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They didn't have my favorite comment: Will it get you drunk?
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A club member and I started working the phone and online shortly after we received the email. I could not find one hotel with online booking, that had Tuesday availability. My buddy did get one for us at a listed hotel by working the phone, but it's not at the conference rate and it's several miles away . Tuesday night is necessary for those of us coming in from far away, for the BJCP exam & reception.
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I'm thinking he has the inside track, being on the GC and everything.I've registered and made my hotel reservations.
Hotel? I haven't gotten that email yet. I'm sure it will be here soon.
I am registered and have not heard. I am not going to panic. Weren't the e-mails to go out over a few days? Edit - it said you will be notified by no later than March 4, which is tomorrow.I'm guessing you didn't register together (i.e. as your guest)?Customer service # for altitude tickets is 866-461-6556 if you still haven't herd from them.
Still waiting on my email.
I'm guessing you didn't register together (i.e. as your guest)?Customer service # for altitude tickets is 866-461-6556 if you still haven't herd from them.
Still waiting on my email.
Just got my email from Altitude - Conference is bought and paid for. Now the wait for the hotel email.
Hi all. I want to brew a pumpkin ale but I'm looking for a way to get the most out of the process. I've read that just boiling the pumpkin can introduce unconverted starches into the beer which isn't good. I got an idea from Sam Calagione's extreme book where he steeps the pumpkin with some spec grains and 6 row. My idea is to steep or pre-boil just the pumpkin then use the boil water as my strike water for the mash and add the pumpkin to the mash as well. I'm also considering oven roasting the pumpkin a bit before boiling. Anyone have any ideas or tips?
Yeah I was left with some egg on my face after the Philly meal... Kept telling my friends how great it would be... then that overcooked pretzel thing came out...
Perhaps a pub crawl could be arranged for Thursday evening after the Toast/Reception. I know the idea was floated for Philly last year.
A pub crawl with hundreds of your closest friends
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The 2014 NHC will be held in the DeVos center in Grand Rapids. We have the entire center as I currently understand it so we have a lot of space.
The Lottery. A lot of thought went into this for the competition and the conference. I believe you will see all Brewers Association events moving this way. Why? First and foremost, most ticket agencies can handle 10,000 requests in an hour, in the first 30 seconds --- No. There will be no advantage to entering your request in the first hour. Take your time, but also don't enter your request in the last half hour. IMHO it is unfair to favor members that can be entering data into 10+ computers and hitting them as often and as quick as you can. My hope is that we will not have to actually enter the "lottery" phase of buying tickets for the NHC. Good luck to all. You can blame me as a member of the Governing committee for this. After a lot of discussion and input from AHA members this is the direction we decided to take to be fair to all. As usual we will evaluate how well this worked and evaluate changes (if needed) for future events.
New this year is that all guests MUST be AHA members. This can be a household membership which is (I believe) currently $22. My wife wants to come so I have purchased this membership for her.
Last year, despite all the early problems, everyone that had expressed an interest in attending was given the opportunity. The AHA refused no one to the current largest conference to date, Philly. Offering more admissions, it is our hope that everyone that applies can attend.
Pro-Brewers. The welcome reception you all know about. We are trying to spread the Pro's out throughout the conference and details are not finalized.
Thursday night on-the-town. We have our Local Committee Staff working on that to ensure you can enjoy Beer City's hospitality.
Pre-Events: We have some awesome tours in the process of being scheduled. Bell's, Founders, plus many others. Oh, and does anyone out there like sour beers? . . . . . . . .
Sour beers? This place is a two hour drive according to Google. Nice pictures.
Did I say only stop. . . . . . . .
Seriously, we are working on some awesome pre-event tours, Come early and enjoy them.
Grand Rapids, Beer City USA 2 years in a row.
You will enjoy this one.