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May 7, 2009 2:18 PM   RSS feed for this thread Subscribe

Topeka/KC/other MOKAN-area Metafilter people welcome. We need to pick a date and time between July 17th and 19th and a location.
posted by cog_nate to Lawrence, KS at 2:18 PM (22 comments total)

Should be pretty easy finding a venue. Here is a quick few: Free State Brewing, Eighth St. Tap Room, The Replay. The 17th or 18th would probably work best for me, but I could do the 19th if that's the prevailing sentiment.
posted by cog_nate at 2:18 PM on May 7, 2009


YAY something to do in the middle of summer!

Put me down for maybe, and I have been wanting to try Free State for a long-ass time.
posted by hellojed at 10:58 PM on May 7, 2009


wanting to try Free State

Please tell me you haven't been depriving yourself of your Oatmeal Stout, too.
posted by TypographicalError at 10:00 PM on May 8, 2009


The Oatmeal Stout is adequate, the Copperhead Pale Ale however is amazing. I might be in for a Lawrence meetup, I don't know if I'll be in town yet though.
posted by Science! at 11:23 AM on May 11, 2009


I'm just going to interpret those as three votes for Free State. If enough folks confirm that they will attend, like 10+, I'll reserve the room upstairs.
posted by cog_nate at 1:24 PM on May 11, 2009


I'll be there!
posted by interrobang at 7:23 AM on May 12, 2009


Free State works for me. It'll be better for me if we do it on a weeknight.
posted by reenum at 12:13 PM on May 12, 2009


I would drive from Manhattan for a Free State meetup. Sunday night is not great, but Thursday, Friday, or Saturday would be fine.
posted by donnagirl at 1:11 PM on May 12, 2009


It's probably out of the question, but if people just want Free State beer, Vermont Street BBQ runs a special on Tuesday night for $1.50 pints, and they have oatmeal stout, ad astra, and copperhead on tap.
posted by TypographicalError at 7:49 AM on May 13, 2009


TypographicalError, I don't think Tuesday will work for the tenth anniversary thing, unfortunately. (As far as I'm concerned, though, that Vermont St. deal is the best beer special in town.)

It sounds like Free State is the place, and that Friday will work decently enough for most folks. Any preference, time-wise? I'm thinking 8:00 or 8:30, so everyone not from Lawrence will have enough time to make it over after work.
posted by cog_nate at 12:50 PM on May 18, 2009


OK, three days later and there are no objections. Date, time and venue are set.
posted by cog_nate at 10:11 AM on May 21, 2009


Yay, we're official!
posted by donnagirl at 3:53 PM on May 21, 2009


WHERE: Free State Brewery
DATE: Friday, July 17th, 2009
TIME: 8 p.m.-ish

Cool. I'm in. I'll bring the Matt Haughey blow up doll.
posted by stevis at 2:38 PM on May 29, 2009


Sweet. Count me in plus my fellow mefite significant other. Hooray!
posted by julie_of_the_jungle at 12:06 PM on May 31, 2009


Crap.. I want to meet you all, but I am off on a work trip that week. Nards.
posted by jlowen at 3:21 PM on June 2, 2009


I might come.
posted by palegirl at 9:24 PM on June 2, 2009


It was awesome!
posted by interrobang at 9:28 PM on July 17, 2009


So cool to meet you all! My only regret is that stevis didn't show, I really wanted to see that mathowie blow up doll.
posted by donnagirl at 11:01 PM on July 17, 2009


I had a great time! Now I know what faces go to what comments.
posted by hellojed at 11:55 PM on July 17, 2009


Good time. interrobang took a few pictures.
posted by cog_nate at 10:19 AM on July 18, 2009


Sadly, I was sidelined with a virus. Perhaps I can be at the next one.
posted by reenum at 10:38 AM on July 18, 2009


My wife [mtevis] and I stood around outside Free State for a while and ventured into the cacophony of the bar looking for people who look like they could know Matt Haughey. The problem is that everyone did.

We hung outside for a while and asked people as they were going in before eventually deciding that no one else showed up and headed to the Eldridge's bar.

Next time I need to wear a sign, I think. :-) Sorry we missed you all. Next time!
posted by stevis at 2:22 PM on July 20, 2009



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