That's horrible news regarding the release date of the beer list. I'm out of town on business the day before the event; I have no idea how I'll find the time to figure out what to target. I'm a huge fan of this event, but I do intend to drop an email to the organizers to express my concern with the lack of notice and I encourage others to do the same in hopes of improving things for future years. I understand it's not feasible to get the list out when tickets go on sale, and I am ok buying on blind faith that there will be enough interesting beers to make it worthwhile. But this isn't like one of those typical beerfests where you can casually stroll through the vendors and figure out what's pouring on the spot. The sheer size of the event in terms of both beer list and number of people demands that you come in with a plan of attack or risk missing out.