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Title: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: narcout on April 17, 2016, 02:02:26 pm
Are we going to do the forum meetup again this year?

If so, would there be any interest in getting some food and, provided it's not against the rules, some beer?

Maybe get a sixtel of a local micro?   
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: guido on April 17, 2016, 03:38:28 pm
Are we going to do the forum meetup again this year?

If so, would there be any interest in getting some food and, provided it's not against the rules, some beer?

Maybe get a sixtel of a local micro?

I think it's already on the schedule, maybe for Friday, around 12:30 to 1:30? I have no problem chipping in for some food--and there probably won't be much beer around, so we'll need that, too.
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: denny on April 17, 2016, 04:03:49 pm
After the last one, the AHA had talked about providing food.  Lemme check and I'll get back to ya.
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: udubdawg on April 17, 2016, 04:31:06 pm
Start providing food and we have 300 supposed forum regulars show up, 295 without beer.

Just sayin' - NHC attendees love their food, esp when someone else provides it, and anything with "free beer"...
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: theDarkSide on April 18, 2016, 06:28:56 am
It's on the schedule already like Guido said: Friday, June 10   12:45 pm – 1:45 pm   AHA Forum Meet & Greet

I'm flying in on Friday morning so I plan to attend.  For 2 days, I could easily get by with a carry on bag, but I'm bringing a suitcase so I can bring some beer down.  Hell, I'm flying Southwest and get 2 free bags so maybe I'll bring 2 :)

Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: narvin on April 18, 2016, 07:52:12 am
Yeah, keep the food secret  :)

I'll actually try to make it this year.  It seems like when I'm visiting another city we always try to hit somewhere interesting for lunch and I miss it.
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: Phil_M on April 19, 2016, 06:43:56 am
I'll be there, whether there's food and beer or not.
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: toby on April 19, 2016, 09:58:49 am
Start providing food and we have 300 supposed forum regulars show up, 295 without beer.

Just sayin' - NHC attendees love their food, esp when someone else provides it, and anything with "free beer"...

^ This ^

I'll be bringing some sort of beer, no doubt.  Just trying to figure out logistics of whether anything more than bombers can be made to work.
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: denny on April 19, 2016, 09:59:20 am
Start providing food and we have 300 supposed forum regulars show up, 295 without beer.

Just sayin' - NHC attendees love their food, esp when someone else provides it, and anything with "free beer"...

^ This ^

I'll be bringing some sort of beer, no doubt.  Just trying to figure out logistics of whether anything more than bombers can be made to work.

Toby, what do you have in mind?
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: toby on April 19, 2016, 10:33:50 am
Toby, what do you have in mind?

Just trying to figure out if howlers/growlers/or even small kegs could be transported (well obviously they _can_ but whether I can make it happen).  There's even a part of me trying to figure out if I can finagle access to a crowler machine.  Worst case, I have 2 wine checks and am flying Southwest.
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: wmbolling on April 19, 2016, 11:37:43 am
Hi everyone!

We're planning to schedule the Forum Meet & Greet inside the Social Club this year.

We were really happy with the success of last year's meet & greet, and we heard your comments about food & beer. With the meet & greet being in the Social Club, everyone will have access to beer, as well as the ability to purchase food in the Expo Hall.

I hope this helps. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in Baltimore in a few weeks!

Cheers,

Matt Bolling
Events & Membership Coordinator
American Homebrewers Association
1327 Spruce St | Boulder, CO, 80302
720-473-7696 | matt@brewersassociation.org
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: theDarkSide on April 19, 2016, 12:32:24 pm
Since it's a forum meet and greet, everyone should have to be able to list at least 5 forum names before getting in :)
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: narcout on April 19, 2016, 02:15:37 pm
We're planning to schedule the Forum Meet & Greet inside the Social Club this year.

We were really happy with the success of last year's meet & greet, and we heard your comments about food & beer. With the meet & greet being in the Social Club, everyone will have access to beer, as well as the ability to purchase food in the Expo Hall.

Well, that takes care of that.  Sounds great, thanks
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: riceral on April 19, 2016, 03:13:00 pm
count me in.
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: udubdawg on April 19, 2016, 03:15:39 pm
If I go I'll drive, show up at this event, and have stuff to share. Just won't probably know until the last week or two if I'll actually make the drive.
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: redbeerman on April 29, 2016, 09:27:50 am
I'll be there.  Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: theDarkSide on May 31, 2016, 07:00:02 am
Since it's in the social club area, can we bring our own stuff in or does is it limited to stuff that went through beer services?

I'm want to bring a brown ale from my local brewery that has won several medals for Drew since he's trying to resurrect the style. 
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: denny on May 31, 2016, 08:55:38 am
Since it's in the social club area, can we bring our own stuff in or does is it limited to stuff that went through beer services?

I'm want to bring a brown ale from my local brewery that has won several medals for Drew since he's trying to resurrect the style.

DREW'S trying to resurrect the style?  Hell, my Noti Brown Ale (in the recipe wiki) was the first beer I ever won an award for, I brew it often and promote the style heavily.  He's a johnny come lately!  ;)
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: theDarkSide on May 31, 2016, 09:06:53 am
Since it's in the social club area, can we bring our own stuff in or does is it limited to stuff that went through beer services?

I'm want to bring a brown ale from my local brewery that has won several medals for Drew since he's trying to resurrect the style.

DREW'S trying to resurrect the style?  Hell, my Noti Brown Ale (in the recipe wiki) was the first beer I ever won an award for, I brew it often and promote the style heavily.  He's a johnny come lately!  ;)

Well...from a commercial standpoint at least.  I'll bring some for you too Denny.
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: denny on May 31, 2016, 09:17:02 am
Since it's in the social club area, can we bring our own stuff in or does is it limited to stuff that went through beer services?

I'm want to bring a brown ale from my local brewery that has won several medals for Drew since he's trying to resurrect the style.

DREW'S trying to resurrect the style?  Hell, my Noti Brown Ale (in the recipe wiki) was the first beer I ever won an award for, I brew it often and promote the style heavily.  He's a johnny come lately!  ;)

Well...from a commercial standpoint at least.  I'll bring some for you too Denny.

;)
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: udubdawg on May 31, 2016, 09:49:16 am
I seem to remember about 15 people in there last year, perhaps a little higher if we assume people were coming and going.  Probably a few more this year?

you guys have any preferences between beer/mead/cider as I'm bottling/getting ready to go?


Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: wmbolling on June 01, 2016, 04:01:40 pm
Hi all -

Unfortunately, there will be a typo in the conference program that you will receive upon check-in at Homebrew Con. The program has already been sent to print stating that the AHA Forum Meet & Greet will be from 11:15am - 12:15pm on Friday. This is incorrect.

PLEASE NOTE that the correct time for the AHA Forum Meet & Greet will actually be 12:45pm - 1:45pm on Friday in the Social Club. The app is now correct, and the website is correct. Additionally, there will be signs on site with the correct time. If you guys can help spread the word, I would appreciate it!

Sorry for the confusion, folks.

See you all next week!

Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator
matt@brewersassociation.org
720-473-7696
Title: Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
Post by: mchrispen on June 01, 2016, 05:19:22 pm
Wow... you are going to incur the Wrath of Conn! :)