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Discussion: Beer Sponsor

in: Nev-Monster; Nev-Monster > 2017-01-16

Jan 17, 2017 1:57 PM # 
An individual club might have concerns but I'm not aware of any policies made by the governing bodies. Sounds like a great idea to me!
Jan 17, 2017 2:00 PM # 
We had Molson at the RTH about ten years ago.
Jan 17, 2017 2:08 PM # 
It's pretty much mandatory at mountain biking events.
Jan 17, 2017 2:23 PM # 
No conflicts with trillium fund or other government $$$?
Jan 17, 2017 2:30 PM # 
I don't think one's allowed to give alcohol away as a prize, although that could be wrong. More than anything I would think it could help with atmosphere.

I wonder is this stuff is any good?
Jan 17, 2017 3:22 PM # 
We have had Jackson Triggs at races for a decade.
Jan 17, 2017 3:43 PM # 
Pink Socks:
Oops, I've given away beer as prizes for SART. (coffee for the juniors)
Jan 17, 2017 3:51 PM # 
Of course, with all sponsors need to ask:
-what does the race/club/athlete need/want/get?
-what does the sponsor need/want/get?

With beer:
Sponsor gets new exposure (very important for craft beer) and accolades for community support
Club gets happy participants who are more likely return for another event.
Jan 17, 2017 3:52 PM # 
If I'm not mistaken, I believe a recent NAOC had a beer tasting?
Jan 17, 2017 4:03 PM # 
Pink Socks:
NAOC 2012 did. It was an extra event that you could register for, similar to a dinner. It sold out!
Jan 17, 2017 4:11 PM # 
Well then, thank god the NH NAOC didn't think to copy that idea!
Jan 17, 2017 4:15 PM # 
A Toronto Sprint Tournament could have a Canada/US 4 person Beer-O relay with 4 craft/micro-breweries within a 1-1.5 km radius. It could actually be safe-ish...(neighbourhoods, bike paths, parks)

...not semi-buzzed runners with maps dodging streetcars and traffic.

If not the Bjeer-n Kjellstrom Cup, who could we name it after?
Jan 17, 2017 4:35 PM # 
Pink Socks:
Just 4 breweries within 1.5 km radius? That's cute.
Jan 17, 2017 4:42 PM # 
What can we say, Ont alcohol laws are still based on fears of prohibition. Main beer distribution owned by giant Belgian (Interbev) and US (Coors) companies who have convinced the government not to open the market up.
Jan 17, 2017 4:51 PM # 

It's good beer. Not American 'beer'.
Jan 17, 2017 5:03 PM # 
MarkyMark: I would not get into a beer battle with someone who lives in the PNW.
Jan 17, 2017 5:09 PM # 
Pink Socks:
Especially someone who lives in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.
Jan 17, 2017 5:19 PM # 
Ya I get it...

To be honest, only 1 of the 4 is legit in beer circles, 2 are decent, and one is borderline terrible.

Lots of phonies out there...not to mention the ciders, the gins, and the roasteries.

Not for nothing, I could make a pretty interesting course between the 4 of them...

We ran past one on the railpath Nev.
Jan 17, 2017 5:20 PM # 
Which one is Lucky Lager?
Jan 17, 2017 5:21 PM # 
Pink Socks:
I was gonna make a Google Map of all of the Ballard Brewies, but my Google Drive has been down this morning...
Jan 17, 2017 5:39 PM # 
No conflicts with trillium fund or other government $$$?

Good question - I've never heard anything about that. Orienteering Ontario and most orienteering clubs are almost entirely self-funded so we can drink beer, eat chocolate and have whatever other vices we like.
Jan 17, 2017 8:49 PM # 
Pink Socks:
Ok, here's a map I made of breweries in the Ballard neighborhood.

Technically, the three on the south side of the ship canal aren't in Ballard, but they are close enough. One of them used to have a space in Ballard but outgrew it, so they moved across the water.

Green: Legitimate breweries that bottle/keg/can with taprooms. Hale's is the grandaddy here, founded in 1983. Most of the others are less than 10 years old.

Yellow: Either not yet open, or not 100% Seattle. Obec Brewing is a new Czech-styled brewery that just moved in but hasn't opened yet. Lagunitas is a California-based brewery that just moved into Hillards' old space after Odin bought Hilliards and moved production down to Odin's space in Tukwila. Lagunitas will be brewing small batches specific to its Seattle taproom, so it kinda qualifies.

Red: This is Fremont Brewing's shiny new production facility, and you can't drink a beer here. Their taproom is 2km southeast in the Fremont neighborhood. This is where my running group goes to drink every Wednesday.
Jan 18, 2017 12:07 AM # 
Perth Brewery is good. Not mind blowing, but an interesting selection - stopped there on the way though to NAOC in 2014. Would stop by again.

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