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What time are you showing up to Zwanze Day at Crooked Stave?

Discussion in 'US - Mountain' started by joshclauss, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (305) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    Just taking a straw poll, unless there's some way we can all figure out a way to collude and just show up at like 10am so we can all get a good amount of sleep, to find out what time people are planning on showing up to Zwanze Day.

    I'm planning on bringing some awesomeness for the lot line and hoping for a glorious day for everyone, and I'm willing to show up as early as 7am if absolutely necessary, so that's where I'll start this conversation. If it could be something more like 9am, I think that would be ideal (I would still like to have a little fun in line with bottle shares), but I have heard a lot of different things from people at the tap room and others planning on attending that lead me to believe that's not going to be good enough.

    I fully recognize this might be the most naive post in the history of BA, but just trying it as an experiment.
  2. narayan

    narayan Aficionado (170) Georgia Jun 28, 2007

    I'm hoping to see everyone respond in lockstep the 9-10AM that you want to see. The earliest I can make is 7AM, just hope it's not a madhouse by then.
  3. poonamibaxter

    poonamibaxter Savant (315) Colorado Jun 26, 2007

    I am dropping the family off at DIA around 930 so I am thinking 10ish.
  4. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,005) Colorado May 19, 2005

    I'm there right now. Where the hell are you?? :eek:
  5. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (305) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    Right behind you. I just need to wash my hair, so I'll be there in about 139 hours.
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  6. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (655) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    As the saying goes, if you're not there already, you're too late. :D

    In all seriousness I was aiming for 9am. I really don't want to be there for 6 hours. If I am too late I'm too late, I'll go home and drink my Mamouche instead, and be just as happy.

    Josh, did you hear back if we're able to bring bottles to share in the parking lot? I presume so due to the fact that it's a private lot, unless the owner of the industrial business park has prohibited it.
  7. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (305) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    All indications are that we're good to go. If that changes the day of, they're going to have to pry it out of my hands. Even so, we'll get creative, plus we still have food that can be made.
  8. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (655) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    Cool, I'll bring my Mamouche to the party then.
  9. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Advocate (700) Colorado Jun 9, 2006

    I figured I'd cruise by and see what the line looks like at 10:30. If its ugly I'll just go home.
  10. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (305) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    My hope is that it is ugly only with incredible beer. I would say that the likelihood of you turning around is low.
  11. I was planning around 8am personally...will have some fun stuff to share as well!
  12. It's a shame that I'm tied up for work that AM. What do you guys think it'll look like in the afternoon?
  13. Knownfactor

    Knownfactor Savant (310) Colorado Feb 20, 2010

    Well because of threads like this, I'd say you don't have a chance in hell come 1-2pm
  14. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (655) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    The tasting is at 1pm, so.... yea, doubt anything will be left from the 2 Cantillon kegs come 1:20pm.
  15. Ratman197

    Ratman197 Savant (375) Colorado Aug 11, 2007

    You people need to get a life. It's only beer.
  16. narayan

    narayan Aficionado (170) Georgia Jun 28, 2007

    10:00 seems reasonable enough, especially if we can make an outing of it and share food/drink while waiting. Much better than the "I'm camping out all night" sentiment I half expected to see. I'd still say it's worth swinging by if you can't make it until the afternoon, you never know.
  17. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (655) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    It could be said for a lot of things...​
  18. forgetfu

    forgetfu Savant (280) Colorado Jul 27, 2007

    Nope...it's a bottle share and party in a parking lot.
  19. quirkzoo

    quirkzoo Initiate (0) Colorado Jul 7, 2011

    Interesting comment from somebody with 6,835 reviews on a website dedicated to beer.
  20. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (625) Illinois Jan 7, 2011

    Good point, you should prolly stay away from BeerAdvocate.com those people really like beer for some reason
  21. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee Savant (350) Colorado May 30, 2006

    Aww, I had a wager going that Ratman would be the first Colorado BA to rate Zwanze 2012!
  22. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,005) Colorado May 19, 2005

    I think he was being sarcastically ironic...or ironically sarcastic :confused:

    Change of plans for me. Going to hit the Parade at 'Koop instead.
  23. quirkzoo

    quirkzoo Initiate (0) Colorado Jul 7, 2011

    I really hope that is the case, perhaps we should have a seminar on the proper use of the winky face ;)
  24. quirkzoo

    quirkzoo Initiate (0) Colorado Jul 7, 2011

    PS, if the original post was made in jest, well then, congratulations on successfully rustling my jimmies.
  25. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (305) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    I don't get it.
  26. Knownfactor

    Knownfactor Savant (310) Colorado Feb 20, 2010

    x2 that sounds like a horrible plan.
  27. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,005) Colorado May 19, 2005

    I have my moments...usually bad ones. ;)
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  28. b0rderman

    b0rderman Aficionado (160) Colorado May 18, 2010

    Gonna pop a shot of Mio into my White Rascal and call it a day. Enjoy the kegs gentlemen!
  29. Ratman197

    Ratman197 Savant (375) Colorado Aug 11, 2007

    Yeah but I'm not waiting in line 5 hours to drink them.
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  30. Ratman197

    Ratman197 Savant (375) Colorado Aug 11, 2007

    Also I was being sarcastic other than refering to people that want to get there at 7:30.
  31. Those of you that are planning to have a few drinks in line... think there will be a public restroom nearby?

    If Crooked Stave doesn't open their doors until noon, that could potentially be a few hours of having to hold it in...
  32. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee Savant (350) Colorado May 30, 2006

    Don't break the seal!!
  33. Knownfactor

    Knownfactor Savant (310) Colorado Feb 20, 2010

    Just use the police station bathroom next door
  34. The Crooked Stave tasting room only has 1 bathroom with 1 "stall", and last time I was there the lock was broken. A porta-potty outside for such a large event might not be a bad idea. You reading this, Chad? ;)
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  35. quirkzoo

    quirkzoo Initiate (0) Colorado Jul 7, 2011

    My brother is a pilot so I would suggest one of these:

    http://jakespilotshop.com/porta-john-bottle.html

    [​IMG]
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  36. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (305) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    Looks like I'll be doubling my order on sippy cups.
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  37. Josh that was awesome. Just for making me giggle, I've got a special pour for you tomorrow morning! Pending we don't all get arrested and have tons of magical sour beers confiscated
  38. Heard some people were on point enough to Pre-game it all night in an RV? Maybe their trading bathroom space for sours....?
  39. If we just put the bottles and our snifters in paper bags, the cops will look the other way! Right?
  40. Anyone there yet? Is there a line?
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