Ct 4B fest?

Discussion in 'New England' started by TPSmitty, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. TPSmitty

    TPSmitty Aspirant (45) Connecticut Jul 15, 2013

    I received free tickets to this, and im sure it will be a good time but does anybody have anymore details on this? for some reason something seems kind of weird that NEBCO isnt going to be there.
  2. NEBCO doesn't participate in a lot of these kind of things. I don't know why, but I'm sure they have their reasons.
  3. garfscores

    garfscores Savant (310) Connecticut Dec 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    I talked to them last weekend and they will be at extreme beer fest in Boston. They don't have the resources to send folks to both. :(

    I'll be there, too. The wife got me tickets.
  4. maxk

    maxk Savant (385) Massachusetts Nov 8, 2008

    They're also not participating in this one because the guy running 4B requires breweries to both donate beer and pay a table fee. It's one thing to ask for one of these, but both is absurd.
  5. N1Nkasi

    N1Nkasi Savant (365) Connecticut May 28, 2013 Beer Trader

    It was a very mismanaged event. Borderline criminal IMHO. Between the ridiculous 60-90 minute wait in line to get in, to the lack of Beer brewers that were supposed to be there, to the lack of BBQ samples, to the non-existence of BACON that was supposed to be 1/4 of the 4B Fest (BEER, BOURBON, BBQ, BACON). It was a sh*t show of epic proportion.
    Props to the brewers that were there and put up with that mess....Thimble Island, DC Brau, Foolproof, Shebeen, and 2 Roads.
    Currently, the 4B Fest Facebook site has been getting slammed. Posts are constantly getting deleted and people are locked out from posting their concerns on their facebook site.
    Pretty good article here regarding the event:

    If you are from Connecticut, I recommend the Rising Pint Brewfest in East Hartford.

    omnomct likes this.
  6. omnomct

    omnomct Disciple (65) Connecticut Jan 30, 2011

    Thanks Rick, nice of you to share our article. People were so upset about this, including our friends, and we felt like we really had to share our thoughts. What do you think of the Harbor Brewfest? We really had a great time and enjoyed it last year.
  7. xanok

    xanok Advocate (500) Connecticut Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader