US - New England Extreme Beer Fest 2016

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  1. seedavid

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    This may seem premature, what with the festival being over 6 months away, but there's a decent amount of info available, so I figured we may as well start organizing this shit so we can more effectively complain about who is/isn't going to be there, and whatever new and irritating restrictions are placed on volunteers.

    Dates: February 5 and 6, 2016.

    Tentative list of Breweries:
     
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  2. CoinStarChange

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    February again? I was hoping they would trend more towards April.

    Oh great, Toppling Goliath. They were great last year. :rolleyes:
     
  3. seedavid

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    Apparently, the dates they got were the only ones available for the venue, even with almost a year of lead time.

    And TG was supposedly one of the first to confirm this year, so they should have plenty of time to sort out their "production schedule" and ensure not dropping out at the last minute again.
     
  4. lambandtunaphish

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    This is for sure the worst. The way the blizzard was handled in 2013 is the main reason I will not be buying a ticket in August for an event that could easily be cancelled/impacted by the weather.
     
  5. seedavid

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    The following breweries have been added since the original announcement:

     
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  6. CoinStarChange

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    Excited for Kent Falls. Glad to see Tree House again and maybe people will recognize Surly for who they are this year.
     
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    Most lol-worthy event handling I've ever experienced. I feel bad for those who did not live in Boston and had tickets. It was a relatively painless weekend for me, I just drank waelz at my house all weekend while snowed in, but man... people flew into Boston for that shit. Ridiculous. I still think this is the worst thing Jason and Todd have ever done
     
  8. youbrewidrink

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    And when they were criticized for it, they banned people from their site in droves.
     
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    That Thursday night before, they had the pre-fest event at Meadhall. The taplist was good, so I went. I had tickets for Friday night. I get there with the GF around 9 and there has been no word on social media. They were adamant all leading up to the event that they would announce on Twitter and BA the second it was changed, but they weren't planning on moving it.

    They were at Meadhall, so before I left (a little after midnight, now officially Friday, mind you), I go up to Todd and ask him if it's still on. He's drunk (I'm a little drunk, too) and he tells me it's off and how they're going to announce later tonight and "WE GOT THIS 12-MINUTE VIDEO TO POST ABOUT IT WITH SAM CALIGIONE!" He talks about this video over and over, so I assume it will be info on rescheduling or whatever and I leave. I get home (only over in Inman), and there's still nothing online. So, I get on BA and relay what he's said. It's well after midnight and there are people literally on the road posting to the thread about Friday night. I figured it would help. I get flamed for it being unsubstantiated and then in the morning...bam, first time I was banned. That morning, around 3 or 4 I think, they posted it would be rescheduled. It's not like they didn't have their phones at Meadhall.
     
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    You were doing gods work, man. I remember that vividly.
     
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    YAY BEER!
     
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    Initial list is up.
     
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    Aaaaaaand Toppling Goliath pulled out....again
     
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    The unforeseeable has happened.
     
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    Hahahahhahahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahah *breathes* hahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahhahah
     
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    "Safe sex lessons taught by Toppling Goliath, the perfect pull out"
     
  17. sinceyoubeensean

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    If anyone happens to have an extra pair of tickets or can't go, please drop me a line.
     
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    Session preference? I don't have any extra but if any come up between now and then I can let you know.
     
  19. 1arrogantbastard

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    I too am looking for a single ticket to session 2. I can do cash/beer/gold bullion, whatever tickles your taint.
     
  20. sinceyoubeensean

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    No preference whatsoever. Just happy to get me and my girlfriend in the door.
     
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