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New Meetup: The "I'm a Laid Off Techie!" *ahem* "Discussion" Group @ John Harvard's

From: T.J. M.
Sent on: Friday, June 19, 2009 1:45 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: The "I'm a Laid Off Techie!" *ahem* "Discussion" Group @ John Harvard's

When: June 26,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

The first "meeting" of the "'I'm a Laid Off Techie!' *ahem* 'Discussion' Group" at John Harvard's Brewery will now come to order.

If a recession is when your friends are out of work, and a depression is when you are out of work, brothers, we are facing a depression! ;)

Cash in your unemployment check or your severance package and come buy a pint at one of the best brewhouses in Cambridge. Whether you are an old-hand and remember when Digital Equipment Corporation took a hit in the 1990s, the dot-com bubble burst in 2001 or are a victim of todays "economic downturn", come with us and raise a glass! The dot-com era was filled with many companies who played fast-and-loose with their business plan and handled layoffs the same way. Come share your zany stories, and bring your gallows humor. Crying in your beer ruins the taste of the beer. ;)

Where to meet:
T.J. Maher will be standing outside the brewery at 6:50 pm gathering people. Not sure where we are all going to sit, or how we are all going to fit, but heck, that is John Harvard's problem. Not sure if John Harvard's take reservations. T.J. Maher is 5 foot 7, medium build, with short brown hair spiked in the front, blue eyes, a "Hello My Name is T.J." nametag, a red MEETUP sign attached to his black messenger bag, a Masters of Software Engineering from Brandeis University, and 10 years of work experience as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer. Last day he's been told is July 1, 2009.

About John Harvard's Brew House:

"At John Harvard?s Brew House, we make a range of beers full of aroma and flavor. We brew pale golden light lagers, copper colored ales, malty brown beers, and coal black stout. With 8 to 10 beer lines at some of our restaurants, we can offer a lot of stops in between, as well.

"To see how we get the full range of color, flavor and aroma in our beers, it is important to understand the basic ingredients. Each brew is a blend of four items: malt, water, hops and yeast. Varieties and quantities of each item will change the character of the beer. [...]

"Malt is the soul of beer. Malt is barley, a cereal grain that has been soaked in water, germinated, and then kilned. The amount of heat and water sprayed on the grain during malting also produces varying colors, with further roasting giving the deepest colors and flavors. The blend of these various types of malt give beers their color, body, and fermentable sugars.

"Malt provides color to the beer. Pale malt gives us golden beers. We use 100% pale malt in our Light Lager. The Pale Ale has pale malt, and a little caramel, or roasted malt for its copper color. Pale, caramel and chocolate, dark roasted malt, give the Brown Ale and Porter their distinctive deep brown appearance. [ More about the Brewing Process: https://www.johnharvards.com/brewingprocess.shtml ]"

Menu (w/ Prices): https://www.johnharvards.com/menu-cambridge.shtml

Current List of Brews: https://www.johnharvards.com/brews.shtml

Take a Virtual Tour: Go to http://www.everyscape.com/View/HarvardSquare/ , select "John Harvard's Brew House" and explore!

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/NerdFunBoston/calendar/10689490/

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