Untappd's First Multi-State Virtual Beer Festival!

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Todd, May 13, 2020.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,962) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Heads up! With a curated box of beer, join Untappd’s Founder, Greg Avola and a panelists of brewmasters for a drink during two guided tasting sessions from the comfort of your home. A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to Restaurant Strong Fund! Presented by Half Time Beverage.

    Two sessions over two days (June 13 & 14, 2020) with two tickets types, and both are on sale now.

    For tickets, more info, and FAQs: https://untappd.com/festival/virtual

    Who plans on attending?!

    And yes, I'm working on organizing a BeerAdvocate Virtual (Extreme?) Beer Fest, too. More to follow...

    Cheers!
     
  2. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,795) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    Locked out by beer distribution laws in MN. Sad.
     
  3. traction

    traction Zealot (532) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia
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    I was about to buy a package but I am not eligible either due to state laws. Oddly enough I was just disusing stupid beer laws earlier this morning in another thread. Kinda sucks this sounded fun but it is what it is.
     
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  4. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,962) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    If hearing from the brewery panelists interests you, grab Stay At Home Stream ticket, BYOB, and tune in. Proceeds go to a great cause, too.

    Session 1: Saturday, June 13th 3pm – 5:30pm
    Terrance Romero, Production Manager, Mikkeller Brewing
    Matt Cohen, Owner/Brewer, Fiddlehead Brewing Company
    Joe Turco, Director of Sales & Marketing, Sloop Brewing Company
    Mike Fava, Head Brewer, Oxbow Brewing Company
    Dan Bronson, General Manager, SingleCut Beersmiths

    Session 2: Sunday, June 14th 4pm – 6:30pm
    Paul Pignataro, Founder, Decadent Ales
    Zach Caron, Lead Brewer, Allagash Brewing Company
    Jeff O'Neil, Founder & Proprietor, Industrial Arts Brewing Company
    Eric Hild, Senior Lead Brewer, Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
     
  5. traction

    traction Zealot (532) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia
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    I probably will end up grabbing a Home Stream ticket but I would be lying if I said I wouldn't like to drink the beer as well. Regardless, I hope this goes over well! Glad to see new stuff coming from the BA/Untappd collab.
     
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  6. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,795) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    Yeah. I'll consider that, but it won't be the same as sharing the same beer along with them!
     
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  7. Kraz

    Kraz Initiate (122) Feb 12, 2018 Indiana
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    Sounds fun, I am going to get the Home Stream ticket at least.
     
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  8. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,795) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    Any BAs in western WI willing to meet me in Hudson? :wink:

    You can keep the gift cards.
     
  9. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,636) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Half Time can ship to Illinois? Hmm.
     
  10. cryptichead

    cryptichead Meyvn (1,489) Jul 3, 2014 Illinois
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    $90 for 11 beers including shipping. If you subtract the $20 of included gift cards, it comes out to $70 for 11 beers with free shipping. That's not bad in the online beer purchase world.
     
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  11. SuperGrover

    SuperGrover Initiate (33) Jun 24, 2018 Minnesota

    Well, crap!
     
  12. cryptichead

    cryptichead Meyvn (1,489) Jul 3, 2014 Illinois
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    Any word on how many total tickets (beer boxes) there are available? My wife needs to think about whether this is something I need to do.
     
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  13. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,962) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    2,000 for the Drinking Socially Package. Stay at Home Stream is unlimited.
     
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  14. Grackos

    Grackos Disciple (331) Sep 6, 2014 Florida

    I'll probably do this.
     
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  15. SWChi

    SWChi Defender (672) Oct 25, 2012 Illinois
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    I'm in.
     
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  16. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (2,675) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Looks interesting. I've had about half of those beers so I might just tune in with some of my own beers close to the styles that they are sending. I always like a good tasting event and hearing from people that work at well regarded breweries.
     
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  17. Manta200

    Manta200 Defender (624) Apr 14, 2018 Kentucky
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    I am going to do this! I live in Kentucky but my beer address is in Ohio. What are friends for? Yepp exactly, to drink with you AND to have the beer shipped to :sunglasses:!
     
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  18. beersampler6

    beersampler6 Poo-Bah (1,709) Apr 4, 2018 Michigan
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    Damn, this sounds amazing and some great beers on that list. But no shipping to Michigan.
     
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  19. Hoppyhead607

    Hoppyhead607 Initiate (22) Jan 23, 2020 New York
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    That was my thought, too. Considering how much I’ve spent on Equilibrium since the lock down started, that’s a steal!!
     
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  20. BFCarr

    BFCarr Savant (991) Feb 13, 2012 New Jersey
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    Just signed up. Should be fun.
     
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  21. colby600

    colby600 Defender (625) Mar 24, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Signed up as well. Looking forward to it.
     
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  22. GordonFremen

    GordonFremen Initiate (83) Nov 14, 2009 New Hampshire

    Will the stream be recorded to watch later? My wife works on Sundays but would like to see it!
     
  23. mushroomcloud

    mushroomcloud Poo-Bah (2,162) Mar 4, 2005 Texas
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    @Todd
    I'm in, cool idea / event.
     
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  24. Britt

    Britt Events Manager (1,535) Apr 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    It will! Everyone who purchases a ticket will receive a password protected link to watch the livestream. Once the livestream is over, that link and password will allow you to watch the video whenever you'd like.
     
  25. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (3,243) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Thank you for doing this! I actually might sign up for a ticket just so I can watch it later in the evening ...
     
  26. Manta200

    Manta200 Defender (624) Apr 14, 2018 Kentucky
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    Alright, just ordered two packages. One for me and one for my beer address friend:sunglasses:
    This will be fun, thanks for arranging this!
     
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  27. k_green_queens_hops

    k_green_queens_hops Initiate (26) Oct 22, 2017 New York

    Wow I love Sloop Juice Bomb. I prob drink a 6 pack of that a week
     
  28. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (2,675) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    After thinking about this a little more, I might get the full Drinking Socially package. I found that it says they do deliver to my zip code, which is pretty cool because I thought we couldn't get alcohol shipped here and never looked into online stores for beer. With the gift cards I'll have to make another purchase sometime if I can find some unique singles that I've been looking for or maybe something new I find on there. Looks like beer from breweries that don't even distribute to my state are on there for sale, which is pretty awesome. I'll probably just drink a couple beers during the tasting and save the others for drinking later some other time since I haven't really been out to buy fresh beer lately in the city. I did want that Banana Macadamia Fudge Cake stout too. There's some interesting beers that I'd like to try and give the other ones a review over. Hopefully it's still available. Looking forward to it! :beers:
     
  29. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (3,243) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    I ordered the beer package from Half Time beverage - do I need to sign up anywhere for the link to the livestream?
     
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  30. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,962) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    From the FAQ on the event page:
     
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  31. OscarO67

    OscarO67 Initiate (151) Nov 12, 2011 California

    Rock Star Beer Festivals started doing these virtual tastings last month on the west coast. 10 beers for $40-$45 with shipping. 2 sessions with brewers of about 45 minutes each. We had a lot of fun. Doing another one this weekend. Looked at this Untappd fest, didn't like the 2 day format, but that's just me. Enjoy those that participate.
     
  32. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,149) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Yeah, I used to buy beer from Half Time but they don't ship to Wyoming anymore.
     
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