They’re official. They’re set in stone..sort of. They are the Official Prizes, Food and drink specials for the April 3rd NWITweetup at Figure Eight Brewing. Without further adieu:
Figure Eight Brewing / ValpoLife.com photo contest
Upload pictures of your favorite beer or the root beer float (see below) during the #NWITweetup using the the ValpoLife.com app and have a chance to win one of three $15-dollar gift cards. Winners will be announced during the Tweetup.
Brewery Tour T-Shirt Door Prize
When the attendees arrive, they will be given an individual bracelet to help keep the brewery tours organized. Once the tours are complete there will be a door prize drawing. The winner receives a Figure Eight Brewing T-Shirt.
In addition to the Wednesday night specials in the Brewery pub, Figure Eight Brewing will also be providing free hor d’oeuvres as well as their $1 2-oz samples – the best drink deal allowed by excise!
Rumor also has it that if you can beat Head Brewer Mike Lahti in Pinball…
At the Figure Eight Brewery machines, he’ll buy you a beer. There’s a better than average chance I’m making that up but just the same, remember your quarters!
For Non-Drinkers: Figure Eight Brewing root beer floats with Valpo Velvet ice cream!
They’re tasty. They’re awesome. They are also included in the Figure Eight Brewing photo contest! Try some out that evening if you’d like!
Keep checking back to nwitweetup.com for more announcements
And we’ll see you at Figure Eight Brewery Wednesday night, April 3rd, 6:30pm at Figure Eight in Valparaiso!
If the start of 2013 has shown us anything it’s that social media continues to grow and inspire in the Chicago | Northwest Indiana communities. Despite the snow and cold, our first two 2013 #NWITweetups brought us record numbers. Last February at Industrial Revolution eatery we smashed our attendance record (60 – when Douglas Karr came to speak for Blog Indiana Valparaiso) with 71 attendees – and 5 Mascots.
Proper shoutouts go to
- Valpo Life / NWIndiana Life for showing how Social Media works by getting the word out for the event. We’re fornuate they stand side-by-side with us. We would be nothing without them.
- Launch Digital Marketing Allyn Hane brought his video camera and pension for hops. They put together an educational video on Twitter for business involving many local business leaders.
- The mascots and their respected organizations for their time, support and pics
And, of course, Industrial Revolution eatery. Thank you ever so much. Personally, I think I ate 1 buffet carrier of the chicken nuggests. Tasty!
Next stop: Figure Eight Brewing brewery in Valparaiso, IN – April 3rd, 2013
Figure Eight Brewing has become a favored destination along the buckle of the Craft Beer Belt (from Green Bay, WK to Mount Pleasant, MI). With 7 beers running full season and 35 recipes in the Catalog, the crew really knows how to Harness their F8! Owners Tom & Lynne Uban, head brewer Mike Lahti & outside sales guy Neil Davey have truly put their heart and soul into the place and it shows in every sculpted detail of the Figure Eight Brewing brewery experience. They already invited us into their home last weekend for a tour and round-table discussion that was videoed for NWIndiana life…but more on that later. For now:
Details as we know them right now
We’re meeting at the Valpo Life offices on Monday, March 11th to finalize the details for the event but here’s what we know right now:
- Date: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
- Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm+ CST
- Brewery tours: throughout the evening
- Sample specials (for those 21 years of age and older
- Food and drink specials: TBD
- Contests & giveaways: TBD
- Announcement: A tech startup meetup on April 10th at Figure Eight Brewing
photo credit: 1) ValpoLife 2) Me 3) Neil Davey of Figure 8
Update September 7th, 2012
Randi Light of New Buffalo Hypnosis volunteered to host the bonfire at Tamarack Beach near her home in Ogden Dunes. Private beach, beautiful views, easier to host bonfires and, oh yeah, alcohol permitted so we definitely agreed to change the venue.
Also: her 33rdish birthday is the day before so how could we turn the birthday girl down?
New Date: October 12th, 2012. Details in the quickfacts below!
A few of use were talkin’ that although most of us live near near or along the third coast, most of us don’t spend enough time up along its shores. Well, with the next #NWITweetup / #nwidrinkup / #nwisnapup / #nwibonfire / #nwinwiness / #nwiwhateveryouwanttocallit event, we’re remedying that. I’m calling it “The 1st Annual Duneland Bonfire,” because I’m hopeful…
The Duneland Bonfire is not really a tweetup, but that’s probably what makes it a great meetup event. A few of us are meeting up on Tamarack Beach and having a bonfire while there’s still days in the summer to do so. We’ll have some firewood, vegetarian marshmellows (ask Sarah Highlan), and a potluck of goodies – provided you remember to bring some. Who is “you?” YOU! The one reading this. Community it is!.
Here’s what you need to know:
2012 Duneland Bonfire Quickfacts
- Date: October 12, 2012
- Time: ~ 6:30 pm CST til the fire dies
- Location: Tamarack Beach, Ogden Dunes, IN
- Parking: Near the beach
- Sponsored By: Folks who want a bonfire, damnit.
- Food / Drink Specials: BYO
- Alcohol Allowed? Yes. Its another reason why we switched the venue!
- Who Is Allowed to Come? anyone who can find it!
- Can Children Come? absolutely, especially if they bring their smiles!
- And When the Sun Goes Down? We’ll take pictures, claim we saw The Green Flash, make a decision and tweet it out to our friends who might meet up with us.
- If It Rains? We’re making a dash to Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant @ Bass Pro Shop in Portage, IN
Map to Tamarack Beach from Portage / Ogden Dunes South Shore Train Station on US 12
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However you want to do it:
1) Leave a comment below and let us know you’re coming out.
2) hit us up on twitter:
3) or hashtags
With all the burger joints in Northwest Indiana it’s hard to imagine that any one particular place could claim to be the best burger joint. Have you sampled the burgers at Industrial Revolution? What about the Burger Sliders at Pikk’s Tavern? And, tell you what, Old Chicago has had some tasty burger vittles. Just thinking about all the choices has made me incredibly hungry. But if the team at Smashmouth Burgers has learn anything in this business, it’s that you either go hard or go home.
Smashmouth does more than burgers.
To call Smashmouth just a burger joint is to call Strongbow Inn just a turkey shoot. Something tell us theywould go a little crazy making only burgers all day which is probably why has quite the diverse menu selection. We’d write out some of the choices, but it’s better to experience it.Yeah, brisket, seafood, steak sandwiches, desserts and more…
Samples on Display for #NWITweetup
On Tuesday, May 21st at 6:30pm, Burgers will be bringing in the #NWITweetup community and putting some of these samples up for display. Bring your appetite along with your twitter phone apps because there’s gonna bring some special pricing solely for the event.
UPDATE: FREE FOOD!!!
If you attend the May 21, 2012 #NWITweetup, Smashmouth Burgers will be providing FREE mini smash burgers and desserts plus drink specials (and we’re pretty sure they don’t mean Pepsi)!!!!
I wonder if they know that Daver’s gonna be there?
(Just kidding, Daver!)
May 2012 #NWITweetup QuickFacts
DaverTweetup: 6pm CST.
764 E. US Rt. 30. Schereville, IN, 46375.
Time: 6:30pm CST.
Date: May 21, 2012.
Admission: Open to the public!
Specials: Many…to be announced.
Map to Smashmouth Burgers
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We look forward to seeing you there…
And deciding whether or not SmashMouth Burgers really are…