Texas Craft brewers fest beer list is out...

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by obrike, Sep 2, 2015.

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  1. obrike

    obrike Savant (1,141) Jun 19, 2009 Texas

  2. ABW

    ABW Initiate (0) May 26, 2014 Texas

    ehh. It's ok. Some good stuff but a lot of normal brews. I was hoping for more special brews since i got VIP passes.
  3. Chadzero

    Chadzero Devotee (363) Dec 20, 2008 Texas

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  4. aschwab

    aschwab Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2009 Texas

    Oh, hey, Blue Owl is on there.

    I don't know what to believe anymore.
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  5. ABW

    ABW Initiate (0) May 26, 2014 Texas

    Ah that makes sense. Well in that case the list looks good!
  6. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Maven (1,397) Nov 20, 2011 Texas

    $30 to stand in line to drink 24 ounces of mostly shelf brews. Looks like a great time. :rolling_eyes:
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  7. GoPokes

    GoPokes Zealot (508) Nov 9, 2013 Texas

    I just don't understand why so many of this state's beer festivals are scheduled outside and during the summer when there's a good chance it will be miserably hot.
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  8. Avelasquez80

    Avelasquez80 Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2015 Texas

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  9. Heretic42

    Heretic42 Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2011 Texas

    The cynic in me says it's because there are fewer competing events and cheaper venue costs at those times.
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  10. kmello69

    kmello69 Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2011 Texas

    I went to this event the first few years, but the $ and what you get for it just don't match up, so I've stopped. I don't blame the brewers or the organizers - the laws don't allow them to offer unlimited pours. But that doesn't mean I'm dropping $30 or more to get tiny tastes of beers that are almost all available at the store as well.

    If we could just get all these damn laws changed....
  11. obrike

    obrike Savant (1,141) Jun 19, 2009 Texas

    I hear you...the entry fee certainly doesn't match what you get in return. I was lucky to get set up with free VIP tix this year through a friend so I'm feeling pretty good about that.
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  12. Chadzero

    Chadzero Devotee (363) Dec 20, 2008 Texas

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  13. Monkeypuker

    Monkeypuker Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2013 Texas

    thats a decent special tap list.. worth the $30 entry IMO
  14. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2007 Minnesota

    I'm a little disappointed that Brash isn't on the list, but there's plenty of other cool stuff to be excited about. Should be a great time as always.
  15. Austinbeerworks

    Austinbeerworks Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2010 Texas

    The best thing about the Texas Craft Brewers Festival is that all proceeds go directly to the Texas Craft Brewers Guild. It is a major source is the Guild's income. The Guild's primary purpose is to improve Craft Beer in Texas, which is mainly done legislatively, which is expensive.

    For anyone that would like to see the laws changed, attending this festival is actually a pretty decent way to work towards that goal. And you get beer!

    We hope to see you there.
  16. nsheehan

    nsheehan Savant (1,182) Jul 3, 2011 Texas

    While I agree with you, with my wallet, it is for a good cause. Perhaps @jesterkingbeer got some inspiration from this event!

    Right?!? I bet EZ-7 would be the first keg to kick.
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  17. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Pundit (829) Jun 28, 2010 Texas

    I'm biased because this event raises money for the guild. With that said, I think it's cool how this event brings a lot of brewers across Texas to one location for a day, and creates a nice opportunity for brewers and beer drinkers to interact and talk about beer and brewing. - Jeff
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  18. lbour

    lbour Crusader (412) Jul 17, 2011 Texas

    Anyone have a VIP ticket they're looking to sell? Unexpectedly available. I'll give you my GA and pay the difference. Heck, I'll even throw in a can of Surly Furious :slight_smile:
  19. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2007 Minnesota

    Look for the Big Hops crew. My boss may have an extra ticket.
  20. obrike

    obrike Savant (1,141) Jun 19, 2009 Texas

    Hot as hell today, but a very nice festival. VIP was great as brewers were all super generous with their time and pours under the pavilion before general admission began. Really good vibe all day.
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