Beer Meets Wood (2017)

Discussion in 'New England' started by Todd, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,494) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Though it's still months away, let's get the discussion rolling on Beer Meets Wood. Sponsored by Allagash Brewing Company the one-day, two-session fest is being held on September 23, 2017 at The Portland Company Complex (58 Fore St) in Portland, Maine. The fest will feature at least 50 brewers dedicated to the craft of maturing beer in wooden vessels with over 200 beers poured for your drinking pleasure.

    Many of the brewers have already confirmed and tickets are on sale now.

    And for those of you who remember our Night of the Barrels and Night of the Funk events, Beer Meets Wood is basically those two barrel-aged-centric events combined plus more.

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/wood/

    On Facebook? Respond that you're going and share the event with your friends:

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/beeradvocate/events/

    In the meantime...Questions? Let us know. And we hope to see many of you there!

    Cheers!

     
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  2. ThatsHowYouGetAnts

    ThatsHowYouGetAnts Initiate (131) Jan 15, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Awwwwwyiss.
    Got mah tickets. Need to figure out hotel. This is going to be the perfect way to see out the summer.
    Looking forward to that tap list!
     
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  3. dantonbrown

    dantonbrown Initiate (185) Feb 24, 2011 Maine
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    An increasing number of beer-cationers that I run into in Portland have been taking advantage of AirBNBs. Quite a few listings within walking distance [pretty much anything on the peninsula] of the Portland Co. complex on Fore St. Considering the prices of some of the hotels nearby... it's a great way to go.
     
  4. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Aspirant (201) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Any idea when you'll start posting a beer list?
     
  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,494) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    As with all of our fests, we won't start posting the beer lineup until we've confirmed all brewers get closer to the fest.
     
  6. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,494) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Update: Due to their recent acquisition by A-B InBev, we've revoked Wicked Weed's invite to Beer Meets Wood.
     
  7. ThatsHowYouGetAnts

    ThatsHowYouGetAnts Initiate (131) Jan 15, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Probably for the best. Doubt they'd get a warm reception after that.

    It's a shame. Such good beer. I get the business decision on their part to sell out, but it's too bad.

    Luckily there is such a wealth of talented brewers showing up that we won't notice one brand missing.

    Cheers!
     
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  8. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (370) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    Is this similar to the old Night of the Barrels event?
     
  9. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,494) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Yes, as stated: "And for those of you who remember our Night of the Barrels and Night of the Funk events, Beer Meets Wood is basically those two barrel-aged-centric events combined plus more."
     
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  10. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (370) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    Reading wasn't my best subject
     
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  11. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (370) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    I'm looking for a hotel - very pricey in that area
     
  12. ThatsHowYouGetAnts

    ThatsHowYouGetAnts Initiate (131) Jan 15, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Check out The Inn at St. Johns in Portland. Every time I go to Portland I stay there.
    Nice little hostel with very reasonable pricing. I just stayed there for my 2nd time earlier this month.

    I'll be staying there this time around as well.
     
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  13. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Aspirant (201) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Airbnb probably has better prices and better places. At least that's been my experience in most cities thus far
     
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  14. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,083) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    Agreed ... AirBnB is your best bet. Lots of inexpensive options out there.
     
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  15. momscookin

    momscookin Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2010 Massachusetts

    I wonder if this will sell out considering what looks to be a very tasty selection?
     
  16. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,494) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    My Magic 8-Ball says: "As I see it, yes." It hasn't let me down in decades, but we're about to ramp up spreading the word soon just in case.
     
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  17. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (267) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Zwanze Day overlap... wonder if Novare will get it again. That would be a pretty epic day - Zwanze straight into BMW.
     
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  18. dantonbrown

    dantonbrown Initiate (185) Feb 24, 2011 Maine
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    I already bought tickets for the Afternoon session which means I won't be able to wait in line at Novare for tickets and sneak back after my session for a pour :slight_frown: First time I'll be missing it since they started hosting.
     
  19. HopsDubosc

    HopsDubosc Initiate (183) Apr 24, 2015 Vermont
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    I've had good luck at the La Quinta. Nothing fancy but it's relatively close, free breakfast, and doesn't break the bank.
     
  20. jhavs

    jhavs Meyvn (1,320) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    Stayed in an AirBnB last weekend in South Portland, just over a mile (just over the bridge) to the old port, two bedroom house, $140 a night. Had a pull out couch in the living room too. Uber ride was $4 on way home after night at Novare Res.
     
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  21. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,494) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    We’re now posting the lineup as beer lists come in from brewers.

    Beers from Almanac Beer Co, The Brooklyn Brewery, Cascade Brewing Barrel House, TRVE Brewing, Allagash Brewing Company, The Bruery, New England Brewing Co., Rodenbach, and Backacre Beermakers were recently posted.

    Much more to follow...
     
  22. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,494) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Beer lists for 4 Hands Brewing Company, Against The Grain Brewery, Barrel House Z, Cellar West Artisan Ales, and Upland Brewing Company have been posted.

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/wood/beer/

    ... with much more to follow.
     
  23. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,494) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    The beer lists for Cigar City Brewing, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, West Sixth Brewing, Brewery Vivant, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Night Shift Brewing, Sixpoint, and Sun King Brewing Company have been posted.

    This brings us to around the halfway mark, and it's already an epic lineup.
     
  24. Jwilford23

    Jwilford23 Initiate (123) Sep 2, 2015 Pennsylvania
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    Bought my tickets last week, will be AirBnB'n it I believe
     
  25. JuanFushashi

    JuanFushashi Initiate (140) Feb 5, 2011 Vermont
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    This beer list is crazy so far. There are great offerings from pretty much every brewer here so hopefully people will avoid clumping around certain ones. So impressed!
     
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  26. mjco04

    mjco04 Initiate (190) May 30, 2013 Connecticut
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    Anyone looking for Airbnb? I found a place with two beds. Staying two nights. (Friday-Sunday) It is pretty close to the fest site I think.
     
  27. BrittEBurke

    BrittEBurke Events Manager (836) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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  28. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,494) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Q: What do lobster rolls, meatballs, oysters, poutine, and Liège waffles have in common?

    A: Beer Meets Wood - https://www.beeradvocate.com/wood/food/

    Cheers to The Highroller Lobster Co., Maine-ly Meatballs, O' Oysters, Pinky D's Poutine Truck, Waffle Cabin for joining us!
     
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  29. Eddiehop

    Eddiehop Devotee (440) Jun 28, 2014 Texas
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    Stoked to see this coincides with my vacation to Portland. Buying a ticket today!!
     
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  30. threedjmay

    threedjmay Aspirant (243) Apr 27, 2014 Iowa
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    Looks like Dogfish update is live... think they'll bring anything else besides those two?
     
  31. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,494) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    There are several breweries with TBA beers. More updates to follow.
     
  32. threedjmay

    threedjmay Aspirant (243) Apr 27, 2014 Iowa
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    Thanks.. Looks like they added Puddin' Wine too!
     
  33. BrittEBurke

    BrittEBurke Events Manager (836) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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  34. threedjmay

    threedjmay Aspirant (243) Apr 27, 2014 Iowa
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    Beer list just keeps getting better!

    Since it looks like Toppling Goliath won't be there, looks like I'll have to bring my own bottles (sorry no Assasin or KBBS) to the pre party Friday night!
     
  35. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,556) Sep 2, 2012 Texas
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    But didn't say no MD :wink:
     
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  36. BuddyPal

    BuddyPal Initiate (137) Jun 30, 2014 Pennsylvania

  37. marino13412

    marino13412 Initiate (150) Jul 14, 2015 Connecticut
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    What pre-party are you pre-partying at? I'm part of a group of 6 guys who will have both coasts represented (Trillium, OEC, Bruery, FW, etc) totaling about 50-60 ounces per person. Thinking of posting on the various FB groups looking for a couple more guys to join that can provide other goodies from the middle of the country (TG, Perennial, BC variants). PM if interested!
     
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  38. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,494) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    We've added the beer lists for Liquid Riot Bottling Company, Burley Oak Brewing Company, and Dirigo Brewing Company!

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/wood/beer/

    That brings us to 200 beers, and there's even more to follow.
     
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