Attn BeerAdvocate's IPA Fest: A Tribute to Hoppy Beers, From Bitter to Hazy and Juicy to Sour

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  1. BeerAdvocate

    BeerAdvocate Founders (17,820) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    (Boston - April 10, 2018) BeerAdvocate is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting our first IPA Fest on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Sponsored by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, this one day, two session event will be held at the Flynn Cruiseport Boston, and will explore and celebrate the tremendous diversity of a beer category that continues to more attract fans year after year: India Pale Ales.

    Each of the 150+ beers from 40+ breweries in attendance will be an India Pale Ale (plus a few India Pale Lagers for good measure). IPA is not only one of the most popular style families, it is also one of the most versatile. So we've invited brewers to bring New England, hazy, juicy, 100 IBU, zero IBU, English, Belgian, American, session, double, triple, quadruple, fresh hop, wet hop, dry-hopped, double dry-hopped, barrel-aged, rye, wheat, black, red, white, wild, Brett, sour, fruited, spiced, french-pressed, or distilled hop IPAs. So long as it's somehow an IPA in concept, it's welcome at this festival dedicated to the wide range of flavors and aromas brewers are coaxing from hops!

    "My brother Jason and I have been hopheads for decades. We're stoked to kickoff our annual tribute to everything India Pale Ale, from bitter to hazy and juicy to sour, and beyond," says Todd Alström, founder of BeerAdvocate.

    Session One will take place from 12 p.m.–4 p.m. and Session Two will run from 6 p.m.–10 p.m. Tickets are $65 each (plus fees) and go on sale via Eventbrite on Thursday, April 12th at noon EDT. Tickets include beer tastings, Govino drinkware, and a fest guide while supplies last. Food sold separately. All attendees must be 21+ with valid ID.

    What: BeerAdvocate’s IPA Fest

    When: Saturday, December 15, 2018
    Session One: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Session Two: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Where: Flynn Cruiseport Boston, Mass.

    Tickets: $65 (plus fees) and go on sale on Thursday, April 12 at 12 p.m. EST.

    For updates follow @BeerAdvocate and visit: beeradvocate.com/ipa

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  2. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,495) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    A limited number of early bird tickets are on sale now for Premium Members.
     
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  3. andylipp

    andylipp Devotee (447) Dec 8, 2006 Massachusetts

    Unfamiliar with the venue. I'm curious as to how many attendees per session you're hoping for.
     
  4. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,495) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Around 1,200 tickets per session.
     
  5. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Aspirant (241) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Sounds fun, although I feel like this would be the perfect for an outdoor fest during the summer, but either way I'm looking forward to seeing the full list of who's pouring.
     
  6. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (9,401) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania
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    Long overdue in my opinion.
     
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  7. emannths

    emannths Aspirant (204) Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    I was thinking it should be somewhere around the end of October for peak wet hops possibilities...
     
  8. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,495) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Agreed. This is a fest that we've been considering for years. I guess we were just waiting for the world to finally recognize New England IPA. :triumph:
     
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  9. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,644) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    Grabbed a few tickets, can't wait! Will there be an EBF still in February?
     
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  10. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,495) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Hell yeah x 2!
     
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  11. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,644) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    Awesome, I love Boston beer weekends!
     
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  12. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,495) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Tickets are on sale now! Thanks in advance for your support.
     
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  13. brewandbbq

    brewandbbq Poo-Bah (2,408) Apr 24, 2003 New Hampshire
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    What's the deal on early bird tickets?
     
  14. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,495) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Premium Members were able to buy them first and with no ticket fees.
     
  15. Jbrews

    Jbrews Aspirant (251) Aug 6, 2013 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    Basically this is hopjam...that actually works!

    Great addition to the fests.
     
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  16. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Aspirant (210) Aug 2, 2017 New Jersey
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    Well, unsurprisingly due to my screen name, this has peaked my interest. Alchemist coming is so awesome!
     
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  17. Kraz

    Kraz Initiate (128) Feb 12, 2018 Indiana

    Great lineup so far. Seems like a good quick weekend trip

    Checking flights brb!
     
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  18. CliffBrake

    CliffBrake Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2010 New Hampshire

    Any English style IPA’s included for us reforming hopheads? Narragansett IPA would be a great local choice.