Extreme Beer Fest: Los Angeles (2017)

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,621) Aug 23, 1996 California


    In case you missed the memo, we're bringing our Extreme Beer Fest to Los Angeles! Sponsored by Dogfish Head, we'll be bringing the extreme and inviting some of the most creative brewers around to join the celebration of boundary pushing brewing. The one-day, two-session event will be held on Saturday, December 9 at the California Market Center in DTLA.

    A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild + SoCal wildfire relief efforts.


    Note: All sales are final.



    Fest/Booth Map:


    Goldstar/Groupon Concerns?

    On Facebook?

    See the FAQ: https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/faq-beeradvocate-fests.276039/

    We're looking forward to seeing many of you there!

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  2. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,717) Sep 2, 2012 Colorado
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    WOW the first part of the list looks AMAZING! Going to be a great event, although nothing else should be expected given the history of BA Fests :grinning:
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  3. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,621) Aug 23, 1996 California

    Update: We're now at 26 out of at least 60 brewers now. Finback, Casa Agria, Short's, Phantom Carriage, Beachwood, de Garde, Great Notion and Tioga-Sequoia have been added.
  4. bearsbeers34

    bearsbeers34 Initiate (60) Nov 24, 2010 California

    How does one, get tickets...on apr 1
  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,621) Aug 23, 1996 California

  6. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,621) Aug 23, 1996 California

    Update: For those of you who aren't familiar with our events/history, I finally put this together:


    And I'll be flushing it out with more timeline details over the upcoming months.
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  7. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,621) Aug 23, 1996 California

    Update: Forbidden Root out of Chicago just confirmed. Inspired by nature, they were pouring some of my favorite brews at Extreme Beer Fest: Boston in February.
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  8. Britt

    Britt Events Manager (1,228) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts

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  9. johnInLA

    johnInLA Crusader (782) Jun 12, 2005 California

    OK, I'm in - Day Session.

    Looking forward to it.
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  10. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Zealot (598) Mar 10, 2013 California

    Same here. Day session.
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  11. mysterye87

    mysterye87 Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2014 California

    Got day session. Surprised not sold out.
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  12. warrendietrich2001

    warrendietrich2001 Defender (612) Feb 13, 2013 Nevada

    Having gone to Boston twice for EBF love that I can now drive instead of flying across country. Really bummed no Friday night session as I like going to both days. Just wanted to say well done on giving the west coast a chance to experience a BA fest!
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  13. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,621) Aug 23, 1996 California

    I'm not. Eights months away and we've done very little promoting, but that'll change soon and it'll sellout.
    This is going to be annual event, so we're giving ourselves time to grow and evolve it vs. going balls out year one.

    See you guys there! We appreciate the support.
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  14. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,621) Aug 23, 1996 California

    Update: @PMR just confirmed that the The Bruery is in!

    I still remember when he and Rachel flew all the way out to Boston to attend their first BA fest. I think it was Return of the Belgian Beer Fest. They had just opened and were well-received. The rest is history...
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  15. Dschwartz83

    Dschwartz83 Initiate (105) Feb 1, 2013 New Jersey

    Session 2 here. EBF Boston has been my favorite beer event the past few years. There's no way I couldn't make the trip from New Jersey for this. (Well with my awesome wife's blessing of course :slight_smile:) See you in December, LA!
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  16. GRG1313

    GRG1313 Poo-Bah (3,677) Jan 15, 2009 California
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    Hard to believe that there are still tickets, especially in beer loving and crazy Southern California! We actually set our alarms and bought ours within the first 5 minutes of the sale! I expected a sell out within minutes base on my fantastic experiences in Boston.

    My two daughters and their husband/boyfriend and I have attended at least six BA extreme fests in Boston, traveling each time from Los Angeles. Every time we go my son-in-law, who is as nuts as I am with this stuff, says that same thing; "This is the best beer event we go to." (And we go to GABF every year for about 10 years and dozens of other "beer things" throughout the year).

    It's true. I have no vested interest in BA and have been known to argue and criticize "the brothers" as much as I've supported them. However, there is no question but that the BA Extreme in Boston has been "the best" of the fests and events I've gone to....and I go to a lot of events.

    I have every reason to believe that the L.A. event will set a new standard. (And, for those of us who go to Boston each year.....we get to save a shit load of money by staying in our own back yard). Yet my oldest daughter, a surgeon and mother of my only grandchild (and obviously an adult of more than sufficient age) still asked when I told her that we had tickets to the first L.A. Extreme Festival, "Dad, does this mean we're not going to Boston for our yearly trip?" Well, perhaps 2 extreme festivals is really what we all need in today's otherwise insane world!

    Bottom Line: I'm really looking forward to sharing this great event with my Los Angeles beer drinking friends who've not had the wonderful experiences that I've had in Boston. We're going to have a great time.
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  17. Britt

    Britt Events Manager (1,228) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts

  18. Britt

    Britt Events Manager (1,228) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts

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  19. Britt

    Britt Events Manager (1,228) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts

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    Britt Events Manager (1,228) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts

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  22. AyeDogg

    AyeDogg Initiate (155) Oct 29, 2015 California

    C'mon Omnipollo!
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  23. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,621) Aug 23, 1996 California

    I'm not familiar with them, but after looking at their offerings they seem like a good fit for the fest. We'll drop them an invite and see what happens.
  24. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,717) Sep 2, 2012 Colorado
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    They're fantastic and always doing some crazy things. They've collobarated a bunch with US breweries too!
  25. EL_CHIDO

    EL_CHIDO Initiate (75) Apr 28, 2015 California

    4 realz?
  26. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,621) Aug 23, 1996 California

    4 realz. It's a big beer world out there.
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  27. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (986) Oct 17, 2010 California

    omnipollo sounds like the perfect fit for this fest. they've made some extreme and delightful beers recently
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  28. Raziel313

    Raziel313 Savant (945) Sep 9, 2013 California

    Inviting holy mountain? Treehouse? J wakefield? Cycle? 3 Sons? Dare i say Toppling Goliath?
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  29. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,621) Aug 23, 1996 California

    They're on the list. Email opened. No reply yet.
    They usually pour at our Extreme Beer Fest in Boston, but Dean said they'd be taking a break to focus on their expansion. Boston drinks their booth dry.
    They'll be at our Microbrew in Boston this June. I could ask.
    I've yet to try their beers, but I'll look into it.
    Are they licensed to brew now? If not, we couldn't legally have them pour at the fest. If they are, it looks like they're contract brewing very small amounts which could be challenging on many levels.
    While I dig their beers and have no ill will towards them, and this has been discussed in other threads, I'm hesitant in inviting them again as they've bailed on us in the past.
  30. Britt

    Britt Events Manager (1,228) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts

    Modern Times Beer from San Diego, California, has been added to our list of confirmed brewers!
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  31. swanfungus

    swanfungus Devotee (488) Dec 23, 2014 California

    Can we please get @augiecarton and Carton Brewing out to LA for this? I just want to be able to drink Boat ALL NIGHT LONG.
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  32. Sullivanj10

    Sullivanj10 Initiate (33) Mar 5, 2013 California

    It'd be great to have Cloudburst from Seattle down here for the event
  33. BreweryRun

    BreweryRun Disciple (353) Feb 22, 2013 California

    Nudge, Nudge.

    Also, hoping Holy Mountain accepts the invite. They really impressed me when I visited. Would love to see Toolbox get an invite as well. Their barrel aged sour program has been killing it as of late.
  34. thebeerismightier

    thebeerismightier Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2015 New York

    Killer list so far Todd! Just moved from NYC and would love some extra East Coast love out here in December!
    NY: Grimm, LIC, Sand City
    PA: Voodoo, Tired Hands
    Mid-Atlantic: RaR, The Answer
  35. heatwaves

    heatwaves Aspirant (218) Oct 17, 2009 California

    @Todd I know that it's a lot easier to get interest from California breweries simply due to geography, but any chance you've sent invites to Arizona Wilderness, Upright, Ale Apothecary, Wren House, and Wolves & People? Since they're in bordering states, they're close-ish. And even though it's further out, Jester King would be incredible.

    Will SARA be there?
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  36. Eternal218

    Eternal218 Aspirant (229) Mar 24, 2010 California

    Voodoo and Westbrook would be greatly appreciated! Hopefully you guys reached out.
  37. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,621) Aug 23, 1996 California

    Stoked to announce that Three Weavers is in. Swung by the brewery last week for Cinco de Mayo and was very impressed with their beers.

    And thanks to the thread for the other suggestions. We have limited booth space year one, but we'll do our best to invite who we can and continue to post updates as brewers confirm.
  38. Retsinis

    Retsinis Crusader (709) Sep 25, 2009 California

    Got a ticket for the Day one session, on the day the tickets went on sale. Will be my first EBF, after so many years on the site, really looking forward to it, along with attending with so many others.
  39. Dka67

    Dka67 Aspirant (274) Nov 27, 2014 California

    Fonta Flora , OEC , Hill Fatmstrad, Cerebral, Omnipollo, Little Cottage, Side Project , Kane , Fremont would all greatly be welcomed.
  40. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,621) Aug 23, 1996 California

    @Raziel313: J. Wakefield follow-up. I spoke with Jonathan Wakefield this past weekend at our Microbrew in Boston. He's in.
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