FloridaWeisse Bash @ Peg's April 26

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  1. baconmcnuggets

    baconmcnuggets Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2013 Florida

    You could tell her you know a way shittier mom who is leaving her kid in order to hit breweries and run a marathon in a totally different state on Mother's Day. (Didn't realize what day it was when I registered. Oops. But if it helps you, we'll say I totally did it on purpose.)
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  2. Lare453

    Lare453 Pooh-Bah (2,822) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    I wouldn't stay overnight on the southern half of that county... Go to manatee and take cab or short drive, worth it. Or spend some extra money and stay on the beach.
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  3. cacostaj

    cacostaj Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2013 Florida

    Palm Bay Motel is within walking distance, but there are several hotels a short cab ride away. Not much in the way of lodging within close proximity to GB
  4. Grizzy

    Grizzy Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2014 Florida

    Does anyone know why the price of this event went from $40 the day details were released via Facebook to now $50? Not cheap...just curious. :astonished:
  5. Braineater2448

    Braineater2448 Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012 Florida

    Those running the fest want more money? Cajun Cafe fests have been increasing in price over the years and are now at $50 too. It's unfortunate for those of us who aren't going to drink 10+ beers.
  6. Grizzy

    Grizzy Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2014 Florida

    Yea, I get that, but I was thinking with the price increase that they'd be offering more than just a tasting glass and unlimited pours for 4 hours. At least with Cajun Cafe fests it also gets you a plate of food and some live entertainment.
  7. Braineater2448

    Braineater2448 Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012 Florida

    There will be live entertainment at the Floridaweisse Bash, but food will probably be extra.
  8. urielxvi

    urielxvi Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Florida

    1,000 people seems like a lot for the venue :astonished:
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  9. Lasering

    Lasering Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2013 Florida

    I thought the same thing. What sucks is that there are 2 weeks left and still no info on buying tickets... Doesn't seem like they will be anywhere near 1000 people.
  10. RayUF07

    RayUF07 Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Florida

    It seems they are blocking off the street.

    But yeah, less people is fine by me.
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  11. shuajw

    shuajw Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2007 Georgia

    I guess it's good this date didn't end up working out. Sounds like the planning still leaves something to be desired.
  12. BKnarr

    BKnarr Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2012 Florida

    THIS is what worries me. Even the most well thought out and planned craft beer events seem to be going awry as of late. The planning here seems to be haphazard at best. It may be very well planned for all I know, but with the fluctuations in venue, date, price, and the little to no information shared with the public so far, MY PERCEPTION is that it isn't well planned at all. Again MY PERCEPTION is capitalized because I am not stating fact, just going by the evidence(or lack thereof) that has been presented thus far.

    Addendum: I hope I am totally wrong, because I am planning on attending.
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  13. Beerly-Departed

    Beerly-Departed Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2013 Florida

    For those east coasters who can't make it, Due South is having their 2nd anniversary party the same day.
  14. Lare453

    Lare453 Pooh-Bah (2,822) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    Brew bus has a bus going from ccb to green bench for 25 bucks.
  15. Jw347

    Jw347 Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2007 Florida

    What would you guys like to know about the event? I can try and answer all questions that you have. -JW
  16. jorrx003

    jorrx003 Zealot (564) Apr 8, 2010 Florida

    My only question is where is the best place to get antacids in bulk
  17. Lare453

    Lare453 Pooh-Bah (2,822) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    When will tickets go on sale?

    What breweries will be there?

    Can we bring bottles for a share?
    #57 Lare453, Apr 29, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2014
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  18. outsidah

    outsidah Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2011 Florida

    Any news on ticket sales yet?
  19. outsidah

    outsidah Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2011 Florida

    They just posted on FB that tickets will only be sold at the door. Blah.
  20. Braineater2448

    Braineater2448 Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012 Florida

    JW, what time will tickets go on sale? If sales start at noon, it'll take a while to get all 1000 people inside. My advice (not that it matters): Cash only, at least 10 people taking cash, giving wristbands and giving glasses (would take an hour to get everyone in at 30 seconds per person), and start selling glasses/wristbands at 11am so when noon hits everyone can just start drinking.

    EDIT: Also, the more beer stations, the better.
  21. outsidah

    outsidah Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2011 Florida

    All good advice. The fact that it's tickets at the door isn't very convenient and honestly it makes me rethink going since I'd like to make sure I drove all the way there to GET in.
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  22. huadog

    huadog Initiate (0) May 13, 2009 California

    I'd hate to drive 8 hours to not get in, or spend all day waiting to get in and then be done and everything blown.
  23. johnyb

    johnyb Pooh-Bah (2,200) Aug 11, 2012 Florida
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    This event seems to be poorly organized........I'm thinking the baton got dropped when Pegs handed it off....I'm going to take a pass this go around
  24. Lare453

    Lare453 Pooh-Bah (2,822) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    Thank you for answering our questions. Lol
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  25. Greenbenchbrewing

    Greenbenchbrewing Initiate (0) May 7, 2014 Florida

    I am here to answer any questions or concerns that you might have about the Floridaweisse bash this weekend. First, the date had to be moved because JWB's brewhouse arrived on the 25th. Jonathan and myself decided on the ticket price of $50/wristband. The maximum number of wristbands is 1000, but we do not and have not expected that number to be reached, we just needed to cap it somewhere. The tickets are all at the door, however they will go on sale starting at 11 AM and the festival will begin at noon. This way you have an hour before the festival starts to get your wristbands so that you're not waiting in line once the fest begins. One of the reasons we decided to go with wristbands instead of pay per pour is so that you don't have to continually go back to the ticket line. Also, the tasting room will be open to the public as normal but no Floridaweisse beers will be available without a wristband. In addition, a wristband does not get you pours of normal beers in the tasting room, that's pay as normal. We have blocked the street for the day so that there is enough room to accommodate everyone that is attending and we have spread out the tastings between Baum Ave, our beer garden, and the production area. Currently the following breweries are confirmed: Green Bench, JWB, CCB, Angry Chair, Coppertail, Rapp, 7th Sun, Intuition, Green Room, Southern Brewing & Winemaking, Late Start, and Overflow.

    At this time we are giving away a ticket on our facebook page for those participating. Check here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...71209987219.1073741826.159031024204574&type=1

    If you have anymore questions please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you.

    Khris Johnson
    Head Brewer
    Green Bench Brewing
  26. Lare453

    Lare453 Pooh-Bah (2,822) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    Is anyone doing a bottle share at this? I was planning on bringing a cooler...
  27. CaptainFleeker

    CaptainFleeker Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2012 Illinois

    The good Mr. Wakefield just announced there will be limited amounts of these little beauties for sale tomorrow at the FloridaWeisse Bash. Anyone wanna grab me a snifter? :wink:

  28. bushycook

    bushycook Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2011 Virginia

    Awww, I'd love to have one of the weiss glasses!
  29. thirdeye

    thirdeye Initiate (0) May 31, 2013 Florida

    I'm curious. How was it?
  30. Braineater2448

    Braineater2448 Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012 Florida

    Fantastic. Not crowded at all. Felt like 100-200 people. No line for Wakefield after 30 minutes of opening. Other breweries never had any lines. Only Wakefield to tap out (that I remember) was DFPF and it took a while. The event seemed really well put together, but maybe only because a lot less people than expected showed up. The only obvious miscue was we did not get the 8oz glass like we were promised. I believe the glasses werent ordered in time, so they used old Foeder for Thought plastic cups.
  31. Lare453

    Lare453 Pooh-Bah (2,822) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    Best event ever! All you could drink wakefield, which was awesome.

    There were several other stand outs as well. Overflow paper airplanes was awesome. Huge props to kris from green bench, had several awesome ones, especially champ,juice and habanero champ juice, fucking awesome!
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  32. wiltznucs

    wiltznucs Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2013 Florida

    For those living in the St. Pete/Tampa area you can get growler fill of The Burg, Goose, Champ and Second Stage at the brewery right now.
  33. Lare453

    Lare453 Pooh-Bah (2,822) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    Fuck... I don't want to make that drive but I may have to.
  34. outsidah

    outsidah Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2011 Florida

    It was a really nice event which I think was probably under populated because of the date change and how they handled tickets. If they had sold tickets online and people knew for sure they would be able to get in, I am sure they would have had more folks show up. I was worried myself since I didn't want to drive 4 hours to be told they sold out.

    Wakefield had a line immediately and immediately ran out of his special collab with Stone, the line died out after about an hour maybe and then it was easy to go back and forth. Standouts for me were Late Start Brewing (omg that Sour Sop), Overflow and Seventh Sun (of course JWB as well). Hope to go next year but worried about it being crazy down here in Miami.
  35. Lare453

    Lare453 Pooh-Bah (2,822) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    Jaw only had a 64oz growler of that collab.... It was my least favorite of the ones they had.
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