Ready for Micro?! Whether you're a noob or veteran, use this survival guide to navigate our Microbrew Invitational and the incredible lineup of tasty brews. I'll update as needed, and feel free to chime in with questions or tips for others. ### Fest Page https://www.beeradvocate.com/micro/ Follow us @BeerAdvocate on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. https://twitter.com/BeerAdvocate https://instagram.com/beeradvocate https://www.facebook.com/beeradvocate And make sure to tag your posts with #BAMicro Tickets https://www.beeradvocate.com/micro/tickets/ Gatherings & Parties And don't miss our pre-party: Microbrews @ the Shipyard w/ KO Pies & Friends. Always an awesome time. For more: https://www.beeradvocate.com/micro/events/ Venue Seaport World Trade Center 200 Seaport Boulevard Boston, MA https://goo.gl/maps/Yszpe Times Session #1 = June 2, 6-9:30pm Session #2 = June 3, 12-3:30pm Session #3 = June 3, 6-9:30pm Entry Line The line starts on the eastern side of the building, around the corner from Sovereign bank, and extends down the Harborwalk. If you have a disability, please alert one of our line crew volunteers or security at the front of the line so we can make your wait a more comfortable one. Dress for the weather if you plan on waiting in line early. Please listen to our line crew and security to ensure the line is kept tight. Be prepared to be redirected to walk around the building if the line reaches the end of the building. We'll be pre-scanning early to ensure that we get you in quick. Have your tickets and IDs ready when you see us coming with scanners in hand. Fest Guide We'll have free guides available at the fest with more fest info, beer details, lingo, map and whatnot. Make sure to pick one up, and then add it to your BeerAdvocate shrine after the fest. Venue Map w/ booth assignments: https://goo.gl/IJNjF8 The Lineup We're looking at over 325 beers, ciders, kombuchas, meads, sakes and more! https://www.beeradvocate.com/micro/beer/ Disclaimers: All booths will be manned by brewery staff. The beer lineup is the same for all three sessions, however, all beers are subject to change and availability. Pours are 2 ounces (or less) in accordance with MA State Law. Please consume with respect. Please be advised that some of the beers may contain allergens. Ask before you drink. Random Protips Eat! Don't forget to buy a bite from one of the awesome food vendors. You'll thank us later. This year we welcome back Waffle Cabin, KO Pies, Cellars at Jasper Hill and Roxy's Grilled Cheese and Binge BBQ! See the map for their locations. Hydrate! Free access to WaterMonsters will be onsite for your hydration needs. The fest can be overwhelming, and you're not going to be able to try every beer. Make a short list. Like your top 10 must try beers. Hit those, if you can, take a deep breath and relax. Everything else is now gravy. Now go have fun and explore random booths and try something new. Skip the long lines. Explore! There's a very good chance that you'll discover some amazing beers that you'd otherwise miss because you wasted the entire fest waiting in lines. Look up from your phone now and then. Drinking beer isn't a game, and the fest is a great chance to interact with fellow beer geeks and brewers in the flesh. Don't get drunk. Don't be that guy or girl. You'll only regret it and your odds of getting the boot by security will greatly increase. Respect Beer® We're all about having fun as we explore beer, but by observing these simple rules and noting a few practical policies, you can increase your enjoyment and learn how to truly "Respect Beer." Appreciate what you're drinking. Note the beer's appearance, smell and taste. Savor it. Pace yourself, and find out what the ABV of a beer is before you consume. Drink for flavor, not just for impact. We've said it before, but it's worth repeating: water is your friend. Drink plenty of it to help detoxify and counteract the alcohol stripping water from your system. Eating also replenishes the system, slows down your rate of consumption, and helps to absorb alcohol so you don’t find yourself inebriated after a few beers. Beer Fest Line Etiquette Believe it or not, you're not the only person at the fest. Look around. There are thirsty people surrounding you. And if you follow these simple tips, you'll go from an inconsiderate beer fest noob to courteous veteran in three easy steps! Get your sample, say thanks, and move so others can do the same. If someone has to ask you if you’re in line, and you're not, you're in the way. Move! However, if you feel compelled to talk to a brewer, or ask a question about a beer, and it's going to take more than 5 seconds ... please move to the side to geek out. That's it. Cheers to you, courteous beer fest pro. ### We've got attendees coming in from all over the US and as far as Australia. Thanks for your support! Looking forward to seeing many of you there!