New England's 2014 Zwanze Day Locations

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  1. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,996) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Except I'm going to Lord Hobo, and was responding simply for myself.

    Would I personally wait for hours and hours for an event? Probably not. An hour for lunch, sure.
     
  2. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,996) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    You too! From the thread last year, you're wearing a trucker hat or something correct? Maybe our groups can meet up!
     
  3. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut

    Did anyone get an email from HF yet, one way or the other?
     
  4. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Vermont
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    I did, I got 2.
     
  5. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut

    Hook a brother up?
     
  6. codasnap52

    codasnap52 Aspirant (234) Jan 24, 2008 Connecticut

    Got the silent treatment from HF, but my brother got the "winning" email around 2 hours ago. Ah well...
     
  7. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut

    You going with your bro?
     
  8. codasnap52

    codasnap52 Aspirant (234) Jan 24, 2008 Connecticut

    Nay, I have conflicting plans that day. Considering getting down to Alewife/Spuyten to clean up the leftovers later in the day though
     
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  9. Jacob007

    Jacob007 Aspirant (228) Sep 18, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Does anybody know if the growler line at zwanze day at HF is a shitshow, headed up for zwanze and was wondering if it would be a nightmare to get growler fills, with reg business and zwanze traffic.
     
  10. bahnfire

    bahnfire Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2011 Vermont

    Last year was the first Zwanze day HF had an event, and IIRC the retail shop was closed to the public and they were only selling bottles, no growler fills. So it wasn't really an issue. I am surprised to read that they are having the retail shop open for normal operations this year, but thats what the website says.
     
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  11. moaner

    moaner Initiate (129) Oct 18, 2003 Massachusetts

    We do the same thing every year. No tickets. 1st come 1st serve. We do however, offer a 2nd tasting at 6. The Zwanze keg is 30 liters, or 168 six oz pours. We can hold 115ish people, so we keep roughly 40 glasses for those who are unable to make it for the 3 pm toast.

    We are open at 11 am. As others have said, last year there were roughly 30 people in line at 10am, and when doors opened at 11 I believe everyone got a seat.

    It's a fun day in general.

    Cheers
     
  12. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Defender (602) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    And you guys let people camp out for 4+ hours?
     
  13. woodfinish

    woodfinish Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2005 Massachusetts

    They do better than that. They serve you terrific brunch food and the draft/bottle list is appropriately amazing for the occasion.

    In seriousness, yes, they know 90+% of people that morning are there for Zwanze. I guess it would be impolite to just sit there drinking water and taking up a seat for four hours, but nobody does that. Too much great stuff on offer.
     
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  14. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,996) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Exactly. It's a bar, I don't understand what the issue would be. It's not like it's a restaurant only and you're taking up a table for 4 hours. If you're eating food and then buying rounds the entire time, I don't see why a bar would have an issue. I spend 4 hours in a bar all the time.
     
  15. Mag00n

    Mag00n Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2008 New York

    Has anyone receieved a second round email from HF Zwanze? Im guessing the lower price and no DD requirements means well see less tickets popping up than FOFA :/
     
  16. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Vermont
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    I don't believe there is a second round and the number of tickets is way less than the FOFA.
     
  17. CTJman

    CTJman Champion (825) Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut
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    i actually scored on the 2nd round. So i can confirm there actally was one but not sure how many made it this far - this was on 9/2
     
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  18. beeeeerme

    beeeeerme Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2013 New York

    i realize we are still a couple weeks out but what are the odds parker pie will be hosting an after party for the zwanze day event?

    i'm debating booking a B&B in west glover on saturday to keep drive times to a minimum if that is the case...otherwise i'll just stay in waterbury fri + sat.

    also fyi - there are only 2 rooms left at the best western and old stagecoach is fully booked. i guess i'm late to the party....
     
  19. abstractspeedandsound

    abstractspeedandsound Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2013 Vermont

    I was wondering if anyone was driving up to the Hill Farmstead event from the Burlington area and would have extra room? Totally up for whatever plans before/after/etc, just need a way to get up there and eventually back. Would of course help with any costs. I also have an extra ticket if that makes a difference. Just message me and let me know, would be extremely grateful. Recently relocated and one of the few oddballs who manages to live up here without a car, hah. Thanks!
     
  20. bahnfire

    bahnfire Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2011 Vermont

    I'm from Burlington, bm'd.
     
  21. ddobrydney

    ddobrydney Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2013 Vermont

    PM me if you still need a ride. probably will be at the farmers market for LFL before heading north
     
  22. abstractspeedandsound

    abstractspeedandsound Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2013 Vermont

    Thanks @bahnfire! And taken care of I think @ddobrydney, but thanks :slight_smile:
     
  23. thegoon55

    thegoon55 Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2012 Massachusetts

    anyone want to meet up for the lord hobo zwanze day? ill be alone/ dont know anyone :slight_smile:
     
  24. Auror

    Auror Defender (623) Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts

    I was able to partake in this 2nd round previously and appreciate it very much.
     
  25. beeeeerme

    beeeeerme Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2013 New York

    where is everyone staying for the HF event? i was hoping for an after party at parker pie but looks like they have a janis joplin cover band/tribute that night. if that's the case will try and get a place in waterbury for saturday night. any bottle shares or after party plans/rumors floating around?
     
  26. beeeeerme

    beeeeerme Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2013 New York

    scratch that...flyer just released. all is right in the world:

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  27. mungbeans

    mungbeans Initiate (0) May 27, 2007 Massachusetts

    Just saw all the awesome pic's of the bottles on Hobo's Facebook page. Will those be fair game at 11 or do all the special beers come out only after 3? Not sure I can make it later on.
     
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  28. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Defender (602) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    Really regretting this 5K on Sunday now.
     
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  29. vonnerbeer

    vonnerbeer Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2010 Massachusetts

    Open season on everything at 11, except the Zwanze at 3 and 6.
     
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  30. mungbeans

    mungbeans Initiate (0) May 27, 2007 Massachusetts

    Thanks for destroying my wallet :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  31. BleepBloopBlap

    BleepBloopBlap Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    What are the chances of anything Cantillon being available at lord hobo around 1 on Sunday?
     
  32. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,354) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    Looks like I'll be swinging by Atwood's for the Idelhands Brewing 3rd Anniversary Party/O-fest before heading over to Lord Hobo ... this is going to be a glorious day if it all works out.
     
  33. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,354) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    I think this is a better way to go ... as they said only about 30 people showed at 11am, later things get crazy but then they have more to pour at 6pm as well. Could not think of a better way to do it IMO.
     
  34. woodfinish

    woodfinish Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2005 Massachusetts

    About 100 people in line at Lord Hobo @ 10:15am.
     
  35. IPAkindaguy

    IPAkindaguy Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2010 Florida

    Hoping to get to armsby later on, now expecting the worst if lord hobo has 100 in line. Wasn't sure what time to go.
     
  36. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (960) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts

    Seems like more than 100 now. If you haven't left yet to get to Lord H. then you probably won't get in. People standing at the end of the line probably won't get in.
     
  37. woodfinish

    woodfinish Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2005 Massachusetts

    Yeah, best bet at this point is to show up to Hobo after the first pour at 3. Usually clears out quick after that.
     
  38. wehaveamap

    wehaveamap Aspirant (222) Jan 16, 2010 Massachusetts
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    So for those of us in line or hoping to get in later, what's on tap? How much $$ for some of those bottles?
     
  39. Auror

    Auror Defender (623) Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts

    Not really, unless they got drastically more this year. They usually have other cool stuff to offer (vintage bottles of stuff, etc.), but Cantillon stuff usually gets gobbled up by early afternoon/evening.
     
  40. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,354) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    Nice!!!
     
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