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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Old brewing magazines
« on: October 26, 2016, 02:21:54 PM »
I have a nearly complete collection of Zymurgy and BYO, starting in the mid-90's. Like others have said, lots of info is inaccurate, especially before 2000, but I can't bear to part with them. I like the feel of paper in my hands, too. Online just doesn't cut it, and can we really be sure ezines will be available when stuff like the Zombie Apocalypse hits?

How often do you look at them?  That was the deciding factor for me.

More often than you might think, especially the issues within the last five years. Not so much for the older ones.

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The Pub / Re: Spelling and Grammar
« on: October 26, 2016, 02:16:25 AM »
I would say (and I know that I'm in the minority on this by a wide margin) that the ongoing trend of "it doesn't matter, as long as I get the point across" only leads to lower expectations of everyone all the time.  It doesn't take much more time to just try a little and make things much better.  Must we always lower the bar?

(I know, I'm just a grumpy old man and should accept it and shut up)

I'm a grammar Nazi, but I only correct my closest of friends. I also realize I'm in the minority (actually, I become worried when I'm in the majority) and agree that society has become incredibly dumbed down. I have a hard time finding mediocrity to be acceptable.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Old brewing magazines
« on: October 26, 2016, 02:06:42 AM »
I have a nearly complete collection of Zymurgy and BYO, starting in the mid-90's. Like others have said, lots of info is inaccurate, especially before 2000, but I can't bear to part with them. I like the feel of paper in my hands, too. Online just doesn't cut it, and can we really be sure ezines will be available when stuff like the Zombie Apocalypse hits?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Did NB sell out?
« on: October 21, 2016, 02:11:52 PM »
opinions:  Am I supporting AB-Inbev if I finally use up the several Northern Brewer gift cards I've won as competition prizes (it's the only thing I've won more often than my 5 Beer Guns)   ;D

You won them before they sold out. You get a pass.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Did NB sell out?
« on: October 20, 2016, 07:07:11 AM »
Do those that are anti AB also avoid Walmart, Target, Amazon, Home Depot, Lowes, Best Buy, Total Wine, Specs, BevMo? All of those can be considered anti competition.

I don't avoid any of those businesses. The NB acquisition was personal.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Did NB sell out?
« on: October 16, 2016, 06:27:35 AM »
There has to be a strategy here, but it is not apparent to me.

Exactly where I'm at.  AB doesn't do things without a reason, but I can't fathom the reason here.

I'm dumfounded by the acquisition, too. Unless this is the first step in an as yet unknown corporate strategy.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Did NB sell out?
« on: October 14, 2016, 03:21:50 PM »
Really curious how this will affect NB's presence at next years conference.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Did NB sell out?
« on: October 14, 2016, 02:04:49 AM »
I agree NB is a very large HBS but very small for InBev.

Maybe I underestimate NB revenue and profit but I am thinking annual revenue less than $10M. That doesn't seem worth InBev's time or attention.
What If they use their contracts to make it THE homebrew supply? Maybe NB grain prices will finally become reasonable.

A monopoly and good prices never go together.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Did NB sell out?
« on: October 13, 2016, 08:16:20 PM »
That's what I heard. Sold to their incubator.
What incubator? Are we taking about the stores? Why would InBev want a relatively very small retail business for home brew supplies?

Because they can, to show us who's the boss.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Did NB sell out?
« on: October 13, 2016, 08:07:05 PM »
That's what I heard. Sold to their incubator.

If it's true, they just signed their own suicide note.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Did NB sell out?
« on: October 13, 2016, 07:58:18 PM »
I'm hearing all sorts of conflicting information. Did Northern Brewer sell out to InBev?

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Events / Re: 2017 NHC Date and Location.
« on: June 12, 2016, 01:32:10 PM »
Is it safe to assume that the 2017 NHC will be held at the convention center.

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Events / Free State Homebrew Guild at Craft Beer Kickoff
« on: June 03, 2016, 03:24:40 PM »
I'm confused by the "Free State Homebrew Guild" clubs that will be pouring alongside the pros at the Craft Beer Kickoff party. I don't have a problem with it, of course, but are these actual clubs? Just curious.

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Events / Re: Sightseeing at the Conference
« on: June 02, 2016, 08:54:31 AM »
I'd skip the Poe house unless you have lots of free time on your hands... his grave is closer to downtown.

The Poe House doesn't seem that big. Does it take a long time to tour? I think it's only open on the weekends.



It's just not very conveniently located.  I wouldn't walk there, personally.

I'll be taking advantage of Uber that week. It worked great for me in San Diego.

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Events / Re: Sightseeing at the Conference
« on: June 02, 2016, 08:51:28 AM »
It is close by Lexington Market, also worth a visit, although it is not in the best of neighborhoods.  It is the oldest operating market in the US I think.

Is the Lexington Market like the Reading Terminal Market in Philly? My wife and I loved that place.

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