Tampa Area Tasting Group?

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by dachshunddude86, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    Hi guys, I was wondering of there are any tasting groups in the Tampa/St. Pete area or if anyone would want to put one together. I've enjoyed meeting a few BA's since I joined this site and have also come to the realization that I will never be able to drink all the beers in my cellar by myself either because of the strength of the beers or the urge to wait for a special occasion (like a tasting) to open them. Let me know what you all think.

    Cheers :)
     
  2. joshodonn

    joshodonn Jan 21, 2011 Florida

    I've often wondered the same thing.... I'd be interested in joining if a new group popped up!
     
  3. LiquidDegenerate

    LiquidDegenerate Nov 22, 2011 Florida
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    I'm game. A tread like this came up 9ish or so months ago and nothing really came of it but someone mentioned that a bottle sharing like gathering occured at St. Somewhere in Tarpon from time to time.
     
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  4. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Sep 21, 2012 Florida

    If you want a raging asshole in your tasting who drinks your whales out of the bottle, send me a BM :) I'm down!
     
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  5. wscaffe

    wscaffe May 6, 2011 Florida
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    In the words of Liz Lemon: I want to go to there.
     
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  6. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    Sorry, I'll take a flaming douche but gotta draw the line at another raging asshole (that's my spot to fill) ;)
     
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  7. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Sep 21, 2012 Florida

    We'll have a Blabaer chugging contest to battle for the spot then...
     
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  8. csbinva

    csbinva Jan 13, 2010 Virginia
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Sounds more like a champipple chugging contest is in order for this one!
     
  9. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    Too easy, how about a Chelada chug off
     
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  10. LiquidDegenerate

    LiquidDegenerate Nov 22, 2011 Florida
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    No zantac doping ahead of time.
     
  11. mixed_master7

    mixed_master7 May 16, 2012 Florida

    I'd be interested as well..I'm sure Greg wouldn't mind a tasting at Rapp either.
     
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  12. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Sep 21, 2012 Florida

    I was hoping to keep this classy...Brass Mug, anyone?
     
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  13. mixed_master7

    mixed_master7 May 16, 2012 Florida

    Hey there...it's a nice little hangout spot from time to time.

    Might just be because I used to work next store..

    and I'd much prefer sterling silver.. now that's class!
     
  14. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Sep 21, 2012 Florida

    Haha, if you want to chew the fat with salty old drunks who are a wealth of information on how not to live your life, its a fantastic place.
     
  15. MADPolo

    MADPolo Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    I'm in. I don't have anything special bottle wise, but I'd bring what I could.
     
  16. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Sep 21, 2012 Florida

    Hey, I'm sure you have some cool CCB stuff bud. Just bring a Leon or something of that nature.
     
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  17. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 May 1, 2012 Florida
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    I'm in let me know where.
     
  18. mixed_master7

    mixed_master7 May 16, 2012 Florida

    haha true true...but why socialize with them at a tasting? Your sense of humor should be all I would need good sir!:cool: (other than some tasty brews of course)
     
  19. MADPolo

    MADPolo Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    Did anyone have any specific venues in mind or know of a venue that would be cool with hosting? Time frame?
     
  20. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    nothing really set yet. Rapp brewing in Pinellas park was thrown out there as was 7thsun. it would be cool if we could pull something together in the next few weeks. whats everyones schedule like?
     
  21. MADPolo

    MADPolo Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    I'm free as far as I know.
     
  22. beernads

    beernads May 4, 2012 Florida

    Weekend or week days?
     
  23. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    Either. I work retail and my schedule is far from consistent week to week. How does MLK Day work for everyone (Monday the 20th)
     
  24. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Sep 21, 2012 Florida

    I know CCB is cool with tastings.

    As for me, I can do Fri-Sun most of the time, some Fridays I work, but get off at 6pm. I work holidays if then land during the week.
     
  25. MADPolo

    MADPolo Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    Fri evenings, Sat/Sun anytime are probably best for me.
     
  26. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    What's everyone doing this Sunday?
     
  27. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    I thought you were going to tell everyone to stay away from Matt (sendsilk)...real big asshole...;)
     
  28. MADPolo

    MADPolo Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    I definitely wouldn't have anything good to share by Sunday. I'm sure we would have to contact CCB or whoever before we just assume that it's ok to do a bottle share!?
     
  29. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Sep 21, 2012 Florida

    Sunday might be a little too quick for me as I'll be recovering from the 7venth Sun party and got some plans for football watching and whatnot. CCB is generally ok with people bringing in bottles, just tip well and share with the bar staff. Buying some stuff there doesn't hurt either.
     
  30. MADPolo

    MADPolo Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    I don't think I could be in the CCB tasting room and not buy beer.

    I'm good next weekend and there after.
     
  31. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    Night of Friday the 18th? I know CCB gets busy on Friday nights so we may need to look for a different place unless we could get the back most area set aside
     
  32. kpanter

    kpanter Nov 25, 2012 Florida
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    If you all can do this on a Saturday or Sunday, I would probably make the trip from Orlando. I go to CCB once every couple of weeks, so this could be my next trip...
     
  33. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    No more Sundays off until feb, unless you guys wanna set something up on the 3rd to have time to line up something to bring
     
  34. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Sep 21, 2012 Florida

    The 18th should work, let's figure out how many people can go and I'll give them a ring.
     
  35. joshodonn

    joshodonn Jan 21, 2011 Florida

    I could probably do the 18th. If anyone ever wanted to do something in the New Tampa/Wesley Chapel area we could probably set something up at the Brass Tap if it was during non-peak hours. Perhaps I'll try to arrange something in Feb or March for a Saturday afternoon.
     
  36. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Aug 10, 2012 Florida
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    Tasting you say?? I would be down with that also. Fri. evenings Sat/Sun. work for me.
    I promise not to bore you with the story of how i met my wife at the Brass Mug back in 93 :)
    The 18th works for me.
     
  37. Coldsnack

    Coldsnack Oct 29, 2012 Florida
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    I can't make the 18th but I'd like to join everyone some other time.
     
  38. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    Too late :D. Seriously guys Ravenacht and his wife are very nice people
     
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  39. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Aug 10, 2012 Florida
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    Thank's Matt, look forward to tipping a few more glasses with you and meeting some more local BA's
     
  40. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    So have we gotten a head count for this yet?
     
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