Cny brewfest

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by Baab200, Jan 30, 2013.

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  1. Baab200

    Baab200 Aspirant (264) Jan 9, 2013 New York
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  2. ColdOne

    ColdOne Aspirant (217) Jan 19, 2013 New York
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    I've never been... good time, I'm guessing?

    I'm all about TAP NY. How does CNY compare?
     
  3. Baab200

    Baab200 Aspirant (264) Jan 9, 2013 New York
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    I've never been to the other one, but this one is pretty good. About 50 breweries, and a good amount of people there. Live music too
     
  4. Kiwi

    Kiwi Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2004 New York

    CNY fest is no big deal- not many interesting beers listed in the Syracuse New Times ad for the event. Ithaca nor Middle Ages are listed. Good place to catch the Flu as the servers often seem to hand you your tasting glass back with their hands on the rim of the glass causing you to swap spit with everyone there. Tap NY is 10 times better IMO
     
  5. Baab200

    Baab200 Aspirant (264) Jan 9, 2013 New York
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    Both those breweries will be there. A complete list is on the website. They actually have a decent lineup this year, compared to past.
     
  6. bosshop

    bosshop Initiate (0) Sep 13, 2012 New York

    Little bird is chirping that a few Maine Beer Co bottles are making an apperance, and Ballast Point will be a new addition.

    My experience/advice: go to the early session. Night session is a shit house with douche bags breaking glasses every thirty minutes.
     
  7. Baab200

    Baab200 Aspirant (264) Jan 9, 2013 New York
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    Heard about ballast point...founders will also be new there. I know rogues and great divide as well.

    Unfortunately, the clowns I'm going with refuse to go to the early one, so I'm stuck with the part session
     
  8. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,020) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Check out the early list of TAP breweries.

    TAP so far

    Unreal, NY has gotten incredibly lucky with new breweries, most of them making beer as delicious as the established ones, and all of them will be at TAP. CNY Brewfest is a pale shadow of the best fest NY offers, TAP.
     
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  9. lovindahops

    lovindahops Meyvn (1,059) Mar 26, 2010 New York
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    If reading that list doesn't make you appreciate the ny craft breweries... I don't know what will. Thanks for posting!
     
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  10. JoeyDankNug

    JoeyDankNug Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2011 New York

    Tap ny is ok....check out the brewery ommegang festival.buy tickets day they are released as it sells out fast.best beer fest in ny by far.id goto cny just for ballast and Maine though.zoe lunch victory at sea and sculpin are some of my faves
     
  11. Kiwi

    Kiwi Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2004 New York

    Any follow up report on this brewfest? likes and dislikes/ new CNY brewery highlights? Any one off specialty brews on tap??
     
  12. Baab200

    Baab200 Aspirant (264) Jan 9, 2013 New York
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    Brewfest was good. My only complaint was they ran out of the good beers at the late session. Next year will definitely go to the first session to avoid this. They only had four bottles left of sculpin by the time I got to there table, which was only a half hour in to the event. Clown shoes unidragon also ran out. I'm glad I got to try that tho before it did. For a 12.5% beer it was very smooth. But I went to get a second glass and it was gone.

    Some of the highlights for me were the unidragon by clown shoes, the yeti by great divide, cappuccino stout from lagunitas, and the big foot ale from Sierra Nevada. Big foot isn't even on the shelves yet here in Syracuse so was happy to see it.
     
  13. Baab200

    Baab200 Aspirant (264) Jan 9, 2013 New York
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    When do tickets go on sale for this? Would love to go. Plus would stop at the hall of fame while down there
     
  14. ColdOne

    ColdOne Aspirant (217) Jan 19, 2013 New York
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    Tickets have been on sale for weeks. Get 'em!

     
  15. JoeyDankNug

    JoeyDankNug Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2011 New York

    Sorry I wasn't sure when they go on sale,my beer reps at work give them out to us.last year it was crazy.....
     
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  16. ColdOne

    ColdOne Aspirant (217) Jan 19, 2013 New York
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    Sorry... I read too fast and thought the question was about TAP tix. Not sure about BCTC.

     
  17. JoeyDankNug

    JoeyDankNug Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2011 New York

    I have been going to tap fest for 7 years now,it's ok.go on Sunday it's way less packed.too much of the same ol shit though.
     
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