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Title: Good luck Mike!
Post by: tschmidlin on February 21, 2011, 07:14:25 PM
The 2011 Beer Drinker of the Year competition is this Saturday, and Mike Dixon (mdixon) is one of the finalists.  Best of luck Mike!

My friend Phil Farrell is also a finalist, for those who know him.  And hey, I just realized he's wearing a shirt from the 20th anniversary of Big Time Brewing in Seattle!   Best of luck Phil!

James Clark - I don't think I know that guy.  Is he here under some other name . . . ?

http://www.wynkoop.com/beer/beer-drinker-2011
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: denny on February 21, 2011, 07:39:07 PM
Good luck, Mike!
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: bluesman on February 21, 2011, 07:44:23 PM
Break a mug....Good Luck Mike!  :)
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: jeffy on February 21, 2011, 10:03:50 PM
Go, Phil!  Maybe the third time will be a charm for the rubber chicken man!
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: tschmidlin on February 21, 2011, 10:34:26 PM
Go, Phil!  Maybe the third time will be a charm for the rubber chicken man!
It wasn't.  This will be his 4th.  :-\
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: jeffy on February 21, 2011, 11:42:45 PM
Go, Phil!  Maybe the third time will be a charm for the rubber chicken man!
It wasn't.  This will be his 4th.  :-\
He's going for a new world record! 
You have to admire his persistence.
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: tumarkin on February 21, 2011, 11:47:39 PM
Go, Phil!  Maybe the third time will be a charm for the rubber chicken man!
It wasn't.  This will be his 4th.  :-\
He's going for a new world record! 
You have to admire his persistence.

I'm thinking that he's already got the world record. anyone else competed in this 3 times?

Good luck to both Mike & Phil, they're both good guys that give back a lot to homebrewing. Don't know anything about James, but he'd probably be a decent guy to share a beer with
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: MDixon on February 23, 2011, 02:25:45 AM
Thanks guys, we're off for Denver tomorrow...

FWIW - I hope Phil and his chicken get to compete a fifth time ;)

James seems like a great guy. I'm just happy to be able to go to the show!!!

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Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: euge on February 23, 2011, 06:13:34 AM
Sounds like a cool competition. Go Mike! Shoe in...?
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: MDixon on February 23, 2011, 11:28:31 AM
Doubtful, I head to the airport in 30 minutes and have a severe headcold, can hardly talk due to my throat being sore and my ear is starting to ache...I just happy to be able to participate!!!

PS - If anyone reading this is going to be a judge at the festivities, yes, I accept pity votes  ;)
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: tschmidlin on February 23, 2011, 04:40:35 PM
If this is Phil's 4th time I don't believe anyone is a shoe in, everyone is very well qualified.  We'll see what happens.

Mike, if you don't win this year then maybe next year - I might judge :)  You've always gotten my vote when I review resumes.
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: denny on February 23, 2011, 05:05:04 PM
If this is Phil's 4th time I don't believe anyone is a shoe in, everyone is very well qualified.  We'll see what happens.

Mike, if you don't win this year then maybe next year - I might judge :)  You've always gotten my vote when I review resumes.

Geez, man, who do I talk to to be a judge?  :)
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: tschmidlin on February 23, 2011, 05:29:22 PM
If this is Phil's 4th time I don't believe anyone is a shoe in, everyone is very well qualified.  We'll see what happens.

Mike, if you don't win this year then maybe next year - I might judge :)  You've always gotten my vote when I review resumes.

Geez, man, who do I talk to to be a judge?  :)
Marty Jones ;)

Good luck though, the judges are usually beer writers, past winners, and Chris Black from Falling Rock.
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: bluesman on February 23, 2011, 05:36:20 PM
Hey Tom....I didn't realize until now that you were the 2006 winner.

Is it too late to say congrats. 

I'll say it anyway.  :)
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: tschmidlin on February 23, 2011, 05:54:29 PM
Thanks, it's never too late ;D
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: denny on February 23, 2011, 06:26:01 PM
Marty Jones ;)

Good luck though, the judges are usually beer writers, past winners, and Chris Black from Falling Rock.

Hey, I write for Zymurgy!  ;)
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: bluesman on February 23, 2011, 06:46:10 PM
Marty Jones ;)

Good luck though, the judges are usually beer writers, past winners, and Chris Black from Falling Rock.

Hey, I write for Zymurgy!  ;)

I just got the latest edition and read your article Denny.

Great information Denny!
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: denny on February 23, 2011, 07:06:46 PM
Thanks, Ron.  Haven't gotten mine yet.
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: tschmidlin on February 23, 2011, 07:46:47 PM
Marty Jones ;)

Good luck though, the judges are usually beer writers, past winners, and Chris Black from Falling Rock.

Hey, I write for Zymurgy!  ;)
Well there you go - ask Marty about next year :)
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: MDixon on February 24, 2011, 01:17:50 AM
Went by the brewpub today and had a tasty chili beer, might have a growler of that during the comp. Dragging butt pretty badly at the moment, but tomorrow is another day. Could not find my whispering beer in NC anymore and they don't distribute it in CO. Not looking good for the home team, guess I'll wing it...
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: tschmidlin on February 24, 2011, 06:53:42 AM
What beer were you planning to whisper?

The Patty's would be a bold choice for a growler :)   Easy drinking though, I like that beer.
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: MDixon on February 24, 2011, 02:13:01 PM
I'm gonna keep it under my hat in case I need to have it in my back pocket for another year's comp. I'll make an effort to locate it (it is still brewed) if I need to...

Since my entire plan is kaput, I am now torn between Damnation, Orval and St. Bernardus 12. I think I can have the most fun with Damnation ;)
Title: Re: Good luck Mike!
Post by: tschmidlin on February 24, 2011, 11:59:21 PM
Have a blast!  It is definitely a fun competition, and the whisper is usually a highlight :)