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SJ Bottle Share at Original Gravity - Planning Poll

Discussion in 'US - Pacific' started by afrokaze, Mar 18, 2013.

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What time is best for you

  1. Sun - Wed, 5 - 8pm

    10 vote(s)
    71.4%
  2. Thurs - Sat, 12 - 6pm

    4 vote(s)
    28.6%
  1. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (630) California Jun 12, 2009

    Not trying to advertise so I apologize, but my managers are looking to gauge interest in a monthly bottleshare at Original Gravity. There wouldn't be any pressure to buy our beers, we're just looking to have a place for like-minded beer lovers to meet up and share good beers, regardless of cellar size. Because of our size limitations this would have to happen during non-peak hours. I've kept the choices on the poll pretty wide open since no decisions have been made yet, but if you're interested give me an idea of what day/times work best for you. I'll be keeping you guys posted as more details are worked out, cheers!
     
  2. abecall98

    abecall98 Advocate (540) California Aug 11, 2007

    Sounds like a bay area version of Final Gravity.
     
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  3. time/day doesnt matter for me...I'm definitely interested in a share closer than san mateo or the city so this would be great!
     
  4. I might be down to attend on occasion. Weekends after 4:00 pm are better for me.
     
  5. drgonzo2k2

    drgonzo2k2 Savant (470) California Aug 24, 2012

    Hey man, thanks for posting this! I actually just moved up to Sunnyvale from Los Angeles, and I was hoping to find or start a local bottle share group here. I'd organized a couple in Downtown LA before I left, and they were a blast, but then I got a new job up here and had to move.

    I think Sunday afternoon, once per month, usually work well for these types of events...

    This is usually a slower time for the place hosting the event.

    It doesn't make people rush around after work trying to make it places (plus no need to cut it short due to having to work the next day).

    It gives people that work all week their Saturday to do anything else they need or want to do that weekend.

    Please keep me posted, as I'd love to participate, and if there is anything at all I can do to help, please just let me know!

    Cheers!
     
  6. mchbrew

    mchbrew Aspirant (45) California Feb 9, 2012

    Will mark this on my calendar for attendance. Keep me posted. Also got a few other friends who will be interested and most likely in.
     
  7. bird22

    bird22 Savant (435) California Jan 2, 2011

    I'd be down for making the trip over the hill once a month for this as well. Sunday afternoons/evenings or weekday evenings work best for me.
     
  8. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (630) California Jun 12, 2009

    Always good to hear from new BAs in the area. We've tentatively scheduled the first share for April 7 at 4pm, and our plan for now is to have a share on the first Sunday afternoon of each month. I'll let you know if anything changes as the date gets closer. Here are some basic rules:

    1. Please try not to bring more than 2 beers per person. 750s/bombers are preferred for sharing but feel free to bring whatever you like, no theme for this time around but we may try that at a later date. Everything from shelf beers to walez are welcome, don't feel pressured to bust out all your cellar gems.

    2. Please let OG employees open the beers for now. This works well at other shares and may be a legal issue. Also, there will most likely be too much to drink, so please stay hydrated, take your time, and no getting belligerent.

    Other than those, feel free to bring any friends as long as they can contribute at least 1 beer. Ask/BM me any questions you might have, or check out http://www.originalgravitypub.com/ for our up to date taplist, directions, contact info, etc. Looking forward to meeting you all, cheers!
     
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  9. bird22

    bird22 Savant (435) California Jan 2, 2011

    This still going down this weekend?
     
  10. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (630) California Jun 12, 2009

    Yessir, I'll be there at 4! bringing a growler from Sante Adairius and maybe something from the Bruery.
     
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  11. drgonzo2k2

    drgonzo2k2 Savant (470) California Aug 24, 2012

    Sounds like a good time, gang, but unfortunately I will be out of town this weekend. Let me know how it goes, as I'd love to attend the next one!
     
  12. grrrah

    grrrah Savant (395) California Sep 21, 2009

    I'm gonna try to make. Sorry I can't fully commit right now but about 60/40.
     
  13. Traitor! ;)
     
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  14. billf

    billf Aficionado (195) California Jul 31, 2012

    Planning to be there, but I will be in Berkeley most of the day and it will likely be closer to 5:00 when I get there. Thinking of bringing some Jester King & Bruery Provisions stuff at this point, (but subject to change of course).

    Thanks to OG for arranging & hosting, and looking forward to meeting the rest of you
     
  15. rboinski

    rboinski Savant (305) California Mar 19, 2012

    Wish this was on a tuesday or thursday, maybe one will be? Havent been there since september! Hope business has been doing well
     
  16. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (630) California Jun 12, 2009

    Thanks! it's been great, almost too much to handle sometimes but we all love it! We can definitely try another day of the week in the future if that works for more people, although Tuesday night would be much easier than Thursday given our capacity. If you ever want to just drop in and share some cool stuff that's fine too, we usually have something good sitting around and I have too much at home to finish myself. Cheers!
     
  17. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (630) California Jun 12, 2009

    Awesome I was hoping you'd chime in! see you tomorrow Bill, cheers
     
  18. doesnt look like i can make it today...next time
     
  19. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (630) California Jun 12, 2009

    Looking forward to seeing you all today! Anybody know what they're bringing?
     
  20. billf

    billf Aficionado (195) California Jul 31, 2012

    Do we have any idea on total number of people? I am bringing one other person.

    I am about to head out the door for the rest of the day, so here is what I just packed into a cooler:

    Black Metal - Jester King
    Funky Galaxy - Prairie Artisan Ales
    Cuvee van de Keizer (Blauw) 2009
    A Stein's Throw - The Bruery

    ...and maybe something else since there is extra space ;)
     
  21. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (630) California Jun 12, 2009

    FYI we'll most likely sitting in the back at the big tables since the weather is nice. I'll be wearing a teal Sharks hat.
     
  22. Im new to BA and Bay Area. But, will be attending. Sorry for the late response.
    Me and a friend will be bringing:

    Jai Alai
    Weyerbacher Double Simcoe
    and Alpine Exponential Hoppiness

    See ya'll in a bit.
     
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  23. rboinski

    rboinski Savant (305) California Mar 19, 2012

    From facebook it looks like you guys made it so they had to close it down for today, what did you do???
     
  24. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (630) California Jun 12, 2009

    yeah we had spring cleaning today, the bottle share was yesterday! don't worry we'll have the next one the first Sunday of.next month
     
  25. billf

    billf Aficionado (195) California Jul 31, 2012

    Reviving the thread to see who is up for the 2nd installment of our (hopefully) monthly bottle share at OG this Sunday, May 5th (Cinco de Mayo)
     
  26. rboinski

    rboinski Savant (305) California Mar 19, 2012

    Can't make it again, looking forward to a tuesday or thursday night sometime maybe, or I can bring something interesting with me when I come in next?
     
  27. We doing this again? Got some FFF and DC Brau Wings to share
     
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  28. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (630) California Jun 12, 2009

    yep, we're still on for tomorrow. Will bring some Bruery and other goodies tba
     
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  29. billf

    billf Aficionado (195) California Jul 31, 2012

    absolutely - Ruth & I will be there, I will bring along something interesting ;)