CNN’s 7 don’t miss beer fests

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beers 8888 º places 282 º 12:52 Sat 5/11/2013

Originally posted by TheAlum
No GTMW = Bullshit list

beers 387 º 18:09 Sat 5/11/2013

With several of these right around the corner, this smells more like an advertisement.

beers 2366 º places 20 º 20:18 Sat 5/11/2013

Best beer fests are the ones shared with local Ratebeerians and are somewhat thrown together in short notice and 8 to 12 people show up with killer beers! And it's free, besides the bottles people bring. Best and most fun times!!! TC crew...

beers 2452 º places 182 º 20:22 Sat 5/11/2013

It's just a list of 7 fests that the author likes. Not meant to be exhaustive or definitive. Chill out.

beers 12973 º places 574 º 20:25 Sat 5/11/2013

Originally posted by CNN
Forget the tuba and accordion.

Uh oh... Dr. Owl smash!

beers 590 º places 11 º 21:21 Mon 5/13/2013

Did they seriously leave out GABF? Lol

That's like having a Top 10 golf courses list and forgetting Pebble Beach.

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beers 7164 º places 10 º 21:21 Mon 5/13/2013


Two glaring omissions that make this list worthless.

beers 3710 º places 321 º 23:26 Mon 5/13/2013

Originally posted by TheAlum
No GTMW = Bullshit list

Agreed. I don't think you'll find a better one day tap list at any festival in the country that doesn't specialize in whales.

beers 25253 º places 381 º 23:37 Mon 5/13/2013

Its interestign that in my time hear ive heard chat of many festival in the forum yet i dont htink ive heard of a single one of them.

beers 1 º places 1 º 14:59 Wed 7/3/2013

Hey everyone. I'm the guy who wrote the CNN story. Maybe the title was a little misleading (fwiw, I rarely choose my headlines - editors do that) but this was supposed to be a list of beer fests to attend in the next few months (June, July August) and beer fests that have a little different format than just, ya know, beer. So, this is why things like GABF, Great Taste, Brewvival, etc, were excluded. It wasn't a "these are the 7 greatest beer fests in the world, OMG!" kind of piece. But more of "here's 7 great beer fests that do things a little different than JUST serve beer and sell pretzel necklaces".

Anyways, maybe that will clear up some of the "why didn't you include (insert favorite beer fest here) festival???" posts. As someone pointed out, it's an opinion piece. And it's impossible to please everyone. ESPECIALLY the beer community, ha. But pleasing the beer world isn't my goal when writing these stories - my goal is to bring new people into our little world. To get people to put down their Miller Lite and instead pick up a SN or DFH. And then hopefully they'll start experimenting more and maybe even one day join a site like RB and post online in a beer forum and start geeking out. Ya know, like we all did at one point. That's something we can all agree on.

Cheers, and thanks for the comments and critiques. Here's to drinking good beer!