US - New England Mikkeller Beer Celebration (Boston 2017)

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We’re returning to Boston 9/22 & 9/23. Specially priced early bird tickets available for the next 48 hours! New this year is unlimited sampling for ALL attendees. Grab your tickets now:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copenhagen-beer-festival-boston-september-22-23-2017-tickets-35755232864



edit: planned on doing Saturday day session, as I did last year, but w/ Zwanze being the same day I might opt for Friday evening.

Also looks like ticket price increased pretty significantly. Paid $40 for an early bird last year & this year it's nearly $70.
Looks like GA includes unlimited sampling now. Same prices as EBF early bird except they don't have fees.
 
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Looks like GA includes unlimited sampling now. Same prices as EBF early bird except they don't have fees.
Honestly, if you go at a normal pace, the lines prevent you from drinking much more than the amount of tokens we were given last year. Granted, I didn't use the tokens at a handful of the stations last year, but even so, I don't think the unlimited samples justifies a 75% increase in ticket cost... I'm not saying it's a deal breaker for me, but that it's a substantial increase no matter how you look at it.

Either way, looks like a nice lineup of breweries and I might make the Fri. evening session.
 
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Honestly, if you go at a normal pace, the lines prevent you from drinking much more than the amount of tokens we were given last year. Granted, I didn't use the tokens at a handful of the stations last year, but even so, I don't think the unlimited samples justifies a 75% increase in ticket cost... I'm not saying it's a deal breaker for me, but that it's a substantial increase no matter how you look at it.

Either way, looks like a nice lineup of breweries and I might make the Fri. evening session.
I definitely agree. Unlimited sampling just leads to more drunk people and someone throwing up in a trash can.

How big were the pours last year?
2oz., which I believe is the limit by law in Massachusetts for sampling. Though a lot of people were just filling your cup to the brim. I'm not sure how these larger glasses for the Guld tickets work with the law.
 
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Looks like the VIP/one-hour early entry comes with a "larger sampling glass". Seems like the perfect way to measure my VIP dong vs. the plebeian GA attendees.








Really, though, I'll be there with a bunch of old-school college friends, half of which are TB-approved beer geeks, and half of which are getting away from their families and likely to be the "drunk people throwing up in a trash can." It all adds up to 100% fun. We're all VIP for the Saturday day session.
 
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Terrible drunk jokes aside, I am curious to see how this one compares to the one over in Copenhagen. I definitely like the one hour early entry for VIP vs. 20 minutes over there. The tickets are cheaper here too, although there seems to be quite a bit fewer breweries on the list. One of the highlights for me over there was the international area with a bunch of countries you would not think of as beer destinations pouring some pretty decent stuff.
 
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Look for 1 or 2 "cheap" Saturday Night (Bla) tix if anyone is looking to unload. Can also trade beer for them. Let me know!
 

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