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Events BeerAdvocate Announces: Beer Meets Wood

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,527) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    BeerAdvocate Announces: Beer Meets Wood

    New Festival Brings Hundreds of Wood-Aged Beers to Portland, Maine


    (February 6, 2017) Be it fresh or toasted oak, American or French, bourbon or wine-soaked, aged for months or years, or all funked up with wild yeast and bacteria, there’s just something mysterious and magical about introducing beer to wood. To celebrate this union, BeerAdvocate (BA) is stoked to announce the first installment of its Beer Meets Wood festival series, featuring some of the country’s best brewers dedicated to the craft of maturing beer in wooden vessels.

    The one-day, two-session event will be held on Saturday, September 23 at 58 Fore Street in Portland, Maine, and will feature hundreds of beers matured and changed by wood-aging. Once again, we're honored to be sponsored by Allagash Brewing Company.

    "Those who attended our early Extreme and Belgian Beer Fests in Boston might recall our special Night of the Barrels and Night of the Funk Friday evening events. We're essentially resurrecting and combining the two, and requiring that all beers be barrel-aged," explains BA co-founder Todd Alström.

    "Whether brewers are dabbling with spirit or wine barrels, using foeders, or even adding wood spirals, it all elevates beer to a new level," adds BA co-founder Jason Alström. "Beer Meets Wood will be a clear snapshot of the diverse world of aging beer in wood."

    Mission and Approach
    Beer Meets Wood aims to bring greater awareness to the centuries-old practice of aging beer in wooden barrels, a method that’s currently surging in popularity. Brewer attendance is required to ensure the highest level of representation and education. And, as always, BA pays for the beer.

    Tickets
    Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 4 at noon ET for $55 per person (plus fees) and include all beer tastings and access to one of two sessions on September 23 (12–3:30 p.m. and 6–9:30 p.m.). All attendees must be 21+ with a valid ID.

    For updates, follow @BeerAdvocate on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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

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  2. MichaelHatter

    MichaelHatter Initiate (152) Jun 29, 2015 New York
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    Will there be a partial list of participating breweries by the time tickets go on sale?
     
  3. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,527) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Yes. We'll start adding confirmed brewers by the end of this month.
     
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  4. schroeder1200

    schroeder1200 Initiate (155) Mar 7, 2013 New Jersey

  5. Dan_Inreallife

    Dan_Inreallife Zealot (545) Jan 22, 2012 Colorado
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    Following this. Maine is one hell of a trip, but perhaps...
     
  6. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,527) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Update: Ticket sales have been moved up to Saturday, March 4.
     
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  7. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (2,792) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Any plans for designated drivers?
     
  8. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,527) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    No. We assume that all attendees are drinking. Plan accordingly.
     
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  9. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (2,792) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    OK - thanks! That means two full price tickets. Prosit!
     
  10. kegtapper

    kegtapper Initiate (120) May 11, 2010 Connecticut

    how many tickets per session?
     
  11. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,527) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Roughly 1,500.
     
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  12. marino13412

    marino13412 Initiate (150) Jul 14, 2015 Connecticut
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    Is it possible to buy multiple tickets? I'm a little confused because you can't "transfer/switch" tickets, but you can buy them from a reseller and the name on the ticket does not have to match the person attending (so they can get someone else's ticket through repurchase but not transfer/switch, I think). I have a buddy who wants to go with me but can't buy his ticket tomorrow, so I want to buy 2 in case they sell out.
     
  13. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,527) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Yes. You can buy multiple tickets.
     
  14. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,527) Aug 23, 1996 California
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