Help me pick the next BeerAdvocate Fest in Cyberspace!

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Boxes & Fests' started by Todd, Jul 22, 2022.

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  1. brentk56

    brentk56 Grand Pooh-Bah (4,831) May 13, 2004 North Carolina
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    I love Stouts and IPAs as much as the next guy but, honestly, the range of craft beer has been constricted by those style and, to a lesser extent, the fruited sours. German, English and Belgian styles have been crushed. I like the idea for Barleywines but could really go for something to broaden people's palates.
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  2. WhoDatMeli

    WhoDatMeli Initiate (0) Jun 19, 2022

    I agree with Barleywine and Stout styles! And bourbon ales! Holiday themed.
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  3. SidewaysShaun

    SidewaysShaun Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2021

    Remember English ales? I think we need an English styles renaissance fest!
  4. Blogjackets

    Blogjackets Grand Pooh-Bah (3,260) Nov 22, 2017 Ohio
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    Coffee stouts. Ymmv.
  5. Viaduck

    Viaduck Savant (1,121) Nov 26, 2014 California

    Barleywine and/or stouts would be perfect for Q4 this year. Belgiums for Q2 next year, followed by sours for summer & pastry stouts for fall.
    We need at least 2 events in cyberspace every year. Live drink-alongs are a lot of fun.
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  6. Diascat

    Diascat Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2016 New Jersey

    I agree - extreme stout, tripel and barkeywine!
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  7. Diascat

    Diascat Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2016 New Jersey

    Exteme Beer 2- stouts, trippels, barleywines and old recipes
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  8. doctorgary

    doctorgary Zealot (718) Jan 22, 2019 New York

    Pick one or multiple regions and select hard to find beers from that region. I’m thinking top 250 beers that are abundant in the region where the brewery is but not available elsewhere. I’d buy it!
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  9. CTHomer

    CTHomer Pooh-Bah (2,916) May 23, 2014 Connecticut
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    Barley wines would be great, as would fests that focus on individual countries - Belgium, Germany, England, etc. Another idea would be to do a rare beer style fest - pick the beer styles that are hardest for the average person to find - faro, happoshu, sahti, roggenbier, etc. and build a box around those. How about a box built around GABF medal winners?
  10. beergoot

    beergoot Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,589) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    I also like the idea of a cold weather seasonal / holiday beer fest...
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  11. Cybermudgeon

    Cybermudgeon Crusader (470) Jul 31, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Forgotten Fest…collection of beers from styles that are regularly overlooked or have been forgotten. Necromancer Brewing in Pittsburgh has been striving to bring back these styles, & I think they’d be a great invite to such a gathering.
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  12. Giantspace

    Giantspace Pooh-Bah (2,757) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Old ale please

  13. Ash_SaisonLove

    Ash_SaisonLove Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2021 New York

    Would love a Belgian Beer fest, they don't get enough love! Or a Stout fest would be great!
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  14. Nugganooch

    Nugganooch Grand Pooh-Bah (3,364) Jan 13, 2011 California
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    Fresh Hop Fest and I am buying that ticket!
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  15. MadMadMike

    MadMadMike Savant (1,144) Dec 11, 2020 Florida

    Yep -Stouts and Barleywine and I’m for sure in!
    Credit card is out right now.,.
    Let’s Go Todd!
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  16. thebeers

    thebeers Grand Pooh-Bah (5,151) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Another vote for barleywine.

    In terms of timing, that week between Christmas and New Years is interesting to consider. I know plenty of folks travel and that it could be a mild pain for BA staff, but a ton of folks have off that week, are looking to drink some big beers and could ask for a box as a holiday gift. Big beers, a quality glass design or other swag, could potentially even up the price a little. :beers:
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  17. lomeister

    lomeister Crusader (427) Jul 25, 2006 Massachusetts

    I vote stouts and porters. I think that covers a broad range of beers, from porters to Baltic porters, and dry stouts to milk stouts and imperials.
  18. woodchipper

    woodchipper Grand Pooh-Bah (3,059) Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut
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    Stouts and Porters! Go ahead, cross that thin line.
  19. Thankin_Hank

    Thankin_Hank Grand Pooh-Bah (3,508) Nov 18, 2013 Texas

    I’ll try but drinking 16 ounces of 6 beers is too much. Make it smaller.
  20. Spade

    Spade Maven (1,392) Mar 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    To your point, shipping often sucks around that time of year. Do they mail these boxes early?
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  21. Spade

    Spade Maven (1,392) Mar 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Pumpkin beer.

    Someone had to get that out of the way. Carry on, everyone.

    Serious vote- barleywines and/or big stouts.
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  22. Kman_Colorado

    Kman_Colorado Devotee (381) Aug 17, 2014 Colorado

    Advent calendar!
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  23. cjgiant

    cjgiant Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,248) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    I like some of the out-of-the-box thinking of quite a few people, but everyone should (if they don't already) realize that to make this happen, BA has to pair with a brewers that have to take time in their production schedules to produce packaged offerings for the event. Presumably they would like to be profitable as well, or at least break even (maybe some good will for some of the better off partners).

    And to bring it all together, they need to find about twelve like-minded breweries whose schedule can synchronize, to a degree. Stepping back, I can appreciate the effort that goes into it and will be interested in what comes together, especially if either of the heavy favorites works out.
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  24. jeffluckyno13

    jeffluckyno13 Aspirant (209) Feb 27, 2016 Arizona

    Love the idea of a winter preparation fest and a good stout series but the heat is here for a while longer how about some farmhouse ales/american saison series for the heat.....

    Cheers from Arizona.
  25. WhoaShutItDown

    WhoaShutItDown Initiate (179) May 22, 2015 Massachusetts

    The thing I love about EBF is getting to try beers with crazy ingredients. Some of the things that stood out to me over the last couple of years were Hot Cheetos and Taki’s, squid ink, mace, onions, hot dogs, mackerel, snuff and tobacco. Granted, I don’t believe I finished these completely at the time, or could in the future, but they are so much fun to try and I think that spirit shouldn’t be forgotten.

    I’d also appreciate Utopias in can or maybe a miniature version of the normal container.
  26. lwrat62

    lwrat62 Initiate (35) May 20, 2022 Florida

    I would like to hear from Veteran Brewmasters and Hefeweizen or Belgium White Ales.
  27. Uptownal

    Uptownal Zealot (535) Nov 2, 2012 New York

    I would also like to see a Belgium inspired Fest.
    No matter what fest is decided upon I would like to see the format used for the first three virtual events used for this one. I enjoyed the banter between you and Edgar along the brewers insights into their creations. The extreme box was no where as enjoyable.
    No matter what I'm in.
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  28. micada

    micada Grand Pooh-Bah (3,034) Jul 13, 2015 New York
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    …and everybody gets an Anabasis. :whale:

    Hey, one can’t get that for which one does not ask.
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  29. bauers

    bauers Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2011 California
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    #BiL. That is all,
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  30. chrisiswhothisis

    chrisiswhothisis Devotee (392) Dec 15, 2011 California

    A good marketing campaign for it would be Ales For ALS. And with the broad range of what an ale is, all the barleywine suggestions before me could still be made happy.
  31. cydwel

    cydwel Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2010 Missouri

    American Adjunct Lagers (you’ve gotta include Stag if you include the style) & Brown Ales, plain and nutted.
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  32. TJSoundguy

    TJSoundguy Zealot (533) Jul 13, 2013 New York

    Stouts, Barleywines & Porters make sense to me. You could call it, “The Long Winter’s Dark - Fest”!
  33. ZenAgnostic

    ZenAgnostic Pooh-Bah (1,619) Jan 27, 2011 Texas

    What's with the VR headset? What did I miss?
  34. erosier

    erosier Pooh-Bah (1,865) Sep 26, 2007 Connecticut
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    I liked the EBF in cyberspace, that was pretty good, I'd like to see that again, or even a Stout Fest like many others have eluded to!
  35. bcasten

    bcasten Initiate (147) Jan 18, 2022

    I'm in!
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  36. ShanG777

    ShanG777 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2021 Maryland

    Porters, please.
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  37. Manta200

    Manta200 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,108) Apr 14, 2018 Kentucky
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    Virtual Beerfest in Winter? Hell yes!
    Stouts, Porters, Winter Warmers, Barleywines, I sign up for any of it.
    The virtual beer fests are always fun, keep them coming!
    I might tap out on a sour beer fest, other than that, I am game!
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  38. LesDewitt4beer

    LesDewitt4beer Grand Pooh-Bah (3,114) Jan 25, 2021 Minnesota
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    Q4 '22 and/or Q1 '23? Good timing for the world's Winter Warmers, Barleywines & Bocks. Cheers!
  39. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,978) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    100% agree with this
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  40. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,978) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Also a fantastic idea. Make it a DBB - dark beer box!
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