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EBGA - March 2013 Newsletter

Hi All,

Just a quick newsletter this month.....cursed February for short-changing us a couple of days and making it newsletter time again!  The nerve! ;)

Anyhow, we here at the Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous like to hold a variety of events, as many of you know, be they beer releases, Q & A sessions with brewers, guided tastings, and movie nights, among a variety of other things. 

Movie night hasn't happened for quite some time again, and it just so happens we were inspired by a film we saw recently and as such, we want to share it with you.  There is no cover or ticket cost for movie night (as with the majority of our events); just come down to Wunderbar, and have a pint with us while we watch a pleasantly entertaining film all about beer.  What better way to spend a Wednesday evening? 

Not going to tell you what the film will be, but it's not been shown by the EBGA before.  'Cause, really, if we told you what we're going into watch, you'd all just go and download it or something, right?

See you there!

Event:  EBGA Movie Night
Where:  Wunderbar
When: 27 March 2013, 7:00pm
Beer: TBD

Couple of notable items to mention before moving on.....

First is a big thanks to Ribstone Creek Brewing for visiting us last month!  The talk that both Don and Mark of Ribstone gave for us was probably the most entertaining and candid we've had thus far - and that's saying something!  We are very proud to have hosted such a great event.  Thanks also to everyone who came out to this event; there were lots of new faces! 

Second is the on-going call for volunteers to help with packaging up at Hog's Head in St. Albert.  I've been there a few times to help out with various tasks - packaging, bottling, etc.  It's not glamorous work, but it really is fun, and rewarding.  Contact the brewery via their social media - Twitter: @hogsheadbrewing or their Facebook page  - if you're interested and available.



EBGA Bar/Pub Ratings

This month we're revealing version 2.0 of the EBGA Ratings Form. This new form is more concise and has more targeted questions with a method of feedback that will produce more informative numeric comparison between different establishments. 

Users can access the new form via the link below.  Also new this month is documentation regarding how our ratings are calculated and how answering questions contributes to the overall ratings for an establishment - the documentation can be found here.

Click here for the rating form.


Wunderbar    79.92
Sugarbowl    91.71
Three Boars    96.40
Next Act    83.80
Accent    87.15
Pourhouse    78.70
Urban Diner (109st)    87.05
Cha Island Tea Co.    92.50
MKT    66.30
Continental Treat    81.10
Hudsons    62.60
Ale Yard    65.30
Original Joe's (Varsity)    69.30
Metro Billiards    73.80
RATT    35.70
Sherlock Holmes    51.60
Underground    81.48
Black Dog    64.55

*** Note:   The EBGA Ratings Form has recently been updated, but the previous entries' values have been carried over to produce this new aggregate rating.  We are still looking for additional ratings, so please continue to help us out!  ***

Beer Events in YEG

4 March 2013 - Edmonton Homebrewers Guild monthly meeting at Alley Kat, 7pm

4 March 2013 - Return of the Red Dragon DIPA; Alley Kat is bringing back the original Dragon DIPA single-hopped with Simcoe.

5 March 2013 - Alley Kat Cask Night at Next Act Pub - Full Moon all hopped up with ~47% more Simcoe! Tapped 6pm.

9 March 2013 - Liquor Select (8924 149st), 7pm. Join Matt as he celebrates some of his favourite beers from the past year.

14-16 March 2013 - Dieu Du Ciel Tap Take Over at Underground, 6pm.  The inagural in a series of up-coming tap take overs from various brewers

21 March 2013 - Alley Kat Cask Night at Sugarbowl - Red Dragon DIPA on cask! Tapped 6pm.

26 March 2013 - Yukon Brewing's A.D.D. Series Keg Release - 6pm at the 109st Urban Diner; only one keg of the Herbal Cream Ale with specially developed burrito menu.

27 March 2013 - EBGA March 2013 meet - It's been some time since we've had a movie night, so, that's just what we're going to do.  7:00pm at Wunderbar.

As always, if you know of any beery goings on around Edmonton and area, feel free to send us an email to get your event noticed!
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