This is an odd idea and possibly not the best one I've ever had. But I thought I'd at least throw it out there and see what happens.
My brother and I (22 and 30, respectively) are coming down from Seattle to Portland for the Oregon Brewers Festival. We were just planning on coming down early Friday, running around the festival, staying with some friends on Friday night, and heading back on Saturday since we have other obligations we can't get out of.
But now we're both free by noon on Thursday and thought we might head down early. Unfortunately none of our friends can put us up (put up with us?) Thursday night and most hotels are booked and/or very expensive.
We are not planning on having a loud, crazy, debaucherous night (unless our potential host is looking for that) but we will probably check out the festival, HUB, and grab some dinner.
I thought it would be fun to meet some homebrewers, trade some ideas, talk about beer in general, share some beers, and find a couch or floor to crash on.
I can bring some homebrews or other treasures from my collection in exchange. Let me know what you think.
"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer."