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2013 HMOG

Discussion in 'US - South-Atlantic' started by pghlee, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. pghlee

    pghlee Savant (265) Georgia Feb 24, 2006

  2. I am a noob to the HMOG. I would recommend the 30th so it's not the weekend of St. Patrick's Day.
    Also, I have a couple questions...
    Do you just show up with your bottles and pop them open and as people come around start sharing?
    Do the bottles get put on a table and people just pop what they want to taste?
    Or, are there designated people pouring?
     
  3. pghlee

    pghlee Savant (265) Georgia Feb 24, 2006

    you bring it you open it.
     
  4. March 2nd! Hopefully that will be the date, otherwise it will probably be out for me this year.
     
  5. bhalter8

    bhalter8 Savant (330) Georgia Feb 22, 2008

    March 23rd is the Peach State Brewoff, it'd be nice to avoid that too. I'll second the 30th.

    As always, thanks for all the work organizing this Lee.
     
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  6. jyounger30

    jyounger30 Aficionado (130) Georgia Oct 25, 2008

    The 30th is Easter weekend this year, so folks might be travelling or have family visiting. My vote would be March 16th. Thanks for organizing Lee.
     
  7. GameFreac

    GameFreac Savant (420) Georgia Apr 8, 2011

    If I brought 2 bottles of Yazoo Sue and a bottle of Dogfish Head Old Schoole Barleywine, would that be sufficient or is that not rare or aged enough? Just getting a general idea.
     
  8. RustyDiamond

    RustyDiamond Savant (365) Georgia Nov 18, 2004

    I second Jay's vote for March 16th. Although an easter egg hunt in the Belgian bar filled with vintage bottle caps sounds randy!
     
  9. bctdi

    bctdi Aficionado (220) Georgia Dec 8, 2008

    March 2nd sounds good
     
  10. jyounger30

    jyounger30 Aficionado (130) Georgia Oct 25, 2008

    I also agree with March 2nd (along with March 16th) as available.
     
  11. GatorBeerNerd

    GatorBeerNerd Savant (415) Georgia Sep 15, 2007

    My preference would be March 30th. As long as it is not the 16th, I will likely be there.

    Those beers would meet the requirement that they are beers not distributed in Georgia. Many that end up showing up think that bringing Dank Tank or Side Project bottles are cool because they were "rare" when we all know they aren't even if they are older bottles. Regardless they were available here and do not belong regardless of age. The ones you mention do not fall in that boat, but you have to decide how you feel showing up with those compared to what other people bring. Here is the list for all those that showed up the last couple of years and were not too lazy or embarrassed to put their beers on the sign up list.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgQRUWhNwH_zdFdJa1dPTnNIQVFsMzJaYkxORUYwckE#gid=0

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...FfdWc&authkey=CM3E_s8D&authkey=CM3E_s8D#gid=0
     
  12. pghlee

    pghlee Savant (265) Georgia Feb 24, 2006

    I love looking at those spreadsheets
     
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  13. My vote is for either the 2nd or 16th as well.
     
  14. My vote is for the 30th.
     
  15. Zach136

    Zach136 Advocate (560) Georgia Jun 17, 2012

    2nd or 30th here
     
  16. Soily1

    Soily1 Aficionado (105) Georgia Dec 28, 2007

    2nd or 30th as well for me.
     
  17. Carny77

    Carny77 Aficionado (140) Georgia Jul 20, 2005

    I vote for the 16th, as looking at the schedules I likely won't have a game. But who knows, that could change too. Hope I can make it.
     
  18. I'm not available March 2 or 9, but available otherwise.
     
  19. 16th would work for me. The 30th is Right Out.
     
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  20. I vote the 30th.
     
  21. pghlee

    pghlee Savant (265) Georgia Feb 24, 2006

    Does the easter weekend thing matter because im seing a lot of 16th and 30th.....
     
  22. jyounger30

    jyounger30 Aficionado (130) Georgia Oct 25, 2008

    I have family in town for Easter which prevents me from making it. I vote 16th (or 2nd). Bump to keep responses coming.
     
  23. Publix marathon is on the 17th so I vote "Not the 16th". 30th looking nice
     
  24. It is really crowded, so you open your bottle (of something not sold in Ga.) and weave through the crowd, offering samples to your new friends. And maybe getting a sample or two in your glass along the way. :)
     
  25. 2nd or 16th. Could do the 30th, but would rather avoid the Easter weekend.
     
  26. Does anybody else have any more SA Triple Bock? :p
     
  27. Forgot that March had five Saturdays. The 23rd is OK, too.
     
  28. The 30th looks good now too. So I'm for the 2nd or the 30th.
     
  29. pghlee

    pghlee Savant (265) Georgia Feb 24, 2006

    30th is really starting to look good. any comments on why it should or shouldnt be?
     
  30. What better way to celebrate Easter than to taste some AWESOME beers, meet some AWESOME people and hang out at an AWESOME place?
    [​IMG]

    EDIT: I won't be bringing this.
     
  31. jmhart

    jmhart Aficionado (245) Georgia Feb 20, 2010

    Mar 30 would be fantastic. That or Mar 2.
     
  32. I'll be out of town visiting family for Easter on the 30th, but it sounds like I'm in the minority.
     
  33. I can't do the 30th because I'll be at the Doo-Nanny that weekend. No, I won't tell you what it is, you have to Google it.

    Don't let that stop you if it's the Will of the People, though!
     
  34. I'm going to be out of town On the 30th for Easter, but any other weekend in march works for me.
     
  35. That being said (about Georgia-issued beers) if all you can bring are multiple bottles of Canadian Breakfast Stout and Black Note, some of us might overlook your transgression. But just this one time. :p
     
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  36. jmhart

    jmhart Aficionado (245) Georgia Feb 20, 2010


    Does this mean that Westy 12 is now disqualifed? :p
     
  37. promark420

    promark420 Aficionado (160) Georgia Nov 12, 2005

    Not March 2nd. 16th, 23rd, 30th are fine with me.
     
  38. This is always a really fun can't-miss event!

    The 30th works well for me. The 16th is out, though.

    I agree with pghlee; those old spreadsheets are fun to see.
     
  39. Kmccabe33

    Kmccabe33 Savant (450) Georgia Nov 4, 2011

    I'd vote for anything but the 16th
     
  40. GatorBeerNerd

    GatorBeerNerd Savant (415) Georgia Sep 15, 2007

    Lee, did you pick a final date yet? Just want to get it on the wife's calendar as soon as possible.
     
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