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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #45 on: June 16, 2015, 09:44:04 PM »
Baltimore. June 9-11.

Who actually votes on the locations?

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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #46 on: June 17, 2015, 12:12:31 AM »
Is there a documented process for this?  The last time NHC was held nearby was before I was that into brewing (1995 or 1996) and the club in NOLA was a lot more active.  I'm sure I could help spear them along if there's a chance it could happen (they're not my primary club, but I am a member for event purposes)

There was the start of a document a few years ago, but things have been changing so quickly, and state-by-state situations are so different, that it was dropped. Now it starts with an email to Gary Glass, and he'll have plenty of questions for you.
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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #47 on: June 17, 2015, 12:14:26 AM »
News to me there are any specific liquor laws prohibiting drinking beer in hotel hallways. I think this may have been a crotchety hotel rule.

It was an interpretation of legal separation of homebrew and commercial beer, and everything outside of the specific rooms of the conference was deemed part of the hotel liquor license, and therefore off-limits.
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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #48 on: June 17, 2015, 12:17:39 AM »
News to me there are any specific liquor laws prohibiting drinking beer in hotel hallways. I think this may have been a crotchety hotel rule.

It was an interpretation of legal separation of homebrew and commercial beer, and everything outside of the specific rooms of the conference was deemed part of the hotel liquor license, and therefore off-limits.

I'm just struggling to see who would even enforce that and perhaps it wouldn't have been a problem if the hotel just thought they were commercial beers.

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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #49 on: June 17, 2015, 12:25:30 AM »
Baltimore. June 9-11.

Who actually votes on the locations?
You can vote for what cities you would consider in the survey if you went this year.

It is not popular vote, the AHA/BA decides. If it were a popular vote it would always be in a big city. Grand Rapids proved to be a good location. Someday Asheville or Austin might be good places.

Some where I said there are a list of criteria considered for possible locations, it goes into the process, and a decision is somehow arrived at later.

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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #50 on: June 17, 2015, 01:39:05 AM »
News to me there are any specific liquor laws prohibiting drinking beer in hotel hallways. I think this may have been a crotchety hotel rule.

It was an interpretation of legal separation of homebrew and commercial beer, and everything outside of the specific rooms of the conference was deemed part of the hotel liquor license, and therefore off-limits.

I'm just struggling to see who would even enforce that and perhaps it wouldn't have been a problem if the hotel just thought they were commercial beers.

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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #51 on: June 17, 2015, 01:51:34 AM »


Another big problem I had was the news that we couldn't bring homebrew into the banquet.  My friends and I (and probably most others) found this out while waiting in line for the banquet.
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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #52 on: June 17, 2015, 04:08:01 AM »
Wait... You couldn't bring homebrew to the home brewing banquet?? 

Welcome to an effect of the new CA law which requires that homebrew served at a member's festival that mixes homebrew and commercial beer have the two services clearly separated. The AHA was being strict in the implementation. I believe there was miscommunication between the AHA and the security staff because Gary did ask in the banquet that people with homebrew should just step outside the banquet area and pour their homebrew and bring it back in
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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #53 on: June 17, 2015, 11:37:23 AM »
Wait... You couldn't bring homebrew to the home brewing banquet?? 

Welcome to an effect of the new CA law which requires that homebrew served at a member's festival that mixes homebrew and commercial beer have the two services clearly separated. The AHA was being strict in the implementation. I believe there was miscommunication between the AHA and the security staff because Gary did ask in the banquet that people with homebrew should just step outside the banquet area and pour their homebrew and bring it back in

The solution Gary mentioned was reasonable. I think people are just saying it should have been communicated in materials given when we arrived, and probably during his other speeches. Telling people this after they sat down to eat, possibly having left their beer in their room, kinda defeats the purpose.

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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #54 on: June 17, 2015, 01:44:06 PM »
Personal confession - was driving from Rehoboth Beach to home after the conference, and when we crossed into Maryland it dawned on me what Delmarva stands for. Doh!

It's not apparent to many travelers that Delmarva stands for Delaware-Maryland-Virginia.  The Delaware and Maryland parts are easy, but the Virginia part is not apparent until one looks at a map.  Delaware used to be part of Maryland at one point.  It was then a part of Pennsylvania.  This tug of war is the reason for the establishment of the Mason-Dixon line.

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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #55 on: June 17, 2015, 02:58:24 PM »
Atlanta has been mentioned.  We looked at Savannah in the past when the conference was much smaller.  Real problem is GA beer laws and homebrew.
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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #56 on: June 17, 2015, 03:01:08 PM »
I'm just struggling to see who would even enforce that and perhaps it wouldn't have been a problem if the hotel just thought they were commercial beers.

When you're an organization like the AHA running an event like NHC, you can't just ignore inconvenient laws.
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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #57 on: June 17, 2015, 03:31:58 PM »
When you're an organization like the AHA running an event like NHC, you can't just ignore inconvenient laws.

Particularly when we have further ongoing efforts to champion other changes to CA law. If the org just flouted the laws as they stood when it came time to testify again, it wouldn't look great to have that black mark on the record.

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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #58 on: June 17, 2015, 10:38:34 PM »
Baltimore. June 9-11.

I got a text or a Tweet (not sure which, it just showed up on my ipad) that said it's Philly next year.  :o
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Re: NHC 2016 Location
« Reply #59 on: June 18, 2015, 12:10:45 AM »
Personal confession - was driving from Rehoboth Beach to home after the conference, and when we crossed into Maryland it dawned on me what Delmarva stands for. Doh!

It's not apparent to many travelers that Delmarva stands for Delaware-Maryland-Virginia.  The Delaware and Maryland parts are easy, but the Virginia part is not apparent until one looks at a map.  Delaware used to be part of Maryland at one point.  It was then a part of Pennsylvania.  This tug of war is the reason for the establishment of the Mason-Dixon line.
Cool. I wonder how long till they call my area Wagonho?