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ABR tickets

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JK
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beers 5045 º places 323 º 10:16 Wed 8/1/2012

Tickets sold out in a few seconds, just like Winterfest. I really donít like it that they will allow one person to buy up to 6.

I am looking for tickets if anyone has extras.

 
JK
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beers 5045 º places 323 º 10:55 Wed 8/1/2012

I am taken care of. I do have friends who are still looking for a ticket if anyone has any.

 
CLevar
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places 16 º 11:03 Wed 8/1/2012

Looking for one if anyone has extras. Thanks!

 
emeinz
beers 220 º places 47 º 12:10 Wed 8/1/2012

Also looking for one

 
WisconsinBeer
beers 716 º places 10 º 08:24 Fri 8/3/2012

Wow, this is all getting a bit ridiculous. On one hand, itís great, because it means that the number of people who support local craft beer is growing. On the other hand, it keeps getting harder to have a chance to attend local beer events (ABR, WBR, Darkness Day, etc). Iím also wondering how many people attend this just as a "get shit-faced drunk for $40" kind of thing. Or maybe Iím just getting old and cranky! Either way, I got tickets, and Iím sure weíll all have fun.

 
ryanfolty
beers 2115 º places 221 º 09:04 Fri 8/3/2012

Originally posted by WisconsinBeer
Wow, this is all getting a bit ridiculous. On one hand, itís great, because it means that the number of people who support local craft beer is growing. On the other hand, it keeps getting harder to have a chance to attend local beer events (ABR, WBR, Darkness Day, etc). Iím also wondering how many people attend this just as a "get shit-faced drunk for $40" kind of thing. Or maybe Iím just getting old and cranky! Either way, I got tickets, and Iím sure weíll all have fun.


Tickets to All Pints North didnít sell out (granted it was in Duluth). There were a few of us from RB at the event, which was a lot of fun. I didnít see anyone getting completely hammered. It was a very relaxed atmosphere with people enjoying some good beer and nice weather. I hope and assume ABR will be similar.

At three thousand tickets for one of the best beer events in the Twin Cities, I am not surprised for the quick sell out. Demand is blowing up, supply isnít keeping pace for now and I donít see that changing for a long time. They could raise the price to $100 per ticket and then tickets wonít sell out as fast, but I will take the $40 and play the game. Ask me again in 5 - 10 years though and it might be a different answer

 
JK
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beers 5045 º places 323 º 09:47 Fri 8/3/2012

Back in my day, a guy could show up 1/2 after start time for ABR, not wait in line, and sample all day. It is a little annoying, I was doing craft beer in Minnesota before it was cool, and now tourists and people just looking to get drunk have the chance to buy up all of these tickets. I donít know what the solution is. ABR membership, like GABF?

 
Bacterial
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beers 2282 º places 96 º 10:11 Fri 8/3/2012

Originally posted by JK
It is a little annoying, I was doing craft beer in Minnesota before it was cool, and now tourists and people just looking to get drunk have the chance to buy up all of these tickets.


Someone looking to get drunk would spend $20 on some shitty vodka in a plastic bottle. They wouldnít take the time to mash the refresh button on their computer when tickets go on sale.

There more interest in craft beer now than there has ever been before. The solution is probably to have more events (like All Pints North) to satisfy demand.

 
JK
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beers 5045 º places 323 º 11:56 Fri 8/3/2012

Originally posted by Bacterial
Originally posted by JK
It is a little annoying, I was doing craft beer in Minnesota before it was cool, and now tourists and people just looking to get drunk have the chance to buy up all of these tickets.


Someone looking to get drunk would spend $20 on some shitty vodka in a plastic bottle. They wouldnít take the time to mash the refresh button on their computer when tickets go on sale.

There more interest in craft beer now than there has ever been before. The solution is probably to have more events (like All Pints North) to satisfy demand.


I donít know, the bars are filled with people at night who could drink at home cheap.

 
MilkmanDan
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beers 1943 º places 20 º 14:38 Fri 8/3/2012

Originally posted by JK
Back in my day, a guy could show up 1/2 after start time for ABR, not wait in line, and sample all day. It is a little annoying, I was doing craft beer in Minnesota before it was cool, and now tourists and people just looking to get drunk have the chance to buy up all of these tickets. I donít know what the solution is. ABR membership, like GABF?


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YOU DAMN KIDS, GET OFFA MY LAWN

 
WisconsinBeer
beers 716 º places 10 º 17:41 Fri 8/3/2012

Originally posted by MilkmanDan
Originally posted by JK
Back in my day, a guy could show up 1/2 after start time for ABR, not wait in line, and sample all day. It is a little annoying, I was doing craft beer in Minnesota before it was cool, and now tourists and people just looking to get drunk have the chance to buy up all of these tickets. I donít know what the solution is. ABR membership, like GABF?


TL;DR

Summary.

YOU DAMN KIDS, GET OFFA MY LAWN


This is definitely the vibe on the MN forum at times. Myself included. Most of us have been on here for 5+ years, a lot has changed in that time. Weíre the geezers of the local craft brew scene.

But the word is out. The days of getting into a major beer event by just walking up after it started are long gone. I remember the first Darkness Day (w/bottles). Surly folks were telling us to call friends and let them know spots were still available, like an hour after we got in. Crazy how fast it has progressed. Every year seems to double.