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PNW Meet 2016

Postby bearriver » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:59 pm

I would like to open my doors once again on July 10th, 2016 to the established membership. That is the following day after Proof, the Washington Distiller's Festival in Seattle. Figure 30-45 minutes South of Seattle depending on traffic.

I'll have food, drinks, and ice available. However, feel free to bring whatever you would like to share. Its a relaxed setting and I really enjoyed our gathering last year.

PM me for the address. If you already got it for one reason or another then I will see you there around 1pm. :wave:

Proof 2016: http://proofwashington.org/
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Bigbob » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:21 pm

Still early bear, but I hope to make it again!
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby bearriver » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:24 pm

Bigbob wrote:Still early bear, but I hope to make it again!


I really enjoyed your company last year. If you do make it, then you will be pleased to know that I will replace that horrid gas grill with a charcoal one.
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Bigbob » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:07 pm

Hopefully we'll talk at 'sheds!
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Bushman » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:35 pm

OK, I will put it on the calendar and see what happens.
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Euphoria » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:25 am

I will try make it to your gathering this year. "Proof" was fun, and I did get to meet some of the members from this board while the wife and I were there, but I missed out on your "house party" last year due to prior commitments for my time.
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby cranky » Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:12 pm

I hope to make it but won't know for sure for a couple more weeks, I should have some nicely aged apple and grape brandies by then :D
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Odin » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:18 am

The mss and I will try to come over for a visit!

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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Bushman » Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:29 am

Odin, my wife would love to get together with you and your wife again. You always have a place to stay here!
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Odin » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:17 am

Bushman wrote:Odin, my wife would love to get together with you and your wife again. You always have a place to stay here!


Great!!!

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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby MichiganCornhusker » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:42 am

Will put it on my calendar, would love a trip out west, especially given a chance to meet y'all.
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Bushman » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:52 am

MichiganCornhusker wrote:Will put it on my calendar, would love a trip out west, especially given a chance to meet y'all.

Didn't meet on the east coast, maybe the west coast?
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby MichiganCornhusker » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:12 am

Bushman wrote:
MichiganCornhusker wrote:Will put it on my calendar, would love a trip out west, especially given a chance to meet y'all.

Didn't meet on the east coast, maybe the west coast?


Yep, sooner or later we'll be same place same time. :thumbup:
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Bigbob » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:27 pm

One thing I know MCH, is that bear has a tall enough deck to drop SWEET FEED off of!
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Grappa-Gringo » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:43 pm

I'd like to make it this time round,,,makes for a quick getaway!
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Bigbob » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:08 pm

Southwest Airlines is having a huge sale right now. I'm getting tickets for Seattle for $80 one way!! We'll be up for PNW16!! :thumbup:
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Bushman » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:36 pm

Bigbob and Grappa Gringo, if you need a place to stay let me know!
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Bigbob » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:12 pm

Thanks Bushman! I think that I'll do the same as last year. Stay in Kent and be centrally located. Do appreciate the offer though! :wave:
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Bigbob » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:07 pm

Ok got tickets! Will be up around 12 on Saturday, will stay thru Sunday and leave Monday. Planing the same as last year bear, if that's good for you.(drive up to proof and back)
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Bushman » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:16 pm

This years Proof is July 9th and it looks like more than 40 distilleries will be there so I am guessing the BBQ if Bearriver is hosting again this year will be on the 10th. Might have to get my wife to be a designated driver :D
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby bearriver » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:55 pm

Bushman wrote:This years Proof is July 9th and it looks like more than 40 distilleries will be there so I am guessing the BBQ if Bearriver is hosting again this year will be on the 10th. Might have to get my wife to be a designated driver :D


Confirmed :eugeek: :D
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Rastus » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:05 pm

OH BOY OH BOY......

as a matter of coincidence i may be in the neighborhood... have to spend some time in grant county, and will be returning to seatac about that time.... as the time comes to get my tickets in order i will check with you to see if its a possibility to make it.

proof sounds very interesting also hope i can make it for that. ...
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Bushman » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:25 pm

Here is the link to Proof 2016:
http://proofwashington.org
They sell so many drink tickets but my experience in the past is they never ask for them so you can really drink as much as you want as people are promoting their micro distilleries.
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby cranky » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:53 am

To those who didn't go to Proof last year.
One thing I learned last year is Proof is very overwhelming. You need to do a lot of research before going. Look up the distilleries that are going to be there, figure out which ones you want to try and which of their products you want to try. Make a list and if you can, I recommend getting the VIP tickets. Last year the VIP tickets came with a bag of stuff, in the bag was a map of everything that you can use to find the ones you want to try before they open the doors to general admission . Once they open the doors to general admission it becomes very crowded and people are either running from booth to booth drinking all they can or they are camped out BSing and it becomes quite difficult to get a drink. I enjoyed Proof last year but think it can be a much better experience with good research and planning.
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Bushman » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:16 am

Also last year we had a meet up at Odin's booth and recognized each other as we were wearing either an S3 or iStill t-shirt. Some of us will recognize one another from last year but is there some suggestions on a meet & greet at the event?
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Rastus » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:32 am

well that would be nice. i am really excited since i realized the universe may line up for me to meet some of you folks...

i may only have time for one event... unless they are accepting Job applications at the distilleries. haha some budgetary worries in my local economy leave me worrying about midlife retooling for economically sustaining my life, and family.

I am thinking the get together at bears would be more meaningful, and will be nice to spend time in a manner where the defenses are left at the end of the driveway...
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby bearriver » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:31 am

I have invited established members from other distilling forums. There will be at least 4 PNW members from other forums in attendance.

These folks were at Proof last year and we did not know it due to the lack of communication. I have made an effort to close that gap this year.
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Bigbob » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:37 pm

Rastus wrote:OH BOY OH BOY......

as a matter of coincidence i may be in the neighborhood... have to spend some time in grant county, and will be returning to seatac about that time.... as the time comes to get my tickets in order i will check with you to see if its a possibility to make it.

proof sounds very interesting also hope i can make it for that. ...

Sure hope you make it Rastus! :wave:
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Rastus » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:01 pm

Yeah!

It is looking pretty good so far, but i know from experience old Murphy and his Damned Law can mess with my best laid plans....
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Re: PNW Meet 2016

Postby Pesty » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:08 pm

I've got a vacation planned with some friends in Ocean Shores WA for the 4th of july this year, we haven't set the in and out dates yet... this give me really good reason stay till the weekend.
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