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    ...oh are you in for a surprise. Last I've known of, nobody big or small (beer guys) gives a hoot about anybody or the MOA...
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    Beer Selection

    You will still see a "big guy" on tap, regular and light. This is done for price segmenting as well as preference. There will be 4 "crafts" but be aware that when we have SHOCK TOP for the wheat that it is owned by...BUD. {Which is now AMBEV}. Not always easy to get away from the elephants in the room.

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    Oh I know the game very well, I was the 14th Certified Cicerone in Canada, 1st east of Montreal. I have spent a LOT of time studying everything to do with beer.

    It's not hard to move dedicated Bud Light drinkers to a nice light craft beer offering if you only have that to give them and you give them some good information on what it is and why they should be drinking it.

    AB InBev and Coors are very good at offering up "crafty" beers with nothing to tell the consumer who they're giving their $$ to. Besides their dedicated brands such as Blue Moon and Shock Top they are buying up many craft breweries and selling only under the original name. Think Goose Island and Elysian. The world of beer is getting hazier and hazier in North America.

    Yes the little guys are also out to make $$ and they deserve to make a living. In my experience they happily support events in their local areas as it generates good will and likely more supporters who will drink their beer which is great for keeping the $$ in the local area and for providing jobs in the same local areas. If local events buy the beer to sell at such events it puts more $$ in the pockets of local business.
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    Some Ales

    A few Stouts, porters and an Irish Red would be much appricated!
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    beers with flavour
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    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    Hey hey hey!

    MAD DOG here!

    Just got confirmation that the MOA {and mad dog] will be in control of the biergarten for the 2018 rally!

    So...get your schedules out, and plan to help out at the happiest place at the rally.

    I'M BACK!!! tHE BEER MUST FLOW!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 178241 View Post
    A few Stouts, porters and an Irish Red would be much appricated!
    Sounds good to me.
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    Craft Beers

    MD here.

    Am in contact with the vendor that the MOA will be working with and will sort out the selections soon. Historically we have had an IPA {but not TOO hoppy}, a wheat, an amber { like a Killian} and a stout or porter. {We had a chocolate porter a few years back that went over well. Tasted a lot like chocolate milk, so everyone had it for brunch! LOL}

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    With that kind of selection: more hops!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    Historically we have had an IPA {but not TOO hoppy}, a wheat, an amber { like a Killian} and a stout or porter.
    Excellent!
    Currently sipping a pale ale that is brewed by the owner at Sazerac bar in Lavrio, Greece.


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    Beer

    Beer cold = good
    Beer cold and inexpensive = great

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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    Beer cold and inexpensive = great
    Beer any temp and free = great
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    Just hope the selection is better than SLC. While I know that was not the club's doing, there is nothing more satisfying than a (proper) cold beer after a day of exploring

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    Suggestions

    MAD DOG here

    Ok...All you locals around Iowa...I have the lists from the distributors, with all of the craft beers that they carry.

    So let me know what you think are good local craft beers. It will all be kegged. So don't worry about Fredericksberg, where we had Lone Star in cans LOL

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