RBESG 2013

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03:42 Tue 2/12/2013

Can do it in finchampstead.

beers 23949 º places 347 º 03:47 Tue 2/12/2013

well if we dont get one this year, iíll certainlt put a plan ogether for Edinburgh Next year.

edinburghs been getting better and Better

beers 18957 º places 1031 º 04:09 Tue 2/12/2013

Originally posted by FrumptyDumpty
Can do it in finchampstead.

Works for me

beers 8577 º places 233 º 22:41 Mon 2/18/2013

No proposals for RBESG? Nobody willing to host/organize this event?

beers 5949 º places 267 º 23:59 Mon 2/18/2013

Iíll post a message in the local forums. Normally I would be willing to (co-)organise a Dutch/Belgian gathering but live in wine country now.

(Started (in Dutch, sorry) a post here: http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/rbesg_226219.htm)

beers 92 º places 9 º 07:05 Wed 2/20/2013

So hereís a proposal for the RBESG 2013: Netherlands!

Martinus and I asked around and there are enough Dutch Rateberians who want to help and make this a nice, beer-loaded weekend. And maybe some Belgium help as well. We suggest the weekend of June 28-29-30. Why? Because itís in between some big festivals in May and the start of summer holiday. And thereís a nice small beerfestival in Tilburg on that sunday.
Just a quick scan of some ideas: a pubcrawl in Amsterdam, visiting some new places and a showcase of new dutch breweries like Butchers Tears, Rooie Dop, Oersoep, etc. A bus-tripp to the Dutch/Belgian border area, including visits to Emelisse, Dochter van de Korenaar, Scheldebrouwerij, etc. A grand tasting with bbq. A visit with tasting to the abbey of Koningshoeve (La Trappe) and visiting Tilburg including the small beerfestival.
These are just rough ideas, no breweries have been contacted yet.

So, letís hear what you think about it. Shall we take this to a next level?

Cheers, Joris & Martinus

beers 5553 º places 284 º 07:58 Wed 2/20/2013

I just wish the Croatian brewing scene didnít stagnate so much. Zagreb would be fun enough to do, but the options are still too damn limited, not that interesting and would require long bus trips.

Maybe itíll get better once we join the EU - it would be easier to organize a day trip to, say, Ljubljana or something, which would help things.

beers 6884 º places 260 º 10:34 Wed 2/20/2013

Sounds great Joris! Let me know if I can help (e.g. for planning Amsterdam).

beers 15826 º places 611 º 10:50 Wed 2/20/2013

Joris & Martinus - that plan looks like itís brewed with all the right beer ingredients.

I am a little surprised to not see ít Ij mentioned - weíve never been there (weíve only had one beery trip to Amsterdam, but we loved it).

beers 8577 º places 233 º 11:02 Wed 2/20/2013

This sounds awesome. I think you can take this to next level. I hope others will also agree. If you need some help just BMail me.