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Another tasting thread

Discussion in 'US - Northwest' started by beertunes, Jul 17, 2012.


Interested in North End tasting?

Poll closed Aug 7, 2012.
  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Depends

  1. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,255) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    Draheim, NWer and I have been kicking around the thought of putting together a tasting so we can meet some other BA's and share a few brews. The biggest hurdle seems to be timing and logistics. During the nice weather, we all have stuff we want to do and sitting inside, while enjoyable, can be done during the crappier months. Logistically, we're all kinda spread out, from almost Canadia to downtown Seattle.

    If there's enough interest, we want to do a non-whale tasting/bottle share. Is there a time and general area that appeals to anyone interested? Or are group tastings a thing that seem to work better in Seattle itself?

    We used to have monthly tastings here in Bellingham, and I've got some non-BA friends who would probably be interested. Thoughts, comments, ideas, suggestions and rude remarks welcome.

  2. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Savant (495) Washington Nov 12, 2011

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  3. NWer

    NWer Advocate (670) Washington Mar 10, 2009

    Thanks Terry. Should be fun.
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  4. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,075) Washington Sep 18, 2010

    Yeah, thanks for opening this up to the group Terry. As mentioned via BM/"conversation", given my various constraints I'll make it if I can once a date/place have been established.

    P.S. isn't a non-whale tasting just called "having a few beers"? ;)
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  5. wsucoug96

    wsucoug96 Savant (265) Washington May 18, 2010

    If I'm in town (planning to do some road-tripping in August), I'm definitely interested. Always enjoy meeting fellow BAs. And I'm in Snoqualmie, so I'm used to having to drive long distances for everything. :) I'm open to any location.
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  6. wsucoug96

    wsucoug96 Savant (265) Washington May 18, 2010

    I like to call it "breakfast."
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  7. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Savant (405) Washington Sep 11, 2011

    Would be nice. I'm in Shoreline, so I'll watch as a date/location is chosen.
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  8. bfg75

    bfg75 Savant (255) Washington Feb 26, 2011

    I'm down depending on date/location. I'm in Greenlake so obviously Seattle would be the easiest. I have a space at Seattle Wine Storage and they have a tasting room we could use with a nice big table, sound system, tv, computer, etc. Generally open till 6pm on weekends but with enough notice we could go later (though there it would have to be afternoon tasting, been to one there before and I think we started at 1pm).
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  9. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Initiate (0) Washington Jun 23, 2009

    I'm interested. In north Lynnwood/Mill Creek area
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  10. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,255) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    Well, here's the general thoughts we've had to this point. We kind of want to do this after the nicest outdoors weather is past, so maybe late Sept/early Oct? I've seen bfg75's post about his tasting at Wine Storage, so that is certainly an option, although we were kind of hoping to keep it more North End, mostly for transpo reasons. I think I can arrange a place in Edmonds, near the train, ferry dock and light rail. Is that a location that sounds good for people? If not, other suggestions welcome. I have Friday and Saturdays off, so I'm looking at a Saturday tasting, this would leave Sunday for football, for Seahawks fans. Comments, suggestions?
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  11. NWer

    NWer Advocate (670) Washington Mar 10, 2009

    The primary purpose of this gathering is to get together without any pressure to provide a whale to the cause. Anything off the shelf will do - though something nice from deep in the cellar would be nice too.
    Hell, bring PBR if you have enough balls.
    Personally, I like the idea of Edmonds near the Amtrak stop if such a place is available. Plenty of options for anyone out of town from Bellingham to Tacoma or Olympia to make the trek without risk if they felt like it.
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  12. stx00lax

    stx00lax Savant (275) Washington Dec 27, 2009

    Count me in for fall. I'll be back in Bellingham mid September. A north sound location would be awesome, but I'd drive further south (Seattle) if was easier for everyone else.
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  13. I will be in if it's not a Saturday the Huskies are playing.
  14. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,255) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    Home game, or any game?
  15. Home game. Might be fun to have an away game on in the background.
  16. NWer

    NWer Advocate (670) Washington Mar 10, 2009

    Sure, if it's Notre Dame :)
  17. bfg75

    bfg75 Savant (255) Washington Feb 26, 2011

    I could do Edmonds...

    I have some St. Ides Berry Special Brews I've been meaning to break out of my cellar :)
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  18. wsucoug96

    wsucoug96 Savant (265) Washington May 18, 2010

    Same issue here, but for the COUGS instead. Having Mike Leach as our coach will make the 4.5-hour drive to Pullman much easier in the fall. :) Kind of sucked to get in the car the last few years knowing that you're going to spend all that road time just to see a 66-3 beatdown.
  19. Leech = wins? Ok.
  20. wsucoug96

    wsucoug96 Savant (265) Washington May 18, 2010

    Leach (come on, you can spell it) doesn't necessarily equal wins. But I'm pretty sure hiring him means we won't be getting blown out 5, 6, 7 times a year. I mean, it got to the point under our last coach that we were simply happy to be competitive. We'll win our share. And I think we'll score plenty of points, even if our defense is suspect.
  21. I agree. Hope you are better this year. Leaf!
  22. NWer

    NWer Advocate (670) Washington Mar 10, 2009

    Is this Texas humor?:confused:
  23. tozerm

    tozerm Savant (400) Washington Jul 1, 2005

    I'm not sure of the travel logistics for everyone, but I'd be happy to let BA's use the facilities at our Taproom in Snoqualmie anytime, just beer mail me.
  24. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,255) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    The Huskies have Sept 29 off and are at UofNike Oct 6. Those were about the weekends I kinda had in mind anyway, preferences everyone?

    @ Tozerm, thank you very much for the offer. Maybe this time, maybe another time for sure. I've never been to your brewery and have been meaning to get there for a long time. That's why we're kicking this around early, to get these things figured out. I'll keep this thread up for a few more days, and then we'll see where we're at. Thanks for the responses and input all. Cheers!
  25. wsucoug96

    wsucoug96 Savant (265) Washington May 18, 2010

    Sept. 29 is the WSU-Oregon game in Seattle, so I'm out for that date. And the plan is to be in Munich for the last days of Oktoberfest the following weekend. Oh well -- guess I'll have to make the next tasting!

    Love the idea of getting together at Snoqualmie sometime (and not just because I live here).
  26. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,255) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    I love the idea of a tasting at Snoqualmie as well. Let's make that a "Must Do"! Well, the date for this one isn't set yet, so there's still hope for ya! We'll see how it goes.
  27. I would make the trek from Tacoma for Snoqualmie.
  28. bfg75

    bfg75 Savant (255) Washington Feb 26, 2011

    I would make it to Snoqualmie if I had enough notice so my wife (and DD haha) could get the day off.
  29. I live in Marysville and could host the tasting if your looking to keep it somewhat north.
  30. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,255) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    I think I've got location set, just have to finalize details. I'll try to get everything set by the end of this coming week.
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  31. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    Also interested with enough notice to get work off.
  32. tozerm

    tozerm Savant (400) Washington Jul 1, 2005

    I'd love to schedule a BA event at the Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Co. Taproom. What day of the week typically works best for you all? The Taproom is pretty busy Friday - Sunday, so if a little more private and quiet function is in order Monday - Thursday is best. Let me know and I'll see what I can put together.
  33. TheEarl

    TheEarl Aficionado (165) Washington Apr 10, 2012

    I would also be interested in joining. Seattle would be best for me.