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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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Questions about the forum? / Re: Homebrew Con
« on: March 07, 2018, 04:15:21 PM »
Still call it NHC.

The "con" name makes me think of people dressing up in silly costumes and parading around....um...nevermind  ;D

The more important question to ask is:  where will 2019 be?  Start the rumor mill!

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Hotel, flight and registration done.  Now comes the hard part----waiting!

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The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: February 21, 2018, 06:17:58 PM »
I noticed the hotel is available for NHC on the homebrewcon website at the Doubletree.  Is this the only hotel?  How many rooms does the Doubletree have?  $189 plus 15.3% is a little steeper than previous years but booked a room anyways.

Typically the hotel wasn't available until after registration.

I don't know for sure, but I seriously doubt it's the only hotel.  There are typically 3-5 of them.  Are they offering the discount already?

It's on the homebrewcon site, with a book room link and the discount code is listed as AHA.  Rate is $189 per night.  Since it's on the official site, I'm guessing it's legit.  Either way I have a room booked and the cancellation policy is 72 hours priors.

Edit:  Of course this is direct through DoubleTree and not a housing bureau like done in the past., so who knows.  I figure I can wait until after registration to see what the story is and the cancel this one if necessary.

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The Pub / Re: HomeBrew Con 2018
« on: February 21, 2018, 01:15:35 PM »
I noticed the hotel is available for NHC on the homebrewcon website at the Doubletree.  Is this the only hotel?  How many rooms does the Doubletree have?  $189 plus 15.3% is a little steeper than previous years but booked a room anyways.

Typically the hotel wasn't available until after registration.

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