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Friday, April 20, 2007

Hey everybody, it's 4-20. You know what that means? That's right, it's Mike Duffy's birthday. So, everyone wish him a happy birthday if you see him in the halls of HP. Also, earlier this week, it was Karen Milkosky's and Lance Wimmer's birthdays. Haven't heard from or seen either of them in a few years, but what the hell?

Coops are big in Austin. We have a radio station, book stores and grocery stores and soon we'll have a coop Pub. You heard me right, a coop pub. Still on the horizon, and lacking in funds (about $260,000 shy of their start up costs) the Black Star Pub plans on running with a professional staff, but with owners (anyone with $100.00) who can vote on what to brew, and I assume many of the decisions about how the pub is built and run. Even if you're not down for a hundy, Black Star has a Drink-to-Own™ Program that allows you to accrue as you imbibe, until you have the investment capital to become a owner.

Tonight Black Star is running a capital raiser for the pub, so come on down, drink and listen to the music. Come on out, St. Arnold's will be there. Hell, I'll be there.

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Blogger Mike Duffy said...

Thanks for the bday wish! I'll let Lance know about your bday wish. And, I emailed Karen the other day to wish her happy bday and found out that she is living in Brooklyn, NY in NYU dental school these days.

Now what the heck is this Co-op all about? Will they be brewing and selling there own beers? I'm curious whats the difference between St. Arnolds not being able to brew and sell on the same premises, compared to this Co-op/and brewpubs in general being able to brew and sell on the same premises??? Is it just the bottling part?

Sounds pretty cool either way, I wish we would have known about it sooner, we could have planned a trip up to Austin.

4/20/2007 9:33 AM  
Blogger Alien-e said...

Awesome! I wouldn't mind getting back in touch with Karen. I'm planning a trip to NYC for the Police concert in August.

This coop is a brew pub, so they will be able to sell their own beers at the brewery. I guess the difference is, St. Arnold's doesn't have a pub / bar type area, as the warehouse they are in is industral (not commercial).

Sorry about the late notice, I just got the news today. Hey, plan a trip to Austin some time in the next couple of months, I'll have the guest bedrooms done by mid May, I think. I'm planning on a toobin' trip around that time, as well.

4/20/2007 9:47 AM  
Blogger Mike Duffy said...

didn't they make some rules about tubing recently or something? Sounds fun though, Austin is so close, I'd definitely like to make a lot of trips up there...

4/20/2007 2:48 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I'm sure you have no idea who I am. Not like it really matters. In regards to Karen Milkosky, she was teaching in Houston for 2 years back in 2002-2004. Then I heard she moved to Canada to become a dentist. Apparently she's at NYU now. Though, I noticed it was stated in a previous comment. She'll probably think I'm stalking her or something. :P She has a unique name and I just decided to Google it. As a note, I was one of her students back in high school. Quite the troublemaker, too.

7/20/2008 7:49 PM  

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