May’s tweetup was — as predicted — incredible. The warm weather plus having the deck at our disposal meant a lot of new faces showed up. I believe we wound up leaving around 11 … Am I right? Thanks to everyone who made it out, and I hope you all return!
The next Harrisburg Tweetup is going down on Wednesday, June 17th. 7pm on the deck (weather permitting) at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg. If we get rained out, we’ll be inside the Abbey Bar (second floor). If you have a blog, post on Fark, or have a Twitter account, you’re officially invited! Added bonus: Bottles are $2 off, so if the seasonal ABC brews on tap aren’t to your liking, that bottle of Framboise will only set you back $8.
Our Tweetups are 99.75% social gatherings. Basically, they’re a chance for us to all get together, put a face to the screen name, and share a few brews. Conversation has often run full-bore up to closing time and a good time is always had by all. The summer Tweetups are especially great, if for no reason other than there’s something awesome about hanging out on a deck in the industrial part of town, overlooking the capitol and downtown while the sun sets, all while the temperature refuses to dip below 73. After this month we’re halfway through the Summer Sessions, so make sure to be there.
If you’ve never been to ABC before, it’s located at 50 N Cameron St in Harrisburg. Plenty of free parking is available in the large, fenced-in lot behind the building, or you can try your luck at one of the six parking spaces next to the huge hopper. Or vat. Whatever that thing is. Although we usually stay until around 9-ish, the summer tweetups tend to go longer and bring more people (a typical crowd in the summer is around 20-30 people). Draft beers (their own brews) are $4.50, as I recall. The food prices are a little on the high side, but aside from the Grizzly Bear Chili (which DOES NOT contain actual grizzly bear, an omission that disappoints me greatly), I’ve never had a bad meal there.
As an added bonus, I’m inviting local users from Fark.com to this gathering. There’s already quite a bit of crossover between Fark and the Twitter / blogger community, so why not open the doors all the way?
Finally, the best comment out of last month’s tweetup: “This isn’t the Star Trek convention I was expecting it to be”. Awesome.