Extreme Beer Fest: Bay Area (2022)

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Fests' started by Todd, Apr 5, 2022.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,632) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    I'm STOKED to announce that Extreme Beer Fest is back!

    We'll be in-person August 26 & 27, 2022 at the Craneway Pavilion located on the San Francisco Bay in Richmond, California.

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/extreme/

    Hosted by BeerAdvocate and presented by Dogfish Head, Extreme Beer Fest has become a legendary harbinger of beer's continuous evolution and used as a platform to debut new beers, styles, and brewing techniques. Join us as we celebrate brewers who push the boundaries of brewing, raise a fist at the norm, and blow minds and palates with creative, fun, and innovative beers!

    The Basics:
    • When? August 26 & 27, 2022. Two days, three sessions.
    • Where? Craneway Pavilion located on the San Francisco Bay.
    • Tickets?! Go on sale Friday, April 29 at noon PT.
    • More Details?! https://www.beeradvocate.com/extreme/
    • Respect Beer Society members will first dibs to buy tickets. Join now to take advantage of this perk!
    • Don't miss this chance to experience Extreme Beer Fest on the West Coast, taste hundreds of extreme beers from dozens of brewers, and meet up with thousands of BA members!
    • Art (once again) by Michael Hacker. Yes, there's going to be merch!
    Planning on Joining Us?
    Tag that you're going! https://www.beeradvocate.com/extreme/#social

    New to BeerAdvocate Fests?
    Read: https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/about-beeradvocate-fests.666168/

    Can't wait to raise beers with thousands of you in the Bay Area this August!

    LFG! :fire::beers::heavymetal::heart_eyes:
     
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  2. el_bobbo

    el_bobbo Disciple (383) Dec 22, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Soon to be my happy place
     
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  3. bret27

    bret27 Poo-Bah (1,970) Mar 10, 2009 California
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  4. startingatBeer-30

    startingatBeer-30 Initiate (21) Apr 2, 2022 California

    How much will tickets cost (Is there just one tier, or multiple?), how many will they be capped-at, and what exactly does that include (for one day of choice of the two?, how are pours counted, et cetera)? How many different specimens of extreme beers to taste, from how many different breweries/outlets? Any other details appreciated.
     
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  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,632) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    As mentioned, much more to follow...
     
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  6. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (3,348) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    I’m definitely going to try and make it!
     
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  7. mac_tre

    mac_tre Initiate (55) May 22, 2018 California
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    Hopefully there is a shuttle running to/from the BART stop. Otherwise, that's a loooong walk.
     
  8. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (2,848) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    It’s gonna be rad, man.
     
  9. BourbonForBeer

    BourbonForBeer Aspirant (235) May 11, 2020 Illinois
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    If I still lived around those parts I'd join ya :slight_smile::beer:
     
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  10. Mr3dPHD

    Mr3dPHD Devotee (499) May 6, 2008 Florida
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    I can't wait, I'll definitely be there! This will be my first one. In fact, my first beer fest of any kind on the west coast!
     
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  11. bret27

    bret27 Poo-Bah (1,970) Mar 10, 2009 California
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    Is there any lists of previous breweries and beers that were in the lineup?
     
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  12. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,632) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Yeah. I'll dig up some fest guides from previous fests and share 'em out.
     
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  13. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,632) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  14. MadMadMike

    MadMadMike Initiate (196) Dec 11, 2020 Florida
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    Thats a long haul from SW Florida and I bet it would be a hard crawl back home.,.
     
  15. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,632) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    That's nothing. In 2019, I met people who flew in from China, Sweden, Japan, Australia, Brazil, and elsewhere.
     
  16. woodychandler

    woodychandler Poo-Bah (12,449) Apr 9, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    CAN there be a CANinciding online fest with a curated selection of some of the beers on-offer at the in-person fest?
     
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  17. woodychandler

    woodychandler Poo-Bah (12,449) Apr 9, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Admittedly, I have yet to fly to an overseas fest, but I have traveled far & wide for beer, beer fests and other assorted & sundry reasons.

    An overseas fest? Hmm. AUS def beckons!
     
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  18. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,632) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    It's been discussed, but it's not feasible logistically and financially. I'd rather focus on doing another stand-alone virtual event in between our in-person fests.
     
  19. teromous

    teromous Poo-Bah (3,306) Mar 21, 2010 Virginia
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    Cheers to Michael Hacker for another awesome design. The medallion logos always look so cool. The art and coloring are always on point.
     
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  20. woodychandler

    woodychandler Poo-Bah (12,449) Apr 9, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Fair dinkum. Thanks, Boss-man!
     
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  21. Laurie0

    Laurie0 Initiate (69) Aug 28, 2015 California

    LA was an awesome fest, so was hoping it would return. BUT NOW?? It's in MY backyard? WHAT?!? Just want to say Craneway Pavilion is a fantastic venue. Looking forward to attending on my birthday weekend. Thanks for planning my party.
     
  22. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,632) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Hell yeah! We'll do our best to throw you an awesome birthday party!
     
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  23. bauers

    bauers Disciple (398) Feb 6, 2011 California
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    I think it's worth pointing out the CA does not have a law requiring 2 oz pours. :grin:
     
  24. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,632) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    What I've learned as an organizer and attendee is that just because you can do more than a 2oz pour at a beer fest doesn't mean that you should. :grimacing:
     
  25. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,632) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Invites are off to a great start! Hoping to have at least 75% of the brewers confirmed when tickets go on sale.
     
  26. IrishMASMS

    IrishMASMS Aspirant (224) Oct 6, 2019 California
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    A beer festival is a marathon, not a sprint.
     
  27. onezendad

    onezendad Initiate (55) Apr 16, 2018 Canada (ON)

    Canada to Boston for 2019 & 2020!

    Unfortunately late August is a no-go for me at work, but I would definitely consider another EBF.
     
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  28. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Disciple (354) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    Blasphemy
     
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  29. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,632) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Meh. If you attend, you'll thank me later.
     
  30. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Disciple (354) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    I get it. No one likes drunk assholes.

    5 booths at 4 oz is already dangerous territory
     
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  31. mujtabaq

    mujtabaq Disciple (350) Oct 21, 2010 California
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    Is there an after party?
     
  32. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,632) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    There's usually quite a few, hosted by various brewers/places. We'll also be hosting an official pre-party on Thu, Aug 25. Details to follow...
     
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  33. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,632) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Update: The initial fest page is now live!

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/extreme/

    I still have some tweaking to do, but I've tagged 26 of the brewers who are currently planning to attend (planning for over 50 brewers) and hope to list more before tickets go on sale this Wednesday (for Respect Beer Society members) and Friday (for everyone else).
     
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  34. _pat_

    _pat_ Initiate (53) Apr 26, 2016 California

    I'd recommend taking the ferry from SF if you can, it's much much nicer than BART
     
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  35. mac_tre

    mac_tre Initiate (55) May 22, 2018 California
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    Good advice for those coming in from SF
     
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  36. Laurie0

    Laurie0 Initiate (69) Aug 28, 2015 California

    For ticket buying planning, what is the ticket purchase limit? We want to take friends but haven’t decided which friends yet . I checked the info page but don’t see it…
     
  37. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,632) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    You can buy up to 8 tickets per session, per checkout.
     
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  38. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,632) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Heads up! Pre-sale tickets for Respect Beer Society members go on sale today at noon PT. Get first dibs + $10 off each ticket!

    Not a Society member? Join before Friday, April 29 at 11:59am PT to take advantage of this perk!

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/society/
     
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  39. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,632) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Looks like The Rare Barrel will be joining us! :beers:
     
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  40. F4Phantom

    F4Phantom Disciple (369) Dec 30, 2008 Georgia
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    Taking the ferry does sound like a great idea. Not being from SF and not familiar with the layout, I just checked out the ferry schedule. While there is a ferry that stops at/near the Pavilion, the schedule looks like it would be impossible take it back to SF in the evening. Unless I read it wrong, the last ferry back to SF is much earlier than the time that the Extreme Beer Fest ends.