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    Quote Originally Posted by bullit7801 View Post
    O'Douls is a Bud product. Coors NA product is called Sharps.

    Just FYI.

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    Really? I could have sworn Sharps was a Miller product? I dunno which is more of a distasteful prospect. Coors is a pretty abysmal corporation, but at least it is still an American abysmal corporation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atoms View Post
    Really? I could have sworn Sharps was a Miller product? I dunno which is more of a distasteful prospect. Coors is a pretty abysmal corporation, but at least it is still an American abysmal corporation.
    OOOOOpps! Sorry.

    Well, that's what I get for relying on memory. Did some Google research and Sharps is a Miller product, O'Douls is AB, and Coors calls their NA product "Coors Non-Alcoholic."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullit7801 View Post
    OOOOOpps! Sorry.

    Well, that's what I get for relying on memory. Did some Google research and Sharps is a Miller product, O'Douls is AB, and Coors calls their NA product "Coors Non-Alcoholic."

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    Me too and I was reminded that the companies are possibly merging anyway.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MillerCoors

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    beer,etc

    My wife also has Celiac Disease and would really appreciate being able to quaff a few GF beers. BTW, she says that the Bud product is rather foul compared to some other brands such as Ramapo and New Grist. Does anyone know if there is a Whole Foods market near the rally site.

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    I'm certain that there will be no shortage of fine beers available at the rally... Just across the CO border in Ft. Collins , sit two of the better (best?) small brewers in the state; New Belgium, makers of "Fat Tire" and O'Dells, makers of "5 Barrel Pale Ale" and "90 Shilling Ale". I can also state for a fact that my side cases will each hold over a case of beer with ice.
    New Belgium http://www.newbelgium.com/index.php is my personal favorite and I discovered a couple of their lesser known beers like "Skinny Dip" which is their Summer beer - New BelgiumÔÇÖs Skinny Dip is a full-bodied, figure-friendly beer perfect for the lightly attired summer months. Cascade hops frolic with kaffir lime and ample malt to create a bright, citrusy nose thatÔÇÖs as crisp as chilling in a mountain pond. Skinny Dip * a most revealing beverage.

    Another favorite is "Blue Paddle" - Blue Paddle Pilsener, crafted without the use of adjuncts like corn or rice, explores the boundaries where American Lagers seldom journey. Reflective of EuropeÔÇÖs finest PilsenerÔÇÖs, Blue Paddle delivers a refreshing bitterness, vibrant finish and a subtle but intricate depth of flavor. With Blue Paddle, we wanted to produce a beer that was definitive of the upper echelon. Peter Bouckaert and our brew staff drew inspiration from outside the world of Belgian ales for the generously hopped lager. Blue Paddle has a bit more body than the traditional Belgian pils and is closer in style to a Bohemian Style. High impact crispness from noble hop varieties finishes with a rich panoply of malt flavor.

    It's all Goooood

    Unfortunately my other half has me on the Weight Watchers diet and all I'm allowed right now is an occassional lite beer. Fortunately she's not coming to the rally.

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    Possible Sponsorship?

    I came across this on the New Belgium website. They are really into bicycles but thought I would toss this out there for the sponsorship committee. The BMW Foundation's Camp Gears might be a good starting point.

    New Belgium's Sponsorship Program

    So, youÔÇÖre doing something good and you want us to join you? Excellent! Tell us about it.

    We at New Belgium love to get involved. We sponsor a whole bevy of cool events and goings on throughout the western United States. And while we would like to align with all that is good and worthy, we sometimes have to gracefully decline.

    A few things we look for when selecting events and sponsorship opportunities:

    * TIMING: Yep, it takes time to get the beer there. So, start talking to us at least two months to a year prior to your event. For large events, we generally need even more time.

    * BRANDING: ItÔÇÖs important that your event allows us to showcase what New Belgium is all about. We look for PLAYFUL, UNIQUE, and DELIGHTFUL events. WeÔÇÖre a folly following bunch, and we like to support fellow folly followers.

    * SUSTAINABILITY: From brewing beer to building events, we want to do all we can to reduce our footprint. ThatÔÇÖs why we partner with likeminded organizations. In addition, weÔÇÖre very interested in events that support environmental non-profits.

    * PARTICIPATION: We prefer to be hands-on and on-premise with events. So, if youÔÇÖre pitching a logo placement, weÔÇÖll generally pass unless it comes with a chance to meet and greet.

    * LOCATION: As much as weÔÇÖd love to go to New York or Florida, for now, we have to wait. WeÔÇÖll gladly consider events in the states weÔÇÖre located. (CO, WY, TX, AZ, NM, AR, MO, KS, CA, NV, ID, WA, OR, MN, IA, MT, IL, NE)

    * DONATIONS: Our sponsorship dollars have to reflect our brand. So, if youÔÇÖre wanting a good will donation or philanthropic grant go to: www.newbelgium.com/donation-form.php

    * TEAMS/INDIVIDUAL ATHLETES: Due to the overwhelming amount of requests we get to sponsor athletic teams and individuals, we decided itÔÇÖs just too hard to pick. So, aside from a few family and friendÔÇÖs teams, we pass on these types of sponsorships.

    * BANDS: Ditto on the above.

    If your event fits these guidelines, then fill out the following form. WeÔÇÖll take a look at your request, and get back to you within a week.

    http://shop.newbelgium.com/sponsorship-form.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruise_carter View Post
    Karol, nice pic!

    I am also 'Celiac' and anything with gluten (ie: wheat) is toxic to me.
    Anything gluten-free would be appreciated.

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    I just noticed this thread and just have to chime in as another attendee who is gluten intolerant. It is a problem when traveling and rally food is generally off limits. While it is possible to purchase gluten free beer locally sometimes, it depends on the area. I was in Tucson last spring and found one liquor store in the entire Tucson area that had even heard of gluten free beer - and they didn't have it. In other areas, Walmart carries Redbridge (West Bend, WI for one) but it would be surprising if anyone in Gillette has it. Unless the beer tent folks can locate a local supply, I think our adult beverages will be the kind you sip. Maybe the Celiacs should get together to share wine, brandy, rum, cognac, potato vodka, corn vodka...Hmm...maybe we're not so deprived after all!

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    It would be nice (I'm just dreaming here-I know) but what if the beer tent actually offered other refreshments besides water or beer!? Sort of in following the theme of a recent ON article.
    At the west bend rally...if one wanted something other than beer you had to walk elsewhere & pay $3 or more for a coke...but if he wanted cheep beer...no prob. HOw about offering something for those who dont drink booze or dont wish to all the time!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcclimans84rt View Post
    It would be nice (I'm just dreaming here-I know) but what if the beer tent actually offered other refreshments besides water or beer!? Sort of in following the theme of a recent ON article.
    At the west bend rally...if one wanted something other than beer you had to walk elsewhere & pay $3 or more for a coke...but if he wanted cheep beer...no prob. HOw about offering something for those who dont drink booze or dont wish to all the time!?
    In West Bend the Beer Garden carried freshly brewed blond Root Beer along with wine and wine coolers for sale. The water was in the water-jugs on the table tops for free.

    Most times the beer garden sells soda also, but the Coke prices were prohibitive for us in 2007. We opted to avoid the ridiculous pricing for the soda sales last summer by letting the food vendors handle all soda sales. Most food vendors sold the soda for $2 / bottle. And trust me on this ... at $2, those vendors were NOT making any money on that soda.

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    Will I be able to get Bud in can or bottle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rihn-Manke View Post
    In West Bend the Beer Garden carried freshly brewed blond Root Beer along with wine and wine coolers for sale. The water was in the water-jugs on the table tops for free.

    Most times the beer garden sells soda also, but the Coke prices were prohibitive for us in 2007. We opted to avoid the ridiculous pricing for the soda sales last summer by letting the food vendors handle all soda sales. Most food vendors sold the soda for $2 / bottle. And trust me on this ... at $2, those vendors were NOT making any money on that soda.

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    Sue,

    I preface this remark by saying I loved the root beer at West Bend, and drank quite a few in three days. But sometimes sweet soda pop does not even come close to quenching your thirst or cleaning one's palette!

    Especially if your over the age of 13 or so. My suggestion for the Rally organizers is consider brewing fresh ice tea, served side to side with the beer. Having can beer or other canned stuff, I am sure is a budget buster! Don't tmake us NA guys go over to the old men tent and drink coffee!

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    Beer Garden

    [QUOTE=DonK100LT;294225]I came across this on the New Belgium website. They are really into bicycles but thought I would toss this out there for the sponsorship committee. The BMW Foundation's Camp Gears might be a good starting point.

    New Belgium's Sponsorship Program <>
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    Beer Garden

    [QUOTE=DonK100LT;294225]I came across this on the New Belgium website. They are really into bicycles but thought I would toss this out there for the sponsorship committee. The BMW Foundation's Camp Gears might be a good starting point.

    New Belgium's Sponsorship Program <>

    Is it just me or does anybody else think it might just be a BAD IDEA to have a beer company sponsor Camp Gears, an educational program for new/young riders some of whom probably aren't even of legal drinking age.

    Searching the Internet for answers/information isn't always a good idea.


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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    Will I be able to get Bud in can or bottle?
    If the past is any guide, the answer is yes. The last several rallys have had Bud and Miller products in cans for us regular blue collar types, along with some "local" brews on tap tor the "more discerning" (I did not say, effete) among us.

    John

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    New Belgium's Sponsorship Program <>

    Is it just me or does anybody else think it might just be a BAD IDEA to have a beer company sponsor Camp Gears, an educational program for new/young riders some of whom probably aren't even of legal drinking age.

    Searching the Internet for answers/information isn't always a good idea.
    I was not advocating the New Belgium sponsoring Camp Gears but the international rally itself and the money from the sponsorship of the rally could be donated to Camp Gears which is a non-profit and teaches safe riding for younger members.

    As your Jan 08 ON article pointed out, targeted public information and education programs are a good way to begin reducing number of impaired riding accidents. Some beer companies sponsor education programs such as Anheuser-Busch's "Responsibility Matters" campaign. Why shouldn't beer companines support these types of educational efforts which should include the impact of impaired riding.

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