Welcome to IPA Fest in Cyberspace (2021)!

Discussion in 'IPA Fest in Cyberspace (2021)' started by Todd, Apr 2, 2021.

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,172) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    First, for those who don't know me, I'm Todd Alström, Founder of BeerAdvocate. I'm also hosting the fest along with a special guest, participating brewer, and my good friend Edgar Preciado, @BEERTHUGLIFE.

    Second, thanks for your support and welcome to the fest forum! Here we'll post updates, discussion threads, recordings of both sessions, and other fest content exclusively for you. If you get lost, you can find this forum under "IPA Fest" main site navigation or on the main Forums page.

    Third, shoutout to the team at Half Time Beverage for partnering with us to ensure that the India Pale Ales coming your way are as fresh as possible and in your hands before the fest!

    House Rules:
    • Only admins and fest staff can post new threads, but you can reply to any threads that aren't locked.
    • Please stay on topic for the forum and thread.
    • Please be kind to each other.
    Helpful Links:
    What Happens Next?
    • Clear your schedule for April 30 and May 1, 2021 (5-8 p.m. PDT both days) and join the discussions in this forum between now and then.
    • Rejoice when your box arrives, but don't drink the beers yet!
    • Start thinking about which pajamas you're going to wear during the fest.
    • And if you're new to BeerAdvocate, I encourage you to explore the site.
    More to follow, and thanks again for your support!
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  2. JamonATL

    JamonATL Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2014 Oregon

    Can't wait, extreme beerfest was awesome. Ipafest is going to rock!
  3. el_bobbo

    el_bobbo Zealot (694) Dec 22, 2010 Massachusetts
    Society Trader

    Only the softest pajamas and a DFH sweatband. Can't wait!
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  4. ArsMoriendiOU818

    ArsMoriendiOU818 Pooh-Bah (1,558) Nov 5, 2013 Virginia

    Stoked for virtual fest #2!
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  5. MasterMasar

    MasterMasar Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2021 Texas

    Pretty stoked for this!
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  6. merdusco

    merdusco Initiate (104) Nov 26, 2020 Illinois

    Yay! Can't wait.
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  7. stiv

    stiv Crusader (404) Feb 21, 2001 Massachusetts

    Is PST correct? do you mean PDT? I'm on the East Coast and want to be sure I know what the Fest time starts here.
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  8. Mortarforker

    Mortarforker Maven (1,441) Oct 27, 2004 Texas

    Ready to enjoy these awesome beers!
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  9. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,172) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Super Mod Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    That's what I get for copying and pasting on only one coffee. :tired_face: It's Pacific Time (PDT).
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  10. Simonius

    Simonius Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2017 New Jersey

    Hi all. Ready for my 1st virtual beer fest!
  11. jmcdaid

    jmcdaid Initiate (0) Apr 16, 2016 Rhode Island

    Hiya, everybody. A big thanks to BeerAdvocate and Half Time for setting this up. Looking forward to it!
  12. parrothdnj

    parrothdnj Aspirant (221) Jul 16, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Extreme Beerfest was so much fun. Can't wait for this!
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  13. gandalfcat

    gandalfcat Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2009 California

    I was never an IPA fan, but have grown to like quite a few (not really bitter ones) after several local virtual beer fests during our last year at home. Looking forward to this fest
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  14. Chefie

    Chefie Crusader (467) Feb 2, 2007 Oklahoma

    Excited to participate in my first BA fest. Being virtual opens the doors to some of us that have been unable to travel to past in person festivals. Thanks for putting this together! Cheers.
  15. enkamania

    enkamania Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2014 Washington

    Can't wait to try some of the new to me ones.
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  16. rickrem

    rickrem Savant (1,125) Jun 3, 2007 California
    Society Trader

    Lots of new ones to try. Should be great!
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  17. Shinebox

    Shinebox Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2020 California

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  18. Jaminrice

    Jaminrice Crusader (465) Oct 21, 2007 Oklahoma

    We’re all in for a treat. This will be my second. First was Juicy Brews Saturday Morning, and it was stellar. That said, I’m looking forward to this fest starting at 7pm (Oklahoma) instead of 10:30am like JBSM did! Cheers!
  19. socon67

    socon67 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,479) Jun 18, 2010 New York

    Looking forward to this one, as it can be a shared event with a couple of my local beer friends. We will be full vaccinated and past the post-vaccine waiting period. For EBF I was dropping off samples in taster glasses sealed with plastic wrap, so we could sample and webex at the same time. This will be a much easier event.
  20. bmiraski

    bmiraski Devotee (330) Feb 6, 2018 Illinois

    Extreme Beer Fest was a blast. Can't wait to do this all again!
  21. JoeCamaro

    JoeCamaro Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2012 Virginia

    Bring on the IPAs!
  22. Chas58

    Chas58 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2010 Connecticut

    Do we have an expected date for the mailing and arriving of the boxes? Can we change the mailing address if needed?
  23. jcoleMA66

    jcoleMA66 Savant (1,224) May 16, 2015 Massachusetts

    Getting excited! Had a great time at the virtual EBF so really looking forward to this one! The lineup looks like it will be great from start to finish.
  24. DanielAron

    DanielAron Initiate (0) May 15, 2005 Illinois
    Society Trader

    First time for a BA beer fest. Can't wait!
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  25. psweet70

    psweet70 Aspirant (289) Mar 2, 2021 New Hampshire

    First time for a BA beer fest for myself as well. Really excited and can't wait for the event! Beer selection looks great.
  26. Clippedin4Beer

    Clippedin4Beer Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2021 Virginia

    All of these will be "new to me" beers and I can't wait!
  27. ktank211

    ktank211 Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Can't wait will be interesting
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  28. MelKane1006

    MelKane1006 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2021 Rhode Island

    Digging these virtual beer fests! Extreme Beer Fest was so fun and can’t wait for IPA fest to begin!
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  29. optimisticphoenix

    optimisticphoenix Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2021 Connecticut

    Can't wait! Picking out my pjs in advance...

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  30. VoxRationis

    VoxRationis Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2016 New York

    First time. Can't wait!
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  31. bearparty

    bearparty Aspirant (235) Aug 20, 2017 California

    Gonna be hard to hold back when they arrive, as always-- but epic times await!
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  32. Elsinorebrewmaster

    Elsinorebrewmaster Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2014 California

    Kooookooookoookookookoookoookoookookookoooo. The call of the brew sisters and brothers has been initiated man your pints! Can’t wait for this ☝️
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  33. Somajiahu

    Somajiahu Aspirant (292) Dec 20, 2016 Virginia

    Really looking forward to this. Half Time wasn't delivering to my ZIP code for the Extreme Beer Fest, so I'm glad that they managed to get mine included for this one. I really love super hoppy IPAs, but any IPA is a friend of mine, along with all the hopheads at BA. Thanks for organising this online festival!
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  34. grey_gavin

    grey_gavin Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2021 Massachusetts

    After 2020 cancelled all the events I was looking forward to, I’m psyched to be signed up for one that’s a sure thing! How’s everyone else gonna participate? On the couch in sweats, or in pandemic-friendly style? My buddy and I are doing it up in a remote cabin on a lake, and I can practically taste the hops already
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  35. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,172) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Super Mod Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    I'll be posting shipping updates soon, but from the FAQ...
    I'd contact @HalfTime immediately if you need to change your mailing address.

    virtualevents@halftimebeverage.com or 845-462-7899
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  36. mirrorball

    mirrorball Crusader (429) Aug 14, 2005 Virginia

    Looking forward to my first virtual beer fest. The list of beers looks great!
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  37. qbrew13

    qbrew13 Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2016 New Jersey

    EBF was great! Looking forward to this!
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  38. LoriS17

    LoriS17 Devotee (328) Apr 4, 2013 Arizona

    Looking forward to it! Extreme Beerfest was awesome!
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  39. cjmstone100

    cjmstone100 Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2020 Pennsylvania

    You had me at IPA.. you really really had me at Russian River Pliny .. cannot wait for the beers and to hear from the brewers...
  40. fadokv

    fadokv Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2018 Texas

    Oh my gosh! We are getting Pliny? Be still my beating heart!
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