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Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Irishace9, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. Irishace9

    Irishace9 Devotee (414) Sep 7, 2012 Illinois
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    Does anyone know when the next magazine edition is due out?
     
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  2. Keene

    Keene Editorial Director (871) Sep 11, 2009 Washington
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    We're wrapping it up now and aim to publish in November. Thanks for your support and your patience—our little team has been working on a number of other projects behind the scenes.
     
  3. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,649) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff

    Updates are also posted in the BA mag FAQ (found under Help in the main navigation).

    We're doing our best to get caught up and get the 2018 issues out the door, and we appreciate everyone's patience and support.
     
  4. kuhndog

    kuhndog Disciple (301) Sep 6, 2011 New York

    "Where is #133?
    The shipping cycle started on September 7th and was broken into the batches. The final batch is shipping soon."


    So issue #133 is not out yet? Does it really take over a month to ship? I just want to make sure I didn't miss an issue. (I'm trying to be patient. Love the Magazine!)
     
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  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,649) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff

    Roughly two-thirds of the list have received issue #133. We're working with our printer to send the final batch ASAP. And #134 will be coming out soon after that.
     
  6. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (5,865) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Society

    Yeah, I haven't gotten #133 yet either
     
  7. JakerLou

    JakerLou Meyvn (1,055) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire
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    I still haven't received #133 (or an email stating it has shipped). Reading the FAQ they claim they'll be shipping #134 in late November/early December, then shipping #135 in January. So we're going to get 3 issues of a quarterly magazine in a 3 month span. Seems unlikely.
     
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  8. scream

    scream Crusader (730) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    No 133 here either. I am not a fan of paying for something and not receiving it, let alone the switch to a quarterly format.

    And I should be a premium member, I think not
     
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  9. scream

    scream Crusader (730) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    The above is a quote from the notice on the mag going quarterly

    How does one know if their account is linked ?
     
  10. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,649) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff

    As noted, we're working hard to get the finally batch for #133 in the mail ASAP. Thanks for your patience.
     
  11. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,649) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff

    I'm relieved to report that the final batch of #133 is shipping today. Additionally, the team is currently wrapping up production on #134. Updates to follow.

    In the meantime, thanks again to everyone for your understanding, patience, and support.
     
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  12. Retsinis

    Retsinis Crusader (709) Sep 25, 2009 California

    Glad to hear these are finally shipping. I Came here to find out what happened to the Summer and fall issues, since the last one I received was the Spring 2018, issue # 132. Being nearly Thanksgiving, and just a month from Winter, and after there were huge delays for Issue # 132 as well, plus the switch from a monthly to a quarterly, I mean there's patience, and then there's just plain old consumer confusion as to what is happening with the money people are paying for this magazine, as these last few years, quite frankly, do not instill confidence in the future of the magazine as a viable publication, imho.

    Quality is still there in the final magazine, but I'm currently paid through July 2022, and I'm justifiably curious if the mag will still exist even a year from now the way this has been going. Hoping for the best. cheers. (Note: as tired father of a toddler, I'm no longer a regular on the forums these days, so I look forward to the mag)
     
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  13. CaptainHate

    CaptainHate Zealot (532) Apr 22, 2006 Ohio

    Got #133 today. Thanks for staying on this.
     
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  14. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,649) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff

    I hear and share your frustration and concerns. The last year has been tough for us and print publishing faces some serious challenges, which we plan on addressing in the new year.
     
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  15. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,649) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff

    Thanks for the update. I've heard from several that #133 is now in hand.
     
  16. Irishace9

    Irishace9 Devotee (414) Sep 7, 2012 Illinois
    Trader

    Hoping mine makes it today
     
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  17. scream

    scream Crusader (730) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    mine did
     
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  18. Irishace9

    Irishace9 Devotee (414) Sep 7, 2012 Illinois
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    Hoped for mine today before Thanksgiving. No such luck.
     
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  19. socon67

    socon67 Poo-Bah (1,718) Jun 18, 2010 New York

    Summer issue #133 received today.
     
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  20. Sound_Explorer

    Sound_Explorer Meyvn (1,383) Dec 29, 2013 Washington

    Got my #133 just before Thanksgiving. Provided some reading during downtime.
     
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  21. unoriginal

    unoriginal Initiate (196) May 4, 2008 Colorado
    Trader

    Any update on this?
     
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  22. Irishace9

    Irishace9 Devotee (414) Sep 7, 2012 Illinois
    Trader

    Still waiting for my latest issue.
     
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  23. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,649) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff

    Everyone is. But now that Extreme Beer Fest is out of the way we're back to wrapping up issue #134. Updates to follow here an in the FAQ once it's been shipped...
     
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  24. Irishace9

    Irishace9 Devotee (414) Sep 7, 2012 Illinois
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    Cool thanks.
     
  25. GOBLIN

    GOBLIN Meyvn (1,362) Mar 3, 2013 Ohio
    Society Trader

    Dang, I really should subscribe again.
     
  26. 22Blue

    22Blue Poo-Bah (1,733) Nov 10, 2013 Kansas
    Society Trader

    Worth the subscription price! Always a good read! Thanks!
     
  27. scream

    scream Crusader (730) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    nothing since 133 late November last year.
     
  28. JakerLou

    JakerLou Meyvn (1,055) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire
    Society

    Thanks for posting this it was a good interview. I learned that the Seaport is closing down for renovations in 2020 and will stay closed until 2024. I hope they can find a comparable venue for EBF.

    I guess my next question is how will BA refund/transfer our outstanding subscription monies when they cancel the print magazine. My subscription is good until July 2021. I have no idea how much money that is but I'm curious what it gets me here in BA land. Access to an online magazine? Access to the new app? Applied to Premium membership payment? I'm sure they're working this out now but inquiring minds...
     
  29. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,649) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff

    We're actively searching for a new home.
    We plan on updating subscribers very soon with our plans for the mag and beyond.
     
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  30. woodchipper

    woodchipper Meyvn (1,017) Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut
    Society

    Being an "old school guy" I find myself ignoring the online articles knowing that I will get to visit them in hard copy. You are probably doing the right thing in today's age to attract eyeballs to the site, but have you considered delaying the online publication until the print issues ship?
     
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  31. JakerLou

    JakerLou Meyvn (1,055) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire
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    I hope it works out, this is my favorite festival by a wide margin.
     
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  32. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,283) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
    Society Trader

    Hopefully the BA electronic magazine solution supports Windows, Android, and iOS.
     
  33. basaywhat

    basaywhat Poo-Bah (1,661) May 20, 2013 Illinois
    Society Trader

    Thank you! I figured I would post it since there had been no news about the magazine since early Feb. I could see this coming for some time now as they have kept delaying the issues for some time now. I am to the point I would much rather have my money back than wait any longer.

    Just my two cents.
     
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  34. gregsandiego

    gregsandiego Initiate (61) Jul 31, 2011 California

    I hope it comes back. I don't care about the money, or missing issues. The magazine has been a part of the household for years and has sentimental meaning.
     
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  35. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,987) Oct 14, 2009 Texas

    I'm surprised this isn't bigger news on this site.

    I became subscriber some time ago, since I enjoyed reading the mag. I'm sorry to see it go.
     
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  36. scream

    scream Crusader (730) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    Appears that at some point there will be an announcement. "Very soon "
     
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  37. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (402) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Too bad it’s not as easy to publish BA as it is the LLBean catalogue. I’ve gotten 627 issues of that publication since I last received a BA mag...:grin:
     
  38. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,283) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
    Society Trader

    The last issue (or two?) of the BA mag used incredibly thick and high quality paper and printing, better quality than many coffee-table books I've seen. Couldn't have been cheap.
     
  39. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (402) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts
    Trader

    . Better than many coffee table books? Really?