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Great Lakes Brew Fest

I am interested in doing this again if anyone else is:

http://www.greatlakesbrewfest.com/

Has anyone received any communication from them yet

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We were just talking about

We were just talking about this yesterday.  They have contacted me asking if we wanted to do it again this year.  As I will not be here I was going ask if someone wants to organize it this year.  

The emperor is not as forgiving as i am

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I'll do it if others are

I'll do it if others are interested

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I can brew for it, but am

I can brew for it, but am going to Riot Fest, so can't make the festival.

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I'll brew and help out and

I'll brew and help out and pour at the fest. 

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Bill - Please forward the

Bill - Please forward the info to me.  Thanks

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I would be interested in

I would be interested in helping out.

From last year, most of the logistics seem to be on the club to haul equipoment over to fest and deal with lodging. They're a well run fest and they have a large loading window.

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We need a giant jeraboam or

We need a giant jeraboam or something again.  That really reeled them in.  

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im in to go again.  6 litter

im in to go again.  6 litter bottle in tow.

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I'm in again for this year!

I'm in again for this year!

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I'm totally down to help brew

I'm totally down to help brew and volunteer for this!

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I'm in to brew and hekp too

I'm in to brew and help too

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Awesome.  That is probably as

Awesome.  That is probably as many or more than we can bring.  I reserved a room at the Comfort inn, but if anyone has line on something better and reasonable I can switch.  We should still be able to sneak over to the marriott and dishonor the hot tub and crash a wedding again.

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....and hopefully find Bob,

....and hopefully find Bob, if he is still missing.

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Rich/Bill,

Rich/Bill,

Have you guys received any detailed informationa bout the festival yet? How many beers, what are we expected to bring, etc...

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I have asked Bill a couple

I have asked Bill a couple times to forward it....

 

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I'm working on it.  Can't

I'm working on it.  Can't seem to find the email I recieved.

The emperor is not as forgiving as i am

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I have the e-mail address

I have the e-mail address from last year, I'll just reach out to them.  I found it using a search feature.  I'll show you how to use it next time I see you, Billwink

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Got the invite and signing us

Got the invite and signing us up. Will post the details. 4 comp tickets, up to 6 discounted. And free lunch!

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We're in. I'll post more

We're in. I'll post more info as I get it:

10' x 10' Booth Space

Passes for 4 of your Club Members

Discount on up to 6 Additional Tickets

Lunch for Participating Members

Discount on 2017 Fest Merchandise

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We're in. I'll post more

First four who responded get the comps as long as they make a beer for it, next 6 get the discounted whether they do or not.

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I'll take a discounted ticket

I'll take a discounted ticket and jump in on your room reservation

 

"Give a man a beer, and he will waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and he will waste a lifetime!" Bill Owen

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I'd be interested as well. I

I'd be interested as well. I'd be more than happy to brew as well if we're not already at capacity

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So this is what I have so far

So this is what I have so far, let me know if I missed anyone:

Brew/Setup/Pour(First 4) 

  1. Rich
  2. Todd
  3. James
  4. Josh

Attending with discounted tickets(Brewing optional)

  1. Chuck
  2. John - Brewing
  3. Pete
  4. Mark - Brewing
  5.  

*Jeff Whelpley Brewing but not attending

If it is the same as last year, they ask us to bring a minimum of 30 gallons, so if everyone brings 5 or so, we have it covered already.  Once those who are brewing figure out what they want to bring, post it here and I'll update this list.

 

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I plan to brew an elderflower

I plan to brew an elderflower saison.

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I expected nothing less, Jeff

I expected nothing less, Jeff

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Rich how many reservations of

Rich how many reservations of rooms did you make?  I can book one too if anyone wants to room withne I don't think we're fitting 10 guys in your 1 room.  But i do think it would be easier if we all stick to the same hotel this year. 

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No, my room is full unless

No, my room is full unless you want to bunk with Pete. If people are planning on staying, I suggest they book a room sooner than later. I looked at Airbnb, but there wasn't much to be had that I could see.

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I'll room with ya Josh!

I'll room with ya Josh!

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I'm gonna make a NEIPA again,

I'm gonna make a NEIPA again, right?

It's gonna either be that or a gosebier. If anyone else wants to take the murky IPA mantle I'm cool with that.

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I'm going with a classic

I'm going with a classic California IPA, in the vain of Sierra Nevada 

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James - Go for it.  Just

James - Go for it.  Just remember this thing is 3+ months away, so don't get in too big of a hurry on those IPAs...

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Sounds good chuck il book it.

Sounds good chuck il book it.  Ill be making a seasion mead again and something special in dat 6 liter bottle 

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There is still one discount

There is still one discount ticket available for this.  They must be purchased by 8/21.  If interested, let me know and I will send you the code.

From the organizer:

Greeting future inhabitants of Homebrew Island.

Just a few things to get going on before we really kick into gear:

Many of you have been asking about discount tickets for members of your club who will not be pouring for your booth.   Here is the deal:  6 are available to each club.   Please do so by the solar eclipse (August 21 just in case you haven’t heard)

 The theme for this year’s event is M*A*S*H, so break out your camo and home made stills………..wait, please don’t bring those.   We would probably lose our license.

You will be hearing from me mid August with all the load-in info.   So, till then happy brewing, and let me know if you have any more questions,   Kitty

I'm not all that jazzed about the theme, but if anyone wants to dress up as Hot Lips Houlihan, I'm not going to censor them(looking at you John G).  If anyone is interested in the theme, run with it.  Probably a good time to start planning your brew for this if you haven't already.

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Also,If anyone is planning on

Also,If anyone is planning on staying in Racine Saturday night, you should probably book pretty soon.  I just switched to the Delta MArriott across the street because others are staying there, and they have a pool, a hot tub, and a bar, and that's how we roll.  I'm pretty sure the shuttle picks up there if anyone is interested in that.

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I'm out now :(

I'm out now :(

Have to take my daughter tio college that weekend.  

LMK if you still want me to brew for you though

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We'll happily bring it if you

We'll happily bring it if you do Reed, but I think we're fine on beer if you don't, so your call.

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Chuck / John,

Chuck / John,

I also just confirmed and booked our room at the Marriott as well.  We can split up the costs there.

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Damn I forgot I'm in on this.

Damn I forgot I'm in on this. Anyone still need a room/have a spare bed they want to split?

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Just a reminder for those not

Just a reminder for those not on the Slack Forum to make sure your beer is ready by Fest time if you committed to brewing one.  Also, for those buying the discount tickets, I believe the last day is this Monday to do so.  

Also, for those who were in the last barrel project, is there any interest in pitching in together to do a timed release of Vanilla Darling?  I would think a case of bombers would be sufficient.  No obligation, but as I recall we did Berry and Cherry Darling last year and it was a big hit.

Please confirm what you are brewing in the next week or so so we can get a menu together. Thanks.