Orange County, CA tasting group?

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by jpaulsen, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. jpaulsen

    jpaulsen Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Is anyone up for starting a tasting group here in Orange County?
    Seems like a good way to try new beers and meet some fellow
    BAs.
     
  2. blguillen

    blguillen Apr 19, 2011 California

    I'm sure there are so many of us, we'd need a big place. :)

    I live in Tustin.
     
  3. aknight

    aknight Jun 2, 2008 California

    What area of Orange County?
     
  4. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Jul 7, 2012 California
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    I live in the anaheim/orange area and could rather comfortably (albeit infrequently) host 30-40 people.
     
  5. jp7161

    jp7161 Dec 22, 2011 California
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    I'm down for another tasting group. I live in old town orange and could host a tasting every few months.
     
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  6. APreacher

    APreacher Jun 6, 2012 California
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    I would be down...specially if its at JP's
     
  7. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Jan 2, 2010 California
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    I think Long Beach is in Orange County
     
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  8. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Nope, LA.
     
  9. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Jul 7, 2012 California
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    I'd call it close enough
     
  10. jpaulsen

    jpaulsen Dec 6, 2010 California
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    I'm down to go anywhere, just wanted to see what we could get going. I live in Laguna Hills but would
    drive anywhere. JP that would be awesome if you could host!

    Anyone have any idea now how to set it up?

    Maybe call February stout, IPA or sour month and everyone bring a bottle or 2?
     
  11. kmatlack

    kmatlack Mar 29, 2010 California
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    Anaheim Hills.

    My wife and I would be down.
     
  12. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Jan 2, 2010 California
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    being facetious.

    It's an LB thing
     
  13. cselby

    cselby Sep 14, 2012 California

    I'm in buena park and my girlfriend and I are interested. Been really wanting to get into something like this.
     
  14. radium

    radium Feb 17, 2010 California
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    I'm in Yorba Linda. I'm down for an OC beer tasting.
     
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  15. APreacher

    APreacher Jun 6, 2012 California
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    I have always liked the idea of targeting people with styles so all bases are covered. Pick a name out of the hat style.
    xxxx gets a BA this month, next he has to bring sour, sorta idea.
    This is just an idea and obviously host makes the rules.


    2-3 bottles pp.
    BA
    Sour
    Stout/Porter
    Belgian
    IPA/Lager
    Seasonal
    ETC.

    edit: I'm in laguna niguel
     
  16. Pzellot

    Pzellot Nov 17, 2012 California

    This sounds fun, I would be interested in hosting a smaller RIS specific event in the Mission Viejo-ish area on a weekend night.

    Edit: smaller only due to the limited space I have.
     
  17. aknight

    aknight Jun 2, 2008 California

    I'd be interested. I live in Long Beach near the OC border and can comfortably host 8 - 10 people and can uncomfortably host more than that. I work in Orange right by Old Town Orange so on a Friday I would be up for a tasting there too. I've got some friends that I infrequently have some pretty awesome tastings with but I've got a beerchive that I'm looking to drink down so I would love to participate in some more regular tastings.
     
  18. RaulMatisse

    RaulMatisse Jan 8, 2010 California
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    I live in Laguna Beach and can host about 15 people. All the beers will be served. If more than 15 want to attend, we can make it happen nearby.
     
  19. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Jan 7, 2013 California
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    I'd come down from L.A. for this.
     
  20. usofar

    usofar Dec 23, 2010 California

    Depending on the timing I'd also be interested.
     
  21. cselby

    cselby Sep 14, 2012 California

    Think we can try and get something together for February?
     
  22. aknight

    aknight Jun 2, 2008 California

    February 23rd?
     
  23. cselby

    cselby Sep 14, 2012 California

    I could do that. Who else is in?
     
  24. jpaulsen

    jpaulsen Dec 6, 2010 California
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    I can do the 23rd. Do we have a host for this date? :)
     
  25. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Jul 7, 2012 California
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    Feb 23rd is a no go for me, as it's the announced date for the Bruery Reserve Society initiation party. Shucks.
     
  26. cselby

    cselby Sep 14, 2012 California

    Totally forgot about that! Thanks for the heads up. I'm out that day too cause of the RS initiation. Sorry!
     
  27. radium

    radium Feb 17, 2010 California
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    Seems like there's enough interest to make this happen. Let's get a date and time on the calendar, and start to figure out where to host it.
     
  28. jpaulsen

    jpaulsen Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Jp7161? Is there a date that works best for you? (since it seems like your place would be largest.)
     
  29. StarRaptor

    StarRaptor Jun 8, 2010 California

    Ton of tasting groups in OC already... SBS, OC Beer Society, plus other even more secret ones.

    Also the home of F.U.C.T.
     
  30. jpaulsen

    jpaulsen Dec 6, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Funny, but if they're secret that doesn't help.
     
  31. StarRaptor

    StarRaptor Jun 8, 2010 California

  32. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Jul 7, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Do these groups advertise their presence on BA/ make events? Is there a Facebook group I can request to join?

    Are they even interested in new members? Telling us they exist without providing a means to contact is only half helpful :(
     
  33. cselby

    cselby Sep 14, 2012 California

    Let's just start our own and keep it secret from them
     
  34. StarRaptor

    StarRaptor Jun 8, 2010 California

    Does this work? --> https://www.facebook.com/groups/104027183808/
     
  35. aknight

    aknight Jun 2, 2008 California

    Oops, I forget about the Bruery Initiation party too! I will be there for that. Maybe 3/2 instead? I can host if people want to come up to Long Beach and if it's not more than 8-10 people, otherwise an OCer will need to step up.
     
  36. StarRaptor

    StarRaptor Jun 8, 2010 California

    Brewluminiti meets the fourth Sunday of the month at Out of the Park, it's mostly a homebrewing group but there is some cross pollination with the other groups

    OC Beer Society does several events a year http://www.ocbeersociety.com/ the site isn't updated often but it's still rolling
     
  37. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Jul 7, 2012 California
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  38. StarRaptor

    StarRaptor Jun 8, 2010 California

    I"ve had plenty there
     
  39. cselby

    cselby Sep 14, 2012 California

    Count me in. And this time for real. My gf would want to join too and would bring some bottles as well
     
  40. jpaulsen

    jpaulsen Dec 6, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    In aknight. Thanks!
     
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