SchlitzKrieg 2015! Beer-->Here (Brewery Tour):

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  • WuShockWuShock Lawful Good South BrownbackistanRegistered User regular
    I may have to dig out my old Sonics jersey for the occasion.

    Yes, I have an old Sonics jersey. Xavier McDaniel. Look him up.

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    Decius wrote: »
    ...and checkout won't allow Canadian addresses. Error out on my postal code :(

    Well, shit. Send me your email address via the distillery and I'll send you a paypal link. What team do you want?

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    edited July 2015
    WuShock wrote: »
    I may have to dig out my old Sonics jersey for the occasion.

    If you do, there is a very good chance you'll get free beers at at least one stop.

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  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    Decius wrote: »
    ...and checkout won't allow Canadian addresses. Error out on my postal code :(

    Well, shit. Send me your email address via the distillery and I'll send you a paypal link. What team do you want?

    ygpm

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  • ClannMorganClannMorgan Registered User regular
    In for 2!

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  • Baka AlBaka Al Registered User regular
    I'm having the same problem with the checkout not accepting UK postal codes.
    Have sent an email to the distillery.. Happy to go with whichever team

  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    Baka Al wrote: »
    I'm having the same problem with the checkout not accepting UK postal codes.
    Have sent an email to the distillery.. Happy to go with whichever team

    Rattled off some PMs, emails and an invoice to ya.

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    Also, this year's tour includes a stop at a tiny craft meadery. Because Fuck Yeah Mead!

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  • ThedivhThedivh Registered User new member
    Baka Al wrote: »
    I'm having the same problem with the checkout not accepting UK postal codes.
    Have sent an email to the distillery.. Happy to go with whichever team

    Rattled off some PMs, emails and an invoice to ya.

    Interested in signing up a group of 4. Still spots?

    Also I am dangerously Canadian, so need a special link.

  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    edited July 2015
    Thedivh wrote: »
    Baka Al wrote: »
    I'm having the same problem with the checkout not accepting UK postal codes.
    Have sent an email to the distillery.. Happy to go with whichever team

    Rattled off some PMs, emails and an invoice to ya.

    Interested in signing up a group of 4. Still spots?

    Also I am dangerously Canadian, so need a special link.

    I've got one person who contacted me separately to reserve a space but doesn't know what team or his +1 status yet, so that would give us just 2 or 3 more seats. We're in that weird place where we can take 11 people, or we can take 22 people at the current price point. Transportation is kind of a PITA. Options are complicated and will just take some extra group discussion to figure out.

    If you're seriously serious, I'd like to waitlist your group and then reach out to everyone to see how everybody feels about a more expensive ride (the Sprinter Van option). That would open it up to 15 people. Optionally, if the waiting list got long enough, we could just get a bus.

    S'okay?

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  • WuShockWuShock Lawful Good South BrownbackistanRegistered User regular

    S'okay?

    S'Allright.

    Whatever everybody else wants, I'm down.

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    He is the very bestest
    I wish I was him

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  • ThedivhThedivh Registered User new member
    Works for me, understand the hassle of logistics.

    LexiconGrrl
  • MagnusCarterMagnusCarter Registered User regular
    Also definitely interested in a spot, also happy for the more expensive option.

  • chaosisorderchaosisorder Cupcake Princess and Pinny Whore OregonRegistered User regular
    In for 2! (Phrasing, but drinking for two sounded worse.)

    LexiconGrrl
  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    edited July 2015
    We now have the option to get a Sprinter Van. Feedback is welcome.

    I talked to the Sprinter Van rental place and evidently they have a more lenient pickup and dropoff policy than they used to. When I contacted them last year they wanted two days worth of rental money, but this year it's down to one. With the 300 free miles that come with the rental, the cost comes out very close to the price of the regular passenger van we got last year but might be more comfortable.

    The seats are captain's seats, and there's more headroom but the width is the same as the regular passenger van. This means that it could be just as crowded as last year if we pack 14 people in.

    11 People = $40/per person
    14 people = $35/per person

    Here's the specs on the van:
    •AT
    •AC
    •CD player
    •DVD player
    •21″ flat screen TV
    •Surround sound
    •PA system

    The seats are captain's chairs. The seating chart looks like this:
    *

    The Van Looks like This:
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  • WuShockWuShock Lawful Good South BrownbackistanRegistered User regular
    AC ports ... perhaps ... for a game system to plug into that 21-inch flatscreen? :biggrin:

    Twixxo wrote:
    WuShock is the best
    He is the very bestest
    I wish I was him

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    WuShock wrote: »
    AC ports ... perhaps ... for a game system to plug into that 21-inch flatscreen? :biggrin:

    Sure - there will be some extended driving chunks where the landscape is pretty but might get boring.

    Mostly I just want to avoid the super cramped, uncomfortable ride we had last year. Nobody liked it. :(

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  • ShooerShooer Registered User new member
    I'd like to be added to the wait list. May be +1 pending things.

  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    If the trips aren't multiple hours, then it's ok. The more the merrier.

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  • ClannMorganClannMorgan Registered User regular
    Idk about everyone else but I'd prefer not to jam all my jelly into cramped quarters for long periods of time, I'm willing to pay for more space and a nicer ride.

  • WuShockWuShock Lawful Good South BrownbackistanRegistered User regular
    I'm fine to pay a little more for some comfort, but I'm also not keen to exclude people who want to go from going just so my fat *** has more room.

    Twixxo wrote:
    WuShock is the best
    He is the very bestest
    I wish I was him

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    Shooer wrote: »
    I'd like to be added to the wait list. May be +1 pending things.

    Done. Having a Plus 1 will get us closer to a second van and a comfy, relaxed ride.

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    edited July 2015
    Let's sit on it a bit and see how many folks wait list themselves. We have 2 whole months to plan, but I'll try to get it locked down by the beginning of August so folks can make arrangements.

    In the meantime I'll go check out the seating at the van place - We do have a second van driver if needed.

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  • ClannMorganClannMorgan Registered User regular
    WuShock wrote: »
    I'm fine to pay a little more for some comfort, but I'm also not keen to exclude people who want to go from going just so my fat *** has more room.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not about excluding anyone. And yes, my fat*** may need a little more room which I'm willing to pay for. From the comments regarding last year it seemed that it was pretty packed and uncomfortable for everyone, so why have a repeat if that can be avoided.

    I'm really hoping there are more people who sign up so we get two vehicles or even better one Big Yellow Bus!

    WuShockLexiconGrrl
  • WuShockWuShock Lawful Good South BrownbackistanRegistered User regular
    WuShock wrote: »
    I'm fine to pay a little more for some comfort, but I'm also not keen to exclude people who want to go from going just so my fat *** has more room.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not about excluding anyone. And yes, my fat*** may need a little more room which I'm willing to pay for. From the comments regarding last year it seemed that it was pretty packed and uncomfortable for everyone, so why have a repeat if that can be avoided.

    I'm really hoping there are more people who sign up so we get two vehicles or even better one Big Yellow Bus!

    Yes. My point is understood. Excuse my brashness.

    Twixxo wrote:
    WuShock is the best
    He is the very bestest
    I wish I was him

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    edited July 2015
    I gotta admit, I'd LOVE to get 2 Sprinter vans (23 signups total), considering they've got TVs and stuff. How awesome would it be to have gaming ON BOARD? I mean ...!!! We could leave one empty seat in each row for total comfort, it wouldn't be super expensive, and the smaller vehicles mean easier access to parking and route planning.

    Sprinter Van = approx $450/day rental (including gas).
    6 people = $75-$80 ea
    8 people = $55-$60 ea
    11 people = $40-$45 ea
    Remember that this doesn't include beer or food or anything this year, so you'll need to budget additional $$ for the trip.

    SO SIGN UP YOU GUYZ!!

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  • ClannMorganClannMorgan Registered User regular
    WuShock wrote: »
    Yes. My point is understood. Excuse my brashness.

    You're excused =)

    How awesome would it be to have gaming ON BOARD? I mean ...!!!

    Totally AWESOME!

    WuShock
  • WuShockWuShock Lawful Good South BrownbackistanRegistered User regular
    If @Decius and I are captains of our respective teams, I should probably wear one of my Bruins sweaters for the inevitable throw-down.

    Twixxo wrote:
    WuShock is the best
    He is the very bestest
    I wish I was him

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  • WuShockWuShock Lawful Good South BrownbackistanRegistered User regular
    Wichita State T-shirt,
    Sonics jersey,
    Bruins Sweater,
    Sporting KC scarf.

    That's known as layering, right?

    Twixxo wrote:
    WuShock is the best
    He is the very bestest
    I wish I was him

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  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    I might have to find a McDavid t-shirt then. While my hockey jersey is a CCM and therefore mesh, it's still too much for what is probably going to be a balls-hot Seattle summer.

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  • MrBroadstoneMrBroadstone Registered User regular
    I was waiting for this. It appears you've filled up and are waitlisting. So.. waitlist me. I'm ok with $40.

  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    Hey all - sorry for the delays and back and forth with seating capacities. I know it's a little confusing. Also, the van place is jerking me around a little bit so I need to get stuff straightened out with the rental before any more info is available on the thread.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    You should add kulshan to the stop list in bellingham as another option.

    At least personally I enjoy their beers far more than boundary bay

    <MoeFwacky> besides, BigRed-Worky is right
  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    BigRed wrote: »
    You should add kulshan to the stop list in bellingham as another option.

    At least personally I enjoy their beers far more than boundary bay

    I totally agree. I kind of hedged back and forth about where to stop in Bellingham and finally the schedule settled on needing to stop somewhere for dinner can handle a large group, so Boundary Bay / Aslan ended up being the picks.

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  • tac042tac042 Registered User regular
    I'm in for me +1. Was about to just buy tickets, but after reading the thread not so sure. Do I buy the tickets and wait for things to get sorted, or just let you know I'm in, and... wait for things to get sorted?

    And just a thought... if you end up with two vans you could branch the tour at some point, then compare notes. Aquire bottles to share. Etc.

  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    tac042 wrote: »
    I'm in for me +1. Was about to just buy tickets, but after reading the thread not so sure. Do I buy the tickets and wait for things to get sorted, or just let you know I'm in, and... wait for things to get sorted?

    And just a thought... if you end up with two vans you could branch the tour at some point, then compare notes. Aquire bottles to share. Etc.

    A) Yes, hold off till I have the van situation sorted. B) Great idea!

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    UPDATE! Okay, with some questions still remaining for the weird Sprinter van people, here's our final plan of attack:

    - We are getting two 15-passenger vans, and seating 10 people plus the driver in each one. That will make for a comfy ride.
    - If we get Sprinter vans, great! If not, a regular van will be way more comfortable than last year because of the seating cap. The vans will have A/C.
    - @LexiconGrrl and @Khadour will be the drivers. @JobiwanKenobi will be the relief/backup driver.
    - There are now 4 teams. If you want to shift around and change teams, just say the word.

    QUESTIONS for you all
    With now 20 people instead of 10, a 30 minute stop at each brewery is going to be tight. If we stretch each stop to 45 minutes, then our options are either:
    a) Start earlier or end later (my personal preference)
    b) Cut a stop or two out

    What do you guys think?

    Hey, you guys can get tickets now! Just purchase for one of the existing teams, and we'll get the team assignments done later when we have the new names picked.
    @thedivh
    @Shooer
    @MrBroadstone
    @tac042

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  • ClannMorganClannMorgan Registered User regular
    Great job on putting this all together. And two vans are always better than one =)

    Oh, and of course end later.

    WuShock
  • SerenitySerenity Registered User regular
    awww sadface. I'm rolling in on the 27th :-(

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    Serenity wrote: »
    awww sadface. I'm rolling in on the 27th :-(

    Booo :(

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