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Old 03-10-2008, 08:07 PM   #1
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Man, it's been a long time coming. Supposedly, this area (Charlottesville) had a couple a long time ago that fizzled out, but these guys running this one seem to have their sh*t together. I attended their second meeting (my first) last week, and the turnout was impressive. We choked out that tavern with all those people.

I also got to meet a fellow HBT'er, "beeropolis", along with some other really nice fellow homebrewers. Now we just wait and see how many people come back for another meeting...

Anyone else have/belong to a local club? I know I've heard mention of them...
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:23 PM   #2
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We've got one that's just getting going here (and that I'm still worried might fizzle out). It's been hit or miss, they spent way too much time talking about stupid crap like bylaws and stuff, and there hasn't been much of an agenda, so the meetings have been pointless at times. Turnout was great to start, less great lately.

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Old 03-10-2008, 08:40 PM   #3
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We attended an informal meeting last week. It was nice to meet up with more beer people. The best thing was they were all local.

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Old 03-10-2008, 11:03 PM   #4
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:06 AM   #5
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It was cool meeting fellow homebrewers having never met any before and I got to go to a place I hadnt heard of yet. I'm still new to the area and don't know of many good places with great beer selections. South Street and Mellow Mushroom are the two places I frequent most and I checked out that Beer Run place the other night. And of course Wine Warehouse is a thing of beauty.

Taste that beer I gave you yet? That's my first recipe I ever made and curious to have feedback other than my own biased opinion. My SWMBO hates beer but would stick her nose in the glass for hours if I let her.

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Old 03-11-2008, 08:52 AM   #6
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The James River Homebrewers have been around for at least 20 years (that's what it says on my T-shirt). A lot of good guys that meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Unfortunately, due to shift work I'm rarely able to attend, plus SWMBO works evenings and I don't want to drag the Kid to a beer meeting.

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Old 03-11-2008, 02:25 PM   #7
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I'm a Foam Ranger, and it's been a great time. What David 42 said about one or two people making a difference is, most certainly, true.


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