Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy New Year And All That Jazz

     A new year is upon us and it is time to start anew. A new search that is. Today is the first meeting of many, in the hunt for a new place to hold this fine event. There won't be a lot to say on this blog until we really find the "one" and we can agree on all fronts. Not some, not a few, all. It has to be that way. I am not going down that road again. So, here's to 2012 and here's to Beersgiving.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Tricks And No Treats

     Well, my fine Beersgiving friends, the time has come to put this event to sleep till hopefully next year. There was just no more room at the inn anymore, as the old saying goes. I knew trying to find a place with a month or so to go was going to be nearly impossible and it was. It breaks my beer stained heart and liver to do this, but do this I must. I will not run some half assed beer festival just to have one. It's not fair to you, the paying customer and it's certainly not fair to all the great vendors who wanted to attend. I will now shift into future mood to see if these places that are currently booked now are really interested in doing this in 2012,  and they don't end up changing their mind like some other place that we all loath. But that part of the deed is lawyer land and the least said about that the better till it's all worked out. What more can I say except I'm sorry. Is it better to try and fail then to never try at all? That's is the question and I sure don't have a good answer.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tick Tock

     Well boys and girls, we are now near zero hour. It has not been a very easy journey to say the least. Trying to find a place that is not booked already or is large enough to hold the most of the brewers and at least 200 of their friends,  is running out of options. I just don't think it is fair at this point in time to just have something that only a 100 people including only a couple of brewers could attend. So come Monday the 24th, I will make the final call. Let us hope for the best.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hanging By A Thread

     There is no need to spin this any further. We are down to the last gasp of Beersgiving. We haven't given up hope, but hope sure looks like it has given up on us. We know you want this to happen. I know I want this to happen. There is a whole bunch of beer folk who want this to happen. The question is, can we make it happen?
     We are down to three possible choices for this event. If nothing can come of this by the 20th, we might have to call it a day. And I dread that day.
     So, dear beer gods, clean my glasses and help me find a place for all the fine Beersgiving folks come November 19. Amen.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Still Life

  I know the first question on every ones mind is "what happen to the fest?" And I would love to tell you, but I still have some legal things to work on, so until then, I will bite my tongue. The search goes on for a place and there is an outside chance we may have found  one. I will know more later tonight or tomorrow. This much I can tell you, Beersgiving is going to be a lot smaller than the original, so, if and when tickets go on sale,  I would not wait. Just saying.
     I thank all of you for the kind words of support and I also want to thank all the beer people for (so far) putting up with me. I think it's time for a big beer......