Boulevardia 2017

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Re: Boulevardia 2017

Postby keezer » June 15th, 2017, 9:06 pm

Jake1605 wrote:Considering going tomorrow, could someone point me in the right direction to the tap list? Hoping to avoid the app if possible.

The app is better than prior years. Just disable notifications if you don't want rhem.
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Re: Boulevardia 2017

Postby JeremyDanner » June 15th, 2017, 10:02 pm

Jake1605 wrote:Considering going tomorrow, could someone point me in the right direction to the tap list? Hoping to avoid the app if possible.


Beer lists are only available within the app.
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Re: Boulevardia 2017

Postby RobertDale » June 17th, 2017, 7:21 am

App constantly crashes. Have downloaded 3 times. Not the only one having this problem.
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Re: Boulevardia 2017

Postby JRBoulevard_KC » June 18th, 2017, 4:08 am

So how was it? Definitely looked liked like some great breweries this year. I had to miss for the 2nd year in a row.
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Re: Boulevardia 2017

Postby Jake1605 » June 18th, 2017, 4:23 pm

Why wasn't Crane invited?
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Re: Boulevardia 2017

Postby JeremyDanner » June 18th, 2017, 4:32 pm

Jake1605 wrote:Why wasn't Crane invited?


Taps & Tastes is a rotational, invitational festival. Breweries will rotate on and off year to year to allow for new breweries to attend and to keep the lineup fresh/interesting for attendees.
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Re: Boulevardia 2017

Postby Jake1605 » June 19th, 2017, 1:21 am

I feel like the breweries within an hour or so away should be mainstays. Just my opinion. The festival seems to have a very simple, local theme.
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Re: Boulevardia 2017

Postby JeremyDanner » June 19th, 2017, 1:04 pm

The challenge is to offer a new/interesting lineup each year without being able to add too many more breweries to the overall lineup. While we'll continue to feature local breweries, it's just not possible to include everyone each year.
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Re: Boulevardia 2017

Postby Russ » June 27th, 2017, 2:47 pm

critique:

the area it was held was great for space.


could have used a few more big tents in the middle. it was hot AF.

breweries brought some nice things.
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Re: Boulevardia 2017

Postby patrick » June 29th, 2017, 5:23 pm

I thought this year's Boulevardia was the best it's been. (I've said that every year since the first).

There was a lot more food (or seemed to be) and the wide open layout let lines form without any issue. There was good beer from more than one brewery I actually wanted to drink, and other than Side Project, nobody ran out early.

It was fucking hot. Miserably fucking hot. The only upside of this is that it made shitty people, who don't understand how to get a beer and get the fuck out of the way, retreat to the shade by Kemper after getting a pour.

Highlights were Side Project (as usual), Central Standard (we really need to talk more about how good they are), Weldwerks, and Narrow Gauge. Overall, I enjoyed myself and thought it was a well run festival. I still don't think it justifies the price tag, but this is the first year where after attending, I don't think I'll feel trepidation about buying next year's ticket.
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