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The Pub / Beer Hunter: The Movie - Kickstarter
« on: January 11, 2012, 01:23:06 PM »
I haven't seen anyone post about this, perhaps I missed it.

They need another 20K by the end of January. C'mon, for 60 beans you can get the movie, a T-shirt and credit in the film...C'mon!!!

The Pub / Blue Rhino
« on: November 22, 2011, 12:27:24 PM »
This probably belongs in the general homebrewing, but I figured I'd stick it here.

For years we complained on rcb, well, maybe I complained, about Blue Rhino not giving 20lb fills on their exchanges. It appears a class action lawsuit is moving forward. If you have documentation you can receive compensation up to $150. Since no one keeps records that long the payout is $7.50.

I guess that's acceptable since I only got taken once by them.

More info:

Commercial Beer Reviews / Kirkland Case
« on: April 29, 2011, 11:40:31 AM »
Decided to give the Kirkland Case at Costco a whirl. Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Amber Ale and a Belgian Witbier. I can stomach the Pale and the Witbier, although neither is much more exciting than watching paint dry. The IPA is a pretty good Pale Ale. The Amber was drain cleaner last night. I'll try them all again at least 5 more times, but my vote would be to pass on this one... ;)

Events / SAN to Town and Country shuttle at NHC?
« on: April 22, 2011, 12:23:50 PM »
For some reason I seem to recall there was to be an airport shuttle to the Town and Country. I cannot find any information on that now. Anyone know, or if there is no shuttle, what is the cost to get to the airport?

Homebrew Competitions / Ribbon Supplier
« on: March 07, 2011, 12:22:11 PM »
I've shared this on the BJCP forums in the past, but thought someone else might be in the market for an excellent ribbon supplier.

We use Southeast Ribbon & Badge out of Roxboro, NC. We scoured the local area and the web and found with shipping and local taxes they always win.

We order the Classic Single 3-Str for 1,2,3 (blue, red, white) and Triple Classic for 1,2,3 BOS (blue, red, white). Since we order over 100 of the Single the price drops to $1.50 per ribbon, the BOS ribbons are $3.80 ea since we don't order those in volume.
These are substantial ribbons, triple streamers with large rosettes. 

Our setup charge is $25 due to custom artwork, and there are about $3 in place change charges. Shipping is per $ ordered:

Sharon does a great job and it really has saved us some money over the past 4-5 years of doing business with her. The last invoice was less than $2 per ribbon with all charges, shipping, and tax.

Homebrew Competitions / AHA and Cups
« on: March 07, 2011, 12:04:38 PM »
It's a shame the AHA doesn't have a means in place to get a discount for homebrew competitions to get standardized cups. We use Comet/Sweetheart T7T and have an online supplier which offers the best price we have found, but it still is not inexpensive.

I know at one time the AHA had medals available, why not cups?

(Note - resurrected the old thread)
Elections are now open through May 15

You can go here to vote, you may have to login twice:

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This year four of the seven BJCP Board of Directors positions are up for election. For 2011 those regions are:

Mid-Atlantic Region
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

West Region
California, Hawaii

Midwest Region
Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee

South Region
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas

Potential candidates will need to be nominated (by themselves or others) and have 5 endorsements. We will announce the procedures for the nominations, candidate statements and elections very soon.

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Beer Travel / Travel & Leisure America's Favorite Cities
« on: February 04, 2011, 12:05:23 PM »
So here's the top 35 according to them:

I don't know who was polled for this, but they obviously haven't been to some of those cities in search of beer...

1    Portland, OR    4.79
2    Denver    4.65
3    Seattle    4.47
4    Providence    4.41
5    Portland, ME    4.39
6    Savannah    4.30
7    Boston    4.28
8    Austin    4.20
9    San Francisco    4.20
10    Nashville    4.19
11    Kansas City    4.17
12    Minneapolis/St. Paul    4.17
13    Charleston    4.11
14    Chicago    4.09
15    Anchorage    4.03
16    New Orleans    3.98
17    Philadelphia    3.97
18    San Diego    3.94
19    Phoenix/Scottsdale    3.87
20    Houston    3.83
21    Baltimore    3.80
22    San Antonio    3.79
23    Salt Lake City    3.75
24    New York City    3.70
25    Santa Fe    3.69
26    Atlanta    3.64
27    Washington, D.C.    3.58
28    Honolulu    3.56
29    Las Vegas    3.47
30    San Juan, P.R.    3.46
31    Dallas/Fort Worth    3.44
32    Memphis    3.41
33    Los Angeles    3.40
34    Orlando    3.19
35    Miami    3.17

The Pub / Our local brewery's Christmas Card
« on: December 07, 2010, 09:54:59 PM »
The Big Boss Jingler...
I hate to admit just how much I've been enjoying this.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Stillwater Cellar Door
« on: December 01, 2010, 01:01:47 PM »
Had this beer on draft last night (two actually). Let's just say I'm now a fan. I'd heard of Stillwater Artisanal Ales, but hadn't thought much about it and this was the first time I had noticed the beer in a bar.

Here's some notes off the company blog for the Cellar Door
over the ages the term 'cellar door' has numerously been referred to as the most beautiful term in the English language. upon setting out to create the first summer addition to the Stateside line up of ales; the feeling that almost instantly came to me was that of beauty & cleansing. many summer offerings tend to lack the complexity of their bigger, colder season counterparts; so my goal was to craft an ale of extreme balance with a delicate complexity that allows for contemplation while also providing quaffable refreshment. starting with a base of German wheat & pale malts this crisp slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing a intricate blend of herbal grass & tangerine citrus flavors and aroma. to pull this all together and to complete the 'cleansing' aspect of my vision i gently finished the ale off with a touch of white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character to the blend. of course let's not forget our house saison yeast that brought all the elements together leaving a dry yet intricate finish.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Weyerbacher Mike
« on: November 16, 2010, 12:09:33 AM »
Somehow I feel compelled to comment on a beer carrying my name (albeit a nickname). The aroma of this one is pure monkey juice and while the flavor is acceptable although dominated by bananas
I just cannot find a Weyerbacher offering I find exceptional, even their best come off as mediocre. Once again I'm left disappointed.

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Three of the seven BJCP Board of Directors positions are up for election.If you live in one of these regions and are a member of the BJCP, please consider becoming active in the process.

Whether your interest is in being a candidate, supporting your favorite candidate, or simply making your vote count, we need your involvement.

Nominations are being accepted through the end of March, and all the details can be found on the website:

Please Note: We currently do not have any candidates from the North region.

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