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31.08.2014 11:00 to 19:00
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City/Town: Rapperswil
Event Type: Other
Location: Schloss Rapperswil
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Our 4th year organizing the best Craft Bier Festival in Switzerland! Can you believe it?

Once again, I'm cruising around the country meeting with breweries to find some of their elite and reserve adult beverages for us to enjoy. Someone has to do this. I'm that guy.
  • 31 breweries will be represented this year (official beer list will be released in mid August).
  • We're expecting 2,500 guests.
  • Don't come too late. We run out of beers throughout the day.

This year we're going to add a couple of beer with Cheese/Chocolate pairing courses. More info to come.

This year will be better than ever!

+ You'll get a sexy t-shirt for your time.

If you have attended previous years and have any suggestions or comments please let me know. It's not too late to make things even better.

Cheers,
g
RSVP'd Yes: 59 (15 members and 44 guests)
  • bearbadger + 1 guest - We went last year for the first time and had a blast. We will be there again for sure!
  • SWISSG + 10 guests - I'm flying over some Americans for this.
  • Bozza + 1 guest
  • eyebeebe - Will be bringing quite a few friends
  • Deep Purple - Several friends (EF members) probably coming along as well
  • Wollishofener
  • manwithnoname + 1 guest
  • hmclifford
  • grumpygrapefruit
  • weeksy + 2 guests
  • jbarwig + 10 guests - Perfect warm-up for OktoberFest!
  • prof. taratonga + 13 guests
  • trine trullalla + 2 guests - first question to me: english writing or german? hmm deutsch...its easier for me :-) ich werde euch das erste mal besuchen. Die letzten beiden Mittwoch hab ichs leider nicht in den Stall 6 geschaft...aber Rapperswil ist näher und ich muss mal nicht arb...
  • salberg + 3 guests - Oh husband will just love it....
  • Duskish + 1 guest
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I'm glad that this coincides with by visit to Switzerland. Looking forward to it
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Re: Craft Bier Festival - in the Rapperswil Castle

So we have over 90 volunteers for this event (65% is the english speaking crew). Awesome! Beer is ready and we're finishing up all the details to make sure we all have a great day!

Thank you all for your support. If you come please look for me. I'll be the guy sweating. See you next week!

Media coverage this year from Tages: http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/leben/es...story/27716299
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Bumping this... and looking forward to it!
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Me too. Ugh...need a beer.
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Me too. Ugh...need a beer.
Beer for breakfast? Now that's an idea...
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Re: Craft Bier Festival - in the Rapperswil Castle

I will have a group of people from my company.
We will leave from Zürich Bürkliplatz at 11.30am on Sunday by Ship.
Arriving in Rapperswil 1.15pm.

If you want to join us just send me a PM for more information.
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Highly recommended event, have great memories - and Rapperswil is a fantastic location. As you stagger back, tipsy, to the train station, you can enjoy some great views of the castle and the old town and lakefront.

There are some fantastic little almond pastries called "Rapperswiler Schlossthurnli" (sp.) sold in town - someone please eat some for me!!!
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Re: Craft Bier Festival - in the Rapperswil Castle

Bummed I have to miss this, this year. I had such a great time volunteering last year. Best of luck with the event!!!

Cheers,
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Re: Craft Bier Festival - in the Rapperswil Castle

Thanks Mike. We'll do it again next year on Sept. 6

Hope you can make it then.

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Re: Craft Bier Festival - in the Rapperswil Castle

Thank you to all of you who came out yesterday. Hope you enjoyed the day.

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Thanks for doing this, it was fantastic, but I think next year you'll need a bigger castle!
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I'm going to need a lot of help to get the castle expansion approved by the city but if we beer lovers unite then anything is possible!
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and outside, an Extended cover against the rain
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Yeah. That was rough.

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Shame about the rain. If it had been fine I am sure it wouldn't have been so crowded inside. Could have done with a few more helpers on the door to get people in out of the rain quicker
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Re: Craft Bier Festival - in the Rapperswil Castle

A few suggestions:
1) Move the food outside under its own cover - it create a long queue that cut across half the courtyard

2) Move the entrance ticketing outside - there is nothing stopping anyone coming in and out so free up the space and put it outside.

3) Move the "displays" outside - again under their own cover - freeing up more space

I don't know the logistics - but would it be possible to have the bar in the center - this would mean better access for more people - instead of having to cross the entire courtyard.

The beers were really good though.
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Thanks for doing this, it was fantastic, but I think next year you'll need a bigger castle!
Yes - it was definitely too full for me and my entourage (kids ) We spent more time in line than there - but did pick up a couple of brats for the kids and tasted a few beers. Note to self - next year come EARLY!

But, it wasn't all a loss, I discovered there are some boutique stores open in Rappi on a Sunday and my kids found a candy store.

To be fair, we did get there right when it started to rain and the kids just wanted to go back to the candy store!

It's a really great location - but I do think you have possibly outgrown it! Not sure if there are any other Rappi locations that could handle it - I suppose the arena is always an ice arena? (Plus it is no where as nice as the castle!)
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Thank you to all of you who came out yesterday. Hope you enjoyed the day.

Cheers,
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Had a great time, was thankful that there we cover from the rain. Perhaps a stupid question but where is it possible to buy some of the beers that were presented yesterday?
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A few suggestions:
1) Move the food outside under its own cover - it create a long queue that cut across half the courtyard

2) Move the entrance ticketing outside - there is nothing stopping anyone coming in and out so free up the space and put it outside.

3) Move the "displays" outside - again under their own cover - freeing up more space

I don't know the logistics - but would it be possible to have the bar in the center - this would mean better access for more people - instead of having to cross the entire courtyard.

The beers were really good though.
Good ideas but I guess that it would add to the cost. More seating with tables would also be a good idea. There were only a few seats in the castle itself
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