Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"Starting 11" and "FBM 6-Pack" Interviews

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Here's a listing of all the interviews that the Free Beer Movement has done in the past:

Starting 11

September 28th, 2009 - Korey Donahoo, American Outlaws President

September 21st, 2009
- Jesse Nechodom, Soccer-Hater-Turned-Soccer-Lover

FBM 6-Pack

Free Beer Movement Hall of Fame

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Inductees coming soon!

What We're About

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Like Soccer? Enjoy Beer? Have Friends? Do they enjoy beer? Do they like soccer?

If you answered "yes" to the first four questions, but "no" to the last one, then this is the site for you!

Welcome to the Free Beer Movement where we are promoting one simple idea:

Invite your friends to see a soccer match and buy them a beer.



Like any good introduction, the 5 W's and 1 H are necessary for the basic information of the Movement.

The Basics

Who? Anyone that, as of now, has a passing interest in soccer, and is willing to attend a match.

What? Take them to the stadium, invite them to a soccer bar or into your home for a game on TV, or, in a pinch, down to the local fields.

Where? Doesn't matter.

When? As soon as possible.

Why? Because the success of soccer in the United States depends on a larger and more supportive network of fans that attend games, watch them on TV, and spread their love and knowledge of the game to others.

How? Most everyone that likes beer likes free beer even more. Combine that love of free beer with an open mind towards the beautiful game of soccer and maybe, just maybe, win over a few converts.

Interested? Join!

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Free Beer Movement Recommends: Beer - Stouts

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In an on-going effort to promote American soccer AND beer we present our recommendations for Stouts. This is based on our own personal favorites and others suggested by FBM members and visitors. If you have any other to add, feel free to add to our list in the comments section and any good write-ups in the actual post.

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Stouts

The Free Beer Movement Recommends: Beer - Weissbier

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In an on-going effort to promote American soccer AND beer we present our recommendations for Weissbiers. This is based on our own personal favorites and others suggested by FBM members and visitors. If you have any other to add, feel free to add to our list in the comments section and any good write-ups in the actual post.

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Weissbiers

The Free Beer Movement Recommends: Beer - Oktoberfests

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In an on-going effort to promote American soccer AND beer we present our recommendations for Oktoberfests. This is based on our own personal favorites and others suggested by FBM members and visitors. If you have any other to add, feel free to add to our list in the comments section and any good write-ups in the actual post.

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Oktoberfests

The Free Beer Movement Recommends: Beer - Porters

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In an on-going effort to promote American soccer AND beer we present our recommendations for porters. This is based on our own personal favorites and others suggested by FBM members and visitors. If you have any other to add, feel free to add to our list in the comments section and any good write-ups in the actual post.

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Porters

The Free Beer Movement Recommends: Beer - Pilsners

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In an on-going effort to promote American soccer AND beer we present our recommendations for pilsner. This is based on our own personal favorites and others suggested by FBM members and visitors. If you have any other to add, feel free to add to our list in the comments section and any good write-ups in the actual post.

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Pilsners

The Free Beer Movement Recommends: Beer - Pale Ales

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In an on-going effort to promote American soccer AND beer we present our recommendations for pale ales. This is based on our own personal favorites and others suggested by FBM members and visitors. If you have any other to add, feel free to add to our list in the comments section and any good write-ups in the actual post.

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Pale Ales

The Free Beer Movement Recommends: Beer - Indian Pale Ales

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In an on-going effort to promote American soccer AND beer we present our recommendations for Indian Pale Ales. This is based on our own personal favorites and others suggested by FBM members and visitors. If you have any other to add, feel free to add to our list in the comments section and any good write-ups in the actual post.

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Indian Pale Ales

The Free Beer Movement Recommends: Beer - Lagers

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In an on-going effort to promote American soccer AND beer we present our recommendations for lagers. This is based on our own personal favorites and others suggested by FBM members and visitors. If you have any other to add, feel free to add to our list in the comments section and any good write-ups in the actual post.

Lagers

The Free Beer Movement Recommends: Beer - Bocks

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In an on-going effort to promote American soccer AND beer we present our recommendations for bocks. This is based on our own personal favorites and others suggested by FBM members and visitors. If you have any other to add, feel free to add to our list in the comments section and any good write-ups in the actual post.

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Bocks

The Free Beer Movement Recommends: Beer - Ales

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In an on-going effort to promote American soccer AND beer we present our recommendations for ales. This is based on our own personal favorites and others suggested by FBM members and visitors. If you have any other to add, feel free to add to our list in the comments section and any good write-ups in the actual post.

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Ales

Friday, July 24, 2009

Promote the Free Beer Movement, Put Our Crest on Your Site

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If you're a supporter/member of the Free Beer Movement and a fellow blogger/writer we'd appreciate it if you'd throw our crest up on your site to drive other American soccer fans to us.

1) Choose a graphic and save the it (just right-click the image and click "Save Image As...") to your computer






















OR




OR




2) Create a hyperlink to "http://freebeermovement.blogspot.com".

3) Place on your site and send supporters our way!

Thanks for your efforts!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

FBM Match Day Report Form (Blank)

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Copy, paste, and fill-in the following form. E-mail it to:
freebeermovement@gmail(dot)com

_________________________________________

FBM Match Report
Date:

Location:

Game:


Beers Consumed:


FBM Members in Attendance:

Invited Guests of the FBM:


Conversions:


Report:

Signed:

Thursday, July 16, 2009

History of the Free Beer Movement

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The Brief, but Glorious History of the FBM

ca. 2005 -
"We Call It Soccer" blogger Joe Stange unites his two loves, beer and soccer, in proposing the FBM. A simple idea that, he states, "predates the market economy."

March 2006 - DCenters, a DC United blog, organizes a FBM-sponsored "Operation: Deflower"

March 2007 - DCenters attempts to organize another round of "Operation: Deflower" with unknown success.

June 2007 - Miama FC offers free Miller Lite (and noise sticks) to all 21 and older in attendence of their two United Soccer League matches over the weekend. Miller Lite cheerleaders were also in attendance.

August 2007 - Minneapolis CityPages blogger Paul Demko sponsors "FBM" night for a Minnesota Thunder game at James Griffin Stadium.

ca. 2007 - Stange moves to Europe, leaving the Movement rudderless.

July 2009 - Bloggers Dan Wiersema and Nick Sindt revive the FBM.

FBM Gear?

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Like our logo? Want to support the Movement in t-shirt form?

We're considering making various articles of clothing for you to display your commitment to the Cause.

Interested?

Send an e-mail to freebeermovement@gmail(dot)com and we'll take note of your interest in future business decisions.

Thanks for your support!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Join The Movement!

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Interested in joining the "Movement"? The FBM is semi-autonomous (remember it's an idea... no one can own that) and therefore requires effort on the part of each Movement member. Want to organize a FBM event? Go for it! Invite those susceptible to the influence of the "Beautiful Game" and buy them a beer.

Also, don't forget and try to link up with other members in your area!

However you decide to embrace the movement we'd like to hear from you and count you (and your converts) as members. Please sign up, become a "fan" on Facebook, or "follow us" on Twitter.

How to Join (scroll down, please):


















   
   

































































 







   
     



2) And/Or....

a) Join our Facebook group:

Free Beer Movement on Facebook


b) Follow Us on Twitter.