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Extreme Beer Fest Feb 1-2

#1

Is anyone going this year? I know a few people went last year, but one was coming from Finland, so I doubt he will again… or prove me wrong…

#2

A buddy is dragging me kicking and complaining Feb 2. (not sure which session)
I was talked into attending while I was drinking.

Not sure if anyplace around the Seaport have any events. I would normally skip those anyhow

#3

Why kicking and screaming?

#4

2 years in a row BA oversold the Saturday evening session.
So many people you had to stand in line for 10 minutes just for a stupid Two Roads sample.
Greed has killed this fest for me.

#5

Agreed. Lines everywhere, including all the way around the building. Hopefully they will be better this year, but not holding my breath.

#6

I was considering taking a bus to Boston, until I read this.

#7

When did they move this from the cyclorama that held a couple hundred people max?

#8

@microgrog at least 5 years ago. This is my 4 th consecutive year attending.

@trapped don’t let me discourage you. Just know you will be standing in line for a good portion of the breweries.

#9

@Mansquito, I am coming again! And I am not even the only Finnish attending. All session tickets bought.
Any news on side events or bottle shares?

Janne

#10

Last year, Tip Tap Room had some events, like tap takeovers and visits by the brewers. I would also potentially be interested in a share as I have many beers I could bring. Depending on my wife’s response maybe we could put something together on a Sunday if other people would be interested. Also perfectly happy to just grab a beer or trade.

#11

https://www.facebook.com/events/379668019459348/ Burley Oak at Lord Hobo
https://www.facebook.com/events/406494759953158/ EBF Kick-Off with Craft Collective!
https://www.facebook.com/events/214282566158346/ Extreme Beer Fest Pre-Party (Boston 2019)
https://www.facebook.com/events/520765828416514/ West Coast EBF Party ft. Highland Park Brewing & Friends
https://www.facebook.com/events/1893555347423140/ Extreme Beer Fest Kickoff with Highland Park Brewery!
https://www.facebook.com/events/305475933435624/ EBF Post-Session Afterparty with Tomme Arthur & Epic Brewing
https://www.facebook.com/events/821310674873562/ EBF Pre-Session Happy Hour with Against the Grain
https://www.facebook.com/events/590989084679049/ Row 34 X EBF | FOAM PARTY ft. Foam Brewers of Burlington, VT

Some side events… last year Ginger Man had great event in their cellar too with tap takeover by Firestone Walker Vintage strong ales.

I might be able to bring some stuff (Cantillon Iris, Cantillon Nath, 3F Hommage, 3F Armand & Gaston… lots of all three vintage westys from 2015…) if anyone is interested in trade. But message during tomorrow monday!!!

Janne

#12

Sent you a message on old messaging system…