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ABA-XXXVI
Annual Meeting
Canton, OH
June 27-July 1, 2017

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National Brewery Museum™
The American Breweriana Association, through the ABA Museum Foundation and in partnership with the Potosi Museum Foundation, has restored the former Potosi Brewery at Potosi, Wisconsin into the National Brewery Museum & Research Library.

Located in the Potosi Brewery Complex at 209 S. Main Street in Potosi Wisconsin. Open Tuesday through Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. (After March 12, 2012 Open Daily 10 am to 6 pm)

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ABA-XXXV • Springfield, IL
June 7-12, 2016

Wyndham Hotel (formerly Hilton Hotel)
700 E Adams St
Springfield, IL
(217) 789-1530


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Enjoy five days at the ABA family reunion of Breweriana buy-sell-trade action, great tours, renewed friendships, and taking care of business in Springfield, Illinois.

A First-Class, Full-Service Hotel...
With a stay at Wyndham Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Springfield, steps from Prairie Capitol Convention Center and minutes from Old State Capitol. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Lincoln Home Visitor Centre and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Make yourself at home in one of the 369 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while video-game consoles and satellite programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

An ABA Kind of Place
• Shopping on site
• Prairie Capitol Convention Center
• Lincoln Home Visitor Centre
• Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
• llinois State Museum
• Knight's Action Park/Caribbean Water Adventure
• Indoor Pool and Fitness Center









Make your hotel reservation early — large ABA member attendance expected — hotel will sell out quickly

Luxury In A Great Location at a Special Rate
Special ABA room rates
$109 per night for single and double rooms (includes $10 parking)
Breakfast Buffet $13 including Tax and Gratuity
ABA hotel room rates are good from June 7th thru June 12th
Reservations must be made before May 16, 2015 here
(Mention American Breweriana Association to receive our room rate.)


On Tap at the 35th Annual Meeting
•Friendly room-to-room dealing is a continuous part of the Annual Meeting
•Fully-stocked Hospitality Room with plenty of beer, soda, wine and snacks
•Giant raffle •Old and new friends
•All the good times you expect at an Annual Meeting

The Daily Activites
Tuesday, June 7
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For those members traveling to Springfield, June 7th, the following House Tours will be offered:
— Kent & Theresa Newton, 340 Ashland Ave, Mt. Zion, IL 62549, Noon – 5 PM
Marvin & Carol Ridgeway, 3316 N. Oakland Ave, Decatur, IL 62526, Noon – 5 PM
Jeff & Deb DeGeal, 2868 N. Collins Rd, Ashland, IL 62612, Noon – 5 PM
Jeff & Cheryl Berkler, 1 Settlers Lane, Springfield, IL  62707, Noon – 6:30 PM
Gary & Kathy Zimmerman, 131 Willow Road, Rochester, IL 62563, Noon – 9 PM
Greg Zimmerman & Tonya Burch, 128 Lucky Horseshoe, Riverton, IL 62561, Noon – 9 PM
Reinstone Brewery, 523 W. Matilda, Illiopolis, IL 62539, 2 PM – 6 PM
Decatur Brew Works, 101 N. Main St, Decatur, IL 62523 , 3 PM – 10 PM

3:00 p.m. Registration and Hospitality Room opens. (Rendezvous Room)
5:00 p.m. 11th Annual Silent Auction opens. Contact Pat Wheeler.

Wednesday, June 8
9:30 to 4:30 p.m. Bus Tour and Lunch at the local breweries and brewpubs — plans include: Rolling Meadows, Obed & Issac's, Engrained, Timotheus Brothers, and The Hands of Fate. Cost is $40.00 per person
Room to room trading.

6:30 p.m. President's Buffet hosted by Larry and Shirley Bowden.
7:30 p.m. Trivia night in the hospitality room hosted by Roy and Casey Mayfield Room to room trading. (Rendezvous Room)

Thursday, June 9
8:00 a.m. Annual ABA Business Meeting. All members are encouraged to attend. (Capitol Room)
10:00 to 4:00 p.m. Lincoln Historical Sites in Springfield near the Hotel (car pool or walk)
5:30 p.m. Reisch Brew Crew's Hospitality Night (Rendezvous Room)

Friday, June 10
9:00 a.m. ABA Museum Foundation Meeting.
Times to be Announced at a later Date
Crown and Craft Breweriana Swap
Afternoon Wine social
Room to Room Trading with Poker Run
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Crowns, Coasters, Napkins, Tackers, Signs, Tap Handles, Lights, etc.
3:00 p.m. to ??? Afternoon Wine Social

Saturday, June 11
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Public buy-sell-trade show. (John Weatherhead)
3:00 p.m. Full Beer Bottle Swap. (Paul Rahne)
7:00 p.m. Annual Awards Buffet Dinner with Guest Speaker. Cost $40.00 per person; Children under 12 years of age Free

Tuesday through Friday—Twelfth Annual Silent Auction.
Open for accepting items and registering bidders Tuesday at Noon.
Hours: Tuesday: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm—Thursday: Noon to 9:00 pm





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