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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2018 Coverage
« on: July 06, 2018, 03:37:29 PM »
I heard the party in the hotel lobby at the Doubletree was off the hook...unfortunately I dragged my tired old bones to bed. 

This years club night was fantastic!!!  So much good beer being poured (usually hit or miss with club night).  I enjoyed the beer some much more than the "Pro" night on Thursday!

Our club members have already been talking about next year and doing QA on beers we will serve in Providence.  We are definitely looking for quality, not quantity!

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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Spilling the beans: 2019
« on: June 25, 2018, 08:43:04 PM »
I really like the later part of June for the conference...I can add a couple more days vacation right into 4th of July!

I'm not such a big fan of what it means for airfares. :o

Where's the closest airport? Google says Boston.

Logan (BOS) is probably your best bet.  TF Green is in Warwick but it is a small airport.  From the airport, you can take the Silver line to the South Station, then the MBTA Commuter rail to Providence.


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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Spilling the beans: 2019
« on: June 25, 2018, 05:00:10 PM »
Any idea of the dates? I know I could find out tomorrow, but it would be nice to put it on the calendar today ;)

June 27-29

I really like the later part of June for the conference...I can add a couple more days vacation right into 4th of July!

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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Spilling the beans: 2019
« on: June 25, 2018, 02:42:26 PM »
You get to go to Providence, RI for next year's Conference. Only the second time in New England region.



Unfortunately I wasn't homebrewing in 1991 when it was in Manchester, NH. 

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I feel the same way about NHC :P  ;)

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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: BNA13
« on: May 23, 2018, 02:29:38 PM »
That flight back to the East Coast the next day is going to be a tough one.

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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Party time at HBC!
« on: April 26, 2018, 05:47:26 PM »
Free and so close to the hotel!  Woohoo!

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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Party time at HBC!
« on: April 25, 2018, 06:57:21 PM »
Is this still happening?  Facebook just notified me the event was deleted.

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So looking forward to Portland.  Last time I was there, Rock Bottom was the best I could find...but then I didn't look very hard either.  We're talking about 25 or so years ago.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Biggest Homebrew Events in the USA
« on: March 21, 2018, 03:08:02 PM »
Every year, the weekend after labor day is the New England Homebrewer's Jamboree in Tamworth, NH (in the White Mountains).  Last year we had over 20 clubs from all NE states (except VT...come on Green Mountain Mashers, we'd love to have you this year).  Festivities start on Friday and go through Sunday, with bands, food trucks, homebrew competition and of course all the homebrew you can drink.

Proceeds from the event go to Make A Wish and nearly $11,000 was donated last year.  Each year the number goes up. 

I have no idea how many people attend, but it does get really busy on Saturday when everyone shows up.  Most of us camp out all weekend but there are some that just come for the day and pay a donation to enjoy the festival!

If you are in the New England area this September 7th and 8th, definitely drop by!

http://homebrewersjamboree.com/

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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Homebrewcon 2018 -Who is Going?
« on: March 13, 2018, 11:05:19 AM »
I could start a new thread, but anyone know the airport transfer key? It seems every time I head somewhere later I find there was an excellent public transportation route I could have utilized.


Surely they have Uber. My friends and I wore it out last year in Minneapolis.
My cousin is an Uber driver in Portland, so yes.

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Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Homebrewcon 2018 -Who is Going?
« on: March 09, 2018, 12:33:46 PM »
I'll be there....Tues - Sun.

Haven't been to Portland since the late '90's when I though Rock Bottom had the best beer around.

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Homebrew Con
« on: March 08, 2018, 08:41:25 PM »
I resemble this remark, but...

I wonder if the reason they changed it to "Homebrew Con" is to avoid the confusion between what the "C" stands for in NHC --- is it "Conference" or "Competition" or both or what?!  Now today it ONLY stands for "Competition", NOT for "Con".

I learned something over the past 18 hours.

That was their stated reason. Because apparently they thought having NHC stand for both the National Homebrew Competition and the National Homebrewers Conference was confusing.

NHC = National Hurricane Center so a bunch of weather geeks show up...nobody wants those guys around :)

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I just hope the knockout party is a little better than last year.  But it was the first one so I'm willing to give it a pass.

What was it that you didn't care for?

It just seemed so unorganized, dark and uneventful.  Some of it could have been just me having enough NHC though. 

It just didn't have the same atmosphere as the social club after the banquets I was used to.  Again, could have been just me but I saw a lot of people leaving early.  Maybe they all had to get up at 4am to get to the airport like me.


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I think the BN had a meetup somewhere last year and there may possibly be something on Saturday this year.  I haven't listened to the Session in a while but this is what I'm hearing from some other BN people.

I just hope the knockout party is a little better than last year.  But it was the first one so I'm willing to give it a pass.

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