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The Festival 2013 Portland Maine Edition - June 21-22

Discussion in 'New England' started by Jason, May 25, 2013.

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  1. Jason

    Jason Founder Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber

    So who is planning on attending this year?

    Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:30 PM (EDT)

    Portland Company Complex (aka Portland Yacht Services Building)
    58 Fore St Portland, ME 04101

    Tickets & Info:
  2. polishkaz

    polishkaz May 30, 2011 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    I'll be there with my fiancé and 8 of my closest friends. 3 of us went last year and it was easily the best beer festival I've ever been to. Can't wait for the vintage Drie Fontenien!
  3. jamvt

    jamvt Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Kicking off my bachelor party weekend with the festival.
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  4. brikelly

    brikelly Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    I'll be there on the Friday night session. Cannot wait.

    Look for the tall guy with glasses having multiple beergasms at the cantillon table.
  5. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Apr 9, 2009 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    Please don't drink it all, I won't be there until early Saturday:)
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  6. brikelly

    brikelly Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    I can't promise anything when loons are involved :)

    But I'm sure it will be like last year where they had distinct allocations per session so that everyone gets a chance to try something of each. Of course, the popular stuff can still run out mid session but last year there were very few things that I missed out on, mostly because I camped at Mr. Van Roy's table for an hour at the start....
  7. hiphopipa

    hiphopipa Jul 19, 2008 Maine
    Beer Trader

    Saturday afternoon tix here. Can't wait. Its going to be a great weekend, seeing David Byrne at the State the night before.
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  8. jbertsch

    jbertsch Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    I'll be there saturday afternoon. Probably wear my green Offshore Ale hat. Say hi. I really hope the drink ticket max doesnt hinder my enjoyment.

    I'm eager to see exactly what beers will be there from all the brewers. Hope they update that soon.
  9. ElGallo

    ElGallo Sep 26, 2009 New Hampshire

    Going to the Saturday day session. Very excited for 3F, Loons, Struise, and HF, but equally excited for breweries we never see up here, like Westbrook. Mexican Cake perhaps?
  10. WanderingFool

    WanderingFool Aug 7, 2002 Massachusetts

    I'll be there Saturday afternoon. Last year's fest was one of the best I've ever been too and I can't wait to see what happens this year.
  11. Maxwell

    Maxwell Apr 2, 2012 Massachusetts

    I'll be there Friday and I am quite jazzed up for the experience! I just wish Maine's festival laws allowed us to try more of the beers/ciders/meads being poured...
  12. benbking

    benbking Dec 11, 2009 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    Saturday evening session, cannot wait.
  13. Bowdoinbeerboy

    Bowdoinbeerboy Sep 28, 2006 Maine

    I will be volunteering at the Friday session and attending one of the others, likely Saturday afternoon.

    Cantillon and HF here I come!
  14. Trevdawg

    Trevdawg Feb 9, 2012 New Hampshire

    Saturday Day session. Then hitting Novare Res or Infiniti.
  15. Luk13

    Luk13 May 25, 2009 Quebec (Canada)

    They keep upping the antes. 3F Intense Red, Zwanze '12, Lambic Haute densité and now one old 3F Oude Gueuze at each session ('98, '99 and 2001). I'm really surprised people aren't all over this. Already booked the two first sessions, it's going to be awesome :)
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  16. rudzud

    rudzud Apr 28, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    I will be volunteering, like I did last year, the first 2 sessions then attending the third. I worked the Cantillon table last year, anxious for more outstanding moments this year!
  17. rudzud

    rudzud Apr 28, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    I definitely seem to recall you!
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  18. blckout20

    blckout20 May 24, 2012 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Got my tickets this evening for the Saturday afternoon session.
  19. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Nov 2, 2007 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    Someone just sent me some interior shots of 58 Fore St. where a recent event was held. If it is the same space, it sure is nothing like the place in Worcester. Looks like an old warehouse with peeling paint and industrial lighting. Any locals chime in?
  20. jbertsch

    jbertsch Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    I assume this is it? http://www.portlandcompany.com/event.html
    Some pictures look a lot better than others. Kinda rustic in a cool way. Either way it'll be good times.
  21. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Nov 2, 2007 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    Looks like there are multiple floors. Things are looking up then.
  22. Davl22

    Davl22 Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    It's basically a giant boat warehouse, its very cool, only one floor, two giant open rooms
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  23. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Nov 2, 2007 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    At least it had lots & lots of windows!
  24. brikelly

    brikelly Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Will it have awesome beer served in it?

    Why, yes?

    All set!
  25. ToasterChef

    ToasterChef Mar 26, 2008 Maine

    It's a cool looking space, but I've been in there for a some events where the temperature gets very hot. Hopefully this won't be an issue, but if the 22nd is a hot day, the afternoon session could be roasty. Maybe I'll ask for my Cantillion pours to be chilled :D
  26. rudzud

    rudzud Apr 28, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    If how things went last year stay true for this year, the Cantillon was kept in ice buckets as it got quite warm as well (not as warm as the side room by the elevators though). I'm sure we'll be pouring it so fast that it won't have a chance to bake in a Maine Summer.
  27. DaSolomon

    DaSolomon Oct 12, 2011 New York

    Going to the saturday night session, I cannot wait! Maybe someone can answer this for me... will there be any bottles sold at the event itself?
  28. benbking

    benbking Dec 11, 2009 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    No. But there will be Posters and T shirts.
  29. DaSolomon

    DaSolomon Oct 12, 2011 New York

    Awesome that is good to know. Any bottle shares being organized during the weekend?
  30. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Nov 2, 2007 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    About a gazillion. Watch the thread. I'm hauling a case of OR beers to my summer rental - just not sure where to host it yet (2 mi. from Old Port.
  31. brikelly

    brikelly Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Great to hear - I would love to participate!
  32. Lukaduke

    Lukaduke May 22, 2012 Maine

    Yup its basically a big empty warehouse... but its got that Maine boatyard character that I enjoy, but no nothing like Mechanics hall. There is a beach and a large open park (eastern prom) for a picinic within a quarter mile walk along the ocean to go relax and cool down or the old port right there for food and more delicious beverages. I have found the place to get very hot very quick and hope it is nothing like that sun room at the festival last year. I felt bad for the brewers who had that spot...
  33. wiresiren

    wiresiren Mar 6, 2012 New Hampshire

    My husband and I will be volunteering all sessions.
  34. JDurand

    JDurand Jan 29, 2007 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    If anyone is looking for Saturday day-session tixs (2), please contact me as I have a work conflict.
  35. soulkeeper1369

    soulkeeper1369 Jun 18, 2007 Maine
    Beer Trader

    Volunteer for saturday afternoon session, can't wait.
  36. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    In addition to the various after-parties and surely countless bottle-shares, Nosh is planning a day-after event with Oxbow which includes an outdoor beer garden and closing off part of the street (Oak St) to make space.
  37. juliusseizure

    juliusseizure Feb 11, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Is the ticket max what they can give out at once or is that the max and you can't purchase additional tickets once there?
  38. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 Colorado
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber Beer Trader

    It's the max; Maine State Law. Period.
  39. brikelly

    brikelly Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Can we rally enough Mainers to ram a change to the law through before the date rolls around? C'mon there's gotta be some vacationland lobbyists on BA :)
  40. codasnap52

    codasnap52 Jan 24, 2008 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Anyone know how many tickets are left for the sessions? I saw they took the number of tickets remaining off of the website. Still on the fence for this, but if a BA coupon code shows up or a sellout is imminent I'll try to rally the troops like I did last year. :)
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