Microbrew Invitational 2018?

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Boxes & Fests' started by oriolesfan4, Jan 2, 2018.

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  1. oriolesfan4

    oriolesfan4 (0) Apr 16, 2008 Maryland
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    Loved this fest last year, but don't see any mention of it so far.... Is this still planned for this year?
     
  2. Dicers

    Dicers (1,250) Sep 2, 2012 California
    Fest Crew Society Trader

    Don't think so, but @Jason or @Todd would know best
     
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  3. jfarrlley

    jfarrlley (0) Feb 16, 2012 Connecticut

    Whoa....This would be huge...BA (and now this) is the longest running festival they've done, right? I have a crew of 6-12 people who travel up annually for past 6 years...Wow...
     
  4. Dicers

    Dicers (1,250) Sep 2, 2012 California
    Fest Crew Society Trader

    Microbrew happened for the second time last year?
     
  5. jfarrlley

    jfarrlley (0) Feb 16, 2012 Connecticut

    Yes...But Microbrew Invitational was a format / theme change from American Craft Beer Fest which was running forever until the change...so....4 years ACBF and then 2 years Microbrew...Interestingly, my guys liked Microbrew better....while there were less breweries to sample from, the creativity was better amongst the brewers...so...6 years running :slight_smile:
     
  6. Todd

    Todd Founder (2,802) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

    As much as we (and many others) loved it, we've decided to retire our Microbrew Invitational fest. Here are a few of the reasons:
    • There are too many other beer fests and other large events happening on the East Coast around the first weekend of June.
    • Hosting at the Seaport is very expensive, and costs increase every year.
    • Ticket sales for both ACBF (2008-2015) and Micro (2016 & 2017) had been slowly declining. We didn't want to risk a potential loss in 2018.
    Our early June fests in Boston had a damn good run, but it's time to explore new ideas and markets. Updates to follow...
     
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  7. jfarrlley

    jfarrlley (0) Feb 16, 2012 Connecticut

    Twas a good run...Thanks for all the joy you brought to everyone...Been to many a fest and the BA ones are always the best run...will be watching for others...
     
  8. Todd

    Todd Founder (2,802) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

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