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Scenes from Extreme Beer Fest (EBF) 2013 in Boston

I just walked through the doors of Boston’s Cyclorama, the location of the 2013 Extreme Beer Fest (EBF), presented by Beer Advocate and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. EBF was supposed to be held in Boston a month ago, but a major snow storm hit the Northeast and crippled the city for days, leading to the cancellation and eventual rescheduling of the festival. Mother Nature can’t keep us beer nerds down, and we’re here today to try as many wacky, wild and challenging new beers as we can in three and a half hours. I don’t think I’ll have too much more time to write, but I thought I’d share some scenes from this year’s EBF. I’ll be updating this post throughout the event with images so check back often if you want to see what I see.

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Craft beer enthusiasts mill about before the EBF evening session

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The EBF line rapidly forming 45 minutes before doors open

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The Dogfish stand at EBF

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Allagash stand at EBF. Fantastic sour called FV13.

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Crazy busy show floor at EBF

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Firestone Walker booth at EBF. Wild Weisse Berliner Weisse made it worth the wait in the long ass line

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John Kimmich from The Alchemist, brewer of the illustrious Heady Topper

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The Bruery folks. Love that Sour in the Rye

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Samuel Adams dudes talking beer

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Captain Lawrence Brewing served a nice chocolate stout

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Nothing like a piping hot, sugar-coated waffle to top off a successful beer fest

UBN

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Beer Advocate 2013 Extreme Beer Fest (EBF) Rescheduled for March 15/16

Beer Advocate Extreme Beer Fest Ticket

Last weekend, Beer Advocate’s Extreme Beer Fest in Boston was cancelled due to the massive winter storm Nemo. Boston was an absolute mess, with all public transportation shut down and an active driving ban punishable by a big fine and even jail time. It was necessary to postpone the event. But the organizers just sent out a message with the new dates for the 2013 Extreme Beer Fest.

Here’s the message Beer Advocate sent out to folks with EBF tickets:

Extreme Beer Fest: Rescheduled Dates

New Dates: March 15 & 16, 2013 in Boston, MA

Unfortunately, Extreme Beer Fest (February 8 & 9, 2013) was postponed due to severe weather conditions that forced the city of Boston to close all transportation. As EBF (and the storm) landed on a weekend, our efforts to reschedule had to wait; however, first thing Monday, we began coordinating with the venue to secure new dates and are pleased to announce that Extreme Beer Fest #10 will occur on March 15 & 16, 2013 at The Cyclorama in Boston, MA.

Options and information for existing ticket holders are also included below.

New Dates/Times

Night of the Barrels @ Extreme Beer Fest

Friday, March 15, 6pm-9:30pm

Extreme Beer Fest

Saturday, March 16, 1pm-4:30pm (Day Session)

Saturday, March 16, 6pm-9:30pm (Night Session)

Held at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts.

Previous Tickets

Existing, non-refunded tickets are valid and will be scannable. Optional: Those who purchased tickets via Eventbrite may also re-download their tickets with the new dates; see http://help.eventbrite.com.

Tickets that have been refunded will not be valid and will be refused at the door.

Refunds

We’ll be waiving our “no refund” policy and will honor refunds to all Eventbrite ticket buyers who file their requests by February 19, 12am EST. Please see the instructions below.

Refund Instructions

If you’d like a refund, please email ebfrefunds@eventbrite.com withonly the order ID number in the subject line. You can find your order ID number on your confirmation email from Eventbrite.

Deadline

As a reminder, refund requests will be accepted up until February 19, 12am EST, based strictly on the instructions given above. Any refund requests beyond this will be dealt with on a case by case basis, but we cannot issue refunds outside of the instructions prior to the deadline or guarantee refunds past the given deadline.

Secondhand Purchased Tickets

If you purchased your tickets from a non-authorized reseller or individual, you’ll need to contact the original re-seller to confirm that each of your tickets is still valid.

All Eventbrite ticket buyers will be alerted of the new dates and options via email.

We can’t even to begin to put into words the collective disappointment shared amongst the BeerAdvocate team, attendees, brewers, vendors, volunteers and everyone else involved, but please know that we’re truly saddened by the inconveniences that this situation has caused, and we appreciate your patience and continued support.

Please see the Extreme Beer Fest website and this forum for future updates.

http://beeradvocate.com/ebf/

Sincerely,

Jason & Todd
Founders, BeerAdvocate

I’m real psyched to see the event reschedule so quickly, but I still feel for all the brewers and beer enthusiasts who came to Boston only to have their EBF plans fucked up by mother nature. I’ll definitely be attending one of the Saturday sessions next month.

UBN

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Respect Beer — and Trees. Read Beer Advocate’s Digital Magazine for Android

Beer Advocate magazine for Android

I’ve been reading Beer Advocate magazine for years, but it wasn’t until last month that I actually subscribed to it. In the past, I’d just pick up a free copy at my local watering hole. That meant I’d sometimes miss an issue because the magazine always disappears from bars quickly—it never ceases to amaze me how much people like free shit, doesn’t matter what it is.

I figured it was about time to subscribe to Beer Advocate, because I really like the magazine, and I appreciate what it and its associated website, BeerAdvocate.com, do for the craft beer community. I’d been freeloading for long enough. But what really inspired me to subscribe was the release of a digital version of Beer Advocate for Android tablets and smartphone. Now I’m able to read my favorite craft beer publication on my Nexus 7 Android tablet and my Samsung Galaxy SIII smartphone.

The digital subscription is half the price of the print publication, at $7.49 a year, or just $0.63 per issue, via Google’s Play Store for Android. (The print subscription costs $14.99 a year, or about $1.25 per issue.) You can buy individual issues for $1.99 each, and you get a 14-day free trial from Google. Back issues are available. You can download the digital edition of Beer Advocate instantly, as soon as new issues are released, so you don’t have to wait for the USPS to deliver them—and you don’t have to worry about your shiesty-ass, Bud-Light-guzzling neighbor stealing your copy. You can read Play Magazines on Google Android smartphones, and both 7- and 10-inch Android tablets. And you can read the digital version of Beer Advocate on your desktop computer using Google’s Chrome browser. (Unfortunately, Beer Advocate digital is not available for Apple iOS devices or any other mobile platforms at this point.)

Beer Advocate magazine for Android

The digital Beer Advocate interface is good-looking and intuitive. You can access a table of contents at any time by tapping your Android screen once and then tapping the box that appears in the bottom left corner of your display. You can also quickly scan through thumbnail images of all the pages; just tap the screen and then slide the horizontal bar of images that appears at the bottom of your display. And you can click into a text version, which strips out some of the images and formatting for easier reading, by tapping your display and then choosing the “View Text” option at the top of your screen.

My one complaint about Beer Advocate‘s digital version for Android: Existing print subscribers have to pay separately for the digital edition. That sucks, because print subscribers already pay double the price of the digital edition, and Beer Advocate should reward these folks for their loyalty, not punish them by charging an additional fee.

Beer Advocate magazine’s motto: Respect beer. Now you can follow that advice while respecting Mother Nature and saving some trees, thanks to the digital edition of Beer Advocate for Android.

Learn more about the digital edition of Beer Advocate on BeerAdvocate.com or download it from Google Play.

UBN

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