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Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013

Discussion in 'Scandinavia' started by Askchucky, Nov 3, 2012.

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    Anyone attending this event or know anything about it? Been wanting to visit Denmark and this could be a good excuse....
     
  2. Not me. I was there this year and i was a bit disappointed about the beers there were and the prices they asked for the festival/beers/food etc. So no CBC for me next year!

    Thijs
     
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  4. I'm going... it'll be awesome!
     
  5. Nightfall

    Nightfall Aficionado (160) Greece Aug 16, 2006

    Will be there, all sessions.
     
  6. Well I'm coming from Chicago. Right going going to Friday and Saturday afternoon Excited to visit Denmark for the first time.
     
  7. zach60614

    zach60614 Savant (300) Illinois May 1, 2012

    It was pretty fun last year, however don't expect much from the American brewers. None of them really brought anything special. However the European brewers, especially De Struise and De Molen, had some great offerings.
     
  8. Nightfall

    Nightfall Aficionado (160) Greece Aug 16, 2006

    True everybody excpected a bit more from the US brewers. However we tried some new ones that were really good (westbrook, farmer's cabinet).
    Struise stand was amazing, just the opportunity to try Dirty Horse '83....De Molen, Fanø, mikkeller, evil twin all had some great variety.
    Hopefully something similar to Sour + bitter will be arranged again next year.
    Really looking forward to next year's.
     
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  9. zach60614

    zach60614 Savant (300) Illinois May 1, 2012

    Yeah Struise's beer truck thing was great. Dirty Horse, Messy, Special K, some great stuff.
     
  10. DougOLis

    DougOLis Savant (275) California Aug 15, 2008

    If anyone has a spare ticket to the Red Session on Saturday afternoon, please let me know. I'd love to buy it off you. My friend bought at ticket for that session and it sold out pretty much immediately after that. He may have gotten the last one for all I know.

    I could actually probably trade you 2 Friday evening tickets for 1 Saturday afternoon too. And I'd be happy to throw in some beers from San Diego/California as part of the trade.
     
  11. Jeffo

    Jeffo Advocate (650) Netherlands Sep 7, 2008

    As far as I understand, Struise will be limited to 3 beers per session this year, meaning there will be no beer truck. Disappointing, as they were really the only brewer that brought their A+ stuff in 2012.

    In any case, given the astronomical price and annyoing session set up this year, as well as the lousy precedent on the beer and food fronts set last year, I won't be making the trip again in 2013. I do hope the festival improves greatly so everyone gets their money's worth this year.

    There's actually a big thread somewhere on RB if you're interesting in reading it. I think some of the organizers even get involved.

    Have a good time!
    Jeff

    EDIT: I should mention that I had loads of fun despite the premium price and lousy showing. It was great to see everyone again!
     
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  12. blafa

    blafa Aspirant (25) Denmark Oct 22, 2012

    Im also going, last year was amazing!
     
  13. DosMaster

    DosMaster Aspirant (40) Sweden Jul 7, 2012

    I think last year was really good. Also heard that Struise didnt want to bring the truck, because it wont fit inside...
     
  14. cbanker

    cbanker Savant (285) California Jul 31, 2005

    I'm going (coming from San Diego). I had tickets last year, but was unable to attend due to health issues. I lived in Denmark for a little while and have some friends who live there, so I've been dying to go back to visit. I'm headed to Belgium after a few days in Copenhagen (and maybe Sweden). Seems like it might be a little less epic than last year, but I'm sure it will still be awesome and is a good excuse to head out there.

    I have my ticket for the Blue Session, but my 2 friends who are coming with me from the US don't. I'm in search of 2x Blue Session tickets if anyone has extras. Willing to pay face value.
     
  15. I met Urbain from the Struise a week ago and we talked about Kopenhagen. He told me they would not bring the beer truck because it does not fot trought the gates they have at the location. Too bad because Struise was the main attraction last edition...

    For those who go, have fun and drink some nice beers there. I will attend the Zeebra extreme beer festival in Holland!
     
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  16. That's odd, considering it'll be at the same location as last year. But obviously they wouldn't bring their truck as they'll only serve three beers at any given time during the festival. The truck would in that case be painfully redundant.
     
  17. DougOLis

    DougOLis Savant (275) California Aug 15, 2008

    Anyone have a spare ticket to the Red Session on Saturday morning? Willing to pay face value + whatever; swap some beers from San Diego.
     
  18. Kristopher

    Kristopher Aspirant (35) Sweden May 23, 2012

    I'll be there as well, both Saturday sessions. Regarding the quality of the beers, I've heard that there's a lot higher demands on the breweries to bring way better beer than last year. More specials, more rare stuff. Let's keep our fingers crossed that it's true.
     
  19. I'm pretty excited for this. Does anyone know of any events at bars after on friday or saturday?
     
  20. When is this?
    What are chances of Dirty Horse showing up?
    Is there a special bottle releases at this?
     
  21. I'm pretty sure Mikkeller Bar will have some kind of party on sunday on their birthday, but there will probably be very nice taplists all over Copenhagen that weekend :) Nothing official yet though.

    None, at least as it is now. Struise isn't coming at the moment.
     
  22. nix08

    nix08 Aspirant (40) New York Oct 28, 2010

    I'm selling 2 tickets for CBC2013 Yellow Session on 5/3/13 face value.
    Really thought I would make it, but just started a new job and can't get the days off. If anyone's interested, please send me a message!
     
  23. Kristopher

    Kristopher Aspirant (35) Sweden May 23, 2012

    As Pundarquartis said, the taplists in Copenhagen will be extraordinary.. I know that Mikkeller & Friends are putting some pretty crazy shit on.
     
  24. Bubbles

    Bubbles Aficionado (205) California Sep 16, 2012

    I'm going and I'm scurred! Too many interesting beers. So far, I'm going to the last, Sat session, but I might see if one of my friends has an extra ticket for Fri. I can't do 2 on Sat...only so much I can drink. Plus, I'd like to do some sight seeing since I've never been to Copenhagen.
     
  25. tiong

    tiong Aficionado (100) Finland Jul 6, 2011

    Only a handful of breweries have revealed what they are bringing and already it looks like that this year's beer list is going to be massively improved compared to last year's quite lackluster offerings.

    Cigar City is bringing Hunahpu's vertical, Cycle Brewing is bringing RareR DOS, Kuhnhenn is bringing Raspberry Eisbock and meads... just wow! Can't wait to see the rest of the list. Now I'm almost regretting that I didn't buy a pink ticket, only for Friday and early Sat sessions.
     
  26. Vanilla Bean DL has also been hinted by people in the know ;)
     
  27. Bubbles

    Bubbles Aficionado (205) California Sep 16, 2012

    I'm doing Fri and last Sat session. I can't, don't want to drink that much...I figured, I'd need a break. My buddies have the pink ticket. Plus, Mikkeller's anniversary/block party is on Sunday!
     
  28. Bubbles

    Bubbles Aficionado (205) California Sep 16, 2012

    People are selling tickets on the CBC 2013 FB event page. It's not too late! If you haven't seen it, there's a link on the Mikkeller FB.
     
  29. tiong

    tiong Aficionado (100) Finland Jul 6, 2011

    Would be too much hassle to buy a pink ticket and then try to sell my existing tickets. Besides, a few of my friends are also going to the same sessions with me and I have all of their tickets on my paper as well.
     
  30. What's the link in facebook? I can't find the event.
     
  31. I am arriving on May 2nd. Attending the session friday and red session saturday. I want to visit one of the Mikeller bars. Staying at Hotel Alexandra - H.C. Andersens Boulevard 8. Any recommendations as to what other places to explore?
     
  32. tiong

    tiong Aficionado (100) Finland Jul 6, 2011

    Your hotel is quite close to the (old) Mikkeller bar in Vesterbro, so you should definitely visit Ølbutikken and Kihoskh bottle shops and Fermentoren bar while you are in the neighborhood. They are all located within a short walking distance from each other. If you are heading for the Mikkeller & Friends in Nørrebro you should visit at least the Nørrebro Bryghus brewpub and Ølbaren, but they are a bit further away from the Mikkeller's location. There are a lot of interesting places and bottle shops beside these as well, try checking out the places section of the other site (Ratebeer is much more popular in Europe) for more information on the places.
     
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  33. Thanks! I'm pretty excited to try "Kan Yeg Fa To Ol?"
     
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  34. DougOLis

    DougOLis Savant (275) California Aug 15, 2008

  35. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) California Feb 22, 2011

    That is so much better than last year that it makes me a little sad.
     

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