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Old 03-25-2011, 07:32 PM   #101
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You want a hotel room at the event site. If for no other reason than that the lines for the men's restroom are insane (the few women who attend probably have better public restroom access than at any other point in their lives). All you will do in the hotel room is sleep, shower, and use the toilet so consider trying to share one to cut the cost.

Wednesday there are non-conference events including the BJCP reception and the Brewing Network Anniversary Party. Thursday-Saturday during the day there are technical sessions. There will be an exhibit room with vendors. B3 will have their conicals out there, Sabco will have a Brew Magic, Blichmann will have all of their stuff (last year he brewed outside of the hotel on a top tier system one afternoon). There is always (other than during the evening events and from maybe 2am to 8am) a hospitality room opening with rotating shifts of homebrew clubs pouring beer.

Thursday night is pro brewers night which is a pretty nice beer fest basically, except in a hotel ball room and the lines are extremely short and the pours are large.

Friday night is club night and it must be experienced to be understood. If pro night sounds good, club night is much better.

Saturday is the banquet and awards (the competition final round is judged Thursday).
Thanks for the info! I'm a pretty avid listener of the BN, so the BNA party is a semi-must. I'm also really interested in the banquet. There are 4 different tickets, with quite different amounts.. I can't decide which one to go with. Any suggestions?


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Old 03-25-2011, 07:36 PM   #102
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Since this is my first time, I went for everything. That way I can sample all the events and make an informed decision on future NHC gatherings about what type of events I get the most bang for the buck.



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Old 03-25-2011, 07:55 PM   #103
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Go for the whole thing if you can make it, the seminars are fun and informative. There are quite a few hotels in that area so if you can't get a room at the TC there are plenty of options close by. I did not notice a big line up to use the can at NHC last year, some times between seminars it was a little bad but nothing too bad.

The hospitality room is cool for a while, but i cant imagine hanging out there all day, with out going to seminars.

My brother did that last year, he went for the full package this year.

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Who is going to be there on the 15th?

I couldn't get a room for that date so I am debating whether I want to try and get one somewhere close by and then move for the rest of the conference, or just drive down the morning of the 16th.

I am pretty tempted by the pub crawl on the 15th.

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Soperbrew and I, I'm assuming Sacchromyces as well; will be pub crawling on the 15th...

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I'll be there on the 15th.

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Soperbrew and I, I'm assuming Sacchromyces as well; will be pub crawling on the 15th...
Bought my ticket for the pub crawl bus. I plan to get to the conference hotel around 3pm on Wednesday.

I plan on getting into town the Sunday prior and working from the office there for a few days, so anybody who wants to meet up before the conference for some beers, shoot me a PM.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:11 PM   #108
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Bought my ticket for the pub crawl bus. I plan to get to the conference hotel around 3pm on Wednesday.
I'm planning on the alesmith/pizza port and a nano brewery one.
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Hess Brewing makes some good stuff; totally worth going there.

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Hess Brewing makes some good stuff; totally worth going there.
that's what it is. Their website didn't list any of the beers they do. Do they have a niche in something?


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