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Keynote speaker for NHC?
« on: February 22, 2013, 03:47:04 PM »
I'm hoping the keynote speaker for this year's NHC is Dick Yuengling.  Yeah, they're not a craft brewery (the lager is good w/hot wings), but they're the oldest American brewery (since 1829) and (I think) the largest family owned family.  Yuengling is synonimous with PA.  He's an excellent speaker, to boot.  Just my two cents.
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Re: Keynote speaker for NHC?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 07:07:55 PM »
Good call Guido
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Keynote speaker for NHC?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 07:14:11 PM »
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Re: Keynote speaker for NHC?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 07:37:35 PM »
Would you be disappointed with Sam Calagione? Not so far from Philly, the chair of the Brewers Association Board, and a big supporter of homebrewing. He is also friends with Vinnie Cilurzo and Ken Grossman, and has to keep up with those guys, as they have been keynote speakers (2011 and 2009 respectively).

Who ever it is, they probably have already been booked, and have the calender cleared for a few days.
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Re: Keynote speaker for NHC?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 07:49:29 PM »
Would you be disappointed with Sam Calagione? Not so far from Philly, the chair of the Brewers Association Board, and a big supporter of homebrewing. He is also friends with Vinnie Cilurzo and Ken Grossman, and has to keep up with those guys, as they have been keynote speakers (2011 and 2009 respectively).

Who ever it is, they probably have already been booked, and have the calender cleared for a few days.

I could live with Sam, too.  Do you know something  ;)?
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Re: Keynote speaker for NHC?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 08:10:39 PM »
Would you be disappointed with Sam Calagione? Not so far from Philly, the chair of the Brewers Association Board, and a big supporter of homebrewing. He is also friends with Vinnie Cilurzo and Ken Grossman, and has to keep up with those guys, as they have been keynote speakers (2011 and 2009 respectively).

Who ever it is, they probably have already been booked, and have the calender cleared for a few days.

I could live with Sam, too.  Do you know something  ;)?

No one has told me anything about the keynote.

In Oakland in 2009 it was Ken Grossan.
In SD in 2011 it was Vinnie, who grew up in Temecula and had Blind Pig brewing in Temecula.
There just might be a trend that one can see.

Like I said, Sam is the chair of the BA board, and it would be a natural. He also has to keep up with the West Coast Italian brewer (Vinnie)as far as being a keynote speaker. Those guys are friendly rivals, if you have heard them speak, adn the whole "No Randall Required" thing.

I could be wrong. Not the first time.

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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013, 10:07:29 AM »
Sam would be an AWESOME choice.

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Re: Keynote speaker for NHC?
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2013, 09:24:52 PM »
...Except that I feel like I've heard (and read) so much from Sam... I'd like someone different.  Garret Oliver?
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Re: Keynote speaker for NHC?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 07:32:38 AM »
What about Bill from Victory?  Or Ed Stoudt... they were one of the first brewpubs in the state.
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2013, 03:34:59 AM »
I've met Ed Stoudt.  He has lots of charisma.  He'd be a good speaker.  His wife Carol would also be a good choice.
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Re: Keynote speaker for NHC?
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2013, 02:26:27 AM »
I keep checking the conference website and I still can't find a word about who will be giving the keynote address.  Does anyone have any intel?  Although there's lots of great choices, I'm still hoping they have a PA guy for the conference.
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Re: Keynote speaker for NHC?
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2013, 05:07:21 AM »
one person mentioned on this thread was previously shown on the list of speakers for the conference, but does not show up now.  Note that it never said they were the keynote speaker; it was just a list.
Perhaps keeping it on the low-down, or a conflict has arisen and it is someone else now.  I guess we'll find out!

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Re: Keynote speaker for NHC?
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2013, 08:46:45 AM »
Hey, Ron, any info you can provide?
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Re: Keynote speaker for NHC?
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2013, 09:00:45 AM »
Hey, Ron, any info you can provide?

Pull some strings, Denny.  Maybe you can get to the bottom of this.
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Re: Keynote speaker for NHC?
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2013, 12:26:37 PM »
Hey, Ron, any info you can provide?

It should be announced very soon. Watch the Conference website for the official announcement in the coming days.

Just following protocol.  ;)

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