Belgium Comes to Cooperstown 2014

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  1. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (563) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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  2. barbaraeliza

    barbaraeliza Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2013 New York

    Soo...3 seconds to sell out? DAMN.
     
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  3. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (563) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    VIP is sold out. General Admission still good.
     
  4. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (563) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    Yep all sold out. Wow. Glad I got my ticket!

    Granted last year I managed to buy a ticket in May, so I'm assuming they will release more.
     
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  5. bucksatan

    bucksatan Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2004 New York

    Camping sold out then was available for a few seconds... then gone. That was faster then last year.
    2x camping obtained. Went in 2010 and it was great.
     
  6. barbaraeliza

    barbaraeliza Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2013 New York

    Got GA with camping. still hitting f5 for vip...probably a lost hope at this point.
     
  7. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (563) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    Yeah GA is still available.
     
  8. bucksatan

    bucksatan Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2004 New York

    GA says available but when you go to buy it says sold out... system overload!
     
  9. barbaraeliza

    barbaraeliza Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2013 New York

    There is a influx of resale tickets for VIP closer to theevent, as well as GA. This is how we got VIP a few years ago. I'll be in nursing school so probably better I keep that extra day for the books anyway.
     
  10. poumeapint

    poumeapint Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2004 New York

    got 4 VIP be my 10 year greatest fest ever !!!
     
  11. braugon

    braugon Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2013 Connecticut

    got two for Camping! wow, that sold out quick!
     
  12. Jae9979

    Jae9979 Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2012 New York
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    I missed out. Where can you get VIP resale? What were they charging?
     
  13. Cameroon

    Cameroon Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Watch the internet and Beer Advocate. People will put tickets up for sale as some cancel or plans change. Probably more so as the fest nears. The good brothers of St. Crispus Friary hope to be in attendance again this year and look forward to seeing all of you there.
     
  14. 245Trioxin

    245Trioxin Initiate (0) May 20, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Any volunteers hear back about their applications yet?
     
  15. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (2,039) Dec 1, 2010 New York
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    My wife and I decided with our other summer trips - including PNW (oh yeah) - we just couldn't swing this one. I'm curious what the beer selections and breweries are typically like though. Before tix went on sale I couldn't find a beer or brewer list anywhere.
     
  16. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (563) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    There are 2 huge tents of brewers. I would say around 80 in total serving up around 300 different beers.

    This is one of tents from last year:
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    It looks crowded, but I never had to wait for a beer.
     
  17. BeerLovinBuckwildUnicorn

    BeerLovinBuckwildUnicorn Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2013 New York

    Planning my menu.. stocking up on yummies... counting down the days!! CAN NOT WAIT!!
     
  18. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (563) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    A preliminary brewers list:

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  19. SqshBlssm

    SqshBlssm Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Two of our friends backed out last minute so we have two extra tickets for this year's tasting event with camping if anyone is interested?
     
  20. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (3,999) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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  21. SqshBlssm

    SqshBlssm Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2014 Pennsylvania

  22. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (563) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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  23. SqshBlssm

    SqshBlssm Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Thanks - we have them posted on the Facebook page too. For the number of people that were begging for tickets earlier, it's surprising how they are suddenly not in demand this week. Timing just didn't work out in our favor... yet.
     
  24. HugeBulge

    HugeBulge Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012 New York
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    Anyone have any info about the camping? What time can you get there to setup?
     
  25. joehill

    joehill Aspirant (206) Apr 11, 2008 New York
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    I've wanted to go up for this for a few years now but am seeing a brewery list for the first time. I'm surprised that AB InBev and Duvel are the only actual Belgian breweries attending!

    Not expecting Cantillon to show up or anything, but I always assumed that there were more Belgians there (and also that it wouldn't just be the largest brewers they have).
     
  26. SqshBlssm

    SqshBlssm Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2014 Pennsylvania

    The campground opens to non VIP ticket holders at noon Saturday.
     
  27. HugeBulge

    HugeBulge Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012 New York
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    Does anyone know how strict they are with the no outside beer rule? Do they check coolers going to the tents?
     
  28. danamal85

    danamal85 Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2008 New York

    Vanberg and DeWulf and D&V are importers that import belgian beer.
     
  29. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (563) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    Well Duvel owns Ommegang and are the main sponsors for the event. But I always considered this event to be more about American brewers showing off their Belgian styles. And it's nice that these brewers also bring lots of stuff that isn't Belgian at all.

    Yep! Also here's what Ommegang/Duvel/Boulevard are offering: http://www.ommegang.com/blog/bctc-beer-lineup-ommegang-duvel-boulevard/

     
  30. jleblanc

    jleblanc Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012 Massachusetts
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    i have been attending for 5 years and the outside food and beer rules are 100% not enforced.
     
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  31. jleblanc

    jleblanc Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012 Massachusetts
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    If anyone wants to try to meet up to share some beers let me know. This will be my wife and I's 5th year to this festival and look forward to it every year.
     
  32. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (563) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    Yeah kind of like the tasting tickets they give you - those go right into the trash.
     
  33. barbaraeliza

    barbaraeliza Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2013 New York

    There was even a rule?
     
  34. braugon

    braugon Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2013 Connecticut

    I'll be bringing some NEBCO growlers, bottles, and cans. Going with 3 others. Second year. Definitely down to share & trade some brau.


    Also; Wooooo!
     
  35. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (563) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    Yeah this is my Second year too. Going with 5 of my friends. Can't wait!
     
  36. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (563) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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  37. jleblanc

    jleblanc Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012 Massachusetts
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    cool, keep an eye out for me at the tasting, i'll be wearing a bright orange 'nothing runs like a deer' shit with bright blue shorts. the name is jeff
     
  38. braugon

    braugon Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2013 Connecticut

    well if youre wearing "shit" youll be hard to miss i suppose

    i will keep a lookout jeff, i'm paul!
     
  39. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (563) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    What an awesome week-end! Another great year, another great fest.

    The weather was perfect and the beers were tasty!

    Here are some pics. Can't wait for next year!


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    The feast waiting for us afterwards!
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