Extreme Beer Fest: Cyberspace (2021) Tasting Order

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,716) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    For those who like to plan ahead, here's the current tasting order for both sessions:

    Friday, Feb. 5 (5-8 p.m. PT)
    1. Dogfish Head: Hazy-O!
    2. Other Half: Small lACEd in Space IPA
    3. Short’s: Super Delicious Stout: Extreme Beer Fest Edition
    4. Carton: The World’s Turned Upside Down
    5. Great Notion: Double Maple Pusher
    Saturday, Feb. 6 (5-8 p.m. PT)
    1. The Lost Abbey: Libri Divini
    2. Mortalis: Special HYDRA
    3. Modist: Special Reserve Mallow
    4. Japas: Black Miso
    5. BeerAdvocate, BeerThugLife, Crowns & Hops: F2020X3
    6. Dogfish Head: Olde School Barleywine
    Subject to change.
     
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  2. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (4,553) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    Is using a beer bong for any of these beers allowed?

    Asking for a friend.
     
  3. SourGuy62

    SourGuy62 Initiate (6) Jan 16, 2021 Pennsylvania
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    Will now know how to arrange my beer fridge.
     
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  4. swanfungus

    swanfungus Crusader (780) Dec 23, 2014 California
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    Definitely shotgunning the Carton barleywine.
     
  5. Dplourde

    Dplourde Initiate (5) Dec 13, 2020 New Hampshire
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    Will this be recorded to watch later for those of us who can't be online those days?
     
  6. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,716) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Yes. Attendees will be able to view recordings of both feeds for at least 30 days after the fest.
     
  7. BrianAlt

    BrianAlt Initiate (67) Feb 25, 2011 New Jersey
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    That Day 2 list is NO JOKE!
     
  8. lkmckin

    lkmckin Disciple (325) Mar 5, 2014 California
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    With the order set, can we get the beer experts to suggest some snack/meal pairings for each day or maybe each beer?
     
  9. RichNLove

    RichNLove Initiate (16) Jan 13, 2021 Pennsylvania
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    Double checking, "PT" is Pacific Time?
     
  10. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,716) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Correct.
     
  11. giovanciliberto

    giovanciliberto Initiate (10) Dec 6, 2020 Florida
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    Yes but you need to do them all at once
     
  12. kenginnova

    kenginnova Initiate (16) Jan 13, 2021 Virginia
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    Haha right? bc you know that would be extreme; an extreme waste of tasty beer ;-)
     
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  13. kenginnova

    kenginnova Initiate (16) Jan 13, 2021 Virginia
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    Yes. Per the FAQs, " Friday, Feb. 5 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 from 5-8 p.m. PST"
     
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  14. kenginnova

    kenginnova Initiate (16) Jan 13, 2021 Virginia
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    Definitely gonna sleep well ;-)
     
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  15. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (4,665) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    LOTS OF WATER

    Something like this having a plain baguette in slices or unsalted saltines is good for palate refreshing.

    beer list is pretty diverse so hard to pair any one specific food...but Im planning on being done eating a full meal well before opening a beer from this box
     
  16. Uptownal

    Uptownal Disciple (352) Nov 2, 2012 New York
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    What is this eastern time
     
  17. cyclonece09

    cyclonece09 Poo-Bah (2,652) Aug 5, 2008 Wisconsin
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    5-8 PT is 8-11 ET, 7-10 CT, 6-9 MT
     
  18. vectornut

    vectornut Initiate (50) Jan 12, 2021 California
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    Unless I bring a friend, I'm not sure I'll be able to keep up. But it will be fun to try!
     
  19. johnInLA

    johnInLA Savant (984) Jun 12, 2005 California
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    Same here, will probably go solo and the beers look to good to drain pour after a 3oz pour. So I'll proubably do 2 or 3 per night during the fest, and view the recording while trying the remainder.
     
  20. LXIXME

    LXIXME Poo-Bah (4,755) Oct 3, 2007 New Mexico
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    Question: The Extreme Beer Fest beers for Feb 5-6, 2021 we each received, I realize personal preference rules but what is the suggested temps for drinking each of these beers?
     
  21. bodonnell

    bodonnell Initiate (91) Apr 29, 2011 Texas
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    FOOD PAIRINGS!!!!

    Hey everyone, I am a fan of food pairings so I thought I would share what I plan on doing. This was a harder one not having tried the beers. I didn't want to make to make too many things so I am going for items that could be good for multiple beers and things that are not too difficult.

    Friday, Feb. 5 (5-8 p.m. PT)
    1. Dogfish Head: Hazy-O! - Citrusy ceviche with fish or shrimp
    2. Other Half: Small lACEd in Space IPA - Citrusy ceviche with fish or shrimp
    3. Short’s: Super Delicious Stout: Extreme Beer Fest Edition - Spicy Chocolate dipped Bacon
    4. Carton: The World’s Turned Upside Down - Spicy Chocolate dipped Bacon
    5. Great Notion: Double Maple Pusher - Spicy Chocolate dipped Bacon
    Our fist two beers should be rather fruity and citrusy based on the descriptions. This should work nicely with the citrusy marinade of the ceviche. The ceviche's more salsa based ingredients will stand up well against the aggressive hop character and may compliment a more dank hop experience.

    Two of the next three beers are stouts that should have some degree of maple to them. Stouts love chocolate, and bacon loves maple syrup (at least in my opinion). Add some spice to make it more extreme and I think we would have a good pairing. The World's Turned Upside Down may also pair well with this as pineapple and cherry chocolate deserts are not out of the ordinary.

    Saturday, Feb. 6 (5-8 p.m. PT)
    1. The Lost Abbey: Libri Divini - Spinach Salad with supreme'd grapefruit/orange and salty cheese, pecans with citrus vinaigrette
    2. Mortalis: Special HYDRA - Spinach Salad with supreme'd grapefruit/orange and salty cheese with citrus vinaigrette
    3. Modist: Special Reserve Mallow
    4. Japas: Black Miso - Korean Short Ribs (Trader Joe's)
    5. BeerAdvocate, BeerThugLife, Crowns & Hops: F2020X3 - Korean Short Ribs (Trader Joe's)
    6. Dogfish Head: Olde School Barleywine - Cave Aged Blue Cheese
    Our first two beers on day 2 are sours with some degree of fruitiness. The citrus of the salad will play nicely with the sour and fruit of the beer, the sour and higher levels of carbonation (I assume higher) will cut through the cheese and salt, and pecans because pecans are awesome.

    The next two beers I pared with Korean short ribs because I really don't know what to expect and the ribs should be a safe bet. I chose Trader Joes because theirs are a tasty easy solution. The red miso stout will probably have some level of roast and umami as will the ribs. The black IPA should be able to cut though the fatness of the ribs and lend some supporting roast character as well.

    Finally barley wine and blue cheese are always a good pairing. This beer having date and fig flavors will play nicely with the cheese, and the aged character of the beer seems appropriate for a cave aged blue, plus the best blue cheese is cave aged.

    Edit: I just realized that I did not have a pairing for the Modist Mallow. Since I already have 3 items for day two, it might be best to not pair anything with this, but I will think about it update if I decide on something.
     
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  22. KingHenry

    KingHenry Disciple (342) Nov 25, 2009 Massachusetts
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    What exactly is the feed of, tasting notes of each beer?
     
  23. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,716) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Sam and I will be hanging out, drinking the beers, inviting brewers to jump on and talk about their beers, and taking your questions.
     
  24. Papac6

    Papac6 Initiate (31) Mar 2, 2017 Illinois
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    Is there also a thread with the events that are happening. When will the brewers be on
    Or when will Todd and Sam be on to chat live with is
     
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  25. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,716) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    We'll add more specifics soon, but Sam and I will be on from 5-8 p.m. PT both days.
     
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  26. gclaw4444

    gclaw4444 Disciple (353) Jul 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    That's a lot of different ways to spell KO Pies.
    but seriously, to anyone in the greater Boston area this is apparently going to be KO Pies last year so get them while you can.
     
  27. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Poo-Bah (3,470) Sep 11, 2002 Massachusetts
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    I think I will get some Thwaites English meat pies to eat one or both nights. Those go with any kind of beer. If you live near Methuen, MA, get some.

    https://www.thwaitesmarket.com/
     
  28. bluerabbit

    bluerabbit Zealot (569) May 30, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Are we there yet? I'm not sure i can hold out for another week waiting to try these awesome beers. At least I won't spend half the fest writing down notes only to lose the fest guide before the night is over anyways!
     
  29. SourGuy62

    SourGuy62 Initiate (6) Jan 16, 2021 Pennsylvania
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    I have my beer advocate t-shirt for Sat. Bonus: I now have a personalized t-shirt from my son and wife for the Friday session.
     
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  30. mpj21186

    mpj21186 Initiate (6) Jan 31, 2021 New Hampshire
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    Hello,

    When will the virtual tasting be posted? I’ve seen mentioning of Vimeo or Zoom. Just trying to figure out which App to download.

    Thank You
     
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  31. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,716) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    They'll be live, posted Friday and Saturday, and you shouldn't need an app to view them. The feeds will be embedded in threads within this forum.
     
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  32. HoppyT

    HoppyT Aspirant (299) Nov 8, 2012 Ohio
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    Hey, now that the countdown has started, and we’re getting all our ducks in a row in thinking about food pairings, glassware, what we’re wearing, etc., maybe best serving temperatures suggested could help newbies get the most out the possible flavor nuances specific to each wonderful beer we’ve received.
    Like my father used to say, “What’s the sense in having a Cadillac, if you don’t know how to drive?”
     
  33. Lupin

    Lupin Devotee (493) Jun 4, 2006 Connecticut
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    I am happy about the virtual festival because it means I can finally live out my lifelong dream of attending a BA fest wearing only a pretzel necklace.
     
  34. db23

    db23 Initiate (67) Nov 10, 2009 New York
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    If elementary school taught me anything "PT" either means pregnant turtle or potty trained, depending on how you answered the question, "are you PT?"
     
  35. jbertsch

    jbertsch Poo-Bah (1,621) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts
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    This makes my bag o' pretzels a little lame.
     
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  36. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (2,227) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    *Not believing until you post a pic :grin:
     
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  37. lkmckin

    lkmckin Disciple (325) Mar 5, 2014 California
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    I'm going to second this question. I had planned on taking my beers out of the 37 F refrigerator one half hour before consuming, but this is just a wild guess. For the first day beers, the Carton has "Cellar at 55 F", otherwise there are no hints on the beers themselves. Any brewers want to give us their recommendations for temperature and serving glassware for maximal enjoyment?
     
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  38. Daveylcarp

    Daveylcarp Initiate (11) Jan 8, 2021 Iowa
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    I was going to just put mine out in the garage for the day....but it is going to drop to -10 F... maybe a bad idea.
     
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  39. BigSteve0_7

    BigSteve0_7 Initiate (6) May 11, 2019 New Jersey
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    How is this gonna work? do we just log in tomorrow at 5pm? do we get a link? -thanks
     
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  40. jb13760

    jb13760 Initiate (116) Feb 3, 2021 New York
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    I made these but feel free to use it.

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