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I am declaring right now!
« on: June 15, 2011, 09:48:59 PM »
as I sit here feeling sorry for myself for not going to NHC in San Diego, Seattle Beer News announced that NHC 2012 is in the Seattle area.  After 18 years with this hobby all alone, I have decided to announce that I am attending my first NHC in 2012.

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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 10:47:01 PM »
No flight.  Can visit my sis. I'm in!  ;D

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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 11:05:14 PM »
I just might try to make that one a goal myself for next year...I have never visited the Pacific Northwest.   And in all the years I've been brewing never been to a brew convention either.

Sure would be great to meet some of the nice folks on the boards!
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 12:15:49 AM »
Good decision!

I'm experiencing both my first conference and my first trip to San Diego. Let me say that it's been amazing so far, and the conference hasn't even started.  The hospitality shown to us by Ale Smith, Pizza Port, and other local places has been great.  And the organizers have been awesome... thanks for all their hard work.
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011, 12:47:15 AM »
How long until it's on the east coast again? I dunno the distribution of AHA members but it seems slightly unfair to not alternate more often.

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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2011, 12:58:38 AM »
How long until it's on the east coast again? I dunno the distribution of AHA members but it seems slightly unfair to not alternate more often.

[Edit for reduced snark]

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NHC 2013 in Paris
NHC 2014 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (I'll supply the mead)
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011, 01:07:51 AM »
How long until it's on the east coast again? I dunno the distribution of AHA members but it seems slightly unfair to not alternate more often.

[Edit for reduced snark]

My votes:

NHC 2013 in Paris
NHC 2014 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (I'll supply the mead)


If you guys want me to help organize that for 2013, I can certainly do it, although it wouldn't necessarily be the NHC :-) Just don't come here in the Summer, there are too many tourists as it is.

I would totally fly to Hawaii despite its nearly 1,200 EUR per person flight price tag, but that's because it's Hawaii. I guess I'm just a little upset because I'd really love to participate, at least every other year... I know Seattle is really far away from San Diego, but it's still difficult - either one is 1,000 EUR for me, but then again I'm a special case and you can't make everybody happy.

I looked at the past nine NHC locations, and there is a pretty reasonable distribution, so maybe I just need to eat some breakfast and not be as cranky.

Hell I'll probably even go to the one in 2012 (Carl, you coming too?).
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2011, 05:16:44 AM »
easy enough to arrange a trip to visit my wife's family in oregon, but i will need to find a reason to get the kitchen pass to go to seattle 8)
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2011, 05:34:26 AM »
I've always like the Seattle area, and haven't been there in years. Now I have the perfect excuse to go next year.

edit: Paris and Hawaii would work too...  8)
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2011, 05:42:01 AM »
Would love to go.  However, the odds of me going diminish the farther you get away from the East Coast. 

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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2011, 05:51:32 AM »
365 days and counting... :D

I am planning to attend my 1st NHC in Seattle, as long as something doesn't come up to screw up my plans like every other year ( surgeries, death, job, etc ).

As you might expect, there's going to be the usual grumbling about another West Coast NHC, but it's all up to the local clubs getting together and putting a bid in.  With that said, I think there will be a big push for Philly in 2013.
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2011, 08:18:08 AM »
365 days and counting... :D

I am planning to attend my 1st NHC in Seattle, as long as something doesn't come up to screw up my plans like every other year ( surgeries, death, job, etc ).

As you might expect, there's going to be the usual grumbling about another West Coast NHC, but it's all up to the local clubs getting together and putting a bid in.  With that said, I think there will be a big push for Philly in 2013.


The conference program this year is already advertising Philly in 2013.  Hope that it's not just a tease...


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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2011, 08:27:17 AM »
Philly is a go for 2013.

The local clubsdo the heavy lifting for these.   Give the credit to the PA clubs for stepping up.
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2011, 10:07:53 AM »
I think it makes perfect sense to have it in Seattle. The PNW is a beer mecca. Anyway, I think the majority of ya'll couldn't handle the heat down here. ;)
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Re: I am declaring right now!
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2011, 11:11:50 AM »
Gotta agree there Euge!  8)

Philly is definitely a possibility for me. Just got back from a Baltimore/Philly trip and I definitely want to go back. Would be cool if they tie it in with Philly Beer Week too.
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