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Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Your friendly ABR reminder

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by hoeg0015, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. hoeg0015

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    Tickets go on sale Sunday at noon. Back to one session this year-anyone know why? Best of luck to all trying to get tickets! I'm going to try to stay upright this year.
     
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    I really liked the morning session last year. The mini-bloodies were a nice touch as well. Tickets typically last for a couple days, so scoring them isnt a huge deal.
     
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    Who knows this time? Every year it gets tougher to score beers/tickets :-/
     
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    Morning session was awesome last year. Bummed they won't have it this year.
     
  5. UMNbeerhunter

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    Your right, I think this year they will go quickly. I bet they decided to go back to one session because there was a disparity between the 2 sessions i.e. having Black Note and Black Butte XXII at the afternoon session and not the morning. I know they advertised the the same beers were going to be on both sessions but really how much keg Black Note does the brewery have to give away for an event, probably not 2 sessions worth.
     
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    Poop, I'm going camping this weekend. Wonder if I can sneak away to a coffee shop for a few hours or something to get some wifi.
    Thanks for the reminder.
     
  7. mnstorm99

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    Didn't sell out the morning session last year, although there were still quite a few people in attendance...so I may also be confused.
     
  8. Packforever1976

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    What is this presale that is listed on the ABR page? It has a presale on 7/15, and general public sale on 8/1. Kind of confusing, no details are given.
     
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    No clue, that wasn't up when I checked the site a couple days ago.
     
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    Here is what the site says, and I don't know what it means.

    We will be offering (2) ticket release dates this year to give folks an extra chance to get tickets.
    Unadvertised pre-sale tickets go on-sale at 12pm noon CST on Sunday, July 15 until sold-out.

    The remainder of the tickets will be released to the general public at a second on-sale at noon on Wednesday, August 1.
    This year we are back to the (1) session format to maintain the quality of festival for the attendees and the brewers, so there are less tickets available for the event then last year. This event generally sells out quickly, so mark your calendar for July 15th, 2012 and August 1st, 2012!
     
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    That was too easy! Got mine ,see you all there.
     
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    ...and sold out.
     
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    It's still saying there are tickets available. Do a "Ctrl+F5" refresh.
     
  16. hoeg0015

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    yeah, leave it to the guy who issued the reminder to get shut out. had my order placed, didn't process.
     
  17. minnesotaryan

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    forgot and now it is too late, bummer.
     
  18. hoeg0015

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    Here's to hoping there are more tickets available Aug 1 than there were today!
     
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    Annoying. More info would have been nice. Did they sell 25 tickets today? Half? Most?

    Shut out here as well. ABR has been generally well-run, but I don't get this.
     
  20. XmnwildX12

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    Set phone reminders and still forgot... lame
     
  21. minnesotaryan

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    ISO extra ticket.
     
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    Shit, forgot all about it.
     
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    I owe a big shout out to somoene. Thank you for what you did. Will have a special brew for you.
     
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    After Ryan gets helped out, I am also looking for a ticket
     
  25. hoeg0015

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    Before Ryan and Josh get helped out, I need 4
     
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    My friends and I were shut out as well...Here's hoping for 8/1. If this turns into a DL day fiasco where the system can't process the orders fast enough and people get shut out I will be very disappointed.
     
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    Got my one ticket. Should have ordered the 6 limit for some of the others on here..
     
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    Make sure when you try ordering during the 8/1 sale that you do a "Ctrl+F5" refresh, instead of using the "Refresh" button. This refreshes and clears your cache. Ever since I started using this method, I have yet to be shutout on one of these internet sales. I was still able to get a ticket 15+ minutes after they went onsale.
    One other tip, make sure you are on the site 2+ minutes prior to the sale time.
     
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    ISO: 1 ticket

    Just like everyone else on here, lol
     
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    What's the beer list for this year? I thought the website only had 2011's or did I not look hard enough?
     
  32. mothman

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    they don't release the list until about a week before the event
     
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  33. MNPikey

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    Checked about 2 minutes to 12 and got tickets for myself and the wife no problem. Went through checkout in a less than quick manner (there was a timer that was counting down from 10 minutes) and it processed no problem.
     
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    I just found out I have a wedding to attend that day. I'm gonna be smashed by the time I get to that wedding.
     
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    I'm curious to know how many of the approx 3000 tickets they sold in round 1 of sales. I got mine, but a few friends I really hope to meet up with didn't. I can't wait to come drink with everyone in MN!!
     
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    I need eleventy-twelve.
     
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    I'm really curious too. Sent them an email right afterwards, no response yet.
     
  38. will1256

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    I hope everyone who wants them is able to get tix, but if someone can't, I'll give a fellow ba a good deal on my gopher football tickets for that day. At least now you'll be able to get beer at The Bank too! BM me if interested.
     
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    It looks like the final window to buy tickets lasted about 12 seconds. Yikes.
     
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    Thats like rubbing salt in the wound. Can't go to ABR, have to watch Gopher football.
     
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