Extreme Beer Fest 2016: The Beer Lineup

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  1. MenardMa

    MenardMa Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2011 Connecticut

    Any word on the food vendors yet? My wife mostly comes for the waffles and grilled cheeses so she's waiting anxiously :slight_smile:

    apologies if the info is already out there and i'm missing it.
     
  2. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,698) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

    So far we've confirmed Waffle Cabin, KO Pies, Roxy's Grilled Cheese and Cellars At Jasper Hill.
     
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  3. pnutbutr

    pnutbutr Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2013 New Jersey

    May I ask a stupid question? I went through the FAQ and I didn't find a clear answer.

    All of the beer is served in single-use, disposable plastic cups, correct?

    Also, I noticed that many of the brewers have a great deal of different beer choices. Is is proper etiquette to only get one sample per trip through the line?

    Thanks
     
  4. GreesyFizeek

    GreesyFizeek Poo-Bah (10,751) Mar 6, 2013 New York
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    I can help out here- they give you a cup that you use throughout the entire fest.

    Also, yes, you should only get one sample per trip through the line, unless there is no line.
     
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  5. pnutbutr

    pnutbutr Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2013 New Jersey

    Perfect, thanks!
     
  6. Johnct

    Johnct Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2014 New York

    Wait so if a brewery has 2 or 3 beers you want to try, you'll have to wait in line and try one, then turn around and go to the end of the line and wait to try another, and so forth??
     
  7. blisscent

    blisscent Devotee (462) Aug 16, 2015 Rhode Island

    Yes, which shouldn't be a problem and especially since it's not about getting drunk. Yet it's somewhat a pain with a very popular brewery.

    Overall, there is no way to get everything you want to try, so there is that. So use a strategy while remaining as sober as possible to go along with that.
     
  8. _RL_

    _RL_ Disciple (348) Oct 2, 2013 Maryland
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    In addition to @blisscent's comment, many (probably most) breweries have small or no lines.
     
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  9. Smokingtony

    Smokingtony Initiate (56) Nov 14, 2014 Texas

    Looks amazing! I wish this was in Texas
     
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  10. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut

    Best beer fest of all time. EBF is where it's at! So lucky to be less than 2 hours away and able to go every year!
     
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  11. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Defender (602) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    Think of the logistics of having one tasting cup and people just hanging out at the front of the line, taking their time to drink each beer they want before moving on to the next brewer. It would be a disaster.
     
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  12. GreesyFizeek

    GreesyFizeek Poo-Bah (10,751) Mar 6, 2013 New York
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    If you want to get multiple beers from a popular brewery, wait in line, get a sample, get to the back of the line, and drink the sample while you wait for another one. Otherwise, the lines would take forever, it would take 10-15 minutes per person up there. No bueno.
     
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  13. Grimm_Artisanal_Ales

    Grimm_Artisanal_Ales Initiate (134) Apr 6, 2015 New York

    Hi everybody,
    We're we're making wort for Lambo thursday/friday this week, and we have a three week turnaround time for the beer, which just means we were cutting it incredibly close and couldn't guarantee we'd have it ready for the fest. There's a slim outside chance we can get it there on time, but we knew Lumen was a lock. Lumen is more delicate than Lambo Door but still juicy as F so hopefully people will enjoy!
     
  14. sgulner

    sgulner Initiate (162) Apr 16, 2011 Massachusetts
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    EBF is a great fest, and am sorry will not be able to attend due to both work and a new 8 month old at home. HOWEVER, the one side benefit for the locals is that in the past any 'extras' from the fest went into distribution locally. I remember it being talked about previously, something about needing to have distributors in Ma to pour beer here, not exactly sure. Anyways, I've picked up Big Bad Baptist, Revolution (prior to the recent availability), and others on tap around town.
     
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  15. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Defender (602) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    It better be extremely delicate.
     
  16. bahamut6565

    bahamut6565 Initiate (0) Sep 28, 2014 Massachusetts

    I'm going to the 1st session, and Hoo Lawd is one of my biggest priorities, since it's most likely the only chance I'll ever get to try it. I wanna go straight to DFH's booth to make sure they don't run out before I get a chance. Two questions:

    1. Will it destroy my palate for every beer I try after?
    2. Should I even worry about them running out in the 1st session?
     
  17. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,698) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

    It will destroy your palate, so be prepared to scrub it with food and water immediately after. And DFH should be rationing it across all three sessions.
     
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  18. Grimm_Artisanal_Ales

    Grimm_Artisanal_Ales Initiate (134) Apr 6, 2015 New York

    anybody who consumes Hoo Lawd is banned from the Grimm booth thereafter :wink:

    #extremelydelicate
     
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  19. anthonyc_9

    anthonyc_9 Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2013 New Jersey

    Extremely Delicate Fest
     
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  20. MenardMa

    MenardMa Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2011 Connecticut

    Excellent, thanks man. Can't wait.
     
  21. fregolo2

    fregolo2 Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2013 Canada (QC)

    A shared google sheet or an excel sheet for the beer would be great no?
     
  22. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,698) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Someone usually creates one, but it's still a bit too early for anyone to publish a final list online. The core beers (less any last minute changes) will also appear in the guide; available for free at the fest.
     
  23. Dr_Fancy_Pants

    Dr_Fancy_Pants Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2014 District of Columbia

    Anyone know if DFH's Festina Lente is a fresh or vintage?
     
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  24. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,354) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    A few updates have been made ... added beers from Four Quarters Brewing Co.
     
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  25. Abragg3

    Abragg3 Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2014 Connecticut

    Can the fest guide be handed out while we wait in line as opposed to entering the fest? this way i can use my time in the cold to plan?!?
     
  26. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,698) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    We'll hand some out to the beginning of the line, but not the entire line.
     
  27. pehodges

    pehodges Initiate (95) May 25, 2013 Massachusetts

    For those keeping track,I see the updates are:

    Adding Four Quarters and their eight beers (4 Quarterez Mojito Sour, Batch 13, Chrysalis - Bourbon Barrel-aged, Cookie Bear, Fleur De Lis, Moscow Mule, Opus Humulus - Double Dry-Hopped, Pineapple Jalapeño Gose)

    Renaming 2SP's Red Wine Barrel Aged Blonde With Brett as Brett Butler.

    Adding five additional beers for Dogfish Head (Festina Lente, Higher Math, Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, Oak Aged Noble Rot, Romantic Chemistry)

    For Grimm, adding Lumen.

    For Jackie O's, swapping Evelyn for Matriarch.
     
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  28. jebiker852

    jebiker852 Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2015 Massachusetts

    Does anyone still have the pre-list available im surious to see who hasnt announced beers yet we are getting pretty close to the date so im just curious. I know Cigar city is still missing not sure who else.
     
  29. CJNAPS

    CJNAPS Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2013 California

    White Chocolate is pretty good, but the Bruery list is always kind of weak.
     
  30. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,354) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    Stone Brewing added.

    NERAX Booth Lineup ... a booth worth checking out if you are not familiar with cask ale:

    Aeronaut - Winter Midnight Weisse - Toasty and Tart Berliner Weisse - 4.6%
    Medusa - Barrel Aged Witchfinder General - Oak Barrel Aged Smoked Pumpkin Export Stout - 6.6%
    Jack's Abby- Gingerbread Framinghammer - Baltic Porter - 10%
    Night Shift - Bourbon Barrel Aged Darkling - Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - 10%
    Foolproof - The Regulah - Raincloud Porter w/Coffee and Lactose - 6.5%

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    There will be some minor tweaks until the week of. Anymore changes after that will be fest surprises.
     
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  31. jtodeasa

    jtodeasa Initiate (91) Nov 11, 2015 Connecticut

    Very impressive list! Cant wait to go, b why no Vermont breweries represented?
     
  32. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,698) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Four Quarters is from Vermont.
     
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  33. blisscent

    blisscent Devotee (462) Aug 16, 2015 Rhode Island

    One of the heavyweights of Vermont, but a little less known. And they are bringing a boat load of goodies, which includes a few of their quality sours.
     
  34. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,814) Sep 2, 2012 California
    Fest Crew Society Trader

    Are these the Nerax beers listed above or are these additional beers for their respective breweries
     
  35. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,354) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    NERAX beers ...
     
  36. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,814) Sep 2, 2012 California
    Fest Crew Society Trader

    Okay thanks, I am as stupid as I look :flushed:
     
  37. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Defender (602) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    Unlimited Black Tuesday last year was definitely weak.
     
  38. _RL_

    _RL_ Disciple (348) Oct 2, 2013 Maryland
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    As was unlimited Tart of Darkness with Cherries and Vanilla.
     
  39. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Defender (602) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    Drank so much Tart of Darkness, waving at the people in the Tree House line. Can't fucking wait.
     
  40. pehodges

    pehodges Initiate (95) May 25, 2013 Massachusetts

    I don't have a listing of the previously promised breweries. You can read through the thread to see the breweries that have definitely pulled out. From Jason's previous comment:

    Tpain518, Dec 31, 2015 : ... If my list is correct, 4 quarters, green man, half acre, lagunitas, marz, and sommerville are all waiting to be added
    Jason, Jan 5, 2016 : Just waiting on Marz & Four Quarters ... the NERAX booth as well. Aside from that the fest is fully booked.

    I infer that previously announced Green Man, Half Acre and Lagunitas will be no shows; Four Quarters, Marz, Slumbrew and Nerax have been added to the list, and from the last update announcement, Stone has also been added as a surprise. Not sure if they have any more surprise announcements planned.
     
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