IPA Fest: Brooklyn (Saturday, September 14, 2019)

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Hello Brooklyn! Our popular IPA Fest is back and headed to your borough on Saturday, September 14, 2019! Like last year's sold out IPA Fest in Boston, this tribute to hoppy beers—from bitter to hazy and juicy to sour—will focus exclusively on India Pale Ales (and a few India Pale Lagers). Hosted by BeerAdvocate, presented by Dogfish Head, and held at the Brooklyn Expo Center, the one day festival will span two sessions and feature over 50 breweries pouring nearly 200 beers.

    TICKETS + BEER LINEUP:
    https://www.beeradvocate.com/ipa/

    MAP:


    Looking forward to seeing many of you there, and thanks for your support!
     
  2. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Updates:
    • We're now at 50 breweries! https://www.beeradvocate.com/ipa/
    • Taking what we learned from VIP at IPA Fest: Boston and Extreme Beer Fest, @Jason and I are personally curating some VIP-only beers to be poured in the lounge. We plan on doing a meet & greet with VIP, too. More to follow...
    Looking forward to seeing 2,000 or so of you there! And thanks for your support!
     
  3. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Update: VIP tickets are sold out. General tickets remain for both sessions. And we're now at 52 breweries.
     
  4. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  5. cambabeer

    cambabeer Meyvn (1,205) Dec 29, 2010 New York
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    I snoozed, I loozed - any chance more VIP slots will open? Guessing I should just buy the GA before those go too
     
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  6. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    We kept the number of VIP tickets low to be safe. There's always a chance that we might release a handful more, but it wouldn't be until we're much closer to the fest and not a guarantee.
     
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  7. Ice_Cream_And_IPAs

    Ice_Cream_And_IPAs Savant (925) Jul 16, 2016 New York
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    If more VIP tickets end up getting released closer to the fest, would regular ticket holders be able to upgrade by paying the difference?

    Moving to NYC in August and psyched to finally make it to a BA festival.
     
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  8. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    We'd definitely take a look at accommodating those who've already purchase tickets.
     
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  9. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  10. Claude-Irishman

    Claude-Irishman Crusader (759) Jun 4, 2015 New Jersey
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    Any chance of getting VIP tickets still?
     
  11. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society

    Yes. We're working on making some available for Society members, and we'll accommodate those who may have already purchased tickets. More to follow...
     
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  12. BigJuice83

    BigJuice83 Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2019

    Is their any lodging discounts.
     
  13. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society

    We don't have any lodging discounts.
     
  14. EcurbTheProphet

    EcurbTheProphet Initiate (70) Jun 12, 2014 Washington

    Oh... Dear me...

    The question posed by "BA" was... "Brooklyn or Boston," which would you rather attend?

    Well... I live in SEATTLE! We really DON'T CARE about Boston and New Yawk, to be honest with you. HOWEVER, that said, here is how I deal with the CULTURE that has come out of Boston and New Yawk!...

    When I order a pizza from Pagliacci's I get a, "half and half,"... Half Brooklyn Bridge, half South Boston.

    AND I DRINK SEATTLE BEER!!!!!

    (and so should you)

    And THAT is how I answer the question... "Boston or Brooklyn." Thank you for the pizza suggestions, they are fantastic... BUT... I'll drink SEATTLE beer... Thank you very much. And THAT combo is SUPERB!!!
     
  15. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Cool story. Thanks for sharing.
     
  16. cambabeer

    cambabeer Meyvn (1,205) Dec 29, 2010 New York
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    I know we're still about 6 weeks out... couple questions. I know you guys ended up reaching out for volunteers for Funk this year, any chance you'll need helping hands for this one? Also, I know it's been mentioned, but want to make sure I don't miss the train on any second round of VIP tickets, is that still a plan? Super excited for this fest! Cheers!
     
  17. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society

    Yes. I believe that we'll be reaching out to some local Society members to join our Fest Crew (not volunteer).
    We hope to release another round of VIP tickets to Society members. It'll be a very limited amount.

    Updates to follow soon...
     
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  18. RobNewton

    RobNewton Defender (626) Dec 30, 2014 New York
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    Yo, let's pick a spot son. There aren't that many NYC spots, let alone beer spots, that can accommodate more than 4 people.
     
  19. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Sounds like we'll be taking over Barcade. More to follow...
     
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  20. cambabeer

    cambabeer Meyvn (1,205) Dec 29, 2010 New York
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    That'd be sweet - how do I make sure I'm on the list to be reached out to? I'd love to sign up!

    Nice! Great choice!
     
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  21. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    We'll be posting in the Society forum and sending an email.
     
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  22. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Stoked to have...
    • Anton's Dumplings: the best Russian dumplings in NYC.
    • STUF'D: does gourmet sandwiches unlike any you've had before. Inspired by French toast, we stuff our twice baked panko-parmesan crusted challah bread with different house proteins that will awaken all your tastebuds!
    • The High Roller Lobster Co.: Fresh lobster rolls from Portland, ME on fresh brioche.
    ...joining us with their tasty eats!
     
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  23. crushday

    crushday Aspirant (212) Jun 18, 2016 New Jersey
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    Hi everyone, I'm working on this "beer planner" for the IPA Fest. More updates coming. LMK your thoughts / ideas. If I get the floor map in time, will try to overlay selections.

    ipafest2019 dot vizandfizz dot com

    Not letting me submit the URL so sorry for the above format. Looks best on phone ...
     
  24. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Working on that this weekend.
     
  25. crushday

    crushday Aspirant (212) Jun 18, 2016 New Jersey
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  26. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Zealot (544) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    Which barcade? I assume the Williamsburg location but there are quite a few now.
     
  27. cambabeer

    cambabeer Meyvn (1,205) Dec 29, 2010 New York
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  28. crushday

    crushday Aspirant (212) Jun 18, 2016 New Jersey
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    Hey Todd, is the map available?
     
  29. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Not yet, but I'll post it as soon as it's ready.
     
  30. dpessalano

    dpessalano Initiate (50) Jan 31, 2016 Massachusetts

    Does anyone happen to be selling a VIP ticket for this? I dropped the ball big time.
     
  31. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society

    You can buy one right now. We released a very limited number for both sessions this morning. Check out the fest page.
     
  32. crushday

    crushday Aspirant (212) Jun 18, 2016 New Jersey
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    roger that. i believe all beers listed are captured in the "planner'
     
  33. lizzylaughsalot

    lizzylaughsalot Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2019

    If I already have a GA ticket is it possible to upgrade to VIP?
     
  34. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society

    Drop me a conversation and I'll sort it out.
     
  35. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    This Friday, Barcade is pulling out one of very few remaining kegs of 2010 Triticus, a beer that we originally brewed with Harpoon back in 2005. It was one of the first American Wheatwines ever brewed.

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/98/24064/

    :open_mouth:
     
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  36. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Update: Here's the map for those who need it now:



    We'll be distributing it as a one-sheet guide at the fest, too. Listed times are for general admission.
     
  37. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Just boarded the red-eye at LAX. Looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow night at Barcade and even more of you Saturday!
     
  38. Gkruszewski

    Gkruszewski Poo-Bah (1,841) Nov 1, 2013 New York
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    Can’t wait to have a blast....
     
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  39. Gkruszewski

    Gkruszewski Poo-Bah (1,841) Nov 1, 2013 New York
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    Just wondering if there is a VIP beer list
     
  40. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,985) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    There isn't a list, but we have some beers.