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......

Friday, October 7, 2011

And Away It Goes

     The last two days have been as strange as it gets and I will have a better story about all this craziness over at the other blog , maybe Monday. But for now, I need your utmost attention. This is part of the e-mail I received last night from Sunnybrook.

Dan,
 We had a board meeting this afternoon, and have decided that it is in the best interest of SunnyBrook to cancel this event.
 
So, what this means is quite simple. If you have purchased a ticket for this festival, go back to where you bought it and get a refund. Do not take it anywhere else. Only the place you bought it from can refund your money.
 
     With only 40 some days left, the possibility of moving it to somewhere else is slim to none at this point. I am willing to listen to whatever offers are out there, but it would have to be done pretty damn quick. Please don't flood my inbox or phone with messages today as I got a hell of a lot of work to do with this problem.
I will have more to say later about all this, but I got a lot of undoing to do.
 
Thanks and much beer love

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Drafting Away

                We take another look at some of the fine people helping out with Beersgiving


     When it comes to places that have been in the forefront of the craft beer biz, this place is right up there with the best of them. The Drafting Room has been serving great food along with a stellar display of beers over the last 17 plus years. Whether it's an all Rouge day or their anniversary night with a beer made for them by Troegs, it is always a good time. Right now for all you footballs fans, they are doing 3 dollar cans such as 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die and Back In Black, not to mention those Sly Fox goodies during all the games. And the way the Eagles are playing, that could add up to a whole lot of cans. Then on November 10, Mr. Patrick Mullin will be stopping by his former stomping ground for a Sierra Nevada beer dinner. So while you are there enjoying yourself, why not purchase a ticket from those fine people, you'll be glad you did.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Frank Smith Beverages


                 We take our first look at some of the fine people helping out with Beersgiving.

     When it comes to craft beer and imports and a few other of the fine things in life, it gets no better for selection in the Pottstown area then Frank Smith Beverages. In the last several years, this store went from a nice little place with some selection of beers, to a powerhouse of 2500 brands and a service team not to be beat. And the one thing everybody should like right away is events like this:
    
THIS SATURDAY, OCT 1ST FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT ALREADY KNOW, FSB WILL BE HOLDING OUR ANNUAL FALL CRAFT BEER SWAP FROM 2-5PM. BE HERE WITH YOUR LEDERHOSEN ON. SAMPLES FROM BREWERIES INCLUDING THOMAS CREEK, PHILADELPHIA BREWING COMPANY, WEYERBACHER, FLYING FISH, LANCASTER,VICTORY, WARSTEINER,& MORE. SEE YA THERE!!!

    So, while you are there today sampling and drooling over all the beer choices, why not pick up your tickets for our event? It's great one stop shopping!