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DFW Bottle Share - Craft & Growler Dallas 1/20/13

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by mattisloco, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (475) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    After talking about it some and finally finding the time to finalize with a venue I'm happy to invite you all to a bottle share, DFW Bottle Share - Craft & Growler Dallas. Kevin at Craft & Growler made this very easy and he's looking forward to hosting us. I'd love to do more of these at C&G in the future, so lets make sure we don't screw the pooch on our 1st visit. ;)

    I "created the event" in an airport on my phone so if things you feel are important were missed do not hesitate to recommend either on this forum or in a beermail to me. One thing I know I missed is they do not serve food so please eat before.

    Please see the previous thread DFW Beer Advocate Map (For Tastings, Etc) for carpooling, setting up smaller "local" tastings before or after, etc.

    After clicking on the event link above and saying that you are attending, please list what bottles you plan on bringing so we don't get to many duplicates.

    I'll start this thing off by saying I'm bringing one of my babies a 2009 Dark Lord Imperial Stout. That might not be much to some but hopefully this will bring some people who otherwise may have not attended.

    Cheers & Beers,

  2. JJFoodie

    JJFoodie Aficionado (240) Texas May 11, 2009

    This is great, and a perfect venue...perhaps the start of a beautiful friendship...thanks so much for spearheading this! Maybe by then, my brother and soon-to-be proud Papa yelof77 will get a hall pass and be able to make it!
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  3. jmdarcy

    jmdarcy Aficionado (125) Texas Jul 15, 2010

    I am gonna try to make it for this. I am just in Chicago now so I will have some goodies to bring.
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  4. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (475) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Let Funk and Sour duty commence. Starting off with an Hill Farmstead Anna and a Cisco Kriek. Will be adding as the days progress.

    Thanks Matt for kicking this off and throwing down a big boy. Never tried the Dark Lord but an '09 is perhaps a great place to start.
  5. cfh64

    cfh64 Advocate (740) Texas Aug 16, 2005

    I'm in but have no idea what I'm bringing yet other then Cowthy. Thanks for getting this done Matt :)
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  6. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (475) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Do you know how many beer nerds just did a beer search for Cowthy? Glad you're able to make it.
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  7. cfh64

    cfh64 Advocate (740) Texas Aug 16, 2005

    Lol, Cowthy's out there but there may be only one. The whales of whales. The taste is amoooooooozing. Caged and corked is the only way to go.
  8. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (475) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    LOL, nice... amoozing... geez. Sometimes you may have to put a cork in her.
  9. Make it a Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!please!?
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  10. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (475) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    I actually had you in mind when I made this Sunday. Saturdays were a no go at the three places I talked to... Isn't Halls closed Sundays?
  11. Yes, its the babysitter factor though. Oh well, thanks for having me in mind.
  12. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Savant (460) Texas Feb 3, 2009

    I'm in. I will have to look through the ol' cellar to see what's ready for sharing. Maybe 2006 aventinus.

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  13. AAxsom

    AAxsom Aficionado (220) Texas Jan 13, 2010

    I'm in. We'll see what makes it back from Florida with me. White Oak Jai Alai and Oude Tart are already gone!
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  14. atxdelivery

    atxdelivery Savant (255) Texas Aug 28, 2010

    Its good to see you Dallas boys and girls getting together for something like this, like we do in Austin.
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  15. JJFoodie

    JJFoodie Aficionado (240) Texas May 11, 2009

    Just because it isn't publicized on BA doesn't mean it's not happening...

    Triple negative! Score!
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  16. atxdelivery

    atxdelivery Savant (255) Texas Aug 28, 2010

    That was my point its good to see a public tasting like this from Matt in this forum, nothing else. To your point were having one here in Dallas on the 27th that's not publicized, cant wait.
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  17. JJFoodie

    JJFoodie Aficionado (240) Texas May 11, 2009

    Exactly! Beer people are good people, and it's great to get together and try great beers - officially "sanctioned" or not!

  18. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (475) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Josh, I always heard that DFW is too spread out to have a large group monthly tasting. Everyone that told me this was probably right. We just don't have a great centralized location like Austin and Houston seem to have. I think there's a nice sized group of us who envy what Houston and Austin have with their monthly shares. I think we can do a large group bottle share here in DFW every 3 months and that's a goal of mine to at least start off with.

    I hope this one tasting can spur off more smaller group tastings that are localized. I have one a month at my house for the past 4 or 5 months. I thought there were only 3 BA's in my area other than myself... I was wrong. If my house was bigger I'd host the group of 12 to 15 that live on the east side of town. Though I think my house is about to be thrown by the waysde now that I know Craft & Growler will be an option.

    Get to know your "local" BA's folks, minimalize that drive time!
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  19. atxdelivery

    atxdelivery Savant (255) Texas Aug 28, 2010

    Something tells me the turnout will surprise you in a good way. I posted a generic Austin tasting once and the guys from ABW saw it and let us have a tasting at their brewery. The most unforgettable tasting ever. I may still be in town for this, if so would love to join yall.
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  20. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (475) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    That would be great if you made it!
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  21. I'm in for sure. Don't think a Cowboys playoff game is going to interfere. ;).
    I 'll have to check the dates on the stuff in my cellar. I think I have a few that are over 2 years.
    I will try to schedule a trip. to SA, so I can bring some Freetail
  22. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (475) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    An Austin delegate would be sick. And you break out that good drink.

    Cheers guys and gals! merry Christmas! Hope to celebrate the holidays with you all at this share.
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  23. MattSweatshirt

    MattSweatshirt Advocate (700) Texas Jun 29, 2011

    Stoked on this! Haven't been to a bottle share. I have no idea what to break out for this. Will be rad to meet some Dallas area BA's.
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  24. Once again, count me in. Ill probably bring some prairie beers just so yall can try em but Ill also dig thru my cellar for something as well
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  25. chaseabeer

    chaseabeer Savant (380) Oklahoma Feb 4, 2009

    It's not like I would go or anything.
  26. Well? Are you?
  27. chaseabeer

    chaseabeer Savant (380) Oklahoma Feb 4, 2009

    I'll think about it.
  28. Haha alright well.... Maybe see you there? The host(mattisloco) is in the BIF with us, so it could be cool for yall to meet.
  29. air

    air Savant (370) Texas Mar 28, 2007

    That's the main thing holding me back as well - and knowing you won't be going sucks as well :( Ah damn.
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  30. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (475) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Well sorry if you can't. I had hoped a months notice was enough and I'm sorry if it wasn't. Friday nights & Saturdays are not an option for large groups. I'll try to put one together in February which will likely be a lot smaller.
  31. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (475) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    It would be great to meet you Chase. I should have contact info from Mexcore later this week.
  32. air

    air Savant (370) Texas Mar 28, 2007

    Oh no, it's more with a bottle share falling on a sunday, mass consumption with work the day after is just not a good idea for me, haha.
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  33. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (475) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Well the day after is MLK Day and most are off... I hope you are?
  34. raffy313

    raffy313 Savant (425) Texas Dec 15, 2010

    Where was I when companies began giving MLK Day's off from work? Lol, Matt, I don't work in a bank... or post office(wait, I think even the PO is open that day, no? :)).

    Anyway, I'm in the same situation as air and Fern as far as Sunday tastings go. Not only will I be working the next day, but Sundays are normally days I spend with the family/daughter. I even skip watching Cowboys games(well, I dvr, and watch them later that night, hah!) to spend time with her because that's "our" day.

    Having said that.. I'm not totally ruling out showing up for this. On rare occasions her mother will make plans for Sunday and we'll swith out to Sat. That, and I've been dying to check out Craft and Growler since it opened. There's a huge "maybe" with my name on it...
  35. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (475) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    I assumed if the evil empire (TWC) gave MLK Day off everywhere did. Oops! This starts at noon and ends when you need it to. I feel the first hour or two would still be worthy of the visit to C&G. 1oz pours is probably what we're looking at with a large crowd... Now I'm just making excuses to get you guys there :D.
  36. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (475) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    You don't have to mass consume..at least in my experience these things don't turn too crazy. Still you can plan on drinking a fair amount for that late in the weekend.

    Show up, pop a bottle or two and head home early.

    Ill try to remember name tags. (These work so well at recognizes people across both sites)
  37. Krumb

    Krumb Savant (300) Texas Jan 30, 2008

    wish i was off...then i'd make it.

    being said, greatly appreciate the effort in planning this. i hope more are scheduled in the future.
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  38. air

    air Savant (370) Texas Mar 28, 2007

    Nope, don't have the day off. Huge stacks of holidays are on the (very short) list of things I miss about working for the feds.

    And I didn't even realize the early start time, I might try and pop in for a little bit then!
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  39. Beerdevil

    Beerdevil Disciple (60) Texas Nov 29, 2011

    We look forward to having you guys here at Craft and Growler!
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  40. JCDenver

    JCDenver Savant (280) Texas Feb 8, 2010

    In for sure. Thanks for organizing this Matt!
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