Events Extreme Beer Fest: Boston 2017 (Survival Thread)

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Sep 27, 2016.

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,491) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Let's start a general thread for those of you joining us February 3-4, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for the 14th annual invitational Extreme Beer Fest. Please feel free to discuss and ask questions, and use the related links and threads below for more specific discussions and information to help your survive the week/end.

    The Beer Lineup
    https://www.beeradvocate.com/extreme/beer/

    Venue Map
    https://goo.gl/tYli67

    Related Links & Threads:
    A note from Sam:


    Looking forward to seeing many of you at EBF!



    Cheers!
     
  2. Bobby_Fontaine

    Bobby_Fontaine Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2015 Massachusetts
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    I heard that you no longer have volunteers at these events, may I ask Why?
     
  3. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,491) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  4. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,491) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  5. BrittEBurke

    BrittEBurke Events Manager (832) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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  6. abagofit

    abagofit Aspirant (233) Oct 31, 2014 Massachusetts
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    why does session 2 sell out so much faster than the other two?
     
  7. Jslay013

    Jslay013 Disciple (380) Mar 6, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Likely because for most people, myself included, it is easier to go to a fest during the day on a Saturday.
     
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  8. halfshell

    halfshell Aspirant (280) Nov 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    And half a chance that you might be able to recover from the hangover before the Super Bowl on sunday...
     
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  9. SveNss0N

    SveNss0N Devotee (419) Feb 16, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Is Toppling Goliath going to finally re-attend or are they still pissed off?
     
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  10. Jbrews

    Jbrews Disciple (300) Aug 6, 2013 New Hampshire

    Volunteering for this is AWESOME. But be mindful you are there to work. Plenty of time to sip samples when time allows.

    So, what was Toppling Goliath mad at? I volunteered the year they were pouring.
     
  11. trevorpost

    trevorpost Crusader (763) Aug 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    I thought BA stopped using volunteers for fests recently?
     
  12. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Zealot (503) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts
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    This is true , Todd mentions it a few posts up
     
  13. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,491) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Pissed off? No. They bailed due to in-house issues.

    Moving along...
     
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  14. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,491) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    elucas730 Initiate (195) Feb 5, 2010 New York
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  16. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,491) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  17. BrittEBurke

    BrittEBurke Events Manager (832) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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  18. BrittEBurke

    BrittEBurke Events Manager (832) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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  19. bovineblitzkrieg

    bovineblitzkrieg Initiate (142) Nov 25, 2008 New York
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    Hope they bring God Complex again, that was killer.
     
  20. BrittEBurke

    BrittEBurke Events Manager (832) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    BrittEBurke Events Manager (832) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    BrittEBurke Events Manager (832) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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  23. BrittEBurke

    BrittEBurke Events Manager (832) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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  24. BrittEBurke

    BrittEBurke Events Manager (832) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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  25. BrittEBurke

    BrittEBurke Events Manager (832) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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  26. BrittEBurke

    BrittEBurke Events Manager (832) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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  27. hiddendecoy

    hiddendecoy Initiate (132) Dec 13, 2015 Connecticut
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    Does anyone have a beer list from last year or a link to one? Just curious as to what to look for. I'm excited for my first Extreme Beer Fest.
     
  28. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,491) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  29. johnnnniee

    johnnnniee Poo-Bah (5,144) Feb 28, 2007 New Hampshire
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    Any there any NH Breweries Extreme enough to attend?
     
  30. abagofit

    abagofit Aspirant (233) Oct 31, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Smuttynose (Smuttlabs) has been there in the past. I imagine Deciduous and Stoneface could make something extreme enough, but they've never been there to my knowledge.
     
  31. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,491) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Yes. There are plenty, and there's been plenty in the past too. But the brewers that attend are from all over the place, as seen on the list so far: https://www.beeradvocate.com/extreme/beer/
     
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  32. BrittEBurke

    BrittEBurke Events Manager (832) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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  33. BrittEBurke

    BrittEBurke Events Manager (832) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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  34. JakerLou

    JakerLou Savant (928) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire
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    IMO, the most likely NH brewery to make some really good "extreme" beers.
     
  35. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,491) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  36. pintsandtrainers

    pintsandtrainers Initiate (127) Jun 9, 2016 New Hampshire
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    Damn, anyway more Saturday tickets will become available? I was planning on buying one tomorrow.
     
  37. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,491) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Once we're sold out, we're sold out/at our capacity.
     
  38. stillmatic2232

    stillmatic2232 Aspirant (215) Dec 18, 2012 New York
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    Approximately how many Friday session tickets are left?
     
  39. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,491) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    We're at 60% sold for Session #1. I wouldn't wait.
     
  40. BrittEBurke

    BrittEBurke Events Manager (832) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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