Firestone Invitational the 2nd

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by PaulStoneAnchor, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. PaulStoneAnchor

    PaulStoneAnchor May 30, 2009 California

    Who's going? I definitely think 3F and Cigar City will out shine everyone this year. Three Floyds did it right last year with Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord...so tasty! And not to mention Alesmith with Barrel Aged Brewer's Speedway!
     
  2. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Feb 25, 2008 California

    Stayed up until midnight to get some tickets last night. Looking forward to it.
     
  3. drgarage

    drgarage Aug 19, 2008 California

    Got mine, too. Had to set an alarm. I don't make it to midnight much these days...
     
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  4. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Feb 25, 2008 California

    Tickets are there this morning. Probably didn't need to stay up.
     
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  5. BilbosNuts

    BilbosNuts Feb 22, 2011 Missouri
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    Yup got mine this morning
     
  6. drgarage

    drgarage Aug 19, 2008 California

    I just noticed. Oh, well. I jur hope this means they aren't increasing the total number of tickets. It was perfect last year.
     
  7. Fresh

    Fresh Dec 27, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    I'll be there. Stayed up as well even though I didn't need to!
     
  8. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    I'll be there. I don't think Three Floyds is coming this year though.
     
  9. APreacher

    APreacher Jun 6, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    I will be there.
     
  10. Devi0us

    Devi0us May 3, 2011 California

    I'll be there, got my tickets during the pre sale...I really hope all of the brewers step up their game this year since Three Floyds brought their A Game last year...

    Cheers!
     
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  11. bird22

    bird22 Jan 2, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Three Floyd's will be there again this year. I believe this is the full list so far:

    Kern river
    Moonlight brewing company
    Fifty fifty
    Stone
    Tap's fish house and brewery
    Bell's
    The Bruery
    Beachwood
    New Belgium
    Alesmith
    Three Floyd's
    Sierra
    Russian River
    Mikkeller
    Odell
    Lost Abbey
    Ballast Point
    Boneyard
    Faction
    Trumer
    Golden Road
    Yo Ho
    Dogfish
    Alpine
    Braufactum
    Figueroa Mountain Brewing
    Rahr and Sons
    Southern Tier
    Boulevard
    Bear Republic
    Founders
    Nebraska
    Sun King
    Revolution
    Cigar City
    Green Flash
    Lagunitas
    Funkwerks
    and of course, Firestone Walker
     
  12. drgarage

    drgarage Aug 19, 2008 California

    They're on the list from Firestone already...
     
  13. drgarage

    drgarage Aug 19, 2008 California

    That list is so killer. Crooked Stave or Hill Farmstead would just take it to a heretofore unprecedented level...
     
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  14. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    I stand corrected. Looks like a very exciting list.
     
  15. stupac2

    stupac2 Feb 22, 2011 California
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    Got my tickets, my group has a house rented, shit just got real, son.
     
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  16. bugdoc

    bugdoc Apr 4, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    I bought in - maybe this year I'll actually go to the fest...
     
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  17. kristalynn

    kristalynn Apr 25, 2012 California

    locked tickets up during pre-sale.
    last year's was the best festival i've ever attended, wouldn't dream if missing it!
     
  18. animatedbat

    animatedbat Jun 1, 2011 California

    So, is it too early to start planning a bottle share on the evening of Friday May 31st;)?

    Went to GABF last year, Firestone Walker Invitational topped it, in my opinion. This year will undoubtedly be no exception!
     
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  19. drewone

    drewone Sep 18, 2006 California
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    What is your source for this list, FW website only list who attended last year. Regardless I bought a ticket.
     
  20. hophead247

    hophead247 Jan 27, 2008 California
    Beer Trader

    The Firestone Invitational Facebook page listed all this year's attendees.1

    http://www.facebook.com/FirestoneBeerFest?fref=ts
     
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  21. AptosBeerDrinker

    AptosBeerDrinker Aug 9, 2011 California

    Going. Stayed up lat last night figuring tickets would be gone in minutes. We don't do many festivals these days but everyone I know who went last year said it was insane. How were the lines/crowds last year? Can we pool our money to get Hill Farmstead and Lawson's to join?
     
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  22. drgarage

    drgarage Aug 19, 2008 California

    The only long lines all day were for Vanilla Bean Dark Lord right at opening, and even that was typically no more than 15 minutes -- and wound up lasting for almost two hours. It's seriously amazing how well they put it together.
     
  23. AptosBeerDrinker

    AptosBeerDrinker Aug 9, 2011 California

    That's encouraging. I really hope they didn't increase the # of tickets by a lot. I hate the "cow at a stockyard" feel of a lot of festivals.
     
  24. SanDiegoBeerLove

    SanDiegoBeerLove Sep 20, 2009 California
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    Got my ticket this morning and room yesterday. I hope both the event and I are a little more laid back this year. Memories(or lack thereof) from last year are still being discussed.
     
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  25. jtmartino

    jtmartino Dec 11, 2010 California
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    We're in. Staying with a gal named Adelaide.
     
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  26. drgarage

    drgarage Aug 19, 2008 California

    We'll be at the Best Western down the street. Might have to swing by and say hello...
     
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  27. Pecan

    Pecan Dec 20, 2012 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    I'm in! Also stayed up for the tix and saw them still available this morning. Now I just need to be more responsible and book a room somewhere. Any suggestions?
     
  28. Skuter

    Skuter Jun 21, 2008 California
    Beer Trader

    Got tickets at the pre-sale back in November, rest of our party got tickets last night. Booked two rooms at the Adelaide Inn as well for our party. I think there is a standing bottleshare at the Adelaide every year!
     
  29. AptosBeerDrinker

    AptosBeerDrinker Aug 9, 2011 California

    Tried to book the Adelaide but it's full according to the website. We'll be at The Oaks up the street with a fairly large Santa Cruz contingent.
     
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  30. jtmartino

    jtmartino Dec 11, 2010 California
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    Any of the surrounding hotels are solid. Best western, Oaks, etc. Use Kayak.com's map feature to see what's near the fairgrounds (within walking distance.)

    I looked at VRBO but by the time you factor in cleaning and everything it's at least $525 (1 bedroom) or $550 (2 bedroom) for 2 nights in a downtown unit.
     
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  31. DovaliHops

    DovaliHops Nov 16, 2009 California
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    My girlfriend surprised me this morning! Looks like we're gonna be there! I am very excited for this.
     
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  32. Retsinis

    Retsinis Sep 25, 2009 California
    Subscriber

    I also got tickets Thanksgiving weekend, presale, along with a few others. Quite a number of our other friends got tickets last night, or this morning. Staying at the Adelaide Inn as well. Last year was fantastic!​
     
  33. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Jun 23, 2009 Washington

    I'm in. Staying at the Black Oak. Will be bringing beers down from Seattle.
     
  34. ggwheeler

    ggwheeler Jan 8, 2011 California

    In!

    The Adelaide is already booked solid!

    That was crazy fast!
     
  35. eyebereej

    eyebereej Dec 2, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    You may want to call them if you want to book there. I booked a room at the Adelaide about 15mins ago. When I checked the website earlier, it showed there was no availablity so I called. They said some rooms were blocked off for festival goers.
     
  36. ggwheeler

    ggwheeler Jan 8, 2011 California

    Ahhhh. Thanks.

    Is this where my fellow degenerate beer nerds will be sharing bottles before and after?
     
  37. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Jul 10, 2009 California
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    What are the room rates at the Adelaide looking like?
     
  38. bulletrain76

    bulletrain76 Nov 6, 2007 California

    I think I'll be camping this year.
     
  39. eyebereej

    eyebereej Dec 2, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    About $130 a night.
     
  40. SP23

    SP23 Aug 21, 2008 California
    Beer Trader

    $121.00 Friday and Saturday
     
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