Calgary Hop In Brew
posted July 27, 2012 1:11 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat September 15 at 7:30 PM, Hop In Brew Pub
213 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1R9, Canada (Map & Directions)
We're having the meetup now at the Hop In Brew Pub
Sorry about the hectic rearranging of the Sept 8 event, I had to cancel my plans to host the wine and appetizer thing on short notice, due to a friend begging me last-minute to help out elsewhere that evening. Will have to try again in the new year perhaps.

But as there was so much interest in having a meetup on the 15th as well, I'm rescheduling for that weekend at the good ol' Hop In Brew.

Arcticseal may post another meetup for next weekend on his own (in which case I will take this one down) - he's taking the helm as I'll be out of town for a wedding.

Stay tuned in early November for the next meetup, I'm thinking closer to Remembrance Day weekend.
posted by lizbunny to Meetup (56 comments total)

Can pretty much eat anything. Might be away for a week though as planning on driving to Vancouver as my sister will be visiting us.
posted by arcticseal at 7:08 AM on July 28, 2012

Can eat anything (the trick is getting me to stop) - can't cook much (I could grill things - we could have it at a public-park) - but, I would still bring "something".

Don't think I have enough taste-buds to actually taste differences in wine - but have never tried ;-) Heh - I like my wines sweet - so, chilled ice wine or ... Port... mmmm...

I have a vehicle, don't mind driving/assisting with rides.

By September, I should have my yard/deck back in order - I could host.
posted by jkaczor at 12:09 PM on July 29, 2012

That sounds lovely. We should be able to make it. I say that every time.

As a side note - we were in Calgary last week and went to Kawa for coffee as recommended by the last meetup. FANTASTIC. The Caffe Niko CHANGED MY LIFE. Thanks y'all. We're back in Calgary this Friday coming up and would certainly be up for going out for coffee if anyone is around. Not sure what time we're available yet, prob late afternoon.
posted by arcticwoman at 10:29 AM on July 30, 2012

The key here, of course, will be weather - if we have poor weather, we'll have to retreat inside. I'm potentially willing to offer my place - we built a nice patio area this summer, although I am not sure we could hold a large group. This is also dependent on how people feel about dogs and kids (we can pen up the dogs, but not the kids very well - clever little buggers keep getting out).

I can also assist with rides if I'm not hosting.

I think we should aim for earlish Sept - not the long weekend, but maybe the 7th/8th?
posted by never used baby shoes at 10:54 AM on July 30, 2012

Hmmm - NUBS - yeah, if I were to host it would be the same thing - 3-small dogs (who at most would want constant attention and affection*) and 2-kids who would rather be left alone in some dark corner with their internet-drip-feed-minecraft connections...

However, between the walk-out basement+patio + upper-deck + main-floor there could be room for quite a few people. Could even split into geekier/movie type crowd + fancy-pants wine-tasters. (...basement is rigged with projector... very-movie-like experience...)

* (in theory my dogs are "hypo-allergenic" as they are non-shedding - but... )
posted by jkaczor at 12:57 PM on July 30, 2012

I have two fairly big dogs, one of whom is rather reactive around new people (she's a great dog, but can be fairly intimidating if you're not used to them, and she tends to great new people with a lot of barking and strangeness). Neither dog is non-shedding.

...some dark corner with their internet-drip-feed-minecraft connections...

Are you talking about the kids, or MeFites? :)

My kids are younger, which means they wouldn't be on the internet, but do need an early bedtime...
posted by never used baby shoes at 2:09 PM on July 30, 2012

I'm up for something. But I'm pretty allergic to critters, sadly. :(
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 4:09 PM on August 3, 2012

Early-ish September works for me, the warm weather will still be around :)

I have become very partial to some dry sparkling Italian wines, will bring one or two of those. No idea what I'll come up with for food though, probably something that pairs well.
posted by lizbunny at 5:46 PM on August 7, 2012

This IRL has disappeared from the MeTa sidebar, anyone else not see it either?
posted by arcticseal at 5:45 PM on August 11, 2012

Yeah, it disappeared from the sidebar for me too.

Anyways, looks like my place isn't the best choice if we have folks with allergy issues.
posted by never used baby shoes at 10:22 AM on August 13, 2012

Let's set a date, how about Saturday, September 8 at 6:30 pm? gives everyone a bit of time to get prepared, but not too late. Please indicate yay/nay below, or suggest an alternative that works better for you.

Homeboy, please indicate whether pre-medicating with allergy meds would help. Being out on a patio might not be such a problem for you then, and we can finalize the location a few days ahead of time. jkaczor and nubs can flip for tentative hosting duties. My apartment shall be the fallback option. I think we're only looking at 6-7 people at most.

Thanks if someone had the mods fix the sidebar issue - seems to be fine now, for me at least.
posted by lizbunny at 4:07 PM on August 14, 2012

Having a date helps. I will commit to memailing the other calgary mefites that I know are out there (because they've come to other past meetups) and let them know about the existence of this thread...that might just get us some other options.
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:20 AM on August 15, 2012

I am willing to give pills a chance; my allergies vary from animal to animal. And September 8th works for me.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 10:40 PM on August 16, 2012

Can't make that date alas, last day before my folks fly back to the UK so it'll be a family dinner out. Have fun y'all.
posted by arcticseal at 1:06 PM on August 17, 2012

I'd be willing to host, just to through that nickel in. I live in the Beltline, but be warned, I have a girlfriend and a cat.

Nevertheless, I'm in.
posted by converge at 12:50 AM on August 19, 2012

I'd like to go, but I can't commit to a weekend date. So, if I'm in town, and not totally bagged, I'll make it. Say, 66%.
posted by bumpkin at 12:31 PM on August 20, 2012

I will be in Edmonton during the weekend that has the 8th in it, sadly. My thanks to never used baby shoes for the heads-up on the thread, though. If things happen to fall to another date, I'm probably free.
posted by chudmonkey at 7:10 PM on August 20, 2012

We can do the next weekend y'know... Votes for Sept 14th or 15th?
posted by lizbunny at 7:23 PM on August 20, 2012

I would vote for the 15th, but can probably attend on the 14th as well.
posted by chudmonkey at 7:39 PM on August 20, 2012

I'm available the following weekend, 14th/15th, since my folks will be gone and I have a grace period until the 19th when my sister visits Hotel arcticseal.
posted by arcticseal at 9:21 AM on August 22, 2012

I'm super new to Mefi on the posting side, but if you don't mind another shy person, I'm in for either weekend :)
posted by right_then at 1:45 PM on August 22, 2012

Welcome aboard, right_then :)

I changed the date to the 15th, heads up. arcticseal's made it to our previous two meetups, fair to say regulars certainly merit being accommodated if possible :)
posted by lizbunny at 9:15 PM on August 22, 2012

aaaaand great... just got told by my folks my cousin's wedding is on the 15th. Changing the date back, still taking votes. Sorry about that.
posted by lizbunny at 6:04 AM on August 23, 2012

8th, 14th, 15th, 37th, whatever. I keep a flexible schedule.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 10:32 PM on August 23, 2012

Ah, I'm out for those dates. Sorry.
posted by converge at 12:42 AM on August 24, 2012

Lizbunny, thanks for trying to accommodate me, but work with the date that the majority can attend. There'll be other meet-ups I'm sure :)
posted by arcticseal at 9:41 PM on August 24, 2012

I'm good with whatever; I'm back in town for all of September.
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:08 AM on August 25, 2012

Count me in- 8th, 14th, 15th, anything works. Thanks to never used baby shoes for the heads up!
posted by variella at 11:54 AM on August 25, 2012

K, we're officially holding it on the 8th now. Next one will be mid/late October :)

Final effort now to decide whether my apartment (location as shown above) is the place or if someone's got a patio and is super-pumped to host!
posted by lizbunny at 1:56 PM on August 26, 2012

Oh how I'd love to attend, but I live in Banff and don't have car. Is anyone going to XOXO in Portland?
posted by furtive at 12:36 PM on August 27, 2012

I was in Banff yesterday with my folks, which raises the question of if there has ever been a Banff meetup?
posted by arcticseal at 7:33 PM on August 27, 2012

I think a drive out to Banff can be accomplished if furtive arranges it :) I'd be game, as would my SO who finally moves to Calgary next month.
posted by lizbunny at 10:15 AM on August 28, 2012

Banff would be awesome for a meetup.
posted by never used baby shoes at 3:52 PM on August 28, 2012

Let's pencil it in as an option for a future meetup!
posted by arcticseal at 7:08 PM on August 28, 2012

I'm in Kamloops until Sept 13, so I'm a "nay" again. Next time.
posted by arcticwoman at 11:41 AM on August 31, 2012

oookay, after checking in with a few folks, looks like my place on Saturday - hope people can make it. Will start at 7:30 pm, please feel free to drop by and buzz apt #1. Food not entirely necessary but please bring something to sip. See you then!
posted by lizbunny at 10:56 PM on September 4, 2012

and very sorry, please note we're moving it back to the 15th. Will have to try and alert people who were interested in that weekend that it's back on.
posted by lizbunny at 6:36 PM on September 6, 2012

I can make the new date/location; see you there!
posted by arcticseal at 7:47 PM on September 6, 2012

Glad I double checked this morning!
posted by never used baby shoes at 8:05 AM on September 7, 2012

I'm not in Calgary anymore, have fun guys. Have a beer or 3 for me!
posted by sauril at 10:55 AM on September 7, 2012

So, lizbunny's place on the 15th? Sure, that sounds good.
posted by converge at 11:42 PM on September 11, 2012

Or are we at the Hop In Brew?
posted by never used baby shoes at 10:26 AM on September 12, 2012

I think it's at the Hop in Brew. Trying to persuade Mrs A. to come along as well.
posted by arcticseal at 11:07 AM on September 12, 2012

It's at the Hop In Brew. Sadly I am unable to host as I will be away this upcoming Saturday - cousin's wedding.
posted by lizbunny at 3:21 PM on September 12, 2012

Time to question what's really important - your family or people from the Internet?

posted by arcticseal at 3:48 PM on September 12, 2012

I'm going to be out of town on the 15th, camping. *le sigh*

I think next time, maybe we need less of a debate and more of a firm suggestion.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 1:28 AM on September 13, 2012

Huge family reunion-type event of a wedding? Already roped into driving the bride's photographer up to Vermillion in a rental car? Yes, family wins out - this time ;)

But yes, next time I'm not going to pussy-foot around plans because enthusiasm seems fizzle pretty fast. I said the next one will be early November, unless someone else beats me to posting it - I'm on holidays in England/Scotland for October :) So stay tuned for that.
posted by lizbunny at 6:59 AM on September 13, 2012

I think next time, maybe we need less of a debate and more of a firm suggestion.

Benign dictatorship FTW!
posted by arcticseal at 10:07 AM on September 13, 2012

Yes, we are like herding cats! Just tell us what to do!
posted by never used baby shoes at 10:18 AM on September 13, 2012

Arrgh. Mrs A. has made alternate social plans for us. Sorry, going to miss this one after all. I'll get with lizbunny and arrange next month's meetup as penance.
posted by arcticseal at 12:15 PM on September 14, 2012

You know, we should just memail each other our phone numbers next time and arrange something more definitively amongst the regular attendees.

Like I could do something mid-week next week or the week after, if people are up for it. Weekends I can't do for the next fortnight, and away the first 2 weeks of October on holidays.

If anyone's interested for a mid-week meetup in the next few weeks, hit me up with a memail, otherwise we'll just work on more efficient communication for early Nov's event :)

posted by lizbunny at 12:29 PM on September 14, 2012

Next 2 weeks are out as my sister's here for a visit and we're likely going to Vancouver. October is currently wide open.

Sending MeMails with my contact #.
posted by arcticseal at 12:36 PM on September 14, 2012

Ok, so what's going on?
posted by converge at 9:23 PM on September 14, 2012

Maybe we just wave this one off and try again?
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:54 AM on September 15, 2012

Or, let's try it another way - is anyone still in for tonight? I can make it, but would prefer not to be the only one.
posted by never used baby shoes at 3:26 PM on September 15, 2012

Oh dear. I completely blanked on this (forgot some how that was the week ALL THE STUDENTS come back to campus and I have to do actual work).

Next time!
posted by right_then at 2:21 PM on September 19, 2012

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