HELP!! Drink more beer!!

HELP!! Drink more beer!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Hey all beer drinkers! To my family and friends - its me - Sarah! For those that don’t know me, I’m a native Wisconsinite that’s living in Portland, OR. I grew up in Shawano, Wis and am trying to bring some of that midwest culture to my current home. And I’m looking for some help…. I need a mass quantity of beer consumed within the next two months. Seriously!

I’m opening up - Saraveza - a retail beer bottle shop with an attached tavern in Portland. I’ll sell up to 500 different bottles of beer specializing in American Microbrews and Belgian Ales. You can take the beer to go or go drink it in the tavern. The overall feel of the bottle shop and tavern is -northern Wisconsin cabin/tavern. Paneling, signs with funny sayings, jars of pickled animal parts, possibly a gun, fish or deer head wall mount…you know what I’m talking about. I’ve been collecting vintage Wisconsin beer memorabilia and will decorate the space with them. Our kitchen will perfect the art of a big ol’ pasty and there’ll be tailgaiting and brats on game days.

Currently, we’re in the design phase. This is where you come in… Portland is DRY of Wisconsin cerveza. I’m looking for bottle caps specifically from the great beers of Wisconsin that we can’t get our hands on here. And I’m not just talking Spotted Cow and Sprechters, I’m talking Schlitz, Blatz, Old Style and of course, Point and Leinie’s. Actually, in addition to Midwest Mirco and Wisconsin Domestic, any Imports (especially Belgium), would be rad. Only request would be to go lite on Bud and Miller, I already have more than I need. Oh, Sundrop bottle caps are very welcome too.

I’m using the caps for all the bar and table top designs. I imagine that I’ll start constructing the tables/bar sometime in the next some months (probably in early Aug) and would love to have some caps to work with by then.

If you know my parents in Shawano you can just give them the caps. Otherwise, I will send a check to cover shipping costs for every package that is received, just include your name and mailing address. The better the shape the bottle cap is in, the more ideal. You can send bottle caps and your mailing info to:

Saraveza
1631 NE Broadway
PMB 448
Portland, Oregon 97232

If you want me to send you an email when my deadline is getting close, just email me and I will send out another email as I get closer. Also email me with any questions or to say hi!

I’m hoping to open in November and then you can come visit and view your contribution.

I JUST started constructing a myspace page that’s more for my family and friends than for advertising, but you can check in there for up dates on where I am with the build out: http://www.myspace.com/schlitzburger, it should be updated in the next week or so.

And if anyone knows how to get more Wisconsin beers distributed to Oregon, I’d love to talk shop.

Thanks to everyone that’s already offered their support in this project and also to my “research team” ....and please forward this email to anyone you think likes to drink Wisconsin or other types of beer and would help my cause.

Prost!
Sarah Pederson

coming soon: http://www.saraveza.com

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