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Old 01-23-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Have any of you attended the Brewfest? It looks like it could be a good time, never went to it.
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL
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Have any of you attended the Brewfest? It looks like it could be a good time, never went to it.
It's a good time, but you can wait in long lines for some of the popular or great beers. It's great to go with someone who knows some of the brewers. Some of them will bring limited or small batch brews that only come out on specific days or times.
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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sorry I'm half reading half working... I was thinking of burlington.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL
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sorry I'm half reading half working... I was thinking of burlington.
I was thing Burlington brewfest myself.
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:53 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Brewfests are fun. Burlington has one, kilington has one and there are others around new england if you search. They usually sell out and a hotel room or designated driver is a good idea . After doing the same one a couple of years in a row, there aren't many suprises.
The Vermont breweries have a passport program (details on the Vermont Brewers Association website) that you stamp at each of the 21 breweries in Vermont. You send in your passport and get free gifts. It's fun and gives you something to do on a weekend. It's nice to see where the beer you drink is made and meet the brewers. We've found the food to be good as well and have seen some Vermont countryside we've never been thru before.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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there is one at mad river glen too. i haven't been to any. hopefully this year.

PS for those who like heady topper and similar IPAs, i think you guys will like fiddlehead's new beer. I wonder how/where it will be available.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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there is one at mad river glen too. i haven't been to any. hopefully this year.
I went to that fest a few years ago. It was a great little beer festival. I felt a bit out of place because everyone seems to know everyone at MRG and I knew no one but my wife. It was still fun and I got to try lots of great beers and take a ride up the single chair. It's called Siptemberfest and I think it sells out. It was a nice relaxing day hanging out, drinking beer, eating food from the Skinny Pancake truck, and listening to Gordon Stone.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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that sounds about right about mad river glen. I feel like a bit of an outsider there but i am a pretty decent supporter of them.

so i went to the warren store and they have a plethora of lawsons

double sunshine ipa
OAK aged maple imperial stout (i think)?
and non aged fayston maple imperial stout i think

as for me, i went with heady topper 4 pack. i really would like to find a beer i can have 12 or 16oz of on a daily basis and not break the bank, but something with a little more kick than what you can get in a 6 or 12pack. I think the answer may be in a corny keg - maybe lawsons since he is closest
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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that sounds about right about mad river glen. I feel like a bit of an outsider there but i am a pretty decent supporter of them.

so i went to the warren store and they have a plethora of lawsons

double sunshine ipa
OAK aged maple imperial stout (i think)?
and non aged fayston maple imperial stout i think

as for me, i went with heady topper 4 pack. i really would like to find a beer i can have 12 or 16oz of on a daily basis and not break the bank, but something with a little more kick than what you can get in a 6 or 12pack. I think the answer may be in a corny keg - maybe lawsons since he is closest
I don't think he sells kegs to the general public. If you want kick, get Long Trail Double Bag. It's excellent and at 7.2%, it's got a kick. There's not too much else that's local that's got a bit of a kick that you can get in 12 or 16 oz servings... unless you can get a keg of the Long Trail Brewmaster's Series (all of those are really good).

I am dying to try the maple imperial stout... the Maple Tripple was probably one of the best beers I have had.
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Hi guys. I'm dragging my wife on a Vermont Brewery trip from Tuesday to Friday next week. We are going to stay in Burlington the whole time but drive around to different areas. What are the Must See Vermont breweries? Thanks!
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