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Beer & Wine

Post by mlaconte459 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:40 am

Not sure where to put this one.. but it has just been released that Beer & Wine will be available at the Mullins Center starting this season

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Post by UMass'96 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:45 pm

I think that we are a bunch of alcoholics on this board...
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Post by Acer71 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:01 pm

Could have used it a few season's back. Hopefully not so much now!

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Post by go_gou » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:05 pm

Should help with student attendance a bit

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Post by econalum » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:38 pm

Finally. BU Hockey has served wine and beer for many years. It is very tightly controlled, like 1 drink per i.d..

And, there have been all sorts of special events on UM campus, including Mullins, where alcohol was either available or served free.

IMHO, make it available, to avoid binging and pre-gaming, and just make it a social thing. 2 drinks per i.d. per event would seem reasonable.
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Post by baseline47 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:35 pm

What's the drinking age for beer? Wine? I'm proud to say I still get carded!?!/ Only at BJ's though.
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Post by fenway617 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:13 pm

go_gou wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:05 pm
Should help with student attendance a bit
Most undergrads are under 21 so it will be no help there. And unfortunately for the students who are 21+ I can't see this having much of an impact getting them to show up for games, it will likely be $6+ per beer. But I can see this helping to get fans in the building earlier. Instead of stopping off for a beer at a local spot this ay draw them into the building earlier.
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Re: Beer & Wine

Post by UMass02 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:11 am

UMass has many drinking establishments on campus (University Club, U-Pub, etc.), but has never made an effort to court fans to these establishments. I’m really surprised they don’t try to capture business on doubleheader days (basketball-hockey for example). Perhaps they don’t want to interfere with official sponsors like the Hangar or they don’t want overserved customers.

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Post by McKinney » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:49 pm

UMass02 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:11 am
UMass has many drinking establishments on campus (University Club, U-Pub, etc.), but has never made an effort to court fans to these establishments. I’m really surprised they don’t try to capture business on doubleheader days (basketball-hockey for example). Perhaps they don’t want to interfere with official sponsors like the Hangar or they don’t want overserved customers.
They're also like 1.5 miles from McGuirk and 0.75 miles from Mullins. I mean they're certainly there for the taking but I think there are few fans who would walk 30 minutes for a beer. I mean fuck there's complaints about the bathrooms which are what at most 0.1 miles from the stadium?
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Post by Floyd » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:16 pm

McKinney, I believe that's the first time I've heard you use profanity on the board. What u been doin' this summer? :lol:
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Post by fenway617 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:21 pm

UMass02 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:11 am
UMass has many drinking establishments on campus (University Club, U-Pub, etc.), but has never made an effort to court fans to these establishments. I’m really surprised they don’t try to capture business on doubleheader days (basketball-hockey for example). Perhaps they don’t want to interfere with official sponsors like the Hangar or they don’t want overserved customers.
I have always thought they should add on a restaurant to the Mullins Center or a space that can be used for more of an informal gather spot open to the public that serves food and booze. How hard can it be :lol:
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Post by McKinney » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:22 pm

^^ Floyd, I think you're right. :oops: :lol: I had a BLAST at my internship in Boston.
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Re: Beer & Wine

Post by vanmeter » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:55 am

I think it is a very good idea.

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Post by UMass02 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:15 am

McKinney wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:49 pm

They're also like 1.5 miles from McGuirk and 0.75 miles from Mullins. I mean they're certainly there for the taking but I think there are few fans who would walk 30 minutes for a beer. I mean fuck there's complaints about the bathrooms which are what at most 0.1 miles from the stadium?
I guess you are correct. If they complain about a 500-ft walk to a permanent bathroom (passing many portapotties on the way), they certainly won’t walk 2500 feet to the U Pub.

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Re: Beer & Wine

Post by Jackson96 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:46 am

Good news, obviously, but for me at least (not being able to go to any games) it doesn't necessarily qualify as "big" news the way it was being touted by some on Twitter.

I guess maybe my definition of big differs than theirs. It's a difference I've had before with past girlfriends as well.
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