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Old 12-02-2011, 05:59 PM   #11
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Sorry, I think you're applying the informal negative connotation of "attitude" like "what's with YOUR attitude buddy?" which I didn't intend. Not that you need a dictionary lesson :-)

Yeah, if distance is the issue than new startups that are extremely localized would be the answer but odds of hitting critical mass are reduced. Like you said, even if there are 100 active homebrewers in one township doesn't mean even 20% would join a club even if they were to find out about it.

I guess the discussion, which is admittedly a complete thread hijack at this point, is the merits/pros/cons of larger spread out clubs vs smaller satellite clubs all over the place. I recognize the merits of both but my choice to be a member of the former obviously shows what my preference is. I think once you call it a "club" you suggest it's a little more organized than a random casual gathering.

Thinking back to the OP, if Somerset is too far from New Brunswick (Ferment the World meets at Harvest Moon) to drive for a club, I think you ought to consider affiliating with The Brewing Network or HBT as your club.

Flemington is close enough to Lambertville (is it?)

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Old 12-06-2011, 10:28 PM   #12
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When I asked about joining Whales, you told me you have to many members. I really don't understand why you would take issue with someone wanting to start a club.



 
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:57 AM   #13
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Anyone in Somerville area still interested in getting together? My brew ain't gonna drink itself ya know...

 
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Old 01-27-2015, 04:48 PM   #14
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OK, I've given up on finding a club that works for my location/schedule so I've decided to start a new group. I'm thinking it will be a very informal (no dues) meetup in the Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren area, focused mainly on sampling our brews. It's on Facebook here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1427728654185293/

 
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Old 01-07-2016, 05:42 AM   #15
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I know this is an old thread. I live in central Jersey I would love to join a homebrew club. My issue I work 2 jobs so I would need a club that had meetings on the weekends. The only 2 that I found was 1.5 hours away and over 2 hours away.

 
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Old 01-21-2016, 03:02 PM   #16
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Quote:
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OK, I've given up on finding a club that works for my location/schedule so I've decided to start a new group. I'm thinking it will be a very informal (no dues) meetup in the Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren area, focused mainly on sampling our brews. It's on Facebook here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1427728654185293/
I feel like you linked a group that has existed for a long time, as I have known about it for years and have been sporadically attending the meets in New Brunswick. Was that the one you meant to link, and were hoping for a spin off meet up?

 
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It was new, then we merged it with Ferment the world's Facebook page. It's still two different physical groups.
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Old 02-04-2016, 03:35 PM   #18
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Some of the FTW guys were talking, and it sounds like it doesnt have a home now. I would be interested in going when it finds one. A long time ago something like this was mentioned to Matty back when he was like the bar manager at Northside Lounge and he was cool with it. I would have to convince the owner now, but I could see it as a possibility. She is pretty cool.



 
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