First of all, here's a little backgrond on why this group exists:
Before there was a Tucson Beer Geeks, there was a group of friends, and friends of friends, that would occasionally get together for "high end" beer tastings. I put together an email list of these people, but as the group got bigger, the list was not an effective way for us to communicate. I started the Tucson Beer Geeks Meetup group to provide the people on my email list a better way of interacting. I also decided to open the group to other people, in the hope of meeting more high end craft beer fans and bringing them together.
The one potential problem is that the group now has a lot of members that I don't know, but...
...if you have an interest in collecting, aging, trading and sharing world class beers, or want to learn about these things, you are welcome here.
Now some ground rules:
To date, all of our tastings and Meetups have been held at people's homes, and I expect that most, if not all future tastings, will be done that way. Because these are "by invitation" events on private property, the host will always get to set guidelines for the event. If someone says "no children" don't bring your kids. If they say "bring food" then bring food. If their theme is "Barrel Aged Stouts" don't bring your favorite Pilsener.
When I host, these are the guidelines for attending:
1. Bring at least 750 ml of the specified beer style. (That's one large bottle, or two small.)
2. Bring food is optional. I will prepare a few things, but probably not enough for everyone. So, please bring something if you can.
3. Your friends and family members are welcome if they too bring appropriate beer (or are a designated driver.)
4. Have fun.
5. Get home safely. You are welcome to stay here as long as you like, spend the night, or leave your vehicle.
I have a simple reason for asking that everyone bring beer to the tastings at my home. Many of my guests bring rare, desireable, and expensive beers to share, and I appreciate that very much. It's not fair to those who regularly bring these fine brews to share them with others who decide to bring nothing. And, while I realize that everyone's contributions will not be the same, I do expect everyone to bring some beer to the party. (If this is really a problem for you, contact me directly, and we can probably work something out.)
This is a group for "Beer Geeks," and there is plenty of good beer in Tucson. For most of the tastings, suitable beer is available at shops like Plaza Liquors, Tap & Bottle, 1702, Total Wine or BevMo. If you really want to come to an event, finding a beer or two shouldn't be an issue.
You are all welcome to create and host Meetups for this group.
Should you host an event at your home, you are free to establish any guidelines that you like.
Meetups are open to all of our members, but if you cannot, or choose not to, respect the conditions that the host establishes, please do not attend that Meetup.
If you have any questions about the group or the tastings, please contact me.
Tucson Beer Geeks
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