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Is BeerAdvocate hosting a 2014 fall fest? Belgian Beer Fest?

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Fests' started by horshack7, Jun 6, 2014.

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  1. I was wondering what the fall beer fest is going to be this year?
  2. I believe that this year's Beer for Beasts has been moved to the fall.
  3. I was not quite sure if it was still going to be the Belgian or something else but that is good to know.
  4. madmanjf

    madmanjf Savant (390) New York Sep 18, 2005

    Would be nice to know dates for anything in the works that may not yet be announced
  5. I expect that if the date were known, the fest would be announced.
  6. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,650) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

  7. No BBF/NOTF this year?!?!?!?
  8. I was wondering the same thing. No Belgian this year??
  9. MSL94

    MSL94 Savant (320) New Jersey Mar 12, 2008

    Has a date been set for ACBF in 2015?
  10. this is upsetting the belgian NOTF was the most awesome festival last year. Fio those of us not on the ipa trail this is a nirvana.
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  11. I didn't see a Belgian Beer Fest this year. Did I miss it?
  12. Janetwillson

    Janetwillson Zealot (95) Alabama May 28, 2014

    I am not sure about the fest. But if it happens then I want to join there. So anyone please tell me the place and time of the fest. Thank you. Cheers!!
  13. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,650) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    Because it's an FAQ, here are some of the reasons why we're no longer hosting Belgian Beer Fest and moved venues for our other Boston-based fests.
    • We outgrew the venue + the venue kept on raising fees and lowering our capacity
    • BBF was our least popular fest; we've been feeling the waning enthusiasm in recent years
    • Lack of support from Belgian brewers
    • Lack of support from some importers; but thanks to those who did; you know who you are
    • Fest was becoming too American-Belgian-style and samey
    • Imported Belgian beer's aren't cheap; the wholesaler markups are insane
    Could it return? We've killed BBF before, and brought it back (as "Return of the BBF"), however, I don't see it coming back soon or in its previous format.

    @Jason and I would like to once again thank everyone who supported BBF in the past. We're using the break this fall to focus on improving our existing fests and work on one or two new concepts.

    For upcoming BeerAdvocate events: http://www.beeradvocate.com/events/

    More to follow ...
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