US - West Untappd Beer Festival: San Diego Petco Park: Oct 1-2, 2021

Discussion in 'Beer Events' started by AlexM, May 24, 2021.

  1. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (503) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    This looks intriguing, especially after a long pandemic shutdown of beerfests - initial brewery list looks solid -> https://festivals.untappd.com/san-diego-beer-festival-2021/

    Although Untappd doesn't exactly have a stellar track record of hosting live fests, LOL ... hopefully they can get their act together and avoid repeating their Charlotte, NC disaster ... although they are kinda off to a shaky start with the glaring typo in their official festival logo :stuck_out_tongue: (Fesitval vs Festival - looks like they are in the process of fixing it on their website, social, etc.)

    Session Dates & Times:
    Friday October 1, 2021 5:30 – 10:00 PM
    Saturday October 2, 2021 11:00 – 3:30 PM
    Saturday October 2, 2021 5:30 – 10:00 PM

    VIP Tickets = $150
    General Admission = $65

    Easy train ride down from LA/OC and back ... might be worth the effort - but again, just hoping it's not a repeat sh*tshow :slight_smile:
     
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  2. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,492) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Since then, Next Glass has acquired BeerAdvocate (known for our beer fests) and we have an awesome events team.

    And word on the street is that Respect Beer Society members get early access + a discount this Wednesday. I'll be posting more on that soon.

    See you in San Diego!
     
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  3. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (503) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Good to know the BA events folks will be in charge - that definitely is a game changer. Untappd Supporters received an email for early access and discount ... nice touch there. Look forward to attending!
     
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  4. riko

    riko Initiate (116) Jan 18, 2008 California
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    Pretty ambitious for a first-time festival to have four sessions over three days.
     
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  5. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,782) Sep 2, 2012 Colorado
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    Not a first time festival, they had it in NC a couple years ago. Still 4 over 3 is ambitious, but the BA team knows how to handle a damn good fest
     
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  6. riko

    riko Initiate (116) Jan 18, 2008 California
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    I have heard that one described as a "disaster" and "sh*tshow."
     
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  7. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (503) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Their first festival is not a good benchmark, LOL ... that said, the events department is under new management so this should improve dramatically ... just hope they don't oversell it, that is what typically leads to lousy events.
     
  8. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,492) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    It'll be 3,250 tickets per session. For reference, that's 750 tickets less per session than our Extreme Beer Fest: Boston in 2019.
     
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  9. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (503) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Fantastic - good to know, I look forward to attending the Saturday afternoon session!
     
  10. Redondo_Terp

    Redondo_Terp Initiate (16) Jan 19, 2018 California

    What was the ticket count for the EBF in LA a few years back? I was at the evening session which never once felt too crowded.
     
  11. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,492) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    It'd be unfair to compare the 13th floor of the California Market Center to Petco Park, but Extreme Beer Fest: Los Angeles was 1,500 less tickets per session.
     
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  12. GimmeAGuinness

    GimmeAGuinness Defender (602) Sep 1, 2005 Massachusetts
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    San Diego is by far my favorite city of all I've been to. Been to four games at Petco and I love the place. I'm super excited for this!
     
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  13. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,782) Sep 2, 2012 Colorado
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    Thankfully as @Todd said since then NextGlass has gotten the reinforcements of BA's event staff. We're pretty good at running fests :wink:
     
  14. Drunken_Master

    Drunken_Master Initiate (89) Mar 6, 2014 California

    Though was fun however, surprised it's not re-occurred in L.A.. Wonder if this item will be groupon once more.
     
  15. Drunken_Master

    Drunken_Master Initiate (89) Mar 6, 2014 California

    Another question: Todd, why choose this prior to SDBW?
     
  16. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,492) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    It was scheduled to happen last year, but the pandemic stopped that. And we'll never use Goldstar/Groupon again.
     
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  17. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,492) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    I can't speak to SDBW, and their website is currently broken, but why choose? One is a beer fest and the other is a 10-day celebration with scores of events occurring across the city. They're also over a month apart from each other.
     
  18. Drunken_Master

    Drunken_Master Initiate (89) Mar 6, 2014 California

    I see. Understood.
     
  19. Drunken_Master

    Drunken_Master Initiate (89) Mar 6, 2014 California

    Technically it occurs during the latter half of the first week of November. it only stands out to me as I consider it a birthday week of festivities for my brother. As for choosing, don't get me wrong, the event held in L.A though possibly paled in comparison to the main fests held, was great for someone that's never attended such fest out of CA though I'm certain the breweries attending will hopefully get much better. thanks for the prompt reply.
     
  20. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,492) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Would anyone be down for doing and old-school BeerAdvocate Gathering while we're all in town?
     
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  21. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (693) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    What are the chances you can convince the Padres organization to broadcast the game on the giant TV? =P

    It's not that I don't like people and wish to converse while drinking beer.....but I don't like people and would rather drink my beer while watching the game.
     
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  22. suadps22

    suadps22 Initiate (34) Jul 18, 2017 Massachusetts

    I will be there for the Friday night session. Can't wait.
     
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  23. chi_tino

    chi_tino Initiate (5) Jan 31, 2021 Florida

    I've just made my travel plans to fly in from St. Pete, FL. I hope it's a good time!
     
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  24. HoppyDude421

    HoppyDude421 Initiate (65) May 16, 2012 California

    Most likely, depending on logistics. We're flying in Fri morning for the Fri eve session, then plan on brewery hopping Sat & Sun.
     
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  25. buggdog

    buggdog Initiate (16) May 3, 2019 Connecticut

    In for Friday night session. Fest happens to coincide with our 20th wedding anniversary trip to SD!
     
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  26. bret27

    bret27 Poo-Bah (1,936) Mar 10, 2009 California
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    Bottleshare?
     
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  27. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,492) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    I was thinking a casual gathering that focuses on giving local businesses some love, like we used to do all the time. I've got a place or two in mind.
     
  28. Moosbigfarm

    Moosbigfarm Initiate (105) Jan 13, 2021 Washington
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    When is there going to be a post about live music and what type of food will be present? I would like to know more about both for particular sessions if there is going to be something special at each session.
     
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  29. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,492) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    I'll see if I can get an update for the thread.
     
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  30. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,492) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    I've been informed that the music schedule and food offerings will be announced at the end of this month. Both should be the same for all sessions.
     
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  31. Moosbigfarm

    Moosbigfarm Initiate (105) Jan 13, 2021 Washington
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    When would the gathering be? Would hate to miss an old school Beer Advocate gathering When in town and two "beer events" in one weekend would be better than just one.
     
  32. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,492) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Good question. I was thinking a couple of hours before the first session on Friday.
     
  33. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (503) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Excellent list of 45 breweries so far (expecting over 70). Love the access to out of area brews. Really looking forward to: Around The Horn, Burial, DankHouse and Modestman.
     
  34. Moosbigfarm

    Moosbigfarm Initiate (105) Jan 13, 2021 Washington
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    Is there a discount code for this fest with the R.B.S. membership? I never saw a post with a code.
     
  35. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,492) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    I posted and emailed it at the end of May, but it expired. It was valid for pre-sales.
     
  36. teromous

    teromous Poo-Bah (3,073) Mar 21, 2010 Virginia
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  37. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,492) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Between us, I heard that the beer list for this box is currently being finalized and that it should go on sale within the next two weeks or so.
     
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  38. PatKorn

    PatKorn Initiate (168) Aug 30, 2007 California

    Untapped at Petco still a go?
     
  39. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,492) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  40. aaronjobes

    aaronjobes Aspirant (201) Feb 8, 2018 California
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    Any chance of a discount code for the Half Time Beverage shipment for this festival?