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39th Annual National Homebrewer's Conference 2017 - Minneapolis, MN

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Is anyone in or near the Minneapolis area? I will be in Minneapolis June 14th-17th for the National Homebrewer's Convention. If you are in the area and would like to meet up for some beers, let me know! I'll try to make some time for a short MRB gathering! :)

 

https://www.homebrewcon.org/

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Just now, Creeps McLane said:

I will be there!!!

 

In Minneapolis or at the convention?

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2 minutes ago, MRB Josh R said:

 

In Minneapolis or at the convention?

In Minneapolis for the convention. Arriving Wednesday or Thursday. Staying in the hotel attached to the venue. 

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Just now, Creeps McLane said:

In Minneapolis for the convention. Arriving Wednesday or Thursday. Staying in the hotel attached to the venue. 

 

Which hotel? There are a few attached to it. I'm staying at the Downtown Hilton.

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Just now, MRB Josh R said:

 

Which hotel? There are a few attached to it. I'm staying at the Downtown Hilton.

Hyatt regency 

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11 minutes ago, Creeps McLane said:

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I'm staying at #2 on Marquette Ave. All of those blue lines are part of the Minneapolis Skyway pedestrian footbridge system (the longest in the world). Hotels 2, 3, and 4 are all interconnected to the convention center by this system.

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@MRB Josh R have you ever been to one of these before?  Should we bring our own beer or will we basiaclly have beer shoved in our direction all week long?

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Just now, Creeps McLane said:

@MRB Josh R have you ever been to one of these before?  Should we bring our own beer or will we basiaclly have beer shoved in our direction all week long?

 

You can bring some beer you made to share, if you wish, but trust me, there will be a LOT of beer there. I will have some samples at the Mr. Beer booth.

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1 minute ago, MRB Josh R said:

 

You can bring some beer you made to share, if you wish, but trust me, there will be a LOT of beer there. I will have some samples at the Mr. Beer booth.

Like free beer?!?!?! Like I can drink all weekend for free if im crafty enough?

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Hmm.  My wife's from St Cloud, which is not all that far from the Cities.  Maybe I can convince her to visit her family while I take in the conference.

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24 days. I cant wait. All I think about at work all day is john palmer signing my / his book. Getting my picture taken with don osborn and of course meeting @MRB Josh R

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11 hours ago, Creeps McLane said:

Think I have it all planned out. Well see. @MRB Josh R I only see coopers listed as an exhibitor, no Mr Beer booth

 

 

Mr. Beer IS Coopers. We are the Coopers reps for the US.

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2 hours ago, HoppySmile! said:

i'll be in Algeria for a wedding of my cousin and his camel

 

Sounds fun! Wish them a happy future for me!

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So Hoppy, when your cousin has marital relations with his bride, would his bride be getting humped?  I'm unclear on this.

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20 hours ago, RickBeer said:

So Hoppy, when your cousin has marital relations with his bride, would his bride be getting humped?  I'm unclear on this.

she's a humpless camel, born that way I hear, but I guess i'll see for myself!  Wonder if she has a sister?

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12 minutes ago, HoppySmile! said:

she's a humpless camel, born that way I hear, but I guess i'll see for myself!  Wonder if she has a sister?

 

She would likely spit in your face.

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1 minute ago, RickBeer said:

 

She would likely spit in your face.

in Algeria when a camel is being courted, it's a tradition for the female camel to spit. It shows the affectionate side and arousal of interest to the suiter

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On 6/5/2017 at 9:25 PM, Creeps McLane said:

Think I have it all planned out. Well see. @MRB Josh R I only see coopers listed as an exhibitor, no Mr Beer booth? 

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@Creeps McLane, you may want to change your agenda slightly if you want to see me at the Coopers DIY booth. On the 15th, from 12:30 to about 1:30, I will be judging in the final round of the National Homebrewers Competition. So I most likely won't be at the booth at 1pm on Thursday.

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1 hour ago, MRB Josh R said:

 

@Creeps McLane, you may want to change your agenda slightly if you want to see me at the Coopers DIY booth. On the 15th, from 12:30 to about 1:30, I will be judging in the final round of the National Homebrewers Competition. So I most likely won't be at the booth at 1pm on Thursday.

Thank you your excellence. Ill stalk you as soon as i walk in then. Best have some super secret new recipe to share with me

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12 hours ago, MRB Josh R said:

 

@Creeps McLane, you may want to change your agenda slightly if you want to see me at the Coopers DIY booth. On the 15th, from 12:30 to about 1:30, I will be judging in the final round of the National Homebrewers Competition. So I most likely won't be at the booth at 1pm on Thursday.

 

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Any idea where next year's conference is?  This year was bad for me, but I can try to plan for next year if it is relatively close

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1 hour ago, MiniYoda said:

Any idea where next year's conference is?  This year was bad for me, but I can try to plan for next year if it is relatively close

 

I heard a rumor that it was going to be in Portland, OR next year, but I cannot confirm that yet.

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BTW, if you're at this year's conference, our booth is #117.

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2 hours ago, MRB Josh R said:

 

I heard a rumor that it was going to be in Portland, OR next year, but I cannot confirm that yet.

PDX would be cool.  I might even get to make that one... missed the one in Seattle (Bellevue) a few years ago.

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5 hours ago, MRB Josh R said:

BTW, if you're at this year's conference, our booth is #117.

I plan on spending most of my time at the Dickies booth...

 

not sure why theyre there and have such a large booth

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Just now, Creeps McLane said:

I plan on spending most of my time at the Dickies booth...

 

not sure why theyre there and have such a large booth

 

They supply a lot of breweries (and homebrewers) with work attire. A lot of these homebrewers might be considering opening breweries. ;)

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4 minutes ago, Creeps McLane said:

Clothes

hygeine stuff

water cup

emergency snacks

 

I think im good. Minneapolis ill see you tomorrow!

Wish I could go..... It's only 30 minutes from my house and about 5 minutes from work. Have a good time!

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3 minutes ago, Creeps McLane said:

So much free stuff. Unreal

 

Man now @MRB Josh R is totally on the hook to bring me goodies

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Who had the best booth? I mean, it was obviously ours, but I wanna hear it from you

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1 minute ago, MRB Tim said:

Who had the best booth? I mean, it was obviously ours, but I wanna hear it from you

Besides MRB...

 

had a really nice chat with ben from spike brewing, there was a PBW like company that was really informative, omega yeast, anvil was alright, breiss had some grain that we got to take home and they had some nice knowledge to drop. 

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1 hour ago, Creeps McLane said:

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The coveted and legendary "SafAle BE-256" orange T-shirt?!  Creeps, grab me one of those!

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I patiently waited to run into don osborn last night and when i finally did i chatted his ear off. He wasn't exactly walking away from either so i hope i kept my fanboy side to a minimum. 

 

As if hours of free beer wasn't enough we went to the hotel bar after the social night. At some point tasty mcdole walks in and we called him over for some very nice convo. 

 

I got john palmer to sign my book outside of the scheduled book signing. Such a nice guy, seems like theres not a mean bone in his body. 

 

Talked with @MRB Josh R quite a bit. He pointed us in the direction of the best brew tents. Nice to talk beers with an actual judge. 

 

And that was just night one.

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With all due respect to you, @Creeps McLane, aside from a great pic of t-shirts and baseball caps, I ain't seen not pics of you and the Mr. Beer team.

 

Just wondering.

 

adoYiniM

 

 

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Don't get me wrong.  I'm supposed to be "down there" in late September.  Jealous that you met the team.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, MiniYoda said:

With all due respect to you, @Creeps McLane, aside from a great pic of t-shirts and baseball caps, I ain't seen not pics of you and the Mr. Beer team.

 

Just wondering.

 

adoYiniM

 

 

@MRB Josh R is charging $10 per selfie... thats taking food out of my childrens mouth

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How about a half missed drunken selfie for $5?  I'll send the money Fed Ex

 

:D

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On June 15, 2017 at 4:48 PM, Creeps McLane said:

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So that's actually the coveted and legendary "Safale BE-134" orange T-shirt?  I'll trade you a 6-pack of homebrewed saison for it!  Seriously, I haven't seen this saison yeast for sale locally, but will keep looking.  Hope you guys had a great time at the conference.?

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Last night was supposed to be our taking it easy night... however... we left for a sake and ended up going to 4 or 5 different bars. At the end we were at a pub with all the brewing network guys and gals. I got a pic with all of them of course. Very nice people. Brewers as a whole seem so nice. Not a single bad thing to say about the whole experience. 

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On 6/16/2017 at 11:26 PM, MiniYoda said:

With all due respect to you, @Creeps McLane, aside from a great pic of t-shirts and baseball caps, I ain't seen not pics of you and the Mr. Beer team.

 

Just wondering.

 

adoYiniM

 

 

Finally i found a pic of me and josh discussing something very important im sure. 

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