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    Re: Beer Tent

    Originally posted by Beer Team
    The beer garden is a very regulated area. The laws are the same for our Beer Garden as the law is for any tavern or any establishment where alcohol is served. The BG does not sell or serve hard alcohol. It is illegal for a patron to bring alcohol into a licensed establishment.
    This is important to understand.

    All bourbon tasting will need to take place outside the Beer Garden and away from the area regulated by their permit.

    The Beer Garden is not only one of the social hubs of the rally for beer drinkers and non partakers, it keeps people from wandering off site to go find more beer when they really shouldn't be anywhere but their tent.

    Thanks, Santa for getting this together!

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    Beer Tent

    In the many years that I have been doing the beer garden, and with all the people down there, we might only have one person drunk per year, and it was the same guy for about 3 years in a row. I think he was that way when he got there. I just call security to help him (hopefully) find his tent. I figure that person has now figured it is easier to stay home and get drunk, than it would be to go across country to get drunk in the Beer Garden. I know many people who do not drink beer, have a back pocket flask, don't worry, no one will frisk you. We normally have a uniformed officer or two on duty during the evening hours at the Beer Garden, but he is usually just there for emergency situations. The uniformed officer is usually watching the bands, bike riders, & checking for underage kids trying to get alcohol.
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    Okay, it's me

    Drinking all that water....:fish

    but, it is all that appeals to me
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    Re: Beer Tent

    Originally posted by Beer Team
    The uniformed officer is usually watching the bands, bike riders, & checking for underage kids.
    Ok, that brings up a question. I'll be two up with my nearly 6 ft. tall teen age son. Will he be allowed to accompany me in the beer tent/garden, if he isn't drinking booze?

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    Re: Re: Beer Tent

    Originally posted by Hacksaw
    Ok, that brings up a question. I'll be two up with my nearly 6 ft. tall teen age son. Will he be allowed to accompany me in the beer tent/garden, if he isn't drinking booze?
    No problem, he must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Minors are not allowed to consume alcohol in the presence of their parents or legal guardian under any circumstances, either on or off a licensed West Virginia premise.
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    Re: Beer Tent

    Originally posted by Beer Team
    Cuss we only have a beer license, Ya can't legally have a large bottle of hard booze in plain sight in the (any local or national) beer garden especially if the Chief of Police, the City Mayor, & a uniformed policeman are standing there. I betcha didn't know our number one indivudal product sold in the BG is not always Bud, Bud Light, or micro brew , but depending on the rally weather is many times one liter bottles of WATER.
    I was really referring to beer, not liquor, but I think your answer and some of the other posts make it clear: can't bring outside beer into the beer tent.

    Not that this will be a problem

    See you in a week and a half.

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    Re: Beer Tent

    At a buck for a can of cold beer and two bucks for a microbrew, we don't have many carry-ins. The Beer Garden profits pays for BG product, tent/building and entertainment. I think this years entertainment is going to be great. The acoustics again will be great being inside of a tent instead of a metal building.
    I did a "Goggle search" of "Jim Weider" of the Rock & Roll group called "The Band". Jim is the Saturday night entertainment in the Beer Tent



    Jim Weider, a master of classic telecaster guitar. He is among a select group of musicians with an endorsement from Fender Guitars. Jim Weider is noted for being lead guitarist (replacing Robbie Robertson) in Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame inductees, The Band,(1985-2000).

    I also did a search of Johnny Staats, who is Friday nights entertainment. Johnny Staats has appeared on CBS Evening News, NBC's Today Show, CNN, People Magazine, Country Music Magazine, & has been on the Grand Ole Opry Stage five times. He is also a Gibson Musical Instrument signature artist. Both Jim Weider and Johnny Staats are National acts. Both of these guys are noted as exceptional songwriters & vocalist.

    Thursday's entertainment "The Carpenter Ants" search, also brought interesting results.
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    Beer Tent

    I picked excellent music to compliment the excellent beverage choices our Beer Team has made for this year.

    Once again fulfilling my promise of "no bad garage bands playing Proud Mary off key". Trust me when I say you won't want to miss a note of any night's show.

    Take the free shuttle bus, details in your Rally program, and you can dance, drink and not have to ride!

    See you there.
    Ride fast safely

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    I was at the Ambassador Dinner when the storm hit and the beer tent blow down. Having the beer tent blow down was an inconvenience. Having people getting hurt was a tragedy. Many of us at the Ambassador Dinner left, because we suddenly lost our appetite, and felt we had to be at the Rally to help in any way needed. Unless we had a close death in our family, it was the most dramatic happening in our life since WTC. Having this happen along with the heat, humidity, and rain, was the monkey wrench in the whole rally machine. I know that Michael (who also Chaired Rhinebeck National Rally) and the other organizers were busy taking care of business of storm problems. If they were not taking care of this business, they could of taken care of some of the minor inconveniences that were happening. I don't know Michael very well, but I do know that the National Rally Chairman pretty much gives one year of their life to put this show on. If the weather would of been pleasant, the rally would of been a whole different story.
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    Re: Beer Tent

    Originally posted by Michael Friedle
    I picked excellent music to compliment the excellent beverage choices our Beer Team has made for this year.
    Yes you did. I didn't pay much attention to Thursday night's band since the gym was just too loud and reverby (not your fault - at least the beer was flowing after that disaster), but Friday and Saturday featured excellent entertainment.

    And the Blackhook was a great departure from the normal Piswah that you get.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Re: Beer Tent

    Originally posted by menloe
    Yes you did. I didn't pay much attention to Thursday night's band since the gym was just too loud and reverby (not your fault - at least the beer was flowing after that disaster), but Friday and Saturday featured excellent entertainment.

    And the Blackhook was a great departure from the normal Piswah that you get.

    Thanks.
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    Menloe,

    Does your comment "...And the Blackhook was a great departure from the normal Piswah that you get" referring to off-the-shelf beer from your local petro stop? I'm glad you liked Blackhook Porter. The Beer Garden sold 12 kegs each of Red Hook's Blackhook Porter, Red Hook's ESB, and Pete's Wicked Ale. The Fosters and Amstel also sold well. The BG sold Heineken in cans, along with domestic beer.

    I hope your post didn't mean that the other beers we have served are "normal Piswah"? You have to remember beer is much like ice cream شاِ some folks like dark chocolate, some vanilla or strawberry, and others like Neapolitan. Some folks like soft serve, hard serve, swirl, or dipped. Would it be fair for you to like French Roast coffee and referr to someone's Folgers with cream & sugar as "Piswah"?

    The same theory goes for different models of motorcycles.

    Let's review some of the brews we featured at past rallies.

    Trenton (2002):
    -Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale (one of Canada oldest and best brews)
    -Stella Artois (Belgium style brew)
    -Labatt Blue
    -Note: A porter would of fit well with that selection, but it was not available from the beer distributor.

    Redmond (2001):
    -Redmond's Cascade Lakes Brewery's Golden Ale, IPA, and Porter.

    Midland (2000):
    -Bell's Kalamazoo Brewing Company Oberon Ale, Amber Ale, and Porter.

    Rhinebeck (1999):
    -Dutchess Brewery's Amber Ale, Pale Ale, and Porter.

    Missoula (1998):
    -Bayern Brewing Company Amber, Hefeweizen, and Pilsner.

    Fredricksburg (1997):
    -Saint Arnold Brewery Amber Ale, Brown Ale, and Weizen Kristal

    Morganton: (1996):
    -Red Oaks Brewery's Amber Ale and Dark Lager

    Durango (1995):
    -Durango's Carver Brewery's Dark Lager and Pale Ale.

    Oshkosh (1993):
    -The specialty beer was Chief Oshkosh and Leinenkugel.

    Also available at these events:
    -Major Breweries (Bud, Miller, and Coors).
    -Regional Breweries (Lone Star, Shiner Bock, Rainer, Olympia, Genesse, and Rolling Rock)

    The Beer Team works with the International Rally Chair, the local BMW riders, beer judges, internet research, and sometimes, personal testing to bring you the best ice cream possible. http://www.dcarnevale.com/beergarden/
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    Rally Mugs

    Perhaps in the future the Rally Mugs could be as large as the cups that you pour the fine beverages in to. My best guess is the mugs were 2oz. smaller than the cups. I hated to waste all those plastic cups. We put enough garbage in landfils allready.
    Great beers. Thanks a bunch for your efforts.
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    Re: Rally Mugs

    Originally posted by beemerron
    Perhaps in the future the Rally Mugs could be as large as the cups that you pour the fine beverages in to. My best guess is the mugs were 2oz. smaller than the cups. I hated to waste all those plastic cups. We put enough garbage in landfils allready.
    Great beers. Thanks a bunch for your efforts.
    Ron, you have a keen eye. The Bud Man had 18 ounce cups on the truck for our event. He informed me to tell the bartenders not to fill the cup to the rim, then, it would be the same size as the 16 oz. Rally Mug. Did the bartender fill your plastic cup to the Rim? Normally, the plastic cups are the same size as the Rally Mugs that we pour the fine beverages in to. When we needed more cups on Saturday, we went to 16 oz solo cups. The International Rally Mugs are always 16 ounce mugs, which is a couple ounces larger than most local rally Rally Mugs. http://www.dcarnevale.com/beergarden/
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    Dang Kbasa ,you really had me with that close up of the glass of boibon,I hate the stuff,tastes like poifume.I thought for a second that you were an afficionado of single malt scotch.
    Still,there may very well be a bourbon i could drink,maybe.If not,i would throw in with Joe 111 and drink all the beer,which has always also been good at the 4 rallies I have attended.
    Don't drink the whole bottle,save a drop for Spokane,maybe we will meet and you could enlighten me.

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