New Glarus Hotel - November 17, 2011

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District Milwaukee General Meeting, Elections & Green County's Brewery Smack-DownRead to the end of this notice as NO TAP BEER will be available. Beer - definitely available.


It's also Hawaiian Shirt Night!!!
If you own one - WEAR IT! No better way to bid a bon voyage to our Hawaiian-Shirted Leader as he passes the gavel and sails off to the Island of Past Presidents.
PS: Hawaiian Shirt Night is a surprise for Hawaiian-Shirted-Soon-To-Be-Past-President Man.



PLEASE do NOT copy Kris on any reply to these notices. He's temporarily off the mailing list.
(Yes, he's been told he will not being notified. He has also promised not to look at the meeting notice on the MBAA website as he really does likes surprises. He knows to show up on the 17th with beer.)


Hospitality & Tours from 4:30 to 5:45pm at:

New Glarus Brewing Company    à    2400 State Highway 69    à    New Glarus, Wisconsin

Meeting, Elections, Presentation and Dinner at the New Glarus Hotel

100 6th Avenue
(Those driving - follow the bus or map. Big 'New Glarus Hotel' painted on the face of the main building.)

Dinner: $25.00/Person
Bus: $25.00/person
A minimum of 25 passengers required for the bus!
(The bus can accommodate 47 people, has a restroom and... BEER.  Book the ride!)

Please make your dinner reservations by Monday, November 14th.

Contact John Kretsch at 414-357-8515 ext. 106 or via e-mail at
Gretchen Wilson-Kalav at 815-789-4568 or via e-mail at

Please reserve your meal if you plan to attend. We must be able to give an accurate head count to the restaurant just because we're nice people and restaurants need to plan ahead.
If your plans do change - contact John Kretsch or Gretchen Wilson-Kalav.


Dinner Menu

Warm Rolls and Bread
 Rosti Potatoes
 Red Cabbage
(Something else I couldn't write down fast enough, but will update in next notice - may be spaetzle.)
 Assorted Desserts

We will be working on a tighter schedule than usual so please note the times. They are important!!

Schedule of Events:

2:00 pm - Bus departs Miller Brewing Company (There will be beer on board)
(West parking lot. North side of State Street, just east of 46th Street.)

2:20 pm - Pickup at the Goerkes Corner Park and Ride

4:30 pm - 5:45pm - Hospitality & Tours at New Glarus Brewing Company (More beer)

5:45 - 6:00pm - Get your butts on the bus and arrive (promptly) at the New Glarus Hotel

6:00 - 6:15pm - Grab a New Glarus and/or Minhas beer from the tubs only and grab a seat
(Second warning: No tap beer is available for the evening. Get a tap-pull and it's on your own dime.)

6:15 - 6:45pm - Business meeting and election of officers

6:45 - 7:15pm - Technical Session Presentation:
Speaker: Scott Noll - New Glarus Brewing Company

Topic: "Strategies & Validation of Packing Line(s) Cleanliness"
I think the title is self-explanatory... Randy Thiel thinks the title is sexy - damn sexy - and would turn his head. (Yeah, he came up with it.) But, I definitely know Scott's talk will be very sexy, informative and entertaining because it is important stuff. As the proverb goes: 'Cleanliness is next to...' I'll just stop there.

7:15 - ~9:00pm - Dinner and Lively Conversation

9:15pm - Bus leaves New Glarus Hotel (Snooze or talk too long - you hitch hike.)

11:10pm - Bus arrives Goerkes Corner Park and Ride

11:30pm - Bus arrives MillerCoors Company

Green County Brewery Smack-Down:
Both Randy (New Glarus Brewery) and Kris (Minhas Brewery) have agreed to supply all of the beer at the New Glarus Hotel. These beverages will be available as 'tub' beer and located around our meeting area. Hence the (above) 'NO tap beer available' comment. There will be enough for everyone. Try to sample a bit of everything, even if you have to share, as there will be more voting. (And you thought it was only officer election night. Silly rabbits.) It's not a 'smack-down' if someone doesn't prevail. I don't watch wrestling but know there is always a winner. Anyone remember Vern Gagna? (I do...) Keep in mind the evening's rivalry between the two breweries is strictly for fun and entertainment. But, I do recommend you be honest in your selection - chosen by taste only. Unlike Chicago, you don't get to vote early and often. You can vote early but only once.