Events EBF Lines

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  1. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Devotee (471) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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    What is the booth line situation like tonight? Every picture I've seen on Twitter makes it look like a madhouse, but pictures can be deceiving. Any thoughts from attendees?
     
  2. richj1970

    richj1970 Poo-Bah (1,663) Oct 26, 2012 Alabama
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    Didn't wait more than 5 min in any line all night.
     
  3. aea1156

    aea1156 Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2013 Maryland

    Lines weren't bad at all ... Even during the peak Funky Buddha & Toppling Goliath which had the longest lines moved nicely
     
  4. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Devotee (471) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Awesome. Thanks guys. Some some foreboding posts on twitter tht got me scared for tomorrow.
     
  5. Aaron58

    Aaron58 Initiate (194) Dec 16, 2007 Massachusetts

    No problems at all. The funky Buddha and toppling goliath lines were by far the longest, but still not bad.
     
  6. Botulizard

    Botulizard Devotee (425) Jul 22, 2013 Michigan

    Are you sure those two were the longest? The Dogfish line was ridiculous while Sam was there.
     
  7. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Devotee (471) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Only first timer wait in line for DFH.
     
  8. Botulizard

    Botulizard Devotee (425) Jul 22, 2013 Michigan

    I wasn't in line, I just saw it.

    I am a first timer (and also staff), though.
     
  9. BobCobb

    BobCobb Aspirant (295) Jul 10, 2012 Illinois
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    How long did the popular beers last?
     
  10. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Devotee (471) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Just joking dude. That DFH line can get crazy, which I like excuse it frees up room at other booths
     
  11. duceswild

    duceswild Meyvn (1,271) Feb 8, 2010 Maryland
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    Treehouse was pretty long for most of the night as well
     
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  12. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,326) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Brewers were rationing beers so they'd have some to pour during all 3 sessions.
     
  13. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,326) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    And smart people looking to try the Funky Buddha and BeerAdvocate collaborations. Line was moving quick too.
     
  14. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,045) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    Can anyone speak to how long it took for the back part of the line to the get into the venue? Just curious as I wont be able to get there early. Excited for my first EBF! Hopefully my must haves don't kick too early.
     
  15. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,326) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    We had the entire line in within 25 mins.
     
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  16. andylipp

    andylipp Zealot (537) Dec 8, 2006 Massachusetts
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    23 minutes, to be exact!
     
  17. rjp217

    rjp217 Meyvn (1,157) Apr 24, 2012 Massachusetts
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    The lines were minimal all night. Funky Buddha and Toppling Goliath had the longest lines and they were flying through pours so the wait was less than 5mins for those two at the most. Don't worry about lines, they are not an issue.

    Awesome time last night!
     
  18. Auror

    Auror Defender (631) Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts
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    In general, it felt like there were a lot of people, but there were so many awesome beers that the lines were well split everywhere. Tree House line moved the slowest...not sure if that was because everyone got the same beer so one pourer was useless or because Dean was talking to everyone ;)
     
  19. hikeeba

    hikeeba Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2013 Rhode Island
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    Funky Buddha's line doubled back on itself today. I timed 15 min for my wait (but it was well worth it!)
    TG & TreeHouse's lines were decent, but the wait wasn't really that bad. DFH had two lines - one for 120 min and the other (much much shorter) for everything else.
     
  20. dudeabides76

    dudeabides76 Initiate (173) Sep 13, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Crooked Stave appeared to bring a six pack...they were out 45 minutes into session B.
     
  21. andylipp

    andylipp Zealot (537) Dec 8, 2006 Massachusetts
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    Same thing Friday night. Weak sauce!
     
  22. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Same thing for last session. Great stuff, but gone in a blink. Hopefully they set up proper for next year.
     
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  23. Beeranator

    Beeranator Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013 North Carolina
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    i felt like there were twice as many peoe on saturday as there was friday, anyone else notice that?
     
  24. DNICE555

    DNICE555 Crusader (795) Aug 13, 2008 Connecticut
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    You guys (brewers,staff,ect) did an amazing job. Thank you and cheers. Looking forward to next year.
     
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  25. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,326) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Same numbers.
     
  26. TonyVT

    TonyVT Initiate (13) Sep 15, 2012 Vermont

    I looked behind their table Friday night after they were cased and saw 2 boxes of bombers on the ground. No wonder they ran out so quickly.
     
  27. TheNightwatchman

    TheNightwatchman Zealot (506) Mar 28, 2009 Pennsylvania


    I could understand waiting in the DFH line if Sam was there. I'd love to meet him.
     
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  28. dar482

    dar482 Poo-Bah (3,455) Mar 9, 2007 New York
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    He definitely was. Lots of the brewers were there, but they seemed busy and I was too busy drinking to stop and chat it up.
     
  29. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual Disciple (312) Nov 3, 2012 District of Columbia
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    I wasn't there but knew several who were. This just sounds like how to run an event. I will make an effort to make this happen go around.

    Knowing you have a lot on your plates, have you all ever considered (or maybe do already) consulting//advising smaller breweries on how to do their events? I know selling package beer changes things a lot, but I think MANY brewers spend their time on their craft, not attending / seeing what works (and doesn't) at beer festivals, releases, etc. Just a thought. I always think its a shame when the whining on BA about the event planning overshadows the brewers product, when these folks are spending 5x as much time and resources on the product not the party.
     
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  30. damienblack

    damienblack Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2007 Massachusetts
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    All of those beers are in the 375mL format, which makes it even worse.
     
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