IPA Fest in Cyberspace (2021)

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,314) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    You asked for more virtual beer fests, and we listened!

    I'm stoked to announce that our IPA Fest is back! This time, we'll be streaming it live in Cyberspace on April 30 and May 1, 2021! In partnership with Half Time Beverage, attendees will receive a hand-curated box containing India Pale Ales from each geographic region in the United States, access to tastings hosted by Todd Alström (BeerAdvocate, that's me) and Edgar Preciado (BeerThugLife), and a chance to learn about the beers from participating brewers during two online sessions.

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/ipa/

    Packages go on sale via Half Time on Friday, February 26 @ 9 a.m. PST for Respect Beer Society members and Extreme Beer Fest in Cyberspace attendees (who synced their accounts). Public sales begin at 12 p.m. PST. Sales end on March 29 or when sold out (spoiler: it's going to sellout).

    I'll start posting confirmed beers on Monday, March 1, but don't wait to buy your box of beers!

    Thanks in advance for your support!
     
  2. el_bobbo

    el_bobbo Disciple (361) Dec 22, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Nice!
     
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  3. Peteostro

    Peteostro Initiate (97) Sep 23, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Hmm wonder how many will be for purchase
     
  4. johnInLA

    johnInLA Savant (924) Jun 12, 2005 California
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    Count me in. Really enjoyed the last one.
     
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  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,314) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Only 2,000.
     
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  6. gypsywolf

    gypsywolf Initiate (73) Oct 20, 2008 California

    Good news!
     
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  7. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,400) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Very nice.
     
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  8. Pinz412

    Pinz412 Zealot (555) Nov 20, 2019 Pennsylvania
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    I didn't expect tonight's announcement to be this exciting. I'm already looking forward to this, and Edgar is going to be a great co-host!
     
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  9. JamFuel

    JamFuel Poo-Bah (6,561) Mar 26, 2009 Sweden
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    Sometimes living in Europe sucks... :grin:
     
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  10. sourrogue0852

    sourrogue0852 Initiate (32) Dec 25, 2015 New York

    Not a big fan of IPAs, so when are you going to do a stout and all dark beer festival???????
     
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  11. Mr_Straw_hat

    Mr_Straw_hat Initiate (11) Feb 16, 2020 Ohio

    Looking forward but I see OH is not on the list of states to be shipped to this time around. But half time still ships to OH is there some other reason this fest is not available like extreme was?
     
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  12. socon67

    socon67 Poo-Bah (2,361) Jun 18, 2010 New York
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    I'm interested in this. Will be looking to buy a package today. Now another reason to look forward to spring.
     
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  13. mtravis63

    mtravis63 Initiate (63) Jan 24, 2014 Ohio
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    When you go to Half Times link under the states listed it still says OH - hopefully just a typo!
     
  14. Hoppyhead607

    Hoppyhead607 Initiate (13) Jan 23, 2020 New York

    Hopefully Edgar will shot gun a few with us during the zoom again
     
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  15. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (8,790) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois
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    Awesome! Fingers crossed for another west coast for the last spot!
     
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  16. Weisenbeer

    Weisenbeer Meyvn (1,116) Jan 1, 2015 Ohio
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    I just rec'd an order from HalfTime here in Ohio .... really hope its just a typo too ...
     
  17. Solomon

    Solomon Initiate (43) Jan 8, 2015 Virginia

    Extreme Beer Fest was a blast. Unfortunately getting the beer to South Carolina is way too hard... need to get some laws changed
     
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  18. robertf

    robertf Initiate (73) Aug 7, 2008 Virginia

    I attended the Extreme Beer Fest in Cyberspace and synced my account. I enjoyed it very much and I want to purchase the IPA Fest in Cyberspace. I am logged in but I can't see how to purchase the IPA Fest package. Can anyone help?
     
  19. robertf

    robertf Initiate (73) Aug 7, 2008 Virginia

    Sorry, I just noticed that they go on sale at 9 AM PST. Since I live in the east I tried to jump the gun. I'll try again in a few hours.
     
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  20. humanjoe

    humanjoe Zealot (569) Aug 26, 2004 Connecticut
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    I'm in
     
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  21. NEBeerGoddess

    NEBeerGoddess Initiate (37) Dec 28, 2020 Connecticut

    How about PA (or New York) for that last spot? They would fit into the Northeast category (they’re not mid-Atlantic or New England so that could be another region). I’m a CT girl, but we have family in the greater Philadelphia area and there are great breweries everywhere (Tired Hands, Forest & Main, Levante, Hidden River, Imprint).
     
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  22. Mexican_Viking_Domerdoc

    Mexican_Viking_Domerdoc Initiate (118) Jan 12, 2021 Texas
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    Awesome awesome news!!!
    I saw Russian River...being in TX during a pandemic without ability to get Russian River....oh how this makes me happy! There is a chance! Excited to try new beers from around the US. The last fest was awesome! So excited for this one, too!
     
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  23. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,314) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    It's not a typo. Unfortunately the regional carriers who service Florida, Ohio, and Colorado didn't meet our expectations during Extreme Beer Fest. We're operating on a super tight timeline for this fest to make sure we send the freshest IPAs possible, so we had to make the difficult decision to pull those states from the list. We didn't want to make a promise to attendees in those states that we couldn't keep due to third party issues. I'm hoping this changes for future events.
     
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  24. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,314) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Thanks for the suggestion, but an invite has already gone out on the 12th spot. Just waiting to hear back.
     
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  25. Weisenbeer

    Weisenbeer Meyvn (1,116) Jan 1, 2015 Ohio
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    Well, that's a bummer. Obviously not something you can control ... I'll add to my list of reasons I'm hoping to return to Live Fests soon!
     
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  26. gueuzegeek

    gueuzegeek Aspirant (292) Aug 11, 2003 New Jersey

    I have to wait! I am picky! If too many are above 7% or are lactose IPAs, I am out.
     
  27. Kraz

    Kraz Disciple (312) Feb 12, 2018 Indiana
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    Can't wait to snag up a box hopefully.

    As much as the hype is getting to me, I have to wait til the beers are unveiled because lactose and fruited IPAs are a hard stop.

    I want Lawsons and RR so bad, though. Come on nooooooo goofy adjuncts
     
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  28. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,314) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    So far, there are no lactose or fruited IPAs and the lowest ABV is around 6%.
     
  29. astrobrewer

    astrobrewer Initiate (177) Sep 11, 2002 Arizona

    I've discovered that I really like having boxes of new beers show up at my house after the Extreme Fest and the Saturday Breakfast Fest. I love IPAs and can't wait for this one! I'm definitely signing up for the IPA Fest.
     
  30. Kraz

    Kraz Disciple (312) Feb 12, 2018 Indiana
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    Boom. In. Look forward to supporting BA
     
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  31. bvargajr

    bvargajr Aspirant (235) Sep 13, 2016 Colorado
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    Wait....Edgar is co-hosting....we are SO in on this one. LOVE that guy!!!!
    Thanks Todd and Halftime crew for making this happen. Extreme Fest was an unknown on what to expect and it was fantastic!! Congrats.
     
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  32. bvargajr

    bvargajr Aspirant (235) Sep 13, 2016 Colorado
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    Hey Todd, anyone on this thread has been to the Russian River palace and we love them but how about Hen House just down the street representing the west coast. They are such a good group and would be a great surprise brewer.
     
  33. socon67

    socon67 Poo-Bah (2,361) Jun 18, 2010 New York
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    Just placed my order and can't wait.
     
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  34. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,314) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Thanks for the suggestion, but 10 brewers are already confirmed and invites for the other two are already out.
     
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  35. bvargajr

    bvargajr Aspirant (235) Sep 13, 2016 Colorado
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    Is anyone else having trouble? Checkout says "Product not available in my state" we live in Colorado and did the last event without a problem
     
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  36. joeyz2006

    joeyz2006 Initiate (58) Dec 28, 2011 Florida

    I am willing to take the chance on the Florida carriers!! This sounds amazing.
     
  37. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,314) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  38. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,997) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    Just gave up some $$$, thanks for getting this out so quick
     
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  39. mycatsissy

    mycatsissy Initiate (124) Feb 22, 2009 Florida

    Well fuck.
     
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  40. cyclonece09

    cyclonece09 Poo-Bah (2,122) Aug 5, 2008 Wisconsin
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    I just did this (well I tried to add the Fry "Shut up and take my money" meme but it failed)[​IMG]

    I may not be able to be on the whole time, but the list looks good.