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Massive update!

We have a massive update today. All activities with information can now be found HERE. You’ll find a summary of the activities further down this post also.
If you want to join the RBESG ’13, please enter your name and availability HERE.

Thursday june 27
16:00    Gathering @ café De Drie Dorstige Herten (Utrecht)
19:00    Diner @ Olivier (Utrecht)
21:00    Beer-Party @ De Rooie Dop (including presentation of our RBESG-beer)

Friday june 28
10:00    Leaving Utrecht (by bus)
12:00    Visit Emelisse Brewery
13:30    Leaving Emelisse
14:30    Arriving in Antwerp for a pubcrawl or a visit to the BIERPASSIE-festival
18:00    Leaving Antwerp
19:00    Beer & BBQ at De Dochter van de Korenaar (Baarle-Hertog)
22:00    Bustrip back to Utrecht

Saturday june 29
Take a train from Utrecht to Bodegraven (20 minutes)
13:30    Gathering @ Brewery De Molen (Bodegraven)
14:00    Grand Tasting, first period.
18:30    Simple diner @ De Molen Restaurant, time to visit the shop
19:30    Grand Tasting, second period.
21:45    End, catch a train back to Utrecht.

Please fill in the bottle list for the grand tasting on saturday HERE

Sunday june 30
Take a train/bus to La Trappe (Koningshoeve)
12:00    Relax and Lunch @ the beautiful La Trappe tastingroom/garden, have a look at their barrel-collection and maybe sample some old batches Oak Aged Quadrupel, Official RBESG-Farewell.
14:00    Take a bus (10 minutes) to Tilburg and visit the outdoor Beerfestival.

Visit some pubs if you want, and take a train back to Utrecht whenever you want.

Monday july 1
Not a part of the RBESG, but if there are enough people, we can organise a trip to De Heeren van Liedekercke (lunch and share some of those special Geuzes), some nice bars around Brussels and Brussels towncentre.

Financial estimation

We have no sponsors, so there are expected costs for:

Dinner on Thursday:  € 25 each
Bus on Friday: € 50 each (with 20 persons)
Lunch on Friday: € 5 (to go) or € 15 (eat in)
BBQ on Friday: € ??
Dinner/buffet on Saturday: € ??

On Saturday and Sunday you pay your own trainticket (timetables will follow). Beers or food that you order at pubs or breweries is at your own costs.

Exclusive beer for the RBESG ’13

We’re still in the negotiating fase, but we’re pretty sure to say that there’s going to be a RBESG beer! Dutch microbrewery Berghoeve will make the beer for us. More details later!

Website online!

To keep all information and news about the Ratebeer European Summer Gathering 2013 in one spot (and because the Ratebeer Forumsare not very organised), we’ve decided to launch this simple blog. Right now we’re working on planning trips and filling this website, so there isn’t a lot of information on here yet. Make sure to come back soon to receive more info about RBESG ’13 – Crossing Borders!