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Any Fellow DTLA BAers out There?

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by drgonzo2k2, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. drgonzo2k2

    drgonzo2k2 Savant (490) California Aug 24, 2012

    Hey Gang,

    Just wondering if any other good folks lived in the DTLA area? I thought it might be fun to try and get a group together for a bottle share or tasting sometime in our neighborhood. Feel free to respond here or send me a BM. Cheers!
  2. I'll be moving to the USC area in January. Keep me posted.
  3. queens1130

    queens1130 Savant (375) California Nov 21, 2008 Beer Trader

    I work close to downtown but head to SGV for home. Would be down, just let me know, cheers!
  4. arash1000

    arash1000 Aficionado (200) Arkansas Sep 26, 2012

    I head to downtown quite a bit but live in Claremont.
  5. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    I don't live there, but I am more than willing to do bottleshares in the area.
  6. Srsly

    Srsly Aficionado (235) California Mar 21, 2010

    I live in echo park, but would definitely be down for some DTLA stuff.
  7. I live in downtown and think that'd be pretty cool.
  8. Live in Culver and always down for a beer / bottle share
  9. smaisch

    smaisch Aficionado (205) California Nov 23, 2009 Beer Trader

    Los Feliz but often go downtown to eat/drink/live it up. I got too many bottles and not enough people to drink with.
  10. John11486

    John11486 Savant (400) California Feb 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    The Metro gets me downtown fairly easily, so I would be interested.
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  11. sportstsar

    sportstsar Savant (340) California Jan 23, 2012 Beer Trader

    DTLA resident here as well. Would love to meet up with some other BA's in the area. Keep me posted if you guys decide to put something together!
  12. MoparGrease

    MoparGrease Initiate (0) California Jul 26, 2012

    I live in the city of Wilmington I am also interested
  13. Goldstar81

    Goldstar81 Savant (335) California Jul 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    I'm in Pasadena/Altadena. Would be down for a bottle share. I'm also interested in learning to brew this year. If anyones interested I'm taking the how to brew the class (only 10 bucks!) from 5-8pm on January 20. They have it every first and third sunday of the month at Eagle Rock home brewing supply (theres also a shop in Culver City).
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  14. queens1130

    queens1130 Savant (375) California Nov 21, 2008 Beer Trader

    took this class with a buddy & thought it was very interesting and informative, unfortunately i don't have the space to brew nor store equipment. if you'd like a brew buddy i'm down to help out, cheers!
  15. drgonzo2k2

    drgonzo2k2 Savant (490) California Aug 24, 2012

    Hey Everyone,

    Happy to see such a turnout here! I figured I'd leave it open a week or so with the holidays in there to give everyone plenty of time to respond. Now comes the hard part - logistics...

    Where do we want to share? Just being honest, while having 10-12 unknown folks from the internet over to the house for a night of drinking sounds like good fun to me, I'm doubtful that Little Lady will be too pleased by that, and conversely I can understand why other folks may not want a bunch of strangers in their house. Hopefully we won't all be strangers for long though! ;)

    I've got a couple of DTLA places in mind that might be open for a bottle share, but I've not brought this up with the owners yet, so before I mention their names, let me do that. In the meantime, if anyone else has a suggestion for location, please let me know!

    What do we want to share? Not sure if you all are the type with 100's of bottles in your cellar or if you only buy what you are currently drinking. Not sure if you are traders or only buy local. Not sure if you hunt whales or don't care about that. I just want to make sure that everyone comes in with the same expectations and that no one leaves feeling slighted. Nothing wrong if some awesome surprises show up (and I hope they do), but was hoping to level set so that one guy doesn't show up with a Dark Lord vertical and another guy shows up with a sixer of SN Pale Ale.

    Should we go with a theme? Set a price limit the first time? Totally open to suggestions here!

    How much do we want to share? I suppose this will ultimately be determined by attendance, but I think we need to decide on what pour sizes we want to do - 6 oz? 4 oz? 2 oz (eek!)? What I'm getting at here, is that if all 12 of us say we're coming to the first one, then we would each need to bring a 4-pack or 6-pack of each beer so people get more than just a couple of oz. taste. I think this one may be harder to decide until we get an idea of how many people are showing up and we decide what type of share we're doing.

    When do we want to share? And then of course, it all comes down to everyone's schedule! I'll suggest Sunday afternoons; how does that work for everyone? I usually don't have a whole lot going on then, it seems to generally be a light traffic/public transportation day, and it avoids the headaches of trying to rush places after work through the week. Unfortunately I can't do Friday nights (another tasting) or Saturday nights (as I volunteer then), and I thought Sunday afternoon might be better than Sunday night so you've got ample time to recover before Monday morning. ;)

    So, why don't we get a dialogue going, try to answer some of these questions, and see if we can't make this sucker happen!

  16. moonknight31

    moonknight31 Advocate (515) California Aug 23, 2009 Beer Trader

    i live in pasadena as well. As for where i dont really have any preference on a location and Sunday afternoons would work for me. As for what and how much to share i would by no means say that i am a whale hunter but i usally try to keep my cellar stocked with approximately 50-75 beers. I personally think for the first bottle share that we should set a price limit of around 20-25 dollars worth of beer and try to bring a six pack or 2 750's of whatever it is we bring
  17. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    For every share I have been to, people usually bring 3 to 4 large format bottles (22 oz. and up).
  18. LaChupacabra

    LaChupacabra Savant (340) California Oct 25, 2011 Beer Trader

    I'm in West LA, but would be interested in getting together if there's room.

    Where: Can't really help on this one.

    What: I'd be up for whatever, but my personal preference is to share stuff that is more limited and/or not available in our distribution. ...Not opposed to slaying whales, but not necessary either.

    How Much: Don't wheeze the juice! Pour size really just comes down to turnout and ounces available. Try to bring large format bottles or multiples if you're going to bring 12oz bottles. There should be lots of stuff to try and plenty to go around if everyone brings 3-4 large format bottles.

    When: Sunday afternoons work well for me.
  19. AndrewK

    AndrewK Savant (495) California Oct 20, 2006

    If you guys need a spot downtown, I will offer up my venue (assuming you arent trying to have it on Saturday night or anything). Sunday afternoon/evening would be perfectly fine for instance.
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  20. AndrewK

    AndrewK Savant (495) California Oct 20, 2006

    oh and I have plenty of beers from my cellar to contribute as well.
  21. sportstsar

    sportstsar Savant (340) California Jan 23, 2012 Beer Trader

    I mainly buy whatever is around shelves locally for immediate consumption but recognize what the quality/seasonal/tougher finds are and would be happy to bring offerings of that nature. Also have a few bottles in my fridge that I have been sitting on that I would love to share. Hope that suffices and nobody is expecting anything too crazy.

    Sunday afternoons would probably be ideal for anyone. Whenever we leave downtown on the weekends, it's usually Sunday since traffic is so light and it's easy to get around.

    Little Bear would be awesome! For anyone familiar with taking the Red Line downtown, you could just get off at the 7th St/Metro station, hop on the 60 bus, and get off at Mateo. If you buy a Metro day pass, it can be used on this bus.

    Would we be able to order off the Little Bear menu as well? I'm getting hungry already.
  22. LaChupacabra

    LaChupacabra Savant (340) California Oct 25, 2011 Beer Trader

    Nice offer. Thanks, Andrew! I've been meaning to check out your spot, but it's a bit out of my way. This would be good excuse to stop in.
  23. drgonzo2k2

    drgonzo2k2 Savant (490) California Aug 24, 2012

    Excellent! It's nice to see this thread building some steam! Andrew, it's very nice of you to offer up Little Bear for the occasion. I've been there a couple of times, and I think everyone will enjoy the location very much.

    Unless anyone has any objections, I'd say we take Andrew up on the offer and make the first one at Little Bear?

    Also, a couple of people have said that Sunday afternoon is good for them, so again unless anyone has an issue, let's do a Sunday afternoon?

    So I think the next thing to do is choose a date? I figure that will determine who will be coming, and then we can decide what/how much to bring? I'll go ahead and throw two out there, but Andrew, please speak up if these won't work at your venue!

    Sunday, January 13th

    Sunday, January 27th
  24. sportstsar

    sportstsar Savant (340) California Jan 23, 2012 Beer Trader

    I'll cast the first vote in hopes of starting a trend: Jan 27th!

    (Got plans on the evening of the 13th that require the ability to operate a motor vehicle)
  25. The 27th would be cool ... Little Bear rules! Great brunch and awesome beer list (Shirt Rib Benedict is my jam!)
  26. LaChupacabra

    LaChupacabra Savant (340) California Oct 25, 2011 Beer Trader

    I could probably do either of those days.
  27. queens1130

    queens1130 Savant (375) California Nov 21, 2008 Beer Trader

    Not sure what the schedule for those days are yet but they're clear for now.
  28. The 27th would be perfect since it doesn't interfere with any play-off football.
  29. smaisch

    smaisch Aficionado (205) California Nov 23, 2009 Beer Trader

    Look at who it is!

    I'll know closer to the date but I will bring at least two large format bottles.
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  30. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Advocate (520) California Jan 7, 2013 Beer Trader

    I'm game with two or three bombers for a bottle share. I have way too many bottles for one man to drink alone. In Downtown. Either day works, but looks like 27th at least doesn't have football going.
  31. barfdiggs

    barfdiggs Savant (420) California Mar 22, 2011

    Come to a Yeastside Brew Club meeting. We're local and meet at Eagle Rock Homebrew, as well as a lot of the local beer bars, monthly. We also do how to brew (All-grain & Extract) at some of our Club Meetings.

    Also, happy to meet up for a bottleshare. I'd really like to crack open some stuff I've been holding onto.
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  32. Dang, I'm moving on the weekend of the 13th and getting married on the weekend of the 27th.

    Is asking a new bride to cancel the honeymoon for a bottle share a bad way to start a marriage?

    I hope there's a good turnout and I'll see you at the second meet.
  33. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    Either date is fine.
  34. Cerveza

    Cerveza Aficionado (125) California Jun 26, 2012

    I would love to come down there and contribute a food good bottles. So far either date is fine with me.
  35. grandmachine

    grandmachine Savant (305) California Mar 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    Silverlake here!
  36. Goldstar81

    Goldstar81 Savant (335) California Jul 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    I work every 2nd and 4th Sunday so 27th isn't gonna work for me. Next time.
  37. LaChupacabra

    LaChupacabra Savant (340) California Oct 25, 2011 Beer Trader

    I just saw that Little Bear made Draft Magazine's list of America's 100 Best Beer Bars. Congrats!
  38. vurt

    vurt Advocate (705) Oregon Apr 11, 2004 Beer Trader

    Burbank resident here. (Also: Yeastside Brewer, bottle sharer, Little Bear fan, and Jedi-level Metro user.) I'd love to attend one of these bottle share events. Did this happen on the 13th, or is there still a possibility it will go ahead on the 27th?
  39. West Hollywood here, can you loop me into the conversation? Has the max been hit?
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  40. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Champion (870) California Oct 24, 2009 Beer Trader

    If I wasn't married with children, I'd so head up there for the event.

    Please post beer porn next week!