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Good luck Mike!
« on: February 21, 2011, 07:14:25 PM »
The 2011 Beer Drinker of the Year competition is this Saturday, and Mike Dixon (mdixon) is one of the finalists.  Best of luck Mike!

My friend Phil Farrell is also a finalist, for those who know him.  And hey, I just realized he's wearing a shirt from the 20th anniversary of Big Time Brewing in Seattle!   Best of luck Phil!

James Clark - I don't think I know that guy.  Is he here under some other name . . . ?

http://www.wynkoop.com/beer/beer-drinker-2011
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Re: Good luck Mike!
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 07:39:07 PM »
Good luck, Mike!
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Re: Good luck Mike!
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 07:44:23 PM »
Break a mug....Good Luck Mike!  :)
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Re: Good luck Mike!
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 10:03:50 PM »
Go, Phil!  Maybe the third time will be a charm for the rubber chicken man!
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Re: Good luck Mike!
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 10:34:26 PM »
Go, Phil!  Maybe the third time will be a charm for the rubber chicken man!
It wasn't.  This will be his 4th.  :-\
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Re: Good luck Mike!
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 11:42:45 PM »
Go, Phil!  Maybe the third time will be a charm for the rubber chicken man!
It wasn't.  This will be his 4th.  :-\
He's going for a new world record! 
You have to admire his persistence.
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Re: Good luck Mike!
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 11:47:39 PM »
Go, Phil!  Maybe the third time will be a charm for the rubber chicken man!
It wasn't.  This will be his 4th.  :-\
He's going for a new world record! 
You have to admire his persistence.

I'm thinking that he's already got the world record. anyone else competed in this 3 times?

Good luck to both Mike & Phil, they're both good guys that give back a lot to homebrewing. Don't know anything about James, but he'd probably be a decent guy to share a beer with
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Re: Good luck Mike!
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011, 02:25:45 AM »
Thanks guys, we're off for Denver tomorrow...

FWIW - I hope Phil and his chicken get to compete a fifth time ;)

James seems like a great guy. I'm just happy to be able to go to the show!!!





« Last Edit: February 23, 2011, 02:38:49 AM by MDixon »
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Re: Good luck Mike!
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2011, 06:13:34 AM »
Sounds like a cool competition. Go Mike! Shoe in...?
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Re: Good luck Mike!
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2011, 11:28:31 AM »
Doubtful, I head to the airport in 30 minutes and have a severe headcold, can hardly talk due to my throat being sore and my ear is starting to ache...I just happy to be able to participate!!!

PS - If anyone reading this is going to be a judge at the festivities, yes, I accept pity votes  ;)
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Re: Good luck Mike!
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2011, 04:40:35 PM »
If this is Phil's 4th time I don't believe anyone is a shoe in, everyone is very well qualified.  We'll see what happens.

Mike, if you don't win this year then maybe next year - I might judge :)  You've always gotten my vote when I review resumes.
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Re: Good luck Mike!
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2011, 05:05:04 PM »
If this is Phil's 4th time I don't believe anyone is a shoe in, everyone is very well qualified.  We'll see what happens.

Mike, if you don't win this year then maybe next year - I might judge :)  You've always gotten my vote when I review resumes.

Geez, man, who do I talk to to be a judge?  :)
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Re: Good luck Mike!
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2011, 05:29:22 PM »
If this is Phil's 4th time I don't believe anyone is a shoe in, everyone is very well qualified.  We'll see what happens.

Mike, if you don't win this year then maybe next year - I might judge :)  You've always gotten my vote when I review resumes.

Geez, man, who do I talk to to be a judge?  :)
Marty Jones ;)

Good luck though, the judges are usually beer writers, past winners, and Chris Black from Falling Rock.
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Re: Good luck Mike!
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2011, 05:36:20 PM »
Hey Tom....I didn't realize until now that you were the 2006 winner.

Is it too late to say congrats. 

I'll say it anyway.  :)
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Re: Good luck Mike!
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2011, 05:54:29 PM »
Thanks, it's never too late ;D
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