Cask Days 2017

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Cask Days 2017

Postby Provost Drunk » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:11 am

Surprised that there isn't already a thread going for Cask Days this year.

List of participating breweries is now out:

http://festival.caskdays.com/producers

In addition to the NY feature, there are some returning breweries from Oregon and California from years' past and a few from Maine as well.
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Re: Cask Days 2017

Postby JerCraigs » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:59 pm

I personally don't really pay attention to all the pre-announcements. It's the full beer list that I'm excited to see! Fair play to those who do want to see it though. Adds to the fun!
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Re: Cask Days 2017

Postby lister » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:53 am

Yeah I'm waiting for the full beer list too. I wish they could be confirmed and released earlier, preferably ahead of when tickets go on sale. *HINT* *HINT* Festival organizers... I've pretty much stopped going to other festivals because of this.
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Re: Cask Days 2017

Postby ChrisK » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:18 pm

Looking for someone to trade two general admission Session 3 or 4 tickets (yours) for two general admission Session 2 tickets (mine).
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Re: Cask Days 2017

Postby bm87 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:26 am

I have 1 ticket to "Ralph's Reality Tour" during the Saturday afternoon (12-5pm) session for sale. Unfortunately I have to be out of town that weekend.

I paid $102, tax included, willing to entertain any offer.
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Re: Cask Days 2017

Postby lister » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:53 am

https://twitter.com/CaskDays/status/916313694342123521

"The beer list will be announced the day before the event"

:-? :( :x ?!?!?!?!
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Re: Cask Days 2017

Postby DeMarco » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:36 am

That's annoying.
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Re: Cask Days 2017

Postby lister » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:38 pm

Yeah no kidding. I like some time to figure out what I'll be having. Especially this year since I'm only going one day. Sigh! :evil:
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Re: Cask Days 2017

Postby DeMarco » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:50 pm

I feel your pain. I think last year I looked up nearly every damn beer on untappd then made a list of what I wanted to try.
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Re: Cask Days 2017

Postby Craig » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:38 pm

It's got to be super hard to reliably put out a list of the beers that will actually make it to a festival, especially when you're going with cask beers. I get why they struggle to get it to us promptly.

That said, the imports must be known a little in advance. It would be nice to just get that list a few days ahead, especially since that's where I'm going to do most of my research.
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Re: Cask Days 2017

Postby Provost Drunk » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:47 am

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.
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Re: Cask Days 2017

Postby Provost Drunk » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:54 am

I followed through and sent an email. Tomas was god enough to send a quick response and apparently they will now release the list the Monday before the festival, which makes a huge difference and has put my mind at ease.
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Re: Cask Days 2017

Postby northyorksammy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:41 pm

Provost Drunk wrote:I followed through and sent an email. Tomas was god enough to send a quick response and apparently they will now release the list the Monday before the festival, which makes a huge difference and has put my mind at ease.
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Re: Cask Days 2017

Postby Cass » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:02 pm

FOBAB in Chicago doesn't release their beer list until you walk in the front door. Last year they had 400 beers. I kind of like the surprise of walking in and exploring, but I understand that people want to target certain beers to try.
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Re: Cask Days 2017

Postby lister » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:46 am

Good to know they're releasing it earlier now.
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