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Old 08-20-2008, 08:08 PM   #1
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Wife just called me from a conference in Providence. Huge billboard promoting the Great International Beer Festival in early November, which sounds like it's being held at the conference center she was at. Importantly, the hotel she stayed at connects directly to the conference center, so no need for DD's...

Anyone else going to be going? Sounds like we'll go down (early B-day present for me), it'd be pretty sweet to get an HBT group together to do the rounds.

EDIT: Tickets available for sale on September 1st.
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:26 PM   #2
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If we don't make it for a stop @ massoctoberfest we'll be part of a group run on Providence.

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Old 09-08-2008, 03:00 PM   #3
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As I mentioned at Jester's house I have not heard alot of good feedbck about this event from other BA's.

 
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:04 PM   #4
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As I mentioned at Jester's house I have not heard alot of good feedbck about this event from other BA's.
It is what it is. I would recomend going to the early session. Too early for most of the college kids. There are 2 decent brew pubs with in walking distance of the convention center.
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:35 PM   #5
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It is what it is. I would recomend going to the early session. Too early for most of the college kids. There are 2 decent brew pubs with in walking distance of the convention center.
+1 on going to the early session, it's almost like 2 different events between the two sessions. The afternoon is typically folks like us whereas the evening draws a younger crowd and it gets absolutely packed.

If you do head down, the guys from Blackstone Valley Brewing usually have a booth worth checking out, especially if you're a local brewer (I know, I know, I pimp them way too much but Steve is a friend so what am I gonna do).
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:24 AM   #6
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This sounds pretty interesting, I'll need to check if I'm working that weekend but if not I'm there.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:55 AM   #7
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+1 on going to the early session, it's almost like 2 different events between the two sessions. The afternoon is typically folks like us whereas the evening draws a younger crowd and it gets absolutely packed.

If you do head down, the guys from Blackstone Valley Brewing usually have a booth worth checking out, especially if you're a local brewer (I know, I know, I pimp them way too much but Steve is a friend so what am I gonna do).

Nothing wrong with giving props to your lhbs. We've made the trip over a couple of times and it is a good store.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:58 AM   #8
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We're up in the air about going now. It's a lot harder to get away these days with the_wife going back to school, especially since this would basically kill a whole weekend betweem the driving, the drinking, and the recovery.
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:05 AM   #9
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Damnit, I normally work Saturdays.... I may have to see about taking the day off.
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:34 PM   #10
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bump, I know it's still about a month away but I want to see if there is going to be a group of hbt'ers going.
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