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    Reasonably Priced Beer!

    I've been dissapointed at the last few rallies! It seems like the price of Beer keeps going up and serving size goes down. This year a good micro-brewed beer was two tickets ($3.00) and for a 12-14 oz glass(depending on pour). Can't the MOA do better than that? Beer sales should benefit the membership at these "Hot" rallies and not be a big profit for the club!...especially with the endless supply of "Wooden Nickels" that benefit only the worthy. Was at the "RA Rally a couple years ago. They had a private charity organization sell and serve the Beer (no volunteers needed) for a 22 ounce mug at $2.50!

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    Craft Beer price

    I thought 3 dollars was a good deal. I think one of the lighter craft beers was only 1 ticket. I was all over that deal. Being a home brewer I understand what goes into making a quality beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockers View Post
    This year a good micro-brewed beer was two tickets ($3.00) and for a 12-14 oz glass(depending on pour). !
    Most people used the rally mug and I think it was 20 oz.
    I was thakfull I did not have to gear up in that heat and ride off the grounds in search of beer.
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    Well, Bob, you can have good beer, or you can have cheap beer, but you can't get good cheap beer.
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    Wooden nickels

    Those wooden nickels were given out to volunteers. I know the guys who worked 4 hour shifts with us in the sign placement office got one. I call that a great bargain for the organization. I had two people give me their tokens because they did not drink. I will not mention how much money I spent in addition to my tokens.
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    rally beer prices

    There was a grocery store with a good beer selection right across the street from the rally grounds. Nothing to stop you from going there if you didn't like the prices or selection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Most people used the rally mug and I think it was 20 oz.
    Rally Mug was 14 oz.
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    Just measured the rally mug AGAIN!
    It is 18 liquid ounces to the brim
    Please review my earlier post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddog View Post
    Just measured the rally mug AGAIN!
    It is 18 liquid ounces to the brim
    Please review my earlier post.

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    My bad...

    I didn't keep the Sedalia rally mug, all the other rally mugs I have are 14oz. I stand corrected.


    *Just dug a little deeper into my collection. The Johnson City, TN rally mug was 20+ oz.
    Last edited by rdalland; 10-09-2012 at 12:07 PM.
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    I've always become a abstainer(booze & food) while attending events like pro sports & such that feature beer/food sold by the mafia. Just doesn't taste the same when it's "an arm & a leg"! If you don't like the price, maybe go to Wally World on the way & put some in your cases. When gear is in your tent place ice/beer in top case & enjoy. You could even carry some cheapo brewski's to the tent for social hour.
    Road tip of the day,r.e. carrying beer on a bike: Beware of drastic changes in altitude & perhaps the twist top bottles too as I have had the stuff "fizz off" in my top case in the Mexico mtns. Makes for pissy smelling tools & gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdalland View Post
    My bad...

    I didn't keep the Sedalia rally mug, all the other rally mugs I have are 14oz. I stand corrected.


    *Just dug a little deeper into my collection. The Johnson City, TN rally mug was 20+ oz.
    Thank you for coming back to the thread on this issue, and helping to support the BG's position of fair beer pricing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockers View Post
    This year a good micro-brewed beer was two tickets ($3.00) and for a 12-14 oz glass(depending on pour).
    Um, you said it was good, be glad it was good.
    I guess you're not a 'glass half full' type of guy are you? Pun intended.

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    The last rally (not MOA, but a BMW Rally) I was at it was $4.00 for a micro brew..I said no thanks..they said it was very good beer....no difference to me. It's insane markup for beer and even soft drinks at some events.

    I'll go to the store for good beer instead.
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    Been to a professional sporting event lately?
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Been to a professional sporting event lately?
    I've worked part-time for a large vendor for the past 14 years, I do not sell beer, I supervise the bartenders and beer sellers and monitor the customers to make sure everyone is behaving responsibly... and I know they pay 50 cents for that beer they then sell for $8.50 to $10. And at each NFL game at my stadium they sell 100,000 beers. And they still cry they don't make much profit at games! And don't get me started on the $4.00 bottle of water or $10 cotton candy.....

    So, a fresh $3 micro-brew is a good deal, IMO, as opposed to the $8.50 or sometimes $10 stored in a warm warehouse Coors Light that's served at my stadium. And if there was a profit involved it went to the MOA! Which benefits all the rally goes and all of us members!
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