Sneak Peek: Lager Fest in Cyberspace! (August 20 & 21, 2021)

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Apr 30, 2021.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,349) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    You're not dreaming. Our first ever Lager Fest is coming to Cyberspace on August 20 & 21! Everything is still in the works, but here's a sneak peek (art by Michael Hacker)...

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    Ticket sales and other info will be announced soon.

    Confirmed Brewers (So Far):
    1. BeerThugLife
    2. Dovetail Brewery
    3. Enegren Brewing Co.
    4. Halfway Crooks
    5. Jack's Abby
    6. Live Oak Brewing Co.
    7. Russian River Brewing Co.
    8. Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
    9. von Trapp Brewery
    10. Wibby Brewing
    We're aiming for twelve. Waiting on confirmation on two others, but we might have one slot open if one of the brewers can't join us. Ideally, I'm looking for a brewer who can step up with a Bock or Rauchbier. Suggestions?

    In the meantime, save the dates!

    Prost!
     
  2. jts211

    jts211 Aspirant (275) Aug 5, 2018 Pennsylvania
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    Wow! Very exciting. I’d like to see Fox Farm join that list.
     
  3. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,932) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Have you spoken with Metropolitan in Chicago? Maybe Lakefront in Milwaukee? Both make decent Bocks.

    Schell also makes great Bocks and brewed a Terrific Rauch a couple years ago.

    Almost forgot Bierkeller -- @herrburgess
     
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  4. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (4,702) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    What the heck @OleWorm isn't Dovetail all about that #rauchbierlife ???
     
  5. BrewsOverHoes

    BrewsOverHoes Meyvn (1,235) Nov 17, 2013 Georgia
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    Well, until you can ship to Georgia...
     
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  6. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,769) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Impressive list.
     
  7. Navysqurl

    Navysqurl Initiate (138) Apr 11, 2013 New Jersey

    The Brut IPA is a TRAVESTY!!!
     
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  8. Sound_Explorer

    Sound_Explorer Poo-Bah (1,902) Dec 29, 2013 Washington
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    Some Chuckanut or Heater Allen would be cool to get on board. Fingers crossed.
     
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  9. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (2,070) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    Likewise Minnesota.
     
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  10. IMN0P

    IMN0P Initiate (33) Oct 19, 2019 Massachusetts
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    Notch, Loggerhead is amazing, as are basically all of the lagers.
     
  11. OMG

    OMG Initiate (122) Oct 15, 2012 Indiana

    IPAs are my jam, but if I can get this in Indiana totes going to attend this, IPA fest has been fun so far!
     
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  12. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (7,494) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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  13. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,123) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
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    our pale bock and rauchbier will both be available then
     
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  14. erosier

    erosier Poo-Bah (1,653) Sep 26, 2007 Connecticut
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    Weeping Radish out in NC makes an excellent lineup of german style lagers
     
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  15. Junior

    Junior Crusader (797) May 23, 2015 Michigan
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    Fingers crossed that this can ship to Michigan.
     
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  16. Mexican_Viking_Domerdoc

    Mexican_Viking_Domerdoc Initiate (130) Jan 12, 2021 Texas
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    Am in! Take my money...
    Cyber beer feats are amazing!!
     
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  17. floozbag54

    floozbag54 Initiate (46) Mar 25, 2015 Massachusetts

  18. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (4,702) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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  19. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Poo-Bah (2,225) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Notch, Suarez Family, or pFriem.
     
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  20. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (3,958) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    Fox Farm or East Rock in Connecticut have strong lager game and would be great additions.
    Ill be buying in on this Fest for sure!
     
  21. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Meyvn (1,437) Nov 11, 2012 Washington
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    Wonderful. Sign us up.
    Love to see a great lager house from the PNW such as pFriem or Zoigelhaus. Midwest there's Schell's. Dan Carey at New Glarus would be a prize but they don't distribute outside WI.
     
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  22. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (2,713) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Assuming I can get this shipped to Indiana, I am in. Fingers crossed.
     
  23. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,412) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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  24. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (4,025) Oct 14, 2009 California
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    Rauchbier! Rauchbier! Rauchbier!
     
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  25. EmperorBatman

    EmperorBatman Initiate (136) Mar 16, 2018 Tennessee

    Can this ship to Tennessee? Or are we still in 1933 with our inane post-prohibition laws?
     
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  26. erosier

    erosier Poo-Bah (1,653) Sep 26, 2007 Connecticut
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    Fox Farm is amazing, everything they make is excellent!
     
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  27. goindownsouth

    goindownsouth Meyvn (1,027) Jun 21, 2002 New Jersey

    I’d be super interested in keeping tabs on this!
     
  28. eagles22

    eagles22 Devotee (410) Sep 7, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Trader

    I can't wait!
     
  29. Jow13

    Jow13 Initiate (35) Apr 5, 2016 Massachusetts

    I would 2nd Notch and Schilling as making great bocks but I’d prefer breweries out of my distribution,since I’m definitely doing this, so I won’t
     
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  30. eagles22

    eagles22 Devotee (410) Sep 7, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Bissell brothers should be on this list
     
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  31. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (8,986) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois
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    YES!!! I know this is probably cliche, but Hill Farmstead makes some nice lagers
     
  32. goindownsouth

    goindownsouth Meyvn (1,027) Jun 21, 2002 New Jersey

    Go Birds!
     
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  33. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,826) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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  34. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,978) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Troegs used to package a wonderful Helles Bock for springtime drinking. I wonder it they would be willing to participate?

    Prost!

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  35. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (8,590) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Noble Beast

    Wooly Pig

    Lesser known but both make bangin lagers, and actually Wooly Pig has some of the best I've ever had.
     
  36. Gajo74

    Gajo74 Poo-Bah (2,834) Sep 14, 2014 New York
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  37. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Meyvn (1,056) Feb 5, 2014 Virginia
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    Yessssssss! It’s like my prayers have been answered!!!
     
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  38. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Meyvn (1,056) Feb 5, 2014 Virginia
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    Bierstadt would be a great addition..
     
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  39. NEBeerGoddess

    NEBeerGoddess Initiate (36) Dec 28, 2020 Connecticut

    Lots of love for Fox Farm here already (and I wholeheartedly agree with the love), and I saw someone mentioned East Rock too (who I also love!). I’d like to add a plug for three more CT breweries who also do a great job with lagers - Counter Weight, OEC (they’re more than just sours!), & Nod Hill.

    Suarez would be an amazing score, and I’d love to try something from Schilling too.
     
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  40. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (3,593) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    Oh, I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO in!!! Take me to lagerville!!!

    As for a brewer suggestion, Schell’s out of New Ulm, MN is the perfect fit for what you’re looking for IMHO, Todd.
     
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