Mr.Beer Users' Group (MUG)
I feel real strongly that brewing is so much about community. We inspire, learn from and teach each other, and we share a mutual love for the magical process that creates beer. And when that beer is done, its always good to have someone – or a few someones – to share it with. After all this isn't your average can a' beer, but a lovingly crafted piece of art.
Anyhow, I digress. I know; I tend to get a bit wordy. Sorry guys. I'm pretty excited about all the participation so far, though, and I hope you guys are, too. In fact, there's already been one successful borg meet-up. D Rabbit, Losman26, and beerlabelman shared their beers and some grub before hitting up the beer aisle at DeCicco's. Sounds like they had a bang up time and D Rabbit promises pictures soon. I know you guys collaborated and plotted and planned together – I bet you had so much fun. I loved the label beerlabelman made up and posted in the thread for D Rabbits Irene Porter. So awesome to see the love and respect you guys have for each other.
And plenty others are stewin':
Looks like there are some willing bodies in Wisconsin planning to try and meet up after the New Year
A few people in the DC/Maryland/Virgina area are willing to get together
Florida looks like its jumpin' with 4 or 5 of you willing to meet up sometime.
We've got one lone wolf out there in Las Vegas – c'mon, you know a Vegas trip sounds fun! Somebody help a brewer out :)
A few of you in California expressed interest – its a big state, though – I know there are more of you home brewers out there!
And that's just a start. Many of you are also more than willing to travel to meet up, and a lot of you volunteered to organize events. Feeling inspired? I am. If you haven't seen the forum category already, click here to check it out.
Like I said, we've only started to build this new program, and are counting on your participation, feedback, ideas, and support, cause straight up – we can't do it all by ourselves. We need your clever brains, guys!
The next two improvements we need to make are to have a map of everybody, so that you've got a visual aid to help inspire and plan events. FrozenInTime posted this one which is awesome for right now.
We're working on getting a fully functional and easy-to-use map going for you guys. A calendar is also on the list, so you'll be able to see at a glance any events that are planned or have already happened. What else can we do to make this work for you guys? You tell me!