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Old 01-19-2011, 05:08 AM   #1
Dec 2010
beavercreek, OH
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Went to Columbus Winter Beerfest for the first time last weekend and had a blast. From all the varieties of different beers to the live music is was an amazing time. Anyone else have good beerfest reviews?

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Old 01-19-2011, 05:20 AM   #2
Dec 2009
Columbus, Ohio
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I was there as well. I liked the guys who didn't take your tasting stubs

Best part of the night was that I walked away with 2 cases of empty Rogue Mogul Madness bombers!
Keg #1: Oatmeal Stout

Fermenter #1: Scottish 80/-
Fermenter #2: BierMuncher's Centennial Blonde

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Old 01-19-2011, 06:41 AM   #3
Oct 2008
Aurora, CO
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well the best one I have been to is the GABF but I have also had fun at some small ones....most recently the fresh hop festival in Denver.

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Old 01-19-2011, 10:05 AM   #4
Oct 2010
Portland, OR
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GABF is definitely the best I've been to, but I always look forward to the Spring Beer & Wine Fest in Portland the most. In addition to the beer and wine, there's just tons of variety such as local cheeses, olives, spirits, etc. and it isn't nearly as crowded as most of the other fests I've been to.
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:16 PM   #5
Dec 2009
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The Vail Big Beers Belgians and Barley Wines had an absolutely incredible showing of great beers. Plus, you can do worse than Vail,CO in the winter.

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Old 01-19-2011, 05:20 PM   #6
May 2009
Los Angeles
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2009 LA Beer Week Festival.

They didn't market it very well so they had all these vendors show up with tons of excellent and hard-to-find beers, but only a few hundred people showed up. At the time I estimated there might have been as much as a full corny keg of beer per person at the festival. 4 hours of all-you-can-drink awesome beer with no lines whatsoever.

And of course vendors sent their head brewers to man most of the booths so you got to meet some really awesome brewers as well.

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Old 01-19-2011, 05:42 PM   #7
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Most beer festivals I have been to have been a blast. Really had a good time couple years ago at the Michigan Winter Beer Festival at Fifth Third Ballpark. Last year was great at Traverse City Winter Brews and Music Festival (or something like that...) Both of those were outdoors in the cold (tents in TC) but it was still a great beer and music event.

Been to a couple of "Brewhaha"s in GR and that's pretty good time too. Indoors though, so you can stay warm. Just don't drop your souvenir glass on the concrete floor.

Never been to the GABF, but I've heard lots of good things about it. Just seems like TOO MUCH BEER for me. (j/k, but it is too far away...)

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Old 01-19-2011, 09:19 PM   #8
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Great Taste of the Midwest.

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Old 01-19-2011, 10:01 PM   #9
Oct 2010
Milwaukee, WI
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Great Lakes Brewfest in Racine, WI. September.

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Old 01-19-2011, 11:00 PM   #10
Aug 2010
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Telluride Blues and Brews!! Great music with Sierra Nevada the main beer sponsor then on Saturday the Grand Tasting. 200+ different brews to sample from noon until 4:00pm.
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