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Title: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: weazletoe on April 17, 2011, 02:59:37 AM
Ruben,  aka Rabid Dingo. My flight home took me  through Denver.  So,  he came in before his shift,  and we walked to New Belgium  and had lunch,  and a beer.  Heck of a good dude.  I'm privlidged to have met him. He even gave me a sampler glass from GABF 2010!  I kinda felt like a douche,  cause i had been up since 4:30 am. Acted like i was two sheets to the wind, could not even form a proper sentence.  Still a good time though. I will definatly lay over there more often.  8) Got a pic to post, just to lazy right now.  

(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd235/Weazletoe/IMAG0066.jpg)
Title: Re: Met a board member today.
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on April 17, 2011, 03:20:59 AM
It is always fun to meet people from forums.
Good for you.
Title: Re: Met a board member today.
Post by: punatic on April 17, 2011, 06:07:23 AM

Acted like i was two sheets to the wind, could not even form a proper sentence.


Blame it on bacon... ;)
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Post by: rabid_dingo on April 17, 2011, 06:59:43 AM
I thought it was a long running joke on the forum, but he really doesn't
wear pants.  :o Sure must make it easy getting through security.  ;D

It was fun sharing a beer, and shooting the sh!t with ya.
Title: Re: Met a board member today.
Post by: 1vertical on April 17, 2011, 02:25:03 PM
 Wish I could have been there....
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: weazletoe on April 19, 2011, 01:47:11 AM
You gotta get your butt over here and get some grain from Portneuf Brewing some day. We'll burn the town to the ground!
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: bluesman on April 19, 2011, 02:00:47 AM
Nice!

You guys going to be in San Diego this June?
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: weazletoe on April 19, 2011, 03:49:31 AM
 I'd give both my right nuts to be there, but I really don't think it's gonna happen.  :(
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: Pinski on April 19, 2011, 03:50:27 AM
Nice moment. For us newbies, who's who?
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Post by: phillamb168 on April 19, 2011, 06:54:53 AM
Nice moment. For us newbies, who's who?

Weaz is the one with no pants.
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Post by: akr71 on April 19, 2011, 12:30:45 PM
Nice moment. For us newbies, who's who?

Weaz is the one with no pants.

... and looks like he's two sheets to the wind.
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: blatz on April 19, 2011, 01:27:01 PM
damn - I forgot he worked there - I was in Denver last Thursday for about 4 hours since my plane was delayed.   Oh well, it appears I may be going out there more often - maybe next time.
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: weazletoe on April 19, 2011, 03:18:08 PM
Nice moment. For us newbies, who's who?


I'm the chump in the Angry Birds t-shirt.
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: 1vertical on April 19, 2011, 03:30:53 PM
Weaze, you are inside DIA in that pic...and yet you walked to New Belgium??
New Belgium is in Ft. Collins.... ???

They must have a kiosk in the airport or something. Been a while since I been thru there....
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Post by: MrNate on April 19, 2011, 04:01:01 PM
Nice moment. For us newbies, who's who?

Weaz is the one with no pants.

I LOLd for real on that one.
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: weazletoe on April 19, 2011, 04:59:17 PM
Weaze, you are inside DIA in that pic...and yet you walked to New Belgium??
New Belgium is in Ft. Collins.... ???

They must have a kiosk in the airport or something. Been a while since I been thru there....

They have restraunt at the end of the B concourse.
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: 1vertical on April 19, 2011, 05:03:08 PM
Thanks now I know where to go hang out whilst waiting for connecting flights..... ;D
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: blatz on April 19, 2011, 05:32:19 PM
Thanks now I know where to go hang out whilst waiting for connecting flights..... ;D

yeah - wished I had known that - I got stuck at Rock Bottom  :(
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Post by: beersk on April 19, 2011, 06:06:15 PM
Thanks now I know where to go hang out whilst waiting for connecting flights..... ;D

yeah - wished I had known that - I got stuck at Rock Bottom  :(

hahaha, man you are just out of the loop on this one!
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Post by: weazletoe on April 19, 2011, 11:06:11 PM
Thanks now I know where to go hang out whilst waiting for connecting flights..... ;D

yeah - wished I had known that - I got stuck at Rock Bottom  :(

Wait.....Did you just say stuck at Rock Bottom?!?!?! You sir, have jusy made it my "people I strongly disagree with" list. I did not they had one at Denver. I have been scheduling as many flights as possible through MSP so I could hit that one. I love the pulled pork sandwich, and the cole slaw they use on it is great. Darn fine IPA too. Stuck at Rock Bottom........sheesh.......... ::)
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Post by: blatz on April 19, 2011, 11:46:04 PM
Sorry man - that location was a major letdown - only had three beers, a terrible wit, a so-so pale ale and a pretty decent brown which I discovered at the end just before I left

I'm sure other RBs are awesome, but this one was subpar
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: weazletoe on April 19, 2011, 11:58:17 PM
ok, you explained yourself. I'm scratching your name off the list right now.
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: a10t2 on April 20, 2011, 12:42:11 AM
I did not they had one at Denver.

Me neither; I've just been going to the NB bar every time I fly. Might have to change it up, just for variety's sake...
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Post by: gmac on April 20, 2011, 03:30:27 AM
Maybe we should start a post on decent airport bars.  I like Great Dane in the Madison WI airport.  Beer and deep fried cheese curd, can't go wrong.  There's an OK in Des Moines too, can't remember the name, Capital City maybe?
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Post by: MrNate on April 20, 2011, 04:41:09 AM
There's a good one in EWR. Oh, no wait. There isn't.  >:(
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Post by: phillamb168 on April 20, 2011, 08:00:32 AM
There's a good one in EWR. Oh, no wait. There isn't.  >:(

There is nothing good about EWR.

JFK Terminal 5, on the other hand...
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: punatic on April 20, 2011, 09:00:14 AM
There's a good one in EWR. Oh, no wait. There isn't.  >:(

Now now, that big ole Budweiser plant is right across the street from EWR (the beer sucks but the brewery sure smells good when they're brewing)
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Post by: jeffy on April 20, 2011, 11:22:04 AM
I was really disappointed the last time I was stuck at the Philladelphia airport, because they USED TO have a really nice micro pub that served local beers.  It's gone now.  Fortunately most of the regular bars carried some of the Victory beers, so I was able to find Prima Pils.
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Post by: MrNate on April 20, 2011, 02:03:42 PM
There's a good one in EWR. Oh, no wait. There isn't.  >:(

Now now, that big ole Budweiser plant is right across the street from EWR (the beer sucks but the brewery sure smells good when they're brewing)

Yes, and their "brewpub" lured me in once. Once.
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: rabid_dingo on April 21, 2011, 03:03:00 AM
Nice moment. For us newbies, who's who?

I'm the chump in the Angry Birds t-shirt.

I'm the other one...;D

There are several decent bars at DIA, (Denver Intl Airport).
Chop house on the A, Boulder Beer Tap Room in the Main Terminal,
and of course the New Belgium Hub on the B, to name a few.
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: weazletoe on April 21, 2011, 03:24:11 AM
All those choices, and you made me choke down a Belgian?!  ;D
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: punatic on April 21, 2011, 03:56:27 AM
Nice moment. For us newbies, who's who?

I'm the chump in the Angry Birds t-shirt.

I'm the other one...;D

There are several decent bars at DIA, (Denver Intl Airport).
Chop house on the A, Boulder Beer Tap Room in the Main Terminal,
and of course the New Belgium Hub on the B, to name a few.


Please excuse my ignorance RD... you work at DIA?
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: weazletoe on April 21, 2011, 04:12:31 AM
I'm not RD, but I think I have permission in this case to speak for him.............yes.
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: punatic on April 21, 2011, 04:14:24 AM
I'm not RD, but I think I have permission in this case to speak for him.............yes.

Tour guide?
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: rabid_dingo on April 21, 2011, 04:49:54 AM
Official title: Service Director-Customer Service for United Airlines.

I am a troubleshooter for the gate agents. 1st person they call
when there is a customer service issue,  which lately is just lack
of staffing more than anything...I get paid to be yelled at. It should
explain my knowledge of bars  ;)

I just have to know where much of everything is because I get asked a lot!
I eat at the establishments more than drink...Being on the clock and
surrounded by bars within walking distance sucks...Hence the brewing. ;D


Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: euge on April 21, 2011, 07:17:30 AM
That's gotta be a tough job at times. Do you mean sometimes you gotta meet people in the bars/pubs there and smooth things over? Double whammy. :o
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Post by: phillamb168 on April 21, 2011, 08:15:15 AM
That's gotta be a tough job at times. Do you mean sometimes you gotta meet people in the bars/pubs there and smooth things over? Double whammy. :o

Isn't that job called "bartending?"
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: euge on April 21, 2011, 08:37:36 AM
That's gotta be a tough job at times. Do you mean sometimes you gotta meet people in the bars/pubs there and smooth things over? Double whammy. :o

Isn't that job called "bartending?"

Schmaybe. ;D A good bartender avoids conflicts.


Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: gordonstrong on April 21, 2011, 01:04:39 PM
When I'm in DIA, I go to the Que Bueno place, I think around B-56.  Has nothing to do with beer, but it's got to be one of the best places to get food in an airport.  Especially for breakfast.  Great Mexican food.
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Post by: rabid_dingo on May 29, 2011, 04:04:12 AM
Wish I could have been there....

And now you have! A new meeting of forum members...

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh233/Rabid_Dingo/IMAG2344.jpg)
Ruben (Rabid_Dingo)         and            Dave (1vertical)

It was really cool meeting you in person. I hope the flight home was smooth.
Next time lets share a beer! ;D
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: 1vertical on May 29, 2011, 05:00:08 AM
Well that flight over the Laramie plains Never is smooth but I knew that
even before I booked. Got home safe and sound thanks.  Was great
to finally shake your hand and meet you.  Yes there will be time shared
between us whilst enjoying good beers. It was just not to be this time and
such is the luck of the draw.
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: punatic on May 29, 2011, 05:46:15 AM
Fashion tip:

Undershirts and aloha shirts don't mix.   :)
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: rabid_dingo on May 29, 2011, 07:01:23 AM
Fashion tip:

Undershirts and aloha shirts don't mix.   :)

Hey! I wear T-shirts with HI shirts... Notice the pocket. Not an undershirt...
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Post by: punatic on May 29, 2011, 07:08:28 AM
Hmmm   Yah!  looks good on you...  ::)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-J60JxYxZ9Is/TdA_Os9v5AI/AAAAAAAAAX8/8CyC-ioBVYY/s1600/Golf+Stiff+Judge+Smalls+Ted+Knight+CaddyDigest.jpg)

I'm guessing you wear socks and sandals too...   :o
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Post by: rabid_dingo on May 29, 2011, 07:51:44 AM
Oh SNAP!

The islanders may not like it, but I make it look GOOD!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-k4nmEDK9o-c/TeH6YrCq90I/AAAAAAAAAcY/ddEE3njTy_E/s144/IMAG1564.jpg)

That is me on the left just covered in Awesome!
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Post by: 1vertical on May 29, 2011, 12:37:59 PM
I needed the extra layer for Warmth dang it man it is not HI style climate out here...

I'm guessing you wear socks and sandals too...   :o

I don't even own any sandals my feet ain't right and those things KILL me....
So, nope I don't...you are safe for the moment. :D
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Post by: weazletoe on May 29, 2011, 01:21:05 PM
DAve, you look so much more "hippie" than I imagined you. You, since you met Ruben and shook his hand, and I met Ruben and shook his hand, it's kinda like we shook hands. (pretty deep, eh?)
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: 1vertical on May 29, 2011, 01:24:14 PM
DAve, you look so much more "hippie" than I imagined you. You, since you met Ruben and shook his hand, and I met Ruben and shook his hand, it's kinda like we shook hands. (pretty deep, eh?)

 ::)   :o    :-*
Title: Re: Met a board member today. (pic added)
Post by: rabid_dingo on May 29, 2011, 09:36:59 PM
DAve, you look so much more "hippie" than I imagined you. You, since you met Ruben and shook his hand, and I met Ruben and shook his hand, it's kinda like we shook hands. (pretty deep, eh?)
For boots? Nah...

Sandals and Socks would have soaked it up... ;D