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    Brewfest 2013

    Thinking about going to Brewfest Saturday at Principle Park. Wanted to know what people who have been to this before think of it. How are the crowds/lines, is it worth the $25 ticket, etc.

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    Re: Brewfest 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone87 View Post
    Thinking about going to Brewfest Saturday at Principle Park. Wanted to know what people who have been to this before think of it. How are the crowds/lines, is it worth the $25 ticket, etc.

    BREWFEST 2013, Des Moines, Iowa
    Definitely, I've gone every year since inception and love it. Crowds/lines aren't too bad, and it generally flows really well, especially since it moved to Principal.



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    Re: Brewfest 2013

    From what I hear it's worth it. It will be my first year going. I'm a huge craft beer fan.


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    Re: Brewfest 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by drakeu04 View Post
    Definitely, I've gone every year since inception and love it. Crowds/lines aren't too bad, and it generally flows really well, especially since it moved to Principal.
    Yeah, the move to Principal Park means ample parking and regular restrooms (vs porta potties).


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    Re: Brewfest 2013

    Worth it for sure.



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    Re: Brewfest 2013

    1st timer here. I just hope I can walk after I sample all 500 different beers


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    Re: Brewfest 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by CykoAGR View Post
    1st timer here. I just hope I can walk after I sample all 500 different beers
    It's kind of like a slower 'century club' game...



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    Re: Brewfest 2013

    Going on at the same time, Bacon Bowl.

    Iowa Bacon Bowl | Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival


    Choices....choices..


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    Re: Brewfest 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    Going on at the same time, Bacon Bowl.

    Iowa Bacon Bowl | Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival


    Choices....choices..



    Pass on Bacon Bowl. Barnstormers officially out of playoffs after last week. You can count on plenty of good scenery and a strong buzz at Brewfest. Gonna be a great weekend in DM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cpech56 View Post
    Pass on Bacon Bowl. Barnstormers officially out of playoffs after last week. You can count on plenty of good scenery and a strong buzz at Brewfest. Gonna be a great weekend in DM.
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    Re: Brewfest 2013

    TTT!!!



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    Re: Brewfest 2013

    Went for the first time yesterday. I had a good time, but the format doesn't lend itself to coming away remembering which beers were good or bad. I only had two beers I didn't care for. Food vendors would have cleaned up. I thought I heard there would be come, but never saw them.



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    Re: Brewfest 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by urb1 View Post
    Went for the first time yesterday. I had a good time, but the format doesn't lend itself to coming away remembering which beers were good or bad. I only had two beers I didn't care for. Food vendors would have cleaned up. I thought I heard there would be come, but never saw them.
    It was a good time and there were def some different beers. I dont know if you tried Ghost Face Killa or not but it was made with Habeneros, Jalepenos and chili peppers. Had quite the bite. As far as the foods concerened I only saw two concession stands open no vendors. I dont like how the lines flowed. It was a mess and I'd actually prefer it somewhere more spread out. Thank god it wasnt 100 degrees.



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    Re: Brewfest 2013

    I really wish they'd move it to the Iowa Events Center. A baseball park isn't exactly the best format imo. The line system they had going on at Iowa Beverage Systems was ridiculous. Basically a conveyor belt from one brewer to the next. No thanks. I'd like to pick and choose.



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    Re: Brewfest 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Cpech56 View Post
    It was a good time and there were def some different beers. I dont know if you tried Ghost Face Killa or not but it was made with Habeneros, Jalepenos and chili peppers. Had quite the bite. As far as the foods concerened I only saw two concession stands open no vendors. I dont like how the lines flowed. It was a mess and I'd actually prefer it somewhere more spread out. Thank god it wasnt 100 degrees.
    My friends tried that one...definitely different they said.

    It was a little congested om some spots; lots of people.



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