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Re: Beer Camping
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2011, 07:04:50 PM »
So you're getting as much as 60 gallons of beer?

Denny and Mike can comment.  When I went, we had some sent to the pub of our choice for a release party.  It had to go through the local distributor, to the pub.  The pub paid Pale Ale prices for a bigger, special beer.  We did not get any for our house, but we could have (poor move on our part).  That would have gone through a distributor, and then the local package store, and we sould have paid Pale Ale prices for a keg.  They can't give beer away.   Still a sweet deal.
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Re: Beer Camping
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2011, 08:49:45 PM »
Here is the set of my pics. I got them all in order now.

http://s251.photobucket.com/albums/gg304/miguel622/Beer%20Camp%202011/
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« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2011, 05:55:34 AM »
Sounds like an amaing experience. Thanks for sharing with us. I have to find a way there one day.
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Re: Beer Camping
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2011, 09:24:24 AM »
So you're getting as much as 60 gallons of beer?

Possibly.  We'll see.  But like Jeff said, it goes through a distributor to a licensed establishment.
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Re: Beer Camping
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2011, 09:37:20 AM »
So you're getting as much as 60 gallons of beer?

Possibly.  We'll see.  But like Jeff said, it goes through a distributor to a licensed establishment.

So, it's your beer and a bar will only serve it to you? Anything is great, but it just seems strange.

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Re: Beer Camping
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2011, 09:58:02 AM »
So, it's your beer and a bar will only serve it to you? Anything is great, but it just seems strange.

It's not "our" beer...it's Sierra Nevada's beer.  They provided the ingredients and it was brewed on their system with only minor help from the 9 of us in Beer Camp #64.  As I understand, SN wants us to find a bar to host an event with the beer as the centerpiece.
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Re: Beer Camping
« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2011, 10:25:27 AM »
So, it's your beer and a bar will only serve it to you? Anything is great, but it just seems strange.

It's not "our" beer...it's Sierra Nevada's beer.  They both the ingredients and it was brewed on t heir system with only minor help from the 9 of us in Beer Camp #64.  As I understand, SN wants us to find a bar to host an event with the beer as the centerpiece.

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Re: Beer Camping
« Reply #37 on: November 08, 2011, 10:48:54 AM »
So, it's your beer and a bar will only serve it to you? Anything is great, but it just seems strange.

It's not "our" beer...it's Sierra Nevada's beer.  They both the ingredients and it was brewed on t heir system with only minor help from the 9 of us in Beer Camp #64.  As I understand, SN wants us to find a bar to host an event with the beer as the centerpiece.

We did ours at Arbor Brewing, which as a brewpub can have guest taps in MI.  They got a half barrel and a 1/4 barrel.  Both kegs were gone in 2 hours.  The place was packed, and they also sold a lot of food to the folks that came to try the SN beer.
It was a fun night, as we could swan about pub, as the "brewers".

Hey Denny or Mike - what was the Beer Camp number?  13 was ours, they have had many since.
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Re: Beer Camping
« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2011, 11:04:22 AM »

We did ours at Arbor Brewing, which as a brewpub can have guest taps in MI.  They got a half barrel and a 1/4 barrel.  Both kegs were gone in 2 hours.  The place was packed, and they also sold a lot of food to the folks that came to try the SN beer.
It was a fun night, as we could swan about pub, as the "brewers".

Hey Denny or Mike - what was the Beer Camp number?  13 was ours, they have had many since.


We were 64, Jeff.
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Re: Beer Camping
« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2011, 11:21:43 AM »

We did ours at Arbor Brewing, which as a brewpub can have guest taps in MI.  They got a half barrel and a 1/4 barrel.  Both kegs were gone in 2 hours.  The place was packed, and they also sold a lot of food to the folks that came to try the SN beer.
It was a fun night, as we could swan about pub, as the "brewers".

Hey Denny or Mike - what was the Beer Camp number?  13 was ours, they have had many since.


We were 64, Jeff.

They do one every 2 weeks!!! That's crazy. Terrence must never rest.
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Re: Beer Camping
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2011, 01:57:45 PM »
The extreme generosity of the folks at SN is shown by the fact that they'll be shipping each of us 3-4 1/2 bbl. kegs of the beer we brewed.  I was hoping to get a 6 pack, but WOW!

Good to know some of my favorite beer also comes from a cool group.  Enjoy!
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Re: Beer Camping
« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2011, 01:58:32 PM »
Can you just pay to go? If so, how much?

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« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2011, 02:41:23 PM »
Can you just pay to go? If so, how much?

Sorry Bo, this is one of those things you can't buy.
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Re: Beer Camping
« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2011, 03:00:53 PM »
Can you just pay to go? If so, how much?

Like Mike said, you need to be invited.  And few of the people who attend are brewers.  They're mainly reps, distributors, bartenders, etc. 
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