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    IBA# 5819 61996's Avatar
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    The-not-so-official Rally sponsored Brewery Tour thread.


    Hey Rally goers! We are in the process of finalizing the Rollin On The River Tour of Twin Cities breweries. But before we dot any Is or cross and Ts we need some input from all of the Beer Aficionados attending the Rally.

    Here is what we know so far:
    Safe transportation in an air conditioned Motor Coach
    Free Beer tasting at local Craft Breweries
    Free snacks
    Free tour T-shirt
    Free Brewery specific logo Pint Glass
    Free production facility tour of at least one brewery
    Memories that will last a lifetime or at least until the hangover subsides
    Note: There may be a nominal charge for lunch. Coolers are permitted on the bus so you can take home a growler of your favorite brew!

    We have some choices to consider and here is where we need your input.
    The days available are Thursday the 24th or Friday the 25th. Thursday and Friday tours will depart between 2 and 3 PM and return according to the duration.
    We can also book Saturday the 26th and that tour leaves between 11 and noon. Note that Breweries are extremely busy on Saturdays but we wanted to include that as a choice anyway.
    We have a choice of a 3 hour tour or a 5 hour tour. The 3 hour tour would include two breweries; the 5 hour tour will include three. Either choice will include the above goodies.
    The cost per person will be determined by the number of people signed up. More on this to follow once we get a feel for the numbers.

    So, now that you are thoroughly confused, what we need to know is:
    The preferred day of the week and duration of the tour.
    This is your rally and we want you to have as much input as possible.
    (Note that the decision of the judges is final)
    Participants must be 21 years or older and be able to prove it.

    Please reply and ask any questions here so we can keep it all in one place.

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    I would be interested on a Thursday. Beer tour!
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    I'm interested, but plan on attending the GS Giant instruction, so it would depend on timing that would not interfere with that activity. Any day would be OK for me! I'd go for the 3 hour tour.....five might be a little long......

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    Thursday for all three breweries would be my 1st choice.
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    2 of us in for Friday for the 5 hour tour. (A three hour tour makes us a bit nervous?) But we'll take whatever we can get.

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    Thursday, 5 hour.

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    Friday 3 or 5 hour is fine. Thursday will be arival and setup day.
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    Friday....five hour tour!


    I'll be happy to go on what the majority decide but the tours will take some time and there a LOTS of great craft brewers in the Twin Cities.



    P.S. Three-hour tours make me nervous /

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    Thursday 5 hour tour (sung to the Gilligan's Island theme song, and if ya know it by heart, you are DEFINITELY over 21!! : ) ).

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    I would love to go but not on Thursday, Friday, Saturday. I'm a volunteer at the rally. Do you have other days like Mon, Tue, or Weds evening?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roc-Roc View Post
    I would love to go but not on Thursday, Friday, Saturday. I'm a volunteer at the rally. Do you have other days like Mon, Tue, or Weds evening?


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    Hey ROC:
    As far as I know there are no plans for an organized tour before or after the Rally. If you want to trek on your own, here is a link to a map of Minneapolis Breweries: http://mnbeer.com/breweries/

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    Thursday, a 5 hr tour including a stop somewhere for quick light lunch. Back at the rally site in time for a recuperative nap before the evening festivities start.



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    Friday any time

    In for a few of us. Friday tour for as long as it takes.

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    Thumbs up

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    Thursday, a 5 hr tour including a stop somewhere for quick light lunch. Back at the rally site in time for a recuperative nap before the evening festivities start.



    Best,

    DG
    Hey DG!
    You're right on. The loose plan is to have a lunch brought in to one of the breweries that can handle a large group. Most don't have kitchen facilities so we'll try to get something delivered.

    More to follow.

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