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  • 612 Brew Presents: The Winter Meltdown Primer

    First, a quick reminder: tickets go on sale at 8AM on Thursday (today). There are a limited number and they'll sell out, possibly very quickly. So you might want to go take care of that right here before you get to the rest of the story. I'm not kidding. Fire codes exist and we believe in them. Now let's get to the fun part:

    The Beer
    If you do make it, you'll be very happy to hear that 612 Brew has stepped up to be the primary sponsor of the Twins Daily Winter Meltdown. Attendees will be getting their choice of Six, 612 Brew's American pale ale, or Rated R, their Rye IPA (Editors note: and Twins Geek's personal favorite). Both are brewed locally out of their NE Minneapolis Brewery.

    And of course you'll be able to get as much other food and drink as you want from Mason's, who has been the best event partner possible. You'll especially want to support them if you bought tickets today, because they closed down to make those extra tickets possible.

    The Pint Glasses
    612 Brew has also really outdone themselves on the pint glasses, as you can see above. And I'm afraid the only way you can get one of these beauties is to buy a ticket and come to the event. The extra tickets we sold have soaked up most of th extra inventory.

    The Speakers
    We've got three fantastic speakers who not only have firepower, they have brainpower. You're going to love listening to:

    Click on the links to see the announcement about each one and learn more. And notice that we're starting fairly early in the event.

    The Basics
    I probably should have started with this, huh? I get excited sometimes.

    First, it's Saturday, Jan 25th from 5:00-8:00 PM at Mason's Bar and Restaurant on 6th and Hennepin. You can walk over from TwinsFest. Second, you won't be receiving a ticket - just show up with your name and ID.

    More Free Stuff
    612 isn't the only sponsor that wants to throw stuff at Meltdown attendees. And I rather like the symmetry of these new two. Proximo Spirits is going to be giving away tequila - and Uber is going to be giving you rides home.

    Proximo will be handing out samples of Maestro Dobel, "The Diamond Tequila" which is one of the nation's fastest growing ultra-premium tequilas. If you are a tequila connoisseur, you probably want to know that it is sourced from single estates, double-distilled, and matured in Hungarian White Oak barrels. If not, you'll want to know that the samples are free.

    And Uber will be offering a $20 credit to anyone that signs up at the Meltdown to try Uber out. (Tip: In fact, you can sign up for it even if you aren't at the Meltdown, right now, by clicking here.) If you're not familiar with Uber, they're an app that connects you with a driver via your smartphone. You can track the arrival of your ride, payment is cashless (no need to tip!), and youíll receive a text message when your driver arrives.

    And Yet More Free Stuff
    And throughout the event we'll be giving away prizes via a raffle. They include Twins tickets, 612 gear, Mason's Gift cards, Maestro Dobel gear, Uber rides and three items that Jon Paley is donating:

    • Ballplayer: Pelotero DVD signed by directors and Miguel Sano
    • "ask me about my #powerbanana T-shirt" (http://t.co/QUmur6xzli)


    • Ballplayer: Pelotero FULL SIZED movie Poster signed by directors and Miguel Sano.

    Whew. I think that covers it. If you can make it, please introduce yourself to us all. We can't wait to meet you. And if you have any questions, please add them to the comments below. Thanks!
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. snepp's Avatar
      snepp -
      I made use of Uber the last time I was in the cities, worked great.
    1. deanlambrecht's Avatar
      deanlambrecht -
      Fantastic event, guys. Thank you!

      Suggestion for next (similar) event: better audio. It was difficult to hear some of the discussion, and I was front and center.

      Otherwise, everything was great!
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      It seemed like everybody enjoyed themselves. Some -or maybe just me - maybe a little too much.
    1. BrentMpls's Avatar
      BrentMpls -
      Any info from the guest speakers? Those pint glasses looked cool !
    1. alskntwnsfn's Avatar
      alskntwnsfn -
      Awesome event, thanks for doing this John, Aaron, Parker, Seth, and Brock (sorry if I left anyone out)!
    1. minn55441's Avatar
      minn55441 -
      Appreciate any updates on the events of the night and any new information for those of use unable to attend.

      Unless you guys that were in attendance are still in bed at 2:00pm in the afternoon.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      John recorded all the speakers, and it sounds like it will be uploaded on GATG. From my slighty altered perspective, it was lots of good baseball discussion, too much beer, and plenty of bro hugs for the people I "met" for the first time.
    1. Don't Feed the Greed Guy's Avatar
      Don't Feed the Greed Guy -
      I truly enjoyed every minute of the event. Special props for LEN 3 and Howard Sinker for showing up, and engaging in quality conversation with this wayward scribe. My only regret was not being able to listen to the speakers and visit with the bros I "met" for the first time, too. (Oh, one other tiny regret... bringing along the family, but my youngest boy loved getting an autograph from Scott Erickson.) Great job, guys. Fun!
    1. oldguy10's Avatar
      oldguy10 -
      Jeremy, What is GATG, excuse my ignorance for not picking up on that reference but I sure would like to see the uploads also.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      Gleeman and the Geek podcast is uploaded with the speakers from last night and probably featured in the frontpage.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      Greed Guy - did I not give you a bro hug? Didn't we talk for like twenty minutes? I typically seal the bro hug in the first twenty seconds.
    1. eLee612's Avatar
      eLee612 -
      Great event! Deeply saddened we had to leave early (stop 2 had nothing to do with baseball, and therefore, was whack). Guess I'll just have to wait until the next one!
    1. Don't Feed the Greed Guy's Avatar
      Don't Feed the Greed Guy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Nygaard View Post
      Greed Guy - did I not give you a bro hug? Didn't we talk for like twenty minutes? I typically seal the bro hug in the first twenty seconds.
      Yep. Bro hug, but not quite to the level of the Mauer/Morneau Bromance http://twinsdaily.com/entry.php/4327...Bromances-gone
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