here, but I endorse the bid. Hope it comes together.

 
Strykzone
beers 7715 º places 145 º 11:32 Sat 9/29/2012

Just saw this post. YES!

 
Terminus
beers 3721 º places 367 º 18:10 Tue 10/9/2012

Lets keep this alive! I got shot down for RBWG in Albuquerque-lets make this happen!

 
phaleslu
beers 10748 º places 593 º 11:02 Thu 2/21/2013

http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/official-us-rbsg-bid-submission-process_226329.htm

Are people still on board with giving this a shot or do we want to wait another year? I’m no longer local but will help with whatever I can.

 
jandd1983
beers 4637 º places 276 º 17:07 Wed 2/27/2013

I can help, just need a few others to chime in.