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irisarbor

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Anyone in The Contingent interested in a Milwaukee Microbrew Tour by Boat? Fri, 07/22/11 11:16 AM (permalink)
The Hubs and I are feeling like the summer is slipping by and we are strongly considering taking the Riverwalk Boat Tours Sunday Brewery Tour of 3 Microbrewerys next Sunday July 31:
Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee Ale House, Rock Bottom Brewery.
Details here: http://www.riverwalkboats.com/Sunday-Brewery-Tour.html
The next 3 sundays after the 31st are bad for us- August 28 is not yet bad....
I was hoping some of our Contingent friends might be interested in joining in.
Any takers?
 
 
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    abe_froeman

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    Re:Anyone in The Contingent interested in a Milwaukee Microbrew Tour by Boat? Fri, 07/22/11 1:04 PM (permalink)
    Mr. Maki is interested, but I'm not much of a beer drinker, so it doesn't hold much appeal for me.  The website says the ticket includes food- anyone know if that's a full meal somewhere, or pretzels on the boat?  If it's a real amount of food, I might consider it.  I think either date would work for us.
     
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      irisarbor

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      Re:Anyone in The Contingent interested in a Milwaukee Microbrew Tour by Boat? Fri, 07/22/11 2:08 PM (permalink)
      OK- SO I just called them to check on the "includes food" part... 
      and it doesn't...LOL that's for other tours and it's part of their standard language- 
      it includes samples at each of the breweries, and they don't offer a lower ticket price for designated drivers/non-drinkers...(huh?) 
      However there are snacks available for purchase at each of the brewpubs...
      However I did find out there is also another tour on Saturdays where they swap out Molly Cools Seafood Tavern/Pub for Lakefront Brewery.
      We could do that either July 30 or August 20 if Sat is better for some folks.
       
       
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        JRPfeff

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        Re:Anyone in The Contingent interested in a Milwaukee Microbrew Tour by Boat? Fri, 07/22/11 4:50 PM (permalink)
        Elaine -  I think 7/31 would work for us.  We just did Sprecher again (the $15 beer & cheese pairing) and really enjoyed it.
         
        Abe - What, you've never heard of designated drinkers?
         
        Snacks at each stop would be good.
        • I used to really like the Ale House's food, but their kitchen is under new management. It may still be good & local, and we have a coupon from the Entertainment book.
        • Lakefront's fishfry was a disappointment for my family, but I don't know about their other offerings. 
        • Rock Bottom = Chain.
         
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          JRPfeff

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          Re:Anyone in The Contingent interested in a Milwaukee Microbrew Tour by Boat? Fri, 07/22/11 7:48 PM (permalink)
          I checked with The PieDiva, she prefers 7/30 tour. We'll be in AZ (& Vegas) at the end of August.
           
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            JRPfeff

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            Re:Anyone in The Contingent interested in a Milwaukee Microbrew Tour by Boat? Fri, 07/22/11 8:10 PM (permalink)
            They also have a Sunday Bloody Mary Cruise! We could combine that with some Milwaukee Roadfood favorites.
             
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              Foodbme

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              Re:Anyone in The Contingent interested in a Milwaukee Microbrew Tour by Boat? Sat, 07/23/11 1:32 AM (permalink)
              Just don't get fined for an RUI, "Rowing under the Influence!"
               
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                quijote

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                Re:Anyone in The Contingent interested in a Milwaukee Microbrew Tour by Boat? Sat, 07/23/11 12:17 PM (permalink)
                I doubt I could do a brewery tour on the 30th, but I may be able to meet up later in the day for dinner or Kopps. Not sure about late August--kind of doubt it, depending on work, but not sure.
                 
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                  chicagostyledog

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                  Re:Anyone in The Contingent interested in a Milwaukee Microbrew Tour by Boat? Sat, 07/23/11 8:14 PM (permalink)
                  Saturday, July 30th is the famous Brady Street Festival and we'll be there.
                   
                  CSD
                   
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                    irisarbor

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                    Re:Anyone in The Contingent interested in a Milwaukee Microbrew Tour by Boat? Mon, 07/25/11 10:20 PM (permalink)
                    So it looks like Sat July 30th will be the date for us.
                    I'm going to call tomorrow and make reservations for the 
                    Saturday Pub Crawl and Brew Tour
                    http://www.riverwalkboats.com/Saturday-Brewery---Pub-Crawl.html
                    I am leaning towards Group B which would start at the Milwaukee Ale House at 1 PM, (we could meet there earlier for some snacks- their menu looked the more promising to me.)  and would wrap up back at the Ale House at 5 PM
                    Group A starts slightly earlier, C slightly later...
                     
                     
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                      abe_froeman

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                      Re:Anyone in The Contingent interested in a Milwaukee Microbrew Tour by Boat? Tue, 07/26/11 12:44 AM (permalink)
                      I forgot, we have a roller derby game to go to this Saturday, so we're out. 
                       
                      We should make a plan for get-together in September or so, though.
                       
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                        BuddyRoadhouse

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                        Re:Anyone in The Contingent interested in a Milwaukee Microbrew Tour by Boat? Tue, 07/26/11 3:39 AM (permalink)
                        abe_froeman

                        We should make a plan for get-together in September or so, though.

                        Actually, Irish Fest is coming up in mid August, which means a Saturday lunch at Fred's in Burlington.   I'll resurrect that thread soon to remind people of the date.
                         
                        We are also unavailable for a Saturday tour.  Wish we could be there.
                         
                        Buddy
                         
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                          X1

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                          Re:Anyone in The Contingent interested in a Milwaukee Microbrew Tour by Boat? Tue, 07/26/11 7:38 AM (permalink)
                          Can't make it, sorry. But have fun!
                           
                          Buddy..was just thinkin' that Irish Fest was coming up, which (to me) means Fred's (since I don't go to the Fest).

                           
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                            irisarbor

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                            Re:Anyone in The Contingent interested in a Milwaukee Microbrew Tour by Boat? Wed, 07/27/11 3:31 PM (permalink)
                            OK- finalized plans is that we are on the Group D tour starting at Molly Cools on Sat July 30.
                            Mr. & Mrs. MilwFoodlovers will be joining us, and we will be at Molly cools around 12:30-12:45 (a little early) to chat and snack.  
                            Call the Riverwalk Boat company at 414.283.9999  if you want to join in... should be fun.
                             
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                              cjucoder

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                              Re:Anyone in The Contingent interested in a Milwaukee Microbrew Tour by Boat? Thu, 07/28/11 1:18 PM (permalink)
                              Can't make this one, but it sounds fantastic. I'll have to try that tour another time (I love being on boats).  Please post back about how you guys liked it.  I'll be watching for the Irish Fest thread.
                               
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                                BuddyRoadhouse

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                                Re:Anyone in The Contingent interested in a Milwaukee Microbrew Tour by Boat? Thu, 07/28/11 3:14 PM (permalink)
                                cj,
                                 
                                That Irish Fest info is actually contained in the "Fred's in Burlington, WI" thread, right here in the "Eat and Greet" Forum.  I will be bumping that thread right about...now.
                                 
                                Buddy
                                 
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