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luv
03-14-2010, 08:23 PM
I have a friend up in the Baltimore area who is going to have some friends together to have a beer tasting at his house. I thought that sounded like fun.

How would you do that though? Have a BYO and have people RSVP and let you know what kind of beer they're bringing?

lazepoo
03-14-2010, 08:30 PM
I would recommend a head count and up front contributions so you can buy the brew yourself for the evening unless you want to taste everything available in the Miller product line. Plus then you can make sure that everyone has enough to sample everything and you'll have plenty of leftover beer.

luv
03-14-2010, 08:32 PM
I would recommend a head count and up front contributions so you can buy the brew yourself for the evening unless you want to taste everything available in the Miller product line. Plus then you can make sure that everyone has enough to sample everything and you'll have plenty of leftover beer.

That's an excellent idea.

JASONSAUTO
03-14-2010, 08:38 PM
why didnt you just ask him how hes doing it? lol
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Reaper16
03-14-2010, 08:40 PM
What do you think? :D

luv
03-14-2010, 08:46 PM
What do you think? :D

You need to host another one. And invite me this time.

Reaper16
03-14-2010, 08:51 PM
You need to host another one. And invite me this time.
Heh. I suppose I'll let you know next time I plan a big one.

My favorite beer tasting is the one I've done where we compare how beer pairs with cheese to how wine pairs with cheese. 9.5/10 people, including oenophiles, will concede after the results of the tasting that beer is a superior beverage to drink with fine cheeses.

luv
03-14-2010, 09:00 PM
Heh. I suppose I'll let you know next time I plan a big one.

My favorite beer tasting is the one I've done where we compare how beer pairs with cheese to how wine pairs with cheese. 9.5/10 people, including oenophiles, will concede after the results of the tasting that beer is a superior beverage to drink with fine cheeses.

I much prefer beer over wine anyway. :D

Baconeater
03-14-2010, 09:03 PM
I host one just about every night. Sometimes I'm the only one attending though.

LaChapelle
03-14-2010, 09:05 PM
After about 3 I don't care

luv
03-14-2010, 09:05 PM
I host one just about every night. Sometimes I'm the only one attending though.

Hey. I drank a Killian's Irish Red with you last nice via facebook. :p

Shag
03-14-2010, 09:44 PM
I've hosted and attended a number of beer tastings amongst my group of friends. We're all big beer nuts, and our tastings are generally focused on a particular style or genre - belgians, pale ales, imperial stouts, bocks, etc. You could also do tasting based on country or region - belgium, germany, england, etc.

We ask for everyone attending to bring at least 2 quality beers (no BMC), with enough to fill a sample glass for every attendee (3-4oz). Attendees are asked to email the host their selections prior to the event, in order to prevent duplicates.

Here's the end result of our Belgian tasting :toast: :

<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2583/3871198699_7db238cdbe_b.jpg">

Reaper16
03-14-2010, 09:49 PM
I've hosted and attended a number of beer tastings amongst my group of friends. We're all big beer nuts, and our tastings are generally focused on a particular style or genre - belgians, pale ales, imperial stouts, bocks, etc. You could also do tasting based on country or region - belgium, germany, england, etc.

We ask for everyone attending to bring at least 2 quality beers (no BMC), with enough to fill a sample glass for every attendee (3-4oz). Attendees are asked to email the host their selections prior to the event, in order to prevent duplicates.

Here's the end result of our Belgian tasting :toast: :

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2583/3871198699_7db238cdbe_b.jpg

ITS BELGIUM, MOTHERFUCKERS (well, and one offering from Cooperstown, New York).

Shag
03-14-2010, 09:58 PM
ITS BELGIUM, MOTHERFUCKERS (well, and one offering from Cooperstown, New York).

You lost me on that one... :shrug:

luv
03-14-2010, 10:00 PM
ITS BELGIUM, MOTHERFUCKERS (well, and one offering from Cooperstown, New York).

Aren't things from Belgium referred to as being Belgian?

Reaper16
03-14-2010, 10:35 PM
You lost me on that one... :shrug:
The Ommegang Three Philosophers is from NY.

Aren't things from Belgium referred to as being Belgian?
Yes. They are.

T-post Tom
03-15-2010, 12:34 AM
Hopefully, your friends are discerning enough not to bring Bud. I've been to a few of these great-excuse-to-get-plowed parties. We had great success in letting everyone bring their own choice of brew.

Also, we had ratings forms made up that allowed us to rate the beer and the label. It was quite fun. Is anything that involves large quantities of good beer not fun? :)

bevischief
03-15-2010, 03:38 AM
I host one just about every night. Sometimes I'm the only one attending though.

THIS

Shag
03-15-2010, 08:34 AM
The Ommegang Three Philosophers is from NY.

Not that part of your post - the first part. :)

As for the Ommegang, one attendee didn't email his choices to the host, and thought that was brewed in Belgium. We let it slide...this time...

Reaper16
03-15-2010, 03:20 PM
Not that part of your post - the first part. :)

As for the Ommegang, one attendee didn't email his choices to the host, and thought that was brewed in Belgium. We let it slide...this time...
Ommegang beers would certainly fit in with a Belgian beer tasting.

As for the first part, I was just loudly exclaiming the overt Belgianness of that beer lineup.

Demonpenz
03-15-2010, 03:44 PM
Miller bud light

Shag
03-15-2010, 04:11 PM
Ommegang beers would certainly fit in with a Belgian beer tasting.

As for the first part, I was just loudly exclaiming the overt Belgianness of that beer lineup.

Agreed - that's why we kept it in the lineup. The intent was actually Belgian beers brewed in Belgium, so the Ommegang didn't officially fit the criteria. It was a pretty epic night...

Gotcha on the first part. :) It was very Belgian-y...

Hog Farmer
03-15-2010, 04:21 PM
The last time luv was invited to a beer tasting she showed up an hour early and drank ALL the fucking beer. Boy were there a bunch of pissed off people.