Lager Fest in Cyberspace (2021)

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Jun 1, 2021.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,247) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Dreams do come true. Lager Fest in Cyberspace, BeerAdvocate's third virtual beer fest, will be hosted on August 20 & 21, 2021. In partnership with Half Time Beverage, attendees will receive a box of twelve lagers, ranging in style, from twelve American brewers, plus access to our beer fest forum and two live tastings guided by BeerAdvocate's Todd Alström, BeerThugLife's Edgar Preciado, and participating guest brewers.

    Tickets are on sale now!

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/lager/

    Spread the word.
     
  2. Manta200

    Manta200 Meyvn (1,437) Apr 14, 2018 Kentucky
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    Todd, I just looked at the lineup, you got the Buchenrauch, very cool!!!
    Can't wait to do this fest!
     
  3. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,247) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    With some many brewers not being able to meet the ask (115 cases), I was worried that we'd end up with a box of Pilsners. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I wanted some variety in the box for this fest.
     
  4. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (3,649) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    I am sooooooo in. Is it possible to purchase two allotments (asking for a friend).
     
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  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,247) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Tell your friend, "Yes!"
     
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  6. eagles22

    eagles22 Devotee (416) Sep 7, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I know what I'm asking for father's day lol
     
  7. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (3,649) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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  8. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (4,844) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Very pumped!
     
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  9. CB_Michigan

    CB_Michigan Aspirant (204) Sep 4, 2014 Illinois
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    Nice lineup! My buddy and I were drinking the UCBC Stammtisch during the IPA fest after party!
     
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  10. readyski

    readyski Aspirant (281) Jun 4, 2005 California
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    Definitely in! And unlike the other 2 fests I could probably power thru this solo (or get 2 to include the buddy) :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  11. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,247) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

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    Also, sorry in advance, everyone. I'll be pushing this as a Father's Day Gift idea (treat yourself!) via email soon. :rofl:
     
  12. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,247) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

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  13. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (4,844) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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  14. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Poo-Bah (1,850) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Damn thanks for throwing this the month after I give up my liver. Fucking A.
     
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  15. Qu3st

    Qu3st Initiate (47) Dec 4, 2015 Massachusetts

    Solid package, looking forward to it. I would have liked to have a tripe decocted option for discussion. Notch really goes all-in on the lager beers, would have loved a Q&A about what they think their equipment and methods bring to the table.
     
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  16. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,709) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    I don't have kids but I'm still asking!
     
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  17. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,247) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

    Pets count.
     
  18. cryptichead

    cryptichead Poo-Bah (1,640) Jul 3, 2014 Illinois
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    I'm definitely in! How many boxes in total this time? I think it was 2000 or 2500 for the first two fests, right? Curious if you allocated more boxes to the lagers based on the success of the first two fests
     
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  19. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,247) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Extreme was 2,750, IPA was 2,250, and Lager will be limited to 2,500.
     
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  20. colts9016

    colts9016 Poo-Bah (2,525) Jul 2, 2007 Idaho
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    I am in.
     
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  21. bstar314

    bstar314 Initiate (5) Apr 8, 2021 Arizona

    Is there a cold ship option? I really appreciated it for IPA Fest, especially in the desert southwest.
     
  22. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,247) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

    We tried it for IPA, but pulled it due to logistical challenges and high costs.
     
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  23. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,709) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Notch definitely does, but so does Schilling, and they're on the list.

    Maybe they can participate in the Q&A? They definitely incorporate decoction mashing for their beers.

    I don't have pets either, but you can sometimes find a Bock in my fridge.

    Bocks = goats

    Problem solved.
     
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  24. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,010) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    To springboard off what @bstar314 posted above: when and how will these beers be shipped? Shipping beer via a carrier like UPS (or FedEx or...) during the heat of summer can cause issues here.

    Cheers!
     
  25. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,919) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    How quickly do tickets usually sell out? Do we need to jump immediately or should buying them from home that night be good?
     
  26. cryptichead

    cryptichead Poo-Bah (1,640) Jul 3, 2014 Illinois
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    I think for the first two fests they lasted a couple of weeks.
     
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  27. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,919) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Very good to know. Thanks.
     
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  28. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,247) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    In a nutshell: the cost of keeping 2,500 packages individually cold once they leave Half Time is too much, and the risk of them not arriving cold due to factors beyond our control is too great.

    For more shipping details: https://www.beeradvocate.com/lager/#faq
     
  29. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,010) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
    Society

    Thanks for that link. It states:

    "Boxes will begin shipping mid-August and arrival times will vary depending on the destination state."

    Cheers!
     
  30. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,247) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

    Just confirmed with Half Time, it'll be early August (the bulk of the boxes should be out the door by the end of the first week). FAQ has been updated.
     
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  31. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,116) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    I hope it’s not really under carbonated like the last cans and (on site) draft I had because it’s a really nice Rauch too.
     
  32. Spider889

    Spider889 Meyvn (1,000) Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
    Brewery

    Hey Wes sorry to hear that, we've had some lost carbonation on rare occasion due to how we had to package the pub beers over the last year. Historically Buchenrauch was always brewed there. But this will be a fresh batch on our production system and I'm confident everyone will be happy with the carb.
     
  33. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,116) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    I think people are really going to enjoy it. Not enough of them being made on this side of the pond.
     
  34. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,247) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

    Lager Fest in Cyberspace is on sale now! (Refresh the page if you don't see the "Buy Now" button.)

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/lager/

    Thanks in advance for your support. :beers:
     
  35. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (7,021) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Just made my purchase...I'm looking forward to this...
     
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  36. bbec6465

    bbec6465 Initiate (5) Dec 14, 2020 Virginia

    Just ordered, looking forward to Cyberspace Fest #3! :slight_smile:
     
  37. thuey

    thuey Disciple (337) Nov 13, 2015 California

    Missed the IPA Fest due to scheduling, but absolutely loved Extreme Beer Fest. I got my Lager Fest order in, so let's get it!
     
  38. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,247) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew Society Trader

    Thanks for the support!
    Awesome!
    Glad you can join us again!
     
  39. imagingh

    imagingh Devotee (454) May 12, 2011 New Hampshire
    Fest Crew Society Trader

    Order placed, can't wait for this one!
     
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  40. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (3,649) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    I’m in - even purchased an allotment for my “friend!!!”
     
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