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|18 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry. Accidental repost||
Sorry. Accidental repost (wifi issues). Can I delete the duplicate post?
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Hope to see you again on Saturday||
If you had a good time, maybe you can leave a review at:
|22 weeks 2 days ago||email me at mavloet at gmail||
OT but want to share:
The Red Wing pottery Company that made the original LBJ agreed to produce the jugs for the Kickstarter campaign. Just after the campaign ended, they announced they were closing. My email and phone calls went unanswered. Months later came the announcement that a buyer for the company was found but that they would close down production of large pottery pieces. I spoke with the new owner and explained the KS situation and he said he'd like to help but was embroiled in a copyright infringement lawsuit that only wrapped up this spring. Now the company is up for sale again and it looks like jug production will not resume. It kills me that I'm unlikely to see the jugs made and I'm embarrased that I didn't keep you and a few others better informed but I always thought I was nearing a resolution. I'd be happy, at this point, to refund your contribution. Email me for more info.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||All season long||
The Charity Beer Garden and Slows food truck are there for the entire home season.
The series started slowly and quietly -- not much publicity -- but we're hoping to see MLive show up with a photographer this weekend. Before the Wisconsin game next week there may actually be a segment on WXYZ-Detroit.
Stop by any home game Saturday this (and probably next) season.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Closest [legal] beer [sales] to the Big House...||
...but I'm up for some photos. Let's see 'em!
Just please don't try to leave the Beer Garden holding a beer, okay? It would suck to lose the special event license that allows the Cancer Support Community to make this possible.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||'zat like bathtub gin?||
Let's try that again...
CLOSEST beer, not closet beer. My bad
|22 weeks 4 days ago||See you Saturday!||
See you Saturday!
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks for the tip||
Thanks, but it looks like they may be out of business (as you said). Much appreciated though!
|22 weeks 4 days ago||See you there||
Make sure you say hi (ask for Martin). Always good to meet the MGoCrowd!
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Or you could||
Or you could just buy another.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Two lines||
'Chunks and 'Stamos: Yes, two lines.
Slows has the food truck set up for food and bottled water. The charity has the bar set up separately to dispense beer. The beer garden is the only State-approved special event license granted in A2 on game day and it comes with some hoops to jump through but it's a great opportunity for fans and the non-profit org. The $6 drink ticket covers all the different beer options so it's simple and fast (and, yes, goes to a good cause). It also helps cover the cost of bathrooms, trash pickup, cable, etc.
Cash is good but credit cards are accepted too.
I hope you stop in and enjoy yourselves!
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Glad to hear the feedback||
Slows and the charity wanted to take small steps at the beginning to make sure the experience was a good one for both fan and vendor. There was little publicity until everyone got into a rythm and even the menu was controlled to meet demand without overpreparing.
As the crowds grow, so will the food options I imagine. Tell the staff (one or both of the Perrone brothers are there each game day) that you'd like to see a few more menu items. Bring your friends so they see that there are customers to justify the extra output.
As for where to sit and watch the game, better signage is required to let people know that the warehouse (open to the back of the property) can seat 50-75 people easily.
Glad you enjoyed the beer. There were a few new brews available last Saturday. Stop in and try them out this week!
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Congrats to your wife||
Glad to hear she's doing well. I'm also a member of the survivors' spouse/partner club. It's one of the reasons this particular charity is the beneficiary of these efforts.
I was also at the '07 Oregon game (on-field photographer). Strange thing is, I have no memory of the first two weeks of that season. My doctor says I may be repressing traumatic memories of the first two home games.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Marching Band and signage||
Yeah, the crowd thins out a bit after the Michigan Marching Band leads everyone into the stadium. Approaching kickoff, ticket holders are on their way in and everyone else (eating, drinking, or without tickets) is in the warehouse beer garden watching the pre-game.
We've also learned over the past three weeks that better (higher) signage is required. Everything hung at or below eye over is blocked by the throngs of people on the street.
DOES ANYONE HERE HAVE CONNECTIONS INSIDE A BANNER/SIGN-MAKING COMPANY? Maybe someone willing to offer a charitable discount on a large (we're talking 10x20 foot) outdoor banner to hang on the building on football Saturdays?
|22 weeks 5 days ago||What a year that was!.||
...and I especially like your lead-off photo (it's one of mine)! I was a photographer for the team that year (and '96 and '98) and had the pleasure of photographing Red, in a rare smiling moment, while hugging Billy Muckalt.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Yup, Slows food truck||
Yup, Slows is trucking it into A2. I tried to convince them to open an Ann Arbor location. Still working on that...
|22 weeks 5 days ago||I'd share a photo of the setup but...||
I'd share a photo of the game day setup so you know what to look for but I can't figure out how to attach a photo.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Then, by all means,||
Then, by all means, concentrate your efforts on the beer!
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Full disclosure||
Full disclosure: I am a sponsor of the charity event so my interest is not just in who knows about the place and who has been there. I'd like to spread the word to raise awareness and, yes, more money for the charity. That only happens if more people drink their beer, something I know this crowd can get behind.
Hope to see you there on Saturday.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||It IS awesome!||
It's the former Purchase Radio Supply building at 327 E. Hoover. Google Maps and streetview here.
There's a fence around the property (required for beer service) but the Slows truck is hard to miss. It's west of the RR tracks, kitty-corner from Revelli Hall. Last year, Campus Den was selling shirts, etc. on the site.
The warehouse is at the back of the property, grab some food and drink and sit down inside to watch the early/late/pre-game!
Cash and credit cards acepted. To buy beer, you have to show ID and buy a drink ticket ($6/pint).
|23 weeks 7 hours ago||Beer & Slows BarBQ for Charity (Closest beer to the Big House!)||
Anybody discovered this one yet?
Slows Bar BQ is parking their food truck at the railroad tracks at E Hoover Ave, adjacent to Elbel Field. There's a warehouse in the back serving as the home for a charity beer garden with ten taps serving up craft brews, covered seating for 60+, and two large big screens with games on all day.
It's just one block from the Big House.
Open to the public.
Family friendly--kids welcome, even a corn hole game out back.
The Michigan Marching Band lead fans into the stadium (pre-game) and out again (post-game).
Oh, yeah...and bathrooms!
Beer and BBQ for charity. What's not to like?
|47 weeks 5 days ago||I just bought some tickets...||
I just bought some tickets and didn't see a ticket limit. Seats range from $55 (endzone) to $210 (mid-field lowers) to $235 (club).
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Yeah, but...||
Yeah, but isn't not doing anything an decision in itself? We need to determine a course of action and start taking real steps. Simply watching a wounded animal doesn't absolve you of responsibility for it's suffering.
Or, to put it in cinematic terms, "Get busy living or get busy dying."
Which one is the AD really doing?
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Congrats!!||
Hey, that's awesome!
Good news for others of us...I got a great new job AND can spend more time with my family. Friday the 13th is a great day in my family, too. My grandfather, father, and I were all born on the 13th. It was a good day!
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Hmmm. I spend most of my time||
Hmmm. I spend most of my time consumed by job and family with little time to read much farther than MGoBlog. I get the feeling that a good review from BR is tantamount to getting a gold medal...from your Mom. Safe to assume it's not worth much?
Still, I'd rather see a game here than most anywhere else.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Amen.||
|2 years 38 weeks ago||I completely agree!||
Don't get me wrong, I wasn't knocking our status because the Big Ten did us a disservice in scheduling the new conference alignment. Just the opposite. I agree that we're a kick-ass place to be for any college football experience (welcome, Slippery Rock!).
Just check out the commitment in my home remodeling projects...
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Ann Arbor Norman State||
Other B1G schools at #14 (Wisconsin) and #25 (Iowa).
|3 years 12 weeks ago||That would be the Hoover||
That would be the Hoover Steel Ball Company, founded in Ann Arbor in 1913.
True, it's a very useful location and it's especially nice that it has all the industrial amenities that suit Plant Ops, then and now. Big question is whether or not the undoubtedly crucial operations could be based a little farther from the center of campus and the space more efficiently utilized--by Athletics or some other campus unit.
It IS ironic that AEC would have to approve the move.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Speaking of bus rides...||
Speaking of bus rides, might the University bus student fans to and from cetral campus to an (extended) South Campus for athletic events (or student-athletes to/from practice)?
Crisler and The Big House are an easy walk. Soccer, less so. Lacrosse and a new track facility, if they sit 1.7 miles south of the Diag (thank you Google Earth), could be a tough draw without transportation.