Back in 2009, we asked you if we throw it, will you come? You resoundingly said, “yes” and we held our first Hoperatives Happenings a month later at Rock Bottom.
Since then, we’ve gathered at Rock Bottom two more times, Dilly Café three times, Arnold’s Bar and Grill twice, Hebron Brew Haus, The Pub at Rookwood Mews, Olives, Vito’s Café, Teller’s of Hyde Park and Nicholson’s. We also did a beer dinner at The Summit and a Burger & Beers event at the Party Source. Our last Hoperatives Happening was this October at Dilly.
The formula was simple: better beer locations provided our registered members with nibbles (the location could define that however they liked) and we bought our own beer. In addition, we all got to meet more believers in better beer. And we scheduled them on nights when the hosting location was likely to not be busy.
However, our numbers started to dwindle. Where we used to have 40 – 50 Hoperatives at a Happening, we began to have more like twenty or maybe just a dozen or so. Because these events take a lot of work to set (both on our part and on the part of the hosting location), we decided to put them on hold for a while.
Having talked it over, we decided to ask all of you what you thought and wanted. So we’re asking. Do you want us to start holding Hoperatives Happenings again? Are there any better beer locations you would suggest as a location? Are there any locations you would like to re-visit? Any other suggestions? We do these events for all of you so we really want your input. If you prefer, we’re also going to be posting a link to this on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/hoperatives) so you can respond there or you can drop us an email at both @ hoperatives.com.
So, once again, we are asking… If we throw it, will you come?