Extreme Beer Fest: Boston (2019)

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,623) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Save the dates! The 16th annual invitational Extreme Beer Fest (EBF) will be held on February 1st and 2nd, 2019 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Mass. Featuring 120+ brewers and 400+ beers, across two days and three sessions, this will be the biggest and most diverse EBF lineup ever.

    Tickets are on sale now.

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

    ProTip: Like the fifteen editions before it, this fest will sell out in advance. Don't wait to buy your tickets.

    Hope to see many of you there.

    Cheers!
     
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  2. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,623) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  3. thecho8

    thecho8 Initiate (15) Jan 23, 2018 Massachusetts

    Will there be a per person ticket limit to the number of Early Bird tickets that I can buy?

    My friends and I had a great time in 2018 and we're already looking forward to 2019!
     
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  4. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,623) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Ticket limit per purchase will be 10 per session for Early Bird tickets.
     
  5. adamschorr

    adamschorr Disciple (371) Dec 30, 2007 New York
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    Todd: How do premium members get our discount code?
     
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  6. onezendad

    onezendad Initiate (16) Apr 16, 2018 Ontario (Canada)

    Any EBF Pros able to help me decide on sessions? I am going to come into town specifically for the Fest and want to do Friday and Saturday. Should I do #2 or #3 on Saturday? Will everything be gone by #3? Or do some places bring out new stuff only for #3?
     
  7. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,623) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    It'll be posted in the Premium Member forum. There's already a thread in there, which will be updated with the code very soon.
     
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  8. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,623) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    The beer lineups are more or less the same of all sessions and we ask brewers to ration limited beers so there's some for each session. Session #2 always sells out first.
     
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  9. onezendad

    onezendad Initiate (16) Apr 16, 2018 Ontario (Canada)

    Awesome. Thanks. Looking forward to it. My first "fly-in" beer trip.
     
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  10. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,623) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    We're now adding confirmed brewers to the lineup as they come in.
     
  11. Va11inott1

    Va11inott1 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2015 Brazil

    It will possible to bring my 6 months old daughter to the event?
     
  12. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,623) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    As stated, our fests are 21+ w/ valid ID only.
     
  13. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,623) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Reminder: Tomorrow (Thursday, July 5th) is the last day for Early Bird tickets. Save $7.62 per ticket while you can, otherwise general tickets for all sessions go on sale this Friday at 12pm EDT.
     
  14. Britt

    Britt Events Manager (1,235) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    We just added
    3 Stars Brewing Company (District of Columbia)
    4 Hands Brewing Co. (Saint Louis, Missouri)
    7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery (Dunedin, Florida)
    Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. (Elmsford, New York)
    Due South Brewing Co. (Boynton Beach, Florida)
    Earth Eagle Brewings (Portsmouth, New Hampshire)
    Epic Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    Four Quarters Brewing Co. (Winooski, Vermont)
    Two Roads Brewing Company (Stratford, Connecticut)
    to our list of confirmed brewers. We still have a very limited number of Early Bird tickets available for the Friday and Saturday evening sessions. General admission tickets go on sale tomorrow, so get ready, get excited, and get your tickets soon!
     
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    Britt Events Manager (1,235) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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  16. Atmend7

    Atmend7 Initiate (37) Mar 26, 2014 Connecticut

    Would be awesome to get Funky Buddha or Surly brewing back. .
     
  17. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,623) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Some fun stats:
     
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  18. Britt

    Britt Events Manager (1,235) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    We just confirmed that

    Artisanal Brew Works (Saratoga Springs, New York)
    Baxter Brewing Co. (Lewiston, Maine)
    Branch and Blade Brewing (Keene, New Hampshire)
    Burn 'Em Brewing (Michigan City, Indiana)
    Garrison City Beerworks
    (Dover, New Hampshire)
    Mortalis Brewing Co. (Avon, New York)
    Rockingham Brewing Company (Derry, New Hampshire)
    Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew) (Somerville, Massachusetts)

    will all be joining us for EBF! Check out the growing list of participating brewers and grab your tickets soon!
     
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  19. Britt

    Britt Events Manager (1,235) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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  20. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,623) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Looking forward to try Dogfish Head's superEIGHT...

     
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  21. Britt

    Britt Events Manager (1,235) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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  22. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,623) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    For those of you who haven't bought tickets yet, Session #2 is approaching 75% sold out. If you were planning on joining us on Sat, Feb 2 from 12 to 3:30PM now is the time to buy. And if you do so between now and the end of Cyber Monday (Mon, Nov 26) there are no ticket fees.

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

    Todd Founder (5,623) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Updates:
    More to follow...

    Cheers!
     
  24. Key-in

    Key-in Initiate (15) Jan 4, 2018 New Jersey

    So excited to see Artisanal Brew Works on the list. Visited the brewery last week and was blown away. February can't get here fast enough
     
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  25. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,163) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    Quick FYI ... only around 10 tickets left for Session #2.
     
  26. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Devotee (499) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    @Jason How does the government shutdown impact EBF? Mostly one-off beers that need to be shipped in
     
  27. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Devotee (499) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    @Todd Looping you in here too. Any chance that EBF gets fucked by the shutdown if it persists though January?
     
  28. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,623) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    As of right now, there's no indication that EBF will get fucked by the shutdown.
     
  29. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Devotee (499) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    Not the most encouraging response for people that have to book travel and hotels ahead of time
     
  30. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,623) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    The government shutdown isn't shutting down the fest, and we'll roll with any beer issues and make adjustments as need (like every fest). In the meantime, checkout the growing lineup.
     
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  31. rwh1183

    rwh1183 Initiate (26) Sep 16, 2016 Massachusetts

    Who has dropped out? I noticed the brewer count has dropped slightly.
     
  32. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,623) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    The brewer and beer counts will go up and down until the lists are finalized. And especially now as we're working on the guide.
     
  33. onezendad

    onezendad Initiate (16) Apr 16, 2018 Ontario (Canada)

    Not trying to be dense, but how would a federal government shutdown affect the festival? Is there a federal license?

    Honest question. Our alcohol rules in Canada are largely provincially based not federal.

    I booked my hotel & flight last July so I am coming to Boston regardless :slight_smile:
     
  34. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Devotee (499) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    Breweries can’t get labels approved for new beers while the government is closed. I don’t know how this works for one-off kegs being shipped into a fest, but on the surface it seems like it could be an issue.
     
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  35. onezendad

    onezendad Initiate (16) Apr 16, 2018 Ontario (Canada)

    Makes sense. Well good luck America!

    I'm coming anyway, even if it means just sitting Trillium all weekend drinking beer with existing labels :slight_smile: My hotel is 57 metres, er sorry 190 feet from Trillium.
     
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  36. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,623) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Regardless of the shutdown, we always get brewers who wait until the last minute (like a month or so before a fest)...only to discover that it's too late. Most take care of business well in advance of a release, because they know better.
     
  37. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,623) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Heads up! Fewer than 500 tickets for Session #3 remain. Don't say we didn't warn you...
     
  38. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,623) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    We're stoked to welcome our friends from:
    • B. Nektar
    • Graft Cider
    • KrafTea Kombucha
    • Urban Farm Fermentory & Gruit Brewing Co.
    • Nectar Creek
    • Reverend Nat's Hard Cider
    ... to the fest! And we've started to post their fine offerings of cider, kombucha, mead, and more to the list. Check 'em out: https://www.beeradvocate.com/extreme/brewers/
     
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  39. PNByeah

    PNByeah Initiate (40) Aug 24, 2014 Massachusetts

    Anybody happen to put together a spreadsheet this year?
     
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