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Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: hopalong on January 18, 2007, 11:17:15 PM
http://www.allaboutbeer.com/wbfraleigh/

TICKETS GO ON SALE SOON!

 :dancebeer:
Title: fest
Post by: blackie on January 22, 2007, 12:07:24 AM
I hate how this is always right before finals, not to mention the day after the Hillsborough Hike, but there's a 100% chance I'll be there.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kilgore_Trout on January 24, 2007, 11:32:59 AM
Anyone have any suggestions on which session to attend?
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kolschboy on January 24, 2007, 12:04:14 PM
Afternoon=more beer geeks
Evening=more chaos
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: unclejedi on January 24, 2007, 09:25:55 PM
Rats... same day as some small, sparsely attended fest in Munster IN that I was planning on attending ;)
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kilgore_Trout on January 25, 2007, 12:52:43 AM
Quote from: "unclejedi"
Rats... same day as some small, sparsely attended fest in Munster IN that I was planning on attending ;)

Yeah, the scheduling sucks.  I'll get to the Dark Lord release one of these days.  It also happens to fall on the day after my wedding anniversary.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: JNB on January 25, 2007, 08:47:11 AM
And NFL draft day!
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kolschboy on January 25, 2007, 08:51:21 AM
Quote from: "JNB"
And NFL draft day!

Word. Last year there were some TVs available, so you could keep up on the draft. I slipped on by now and then.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Jonathan Surratt on January 25, 2007, 08:51:54 AM
Quote from: "JNB"
And NFL draft day!

There will be something on draft alright.   :dancebeer:
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: oldgrowth on January 25, 2007, 09:02:18 AM
Quote from: "JNB"
And NFL draft day!

the most exciting weekend in sports.  :lol:
Title: ;
Post by: blackie on February 26, 2007, 04:19:04 PM
tickets on sale now
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Gaelic777 on February 27, 2007, 10:02:23 AM
Does anyone know if you can leave the festival and re-enter?
Title: Re: ;
Post by: hopalong on February 27, 2007, 10:10:42 AM
Quote from: "blackie"
tickets on sale now

Could someone let us know when they go on sale at Sam's?
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: cardsfan1 on February 27, 2007, 10:14:21 AM
WNC beerinators--tickets will be on sale soon @ Foothills in WS.  I believe that this is the only location outside the Triangle.  Tix should be here by this weeekend.   Come by for tix, have a pint.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kolschboy on February 27, 2007, 10:21:33 AM
Quote from: "Gaelic777"
Does anyone know if you can leave the festival and re-enter?

No ( cannot re-enter ).
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: hoppedup on February 27, 2007, 10:24:37 AM
I think some of us from Greensboro are going to take the train to and from Raleigh for the WBF.

We can walk/stumble/crawl from the train station to Natty's for dinner when we get back.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: beergirl on March 05, 2007, 11:12:57 PM
Quote from: "cardsfan1"
WNC beerinators--tickets will be on sale soon @ Foothills in WS.  I believe that this is the only location outside the Triangle.  Tix should be here by this weeekend.   Come by for tix, have a pint.


So, are the tickets at Foothills now?
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: sysctl on March 05, 2007, 11:50:03 PM
Aw, c'mon blackie.  I am flying home from MS to attend, even though it is right before finals.  My buddy wants to  do the morning session and then head to Merlefest.  I'm really hoping I can do both.   :banjo:
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: surffisher on March 18, 2007, 12:12:52 PM
What are y'alls thoughts on the regular pass ($30) versus the VIP pass ($60)?  I've never been to the Raleigh fest, but is the afternoon session generally preferable, like the Durham fest (less drunks, more beer availability)?  

Tix for all sessions still available on-line and as of Friday at outlets.

FYI

Quote
» VIP Ticket $60 per session (only 100 available per session)

    * Includes: Special entry line into the festival
    * VIP tent just for you including a hot plated gourmet meal, special beers not available at the festival, complimentary coffee and other nonalocholic beverages and opportunity to meet brewers one on one.
    * VIP bathroom comfort unit (don't have to use the porta john)
    * Souvenir World Beer Festival Pint Glass
    * VIP badge upon entry
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: hopalong on March 18, 2007, 12:25:49 PM
What are y'alls thoughts on the regular pass ($30) versus the VIP pass ($60)?

Might be nicer in some ways, but for a 4 hour session, $30 seems to me like enough to pay already.  I think I'll be busy enough, and wouldn't get that much added benefit from the additional $$.

I've never been to the Raleigh fest, but is the afternoon session generally preferable, like the Durham fest (less drunks, more beer availability)?

I've not been either.  And even though the Durham one is only a couple miles from my house, and people on this forum are well aware of my distaste for wasting gas (polution, global warming, dependence on foreign oil, etc...), I'm going to give the Raleigh one a try, because of my displeasure of the mud-bowl potential of the DAP.  Also, I'm guessing that like Durham, the day session will be less rowdy (I prefer less), and there will be fewer beers that have already run out.  Daylight will be nice, too.  Hopefully it won't be raining, but I think Moore Square can handle wet better that DAP.

Tix for all sessions still available on-line and as of Friday at outlets.

Tix are also now available at Sam's in Durham.  Cash only is my understanding.

 :coolbeer:
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: 4thfloyd on March 18, 2007, 05:44:04 PM
Quote from: "surffisher"
What are y'alls thoughts on the regular pass ($30) versus the VIP pass ($60)?  I've never been to the Raleigh fest, but is the afternoon session generally preferable, like the Durham fest (less drunks, more beer availability)?  

Tix for all sessions still available on-line and as of Friday at outlets.

FYI

Quote
» VIP Ticket $60 per session (only 100 available per session)

    * Includes: Special entry line into the festival
    * VIP tent just for you including a hot plated gourmet meal, special beers not available at the festival, complimentary coffee and other nonalocholic beverages and opportunity to meet brewers one on one.
    * VIP bathroom comfort unit (don't have to use the porta john)
    * Souvenir World Beer Festival Pint Glass
    * VIP badge upon entry


They could just charge me $40 and tell me I won't have to wait in line for 30 min if I am unable to camp out early and tell me the vendors will be much more spread out. The middle section was brutal last year.

Beautiful place to have a festival, but only a small portion being utilized for the actual tasting. Gonna pass this year but feeling torn about it.   :empty:
Title: FYI
Post by: pandy on March 18, 2007, 09:27:03 PM
i'll tentatively be assisting a certain local brewery in beerwench persona.
Title: Re: FYI
Post by: hopalong on March 18, 2007, 09:40:02 PM
Quote from: "pandy"
i'll tentatively be assisting a certain local brewery in beerwench persona.


 :ninja:
We will seek you out.

 :ese:
We will harass you.

 :o
There will be no escape!


 :mrgreen:
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: cardsfan1 on March 20, 2007, 08:28:38 AM
WBF tickets will arrive in WS tonight.  Starting Wednesday they will be on sale for cash or card.  If charging, there is a $1 per ticket fee.  Sorry for the delay, but we were waiting for the craziness of last week to subside....


As to Pandy--What a lucky brewery that will be....
Title: .
Post by: pandy on March 20, 2007, 08:09:53 PM
lucky brewery - lucky me for having the honor.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: cardsfan1 on March 21, 2007, 09:20:53 AM
For all WBF-ers west of the Triangle, tickets are now on sale at Foothills.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kilgore_Trout on March 29, 2007, 09:01:00 AM
They have the brewery list up for this year.  Bells will be there, which is not a surprise.  However, Deshuetes and New Belgium will be there :coolbeer:.  Deshuetes is a really good brewery.  I had someone send me the Abyss and it was fantastic (although most likely we will see the Mirror Pond or maybe their Black Butte Porter).  As far as New Belgium, meh.  I like their Abbey and the focus on Belgian styles.  Fat Tire is just okay at best.  Still interesting to see them come here.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: wedge on March 29, 2007, 10:00:44 AM
I see New Holland will be there as well, which is cool.  I've never had any of their potentially tasty offerings.  Looks like a pretty good lineup.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Jonathan Surratt on March 29, 2007, 10:11:34 AM
Quote from: "wedge"
I see New Holland will be there as well, which is cool.  I've never had any of their potentially tasty offerings.  Looks like a pretty good lineup.


Get ready to see their "Randall", aka the "Hatterizer".   I'm surprised that Dogfish hasn't called them out on it.  :D
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: TasteMatters on March 29, 2007, 06:58:09 PM
Every year New Holland has been at the WBF so far, they have sent only two beers -- their Dragon's Milk (wood aged RIS) and their Black Tulip (Belgian Tripel).  Not a lot of variety, but excellent beers and very much worth the stop at their table.

We can look for the "Hatterizer", but I'd bet we won't be seeing it.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: wedge on March 29, 2007, 09:41:29 PM
Quote from: "TasteMatters"
We can look for the "Hatterizer", but I'd bet we won't be seeing it.


Rats.

http://www.nuxx.net/gallery/d/1132-2/Image_581_jpg.jpg
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: NClifestyle on April 03, 2007, 11:15:44 PM
although i have my tix, are there any still around?  may have some buddies that want to go.  i know the on-line ones are gone.


cheers...
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: surffisher on April 03, 2007, 11:53:56 PM
Quote from: "NClifestyle"
although i have my tix, are there any still around?  may have some buddies that want to go.  i know the on-line ones are gone.


cheers...


Can't promise, but I may have an extra or two for the afternoon session if you can check back with me in a week or so.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: surffisher on April 04, 2007, 12:05:35 AM
oh


IF YOU LOVE BEER & LOVE DOWNTOWN RALEIGH – WE WANT YOU to be a volunteer at the 2nd annual World Beer Festival Raleigh on Saturday, April 28.

Experience volunteering at its best! World Beer Festival volunteers get to enjoy a Saturday filled with live music, festive beer lovers and perks like a FREE Volunteer t-shirt, a subscription to "All About Beer", and an invitation to the post-event staff party where you get to sample beers and food from the festival and are entered in a raffle with great prizes.

Not only will you have fun, but you’ll also be helping a great cause, because this year the World Beer Festival Raleigh is helping to raise money for the Downtown Raleigh Alliance who’s dedicated to revitalizing downtown. For more information about Downtown Raleigh, visit www.GoDowntownRaleigh.com.

Sign up today for the coolest volunteer job ever! Volunteers can register for one session or both sessions on Saturday, April 28th. The event takes place in Moore Square on the corner of Blount and Martin Streets. Applicants must be 21 years of age to volunteer.

For more volunteer information, click here.

-Volunteer Referral Program: Win the Big Prize!-

This year we are introducing a volunteer referral program. The volunteer with the most referrals to show up for either session will receive a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant and a mixed case of special beers to enjoy. Invite your friends to join you and volunteer for this fun and exciting event. When your friends sign up be sure they enter your first and last name when it asks "How did you find out about this volunteer opportunity?"


If you have questions contact:
Ellen Fragola
Downtown Raleigh Alliance
email: ellenfragola@downtownraleigh.org
phone: 919.832.1231
Title: tix
Post by: jibartho on April 04, 2007, 07:54:20 AM
we still have some tix at Foothills if you want them.  They are going fast, though.
Title: wbf ral tix
Post by: NClifestyle on April 04, 2007, 10:00:16 AM
thanks, folks.  will know today!


cheers...
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: hopalong on April 11, 2007, 02:04:47 PM
Controversy over why Raleigh is recruiting volunteers for a "for-profit Durham company":  http://www.raleighchronicle.com/2007041103.html
Title: .
Post by: pandy on April 11, 2007, 11:42:32 PM
thanks muckraker.

could this be the work of the local evil anti beer coalition?  geez...

for profit company, oh my...this is a community supporting an event.  pardon, i'm not reading the entire article (i generally attempt to avoid news unless my favorite jon or steven is spoofing it...believe it or not my skin is too thin for the disgraces -and in this case what i presume to be nonsense- that is our news)...

if volunteers didn't want to support it there would be alternative ways of making this happen.  it is a free market after all.

...ridiculous...i'm sure this 'for profit' entity at least pays taxes and doesn't cause trouble...this is a low circulation, educational beer magazine, not enron or the church.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: cardsfan1 on April 12, 2007, 08:16:58 AM
Sometimes nonprofits just don't have the ummpphh to throw their own successful BIG events--or the experience.  I believe it must be a combined effort, esp. in a downtown setting (trash, traffic, locations, etc. usually fall to the city services anyhow)...
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: surffisher on April 12, 2007, 12:59:13 PM
Quote from: "hopalong"
Controversy over why Raleigh is recruiting volunteers for a "for-profit Durham company":  http://www.raleighchronicle.com/2007041103.html


What an absurd article and poor journalism.  Not one cricital source in the article allowed their name to be printed?  Characterizing the event as "all day beer drinking event" is also rather slanted. Talk about a non-story.  One definitely has to wonder about motiviation here.  A "newspaper" (even one with only 23,000 monthly readers) should know the difference between editorials, columns and news articles and clearly distinguish those for their readers.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: OldStyleCubFan on April 12, 2007, 02:28:50 PM
I would think this thing could be put to rest easily if AAB would say how much $ they are giving to the Alliance.      If they amount they are giving is less than the time spent by paid staff or takes away from paid staff activities that would benifit Raleigh-based businesses, than it might be a legit issue.

The fact that AAB would not say how much money they are giving makes me think they might be taking advantage of the tax funded Raleigh org.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Carny93 on April 24, 2007, 03:36:03 PM
So who's going to what session?  I know the Massholes (oldgrowth and myself) will be at the evening (gongshow) session, with our corresponding better halves.  This will be my first evening session for one of these things - I'm curious to see how out of control it's gonna be.  Rumor on the streets is that Big Boss is having Pro Roller Derby women pouring for them...  

//insert circus music here.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kilgore_Trout on April 24, 2007, 04:16:35 PM
My wife and I our going to the early session and meeting some friends who are coming up from Wilmington.

Oh, and they have the Beer Flights posted at the website now.  Looking forward to the New Glarus Wisconsin Red.

http://www.allaboutbeer.com/wbfraleigh/WBF_Beer_Flights.pdf
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: drumline on April 24, 2007, 06:51:45 PM
My girfriend, bestfriend, and myself will be at the evening session. :dancebeer:
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: oldgrowth on April 24, 2007, 08:51:35 PM
Any recommendations about parking. As someone else said we'll be at the evening session
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: surffisher on April 24, 2007, 11:15:42 PM
Quote from: "Carny93"
Rumor on the streets is that Big Boss is having Pro Roller Derby women pouring for them...  

//insert circus music here.



Yeah, they drink at horniblows.  Met the roller derby statisticians (yes plural) this weekend and...drank beer with them (big boss ironically enough).
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: surffisher on April 24, 2007, 11:17:52 PM
Oh, they are the Carolina Rollergirls and they rock...I think they are ranked 6th nationally (out of 30-40 teams).

http://carolinarollergirls.com/
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: BlueDevil0206 on April 25, 2007, 08:46:39 PM
Anybody  know how much a cab from Durham to the fest would cost (and how many people can you stuff in a cab 5?)
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: GCBrewingCo on April 25, 2007, 10:25:24 PM
Looks like $55 each way at the most if the Airport page is correct http://www.rdu.com/groundtrans/taxis.htm
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: hopalong on April 26, 2007, 12:21:16 AM
Quote from: "GCBrewingCo"
Looks like $55 each way at the most if the Airport page is correct http://www.rdu.com/groundtrans/taxis.htm

Holy BeeGeeZuz!!!  No wonder I never take cabs!   :o

Is there a bus?
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: hoppedup on April 26, 2007, 06:41:29 AM
Quote from: "BlueDevil0206"
Anybody  know how much a cab from Durham to the fest would cost (and how many people can you stuff in a cab 5?)


Amtrak from Durham to Raleigh is $5.00 each way.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kolschboy on April 26, 2007, 07:44:07 AM
Quote from: "hoppedup"
Quote from: "BlueDevil0206"
Anybody  know how much a cab from Durham to the fest would cost (and how many people can you stuff in a cab 5?)


Amtrak from Durham to Raleigh is $5.00 each way.

Yup, and the Raleigh station is about 5 blocks from Moore's square.
All aboard.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: 4thfloyd on April 26, 2007, 08:35:08 AM
Quote from: "hopalong"
Quote from: "GCBrewingCo"
Looks like $55 each way at the most if the Airport page is correct http://www.rdu.com/groundtrans/taxis.htm

Holy BeeGeeZuz!!!  No wonder I never take cabs!   :o

Is there a bus?


A person with an entrepreneurial mind could take advantage of a situation like this.  Rent one of those big ass passenger van's and cart some beerinator's around and get them home safely. Hmmm, maybe next year.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: buckiflyer on April 26, 2007, 09:27:06 AM
Instead of paying $55 each way, pay$69 total and stay in Raleigh at the Clarion a couple blocks away from the beerfest: http://www.allaboutbeer.com/wbfraleigh/accommodations.html
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: BlueDevil0206 on April 26, 2007, 09:44:51 AM
Are most people doing the Amtrak?

I actually don't have a ticket, but I know I could get one there if the scalping scene is anything like the Durham one.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: hoppedup on April 26, 2007, 11:52:52 AM
Quote from: "BlueDevil0206"
Are most people doing the Amtrak?

I actually don't have a ticket, but I know I could get one there if the scalping scene is anything like the Durham one.


Three of us are coming from Greensboro on the train.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: hopalong on April 26, 2007, 12:21:20 PM
I've seen some tix advertised as availabe at cost on the TRUB (homebrew) mailing list.  If you need tix, are not on TRUB, and want me to forward a message, please PM me, and include your EMAIL address (and optionally phone number).

(all arrangements probably need to be made in Durham for these.)
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kolschboy on April 26, 2007, 12:32:51 PM
One of my Brew Crew members can't make it on Saturday, so I need to replace him. If anyone is interested, please PM me, thanks.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: maltlicker on April 26, 2007, 06:20:13 PM
Heard from a friend that the TRUB tickets are gone.  I'm looking for 2 for the first session, if anyone knows of any available.  I know, should have planned ahead.  Didn't think I could go, but plans changed.
btw- Taking the train is a great idea.  I'll plan on that for next year.
Title: .
Post by: pandy on April 26, 2007, 07:11:32 PM
come say hi to me at the foothills booth.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: hopalong on April 26, 2007, 08:11:58 PM
Quote from: "Kolschboy"
Quote from: "hoppedup"
Amtrak from Durham to Raleigh is $5.00 each way.
Yup, and the Raleigh station is about 5 blocks from Moore's square.
All aboard.

That's great, except they only run twice a day.  I think if I were planning to spend the night in Raleigh, that would not be a problem.  Otherwise, limits things way too much.

There's an "express" bus, but I'm not sure it would be a whole lot more helpful.   :(
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kolschboy on April 26, 2007, 08:17:31 PM
Quote from: "hopalong"
Quote from: "Kolschboy"
Quote from: "hoppedup"
Amtrak from Durham to Raleigh is $5.00 each way.
Yup, and the Raleigh station is about 5 blocks from Moore's square.
All aboard.

That's great, except they only run twice a day.  I think if I were planning to spend the night in Raleigh, that would not be a problem.  Otherwise, limits things way too much.

There's an "express" bus, but I'm not sure it would be a whole lot more helpful.   :(

Leave Durham at 1030, go to afternoon festival, party in Raleigh for a few hours, come back to Durham. I looked at the schedule this afternoon. That's how I'd do it.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: BlueDevil0206 on April 26, 2007, 08:42:33 PM
Yeah, the train schedule is absolutely perfect for going to the afternoon session.  It leaves Durham for Raleigh at 10:30 am and leaves Raleigh for Durham at 4:50pm.

But a TTA is just as fast from Southpoint to Moore Square and only a buck each way.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Carny93 on April 26, 2007, 08:47:58 PM
What bus would that be?  I live a 9 iron from the Southpoint mall.  Alright, maybe a driver...
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: BlueDevil0206 on April 26, 2007, 08:54:38 PM
$2 Trip map (http://tinyurl.com/35ul2f)
Title: a
Post by: blackie on April 27, 2007, 12:33:59 AM
Mash House Baltic Porter?

http://www.allaboutbeer.com/wbfraleigh/WBF_Beer_Flights.pdf

news to me (under the NC flight)

edit: confirmed by the Mash House website, 7.5%
Title: looking fir a ride...
Post by: TurdFerguson on April 27, 2007, 02:18:33 AM
anybody driving from the CH/Carrboro area???
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: maltlicker on April 27, 2007, 07:03:10 PM
I see three of you will be taking the train from Greensboro tomorrow  morning.  I'm going to catch the train in Durham, alot closer for me than the bus at Southpoint.  Any other beerinators catching the train in Durham.  I figure it will be easier to spot you on the trip back.
 :cheers:
Title: WBF Recap
Post by: GCBrewingCo on April 29, 2007, 07:04:05 AM
Wow, what a change from last year. The setup was awesome with the "L" shape for the tents and plenty of room to move around. The non-smoking policy under the tents was heavenly! Those plastic glasses were good too, no breakage and they were cool looking to boot.

The only problem I ran into was consuming more beer than planned and drinking less water than planned. It was great to see a small group of beerinators at the 1:30pm mark and then to see several others in and out of the tents.

Beer of the day???
That's a hard one, I heard more good things about Loose Cannon on cask so it probably takes the prize since it truly was awesome. The hidden gem IMO was Fuel from Capital City hiding out in plain view. Of course Foothills was pouring Sexual Chocolate, but without a handle. Mash House's Baltic was kickin' and it was very nice to have Bam Biere at the Jolly Pumpkin booth. The biggest surprise was to see Ron Jeffries at the fest and New Glarus beers being poured.

A grand time!
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: OldStyleCubFan on April 29, 2007, 08:36:32 AM
Without a doubt,  the bigger setup made for a very pleasent day.  I think the only downside was it was toooo easy to move and get to beer.  I did not pace myself well.

The Loose Cannon on cask was easily the highlight for me as well as my first taste of Gordon.    The JLS Old Ale was nice to introduce a  few friends to the  style.   I noticed the New Glarus sign indicated a  'cask conditioned farmhouse ale'.  I asked for the farmhouse ale expecting a Saison or something... I didnt know they refered to Spotted Cow as a farmhouse ale....oh well.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Carny93 on April 29, 2007, 08:41:57 AM
Agreed, that was a great time.  The setup was phenomenal this year - as mentioned, much more room to move around.  Thanks again to kb and everyone else who made it happen.

Good to see kb, hopalong, oldgrowth, magjayran, and pandy, beer-wench uni and all.

My highlight was Magic Hat Chaotic.  Great stuff, if you knew people who knew people...
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: dready1 on April 29, 2007, 01:19:36 PM
we were set up next to deschuttes (hope i spelled that right) and nipped on mirror pond pale ale all day. many great brews at the fest but sometimes ya gotta keep it simple with a kick ass pale! the lay out this year was way better...good seein everyone!!
Title: fest
Post by: blackie on April 29, 2007, 04:16:49 PM
I had a great time. Wasn't at the Raleigh festival last year but the setup this time was great. I prefer glass tasting vessels just because they make good souvenirs, but see the need for plastic with all the asphalt underfoot.

Capital City was definately the biggest surprise for me. Hadn't heard of them before but I will be stopping by next time I am in the area, maybe next weekend. Probably drank two 750's worth of New Glarus Belgian Red. Per the usual I woke up with a load of brewery swag to further clutter the apartment. What the hell am I gonna do with three Bell's posters and pocket full of various pins? Into the closet they go. These "Magic Hats" I might keep around. :? :o

The fest opened me up to the kriek style, which I've always been curious about but never took the leap in the store. The Boon Kriek and Oude Kriek were the two I tried. I usually turn my nose up at any bbq place I believe to be either "Memphis" or "western," but Hideaway BBQ was really good and I'll be visiting them in the near future.

I love pouring beer at these things...great fun, even if only for an hour or two. All the people working the Hart area were cool, and I saw a few of them at breakfast this morning.  Met a couple new beerinators as well.

What's the deal with Gordash Brewing Co. from Florida? I can't find record of them on either website but their golden ale was pretty good. Gotta be one of the few craft breweries down there.
Title: Re: fest
Post by: oldgrowth on April 29, 2007, 07:16:51 PM
Quote from: "blackie"
I had a great time. Wasn't at the Raleigh festival last year but the setup this time was great. I prefer glass tasting vessels just because they make good souvenirs, but see the need for plastic with all the asphalt underfoot.

Yeah, by time I thought to find the souvenier glass I was told they had sold out, oh well.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: hopalong on April 29, 2007, 08:59:40 PM
Yeh, really nice time, and perfect weather!  I was there for both sessions (helping out Hart Dist.), but managed to space out both b'nator meetups.  Oh well.  Still managed to bump into just about everyone at least once.  Even got a ride (from a lovely beer wench), the irony being that I didn't drink a whole lot.  No complaints from this old curmudgeon.

 :coolbeer:
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: fullsteam on April 29, 2007, 09:48:49 PM
I attended the afternoon session. Enjoyed meeting up with a record number of Beerinators at 1:30.  I had hoped to make the evening session as well, but family matters beckoned.  Sorry about missing y'all in the evening.

Best image of the day (for someone else's beer fest, not anything I'd want to have happen): a volunteer pouring to the rim and then drinking the remaining beer straight out of the bottle.  Scary!

I didn't have a favorite beer.  I'm kind of with dready1 here...a few tastes of this-and-that, and pretty quickly I'm ready for a wit or a pale ale.  Come to think of it, Big Boss' Double Wit was very nice.

So was Rodenbach Grand Cru and Redbach.  And of course New Glarus Red.  What was I saying about pale ales?

I took a few pictures...check them out at Pop The Cap (http://popthecap.org/).  I'm partial to this shot (http://www.flickr.com/photos/popthecap/477673013/in/set-72157600158159455/) of the infamous afternoon Beerinators!
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: surffisher on April 29, 2007, 10:04:56 PM
Great time and good to see again and/or meet pandy, hopalong, peetoteeto, blackie, GCbrewing, maltlicker, beergirl and a few others at the afternoon session meetup whose names I forget.

I didn't attend the Raleigh fest last year, so only have the fall Durham fest for WBF comparison.  I liked the layout.  What lines there were were very reasonable.  I also liked only having two long sets of tents to navigate - it was easy to keep track of where you had been and remember/find the locations of tables to visit again.  The food stands, stage, crafts and portajohns seemed to be positioned well also.  Even in the afternoon session, it felt like there were more "partiers" in Raleigh as opposed to Durham, but everyone was well behaved that I saw.  The weather was sublime.

I at least kept track of what I tried this year and jotted down a word or two at times.  I tried a total of 26 beers (times 4 ounces...yikes).  My favorites were DFH Immort (draught), Capitol City Fuel, New Holland Black Tulip (Dragons Milk and the Poet were also good), Jolly Pumpkin Oro and La Roja (these were my first samples of their products and I was impressed).  Ham's Pale and DIPA were strongly recommended and went well as a pair, as their hop profiles were similar.  Old fave Seeing Double IPA went down very well even after twenty-some predecessors.

Hey carny...we had a whole keg of the Magic Hat Chaotic at the beerinator gathering at Horniblows a few weeks ago.  :dancebeer:  Alas, I guess I didn't have the secret handshake at the fest.  And, I blew it by not going for the Loose Cannon cask early (it kicked in about an hour).  I had it at last fall's fest and it was indeed standout.

I liked the beerinator meetup at last fall's afternoon session (at the cask ale tent), b/c we had good reason to hang out and chat and drink.  This year, I think we were all pretty anxious to get back to tasting.  Will the cask tent return for the fall fest?
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Jonathan Surratt on April 29, 2007, 10:11:05 PM
Quote from: "peetoteeto"

I took a few pictures...check them out at Pop The Cap (http://popthecap.org/).  I'm partial to this shot (http://www.flickr.com/photos/popthecap/477673013/in/set-72157600158159455/) of the infamous afternoon Beerinators!


Great pics!  Awesome to see a few familiar faces.  There was one picture in there that made me do a double take (and it wasn't a beer wench or a booby shirt).

edit: I probably just pushed the "viewed" numbers of your album up by at least 20% with these comments.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: afatty on April 30, 2007, 01:14:59 AM
Sitting in Chicago watching a thunderstorm roll over Navy Pier.. catching up on beerinator posts. Yes, indeed, quite a good group of beerinators represented in that pic. I'm sure that someone has photos of some other folks that we know were there for the evening session.  Also, great photo of Kipp and family.

I hope that the positive changes in Raleigh will be carried through to the Durham fest this fall.  I've always hated the dreaded "center" aisle where it's so crowded that you can't walk from one end to the other.. much less get to a brewery that you want to try...
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: halucin8 on April 30, 2007, 09:08:44 AM
I've posted some pics from the festival here (http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/nairb6868/album?.dir=9d10re2&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photosurl).

It was cool meeting some of you.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: maltlicker on April 30, 2007, 09:11:03 AM
Definately a good time Saturday!  The setup was certainly better this year than last.  I felt the same way about the Durham fest last fall as well.  Glad I was able to meet some of you at 1:30, certainly a friendly and welcoming group.  It was funny, I've been reading beerinator for some time, nice to put a face with the names here.  Also met the infamous Beer Wench, you're truly a good sport Pandy.
 Hard to pick a favorite brew from the fest, the Dogfish Imort stood out for it's uniqueness.  Looking at the ingredient list- smoked peat, maple syrup, juniper (I think), I wasn't sure I'd like it.  The flavors really meshed, and I ended up going back for more.   The Loose Cannon cask was tasty, would liked to have sat back with a pint of that for a while.  Kicking myself for missing the Capitol City Fuel, even after GC mentioned it.  I've never been one to take notes at festivals, but I guesse it would help.  There always seems to be a brew or two I want to try and forget.
  Thanks for the picture Peetoteeto.  And Surfisher, the cask ale tent for the Durham fest sounds good.  See you there.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: glennh2os on April 30, 2007, 10:21:14 AM
It just now dawned on me who Pandy was because of these pics... and she was fabulous as the beerwench at Foothills. :)   Sorry I didn't introduce myself to you Ms. Pandy, or stop by at the gathering, KB had us hustling
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kolschboy on April 30, 2007, 10:33:01 AM
Quote from: "glennh2os"
It just now dawned on me who Pandy was because of these pics... and she was fabulous as the beerwench at Foothills. :)   Sorry I didn't introduce myself to you Ms. Pandy, or stop by at the gathering, KB had us hustling

Glenn, you are quite the hustler.
All in a festival's work, my friend.
Title: .
Post by: pandy on April 30, 2007, 10:40:20 AM
hallucin8, could you please eradicate (or crop) 1160? :)

nice meeting all of you & sorry i didn't officially meet you others.  next time!
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: tviemont on April 30, 2007, 11:40:20 AM
Quote from: "halucin8"
I've posted some pics from the festival here (http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/nairb6868/album?.dir=9d10re2&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photosurl).

It was cool meeting some of you.


I'm curious to know which Beerinators you didn't enjoy meeting!   :lol:

Looks like it was a lot of fun.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: halucin8 on April 30, 2007, 11:59:03 AM
Sorry Pandy, Yahoo won't let me delete or edit photos after they've been posted. :groucho:

hehe
Title: Re: .
Post by: surffisher on April 30, 2007, 01:42:32 PM
Quote from: "pandy"
hallucin8, could you please eradicate (or crop) 1160? :)

nice meeting all of you & sorry i didn't officially meet you others.  next time!


haha...shouldn't you be at a ween show or something  :?

hallucin8 didn't seem to be hallucin8ing at the fest, judging from his/her many uh rear view shots of a certain well-known beerwench.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Brouche on April 30, 2007, 02:04:09 PM
I finally have an avatar!!! We need larger file sizes!!
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: halucin8 on April 30, 2007, 04:14:53 PM
Ok, So for Pandy's sake I have  replaced my famous "Beerwench" picture.

Hopefully this new revised picture will keep people from staring at things they shouldn't.

Here is the link (http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/nairb6868/album?.dir=9d10re2&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos)

                :P

Prost,
brian
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: fullsteam on April 30, 2007, 04:28:11 PM
O.M.G.

this could get ugly.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: maltlicker on April 30, 2007, 05:17:58 PM
:o Watch that arrow buddy!

A warning on this one folks, but check out photo 1162- the clown photo. :?
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: hopalong on April 30, 2007, 05:33:36 PM
Quote from: "Brouche"
I finally have an avatar!!! We need larger file sizes!!

You really just need zoom.

(http://beerinator.com/imgs/imgs/da39a3ee5e6b4b0d3255bfef95601890afd80709.18.jpg)
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: silver0rlead on April 30, 2007, 06:21:00 PM
you'd think from all the posts that you people had never seen a woman in a mini skirt before  :roll:
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: glennh2os on April 30, 2007, 07:30:01 PM
Quote from: "silver0rlead"
you'd think from all the posts that you people had never seen a woman in a mini skirt before  :roll:


Nope..just very few beer geeks on this board who look THAT good in one! ;)
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: hopalong on April 30, 2007, 08:18:45 PM
And it's a nice end to the WBF.   :banjo:
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kolschboy on April 30, 2007, 08:59:39 PM
Quote from: "Carny93"
Agreed, that was a great time.  The setup was phenomenal this year - as mentioned, much more room to move around.  Thanks again to kb and everyone else who made it happen.

Good to see kb, hopalong, oldgrowth, magjayran, and pandy, beer-wench uni and all.

My highlight was Magic Hat Chaotic.  Great stuff, if you knew people who knew people...

Thanks Carny. Glad everyone had fun. I barely remember you stopping by to say hi. I had been working since 6 am, and was in my "get ready for the end" trance, lying on the pavement. We worked until after 2. I only had about 6 samples all day long. Next time we'll have a beer together.
I've finally had a chance to chill out and have a couple of cold ones. I'm drinking FWIW German Pils and Dunkel, out of a hefe glass......both really suck I must say. I might even have to sample the FWIW Maibock I made in early March, just to see how it's coming along ( actually, I already know ).
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kolschboy on April 30, 2007, 09:37:28 PM
The Maibock gets the thumbs-up.
Speaking of... did anyone get a chance to try the Spaten Hellesbock ( formerly Fransiskus, formerly Premium Bock ) at the festival? Mighty nice.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kilgore_Trout on May 01, 2007, 08:59:11 AM
So I met pandy and didn't know it at the time.  First time I really got to sample a lot of different Foothills, as I mainly have just seen the Seeing Double and the Sexual Chocolate when it was on.  I got to say high to Jamie and express my love for that beer.  Also met brooklynsouth when I went to sample the Local 1.  I thought the setup was pretty good for the festival but I was annoyed by all the people who stayed under the tents just to chit chat.  There were times where you could barely get through the tents and it was hard to tell who was in line and who was socializing.

As for beers, I can't believe I missed out on the Immort.  Both the double IPA and double wit from Big Boss were really good.  So was the Double Peg Leg from Hams.  All 3 New Glarus beers were fantastic, and I also liked the New Holland stuff, especially the Dragons Milk (and the guy I talked to said they are trying to come to NC).  Overall it was a great day for drinking beer.

Did anyone get VIP tickets, and were they serving any special beers for the VIPs?
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: fullsteam on May 01, 2007, 09:49:29 AM
The VIP tent was scant when I went (afternoon session).  I saw some nice looking food, but some waiter slapped my hand when I tried to help myself to a plate.  Sassy waiter!  I guess I needed a food voucher or something.

I saw a bunch of bottled beers at a table, with a waitron type managing the selection.  But with all the great beers out there under two tents, I didn't even bother to look at the offerings.  I saw some green bottles, mostly 12 oz stuff, nothing that screamed VIP.  Plus, I felt like a freeloader (which I was) so I didn't camp.  It's not like the tent had barrel-aged beers, Stone Ruination, or the new Michelob ULTRA kiwi beer.

The highlight of the tent?  The performer singing "I'm an A**hole" in front of families.  That and the clown who just wanted a break from drunk guys messing with him and was very, very hungry.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: cardsfan1 on May 01, 2007, 12:12:35 PM
Back off our MVPourer you sickos!!! 8O  :evil:

THANKS TO ALL WHO VISITED FOOTHILLS BOOTH--WE APPRECIATE ALL YOUR SUPPORT!!!

Look for the Gruffmeister 8 release in select bars around the state...Satisfaction, Mellow Ashe, Barley's Ashe, Sixth and Vine, Meridian (WS).....
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kilgore_Trout on May 01, 2007, 08:47:00 PM
Quote from: "jsurratt"

Great pics!  Awesome to see a few familiar faces.  There was one picture in there that made me do a double take (and it wasn't a beer wench or a booby shirt).

The sasquatch-sized fellow?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/popthecap/477655034/in/set-72157600158159455/
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: scoop on May 01, 2007, 08:49:12 PM
Quote from: "cardsfan1"
Back off our MVPourer you sickos!!! 8O  :evil:

THANKS TO ALL WHO VISITED FOOTHILLS BOOTH--WE APPRECIATE ALL YOUR SUPPORT!!!

Look for the Gruffmeister 8 release in select bars around the state...Satisfaction, Mellow Ashe, Barley's Ashe, Sixth and Vine, Meridian (WS).....


I missed this event due to work conflicts, and that person is now fired...  But, kinda glad..  Its the Seeing Double that always does me in.  As good as it is, it's a rough one to boot.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: surffisher on May 01, 2007, 08:51:30 PM
Quote from: "scoop"

I missed this event due to work conflicts, and that person is now fired...  But, kinda glad..  Its the Seeing Double that always does me in.  As good as it is, it's a rough one to boot.


I had a ticket for you.  Do you check your PMs?
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kolschboy on May 01, 2007, 09:00:59 PM
That is Goggins, my right hand man on the Brew Crew. I sent him the ( missing ) link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJIMbBcZgwc
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kolschboy on May 01, 2007, 09:02:17 PM
Had that photo been taken 2 seconds later, you'd have captured another of the illustrious Brew Crew pushing the hand cart.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kilgore_Trout on May 01, 2007, 11:47:35 PM
Quote from: "Kolschboy"
That is Goggins, my right hand man on the Brew Crew. I sent him the ( missing ) link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJIMbBcZgwc

He looks eight foot tall in that picture.
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: hopalong on May 01, 2007, 11:57:44 PM
Quote from: "Kilgore_Trout"
He looks eight foot tall in that picture.

Well, in comparison to the speaker.  Sort of an optical illusion.

;)

It's not an optical illusion, it just looks like one.
                -- Phil White
Title: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
Post by: Kolschboy on May 02, 2007, 07:28:58 AM
Quote from: "Kilgore_Trout"
Quote from: "Kolschboy"
That is Goggins, my right hand man on the Brew Crew. I sent him the ( missing ) link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJIMbBcZgwc

He looks eight foot tall in that picture.
Title: .
Post by: pandy on May 02, 2007, 10:58:33 PM
great seeing some of you again and meeting/passing some of you sat.

special thanks to the foothills gents for giving me the privilege of pouring such fine, fine brews during the festival!  you guys are a pleasure to pour beer with.  thanks to hopalong for bringing me the occasional sample.  i've never been around so much beer yet consumed so little.  (now, however, i'm savoring a delicious foothills porter, mmm mmm!)
Title: Re: World Beer Festival, Raleigh, April 28, 2007
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