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The Art of Beer Festival
May 24, 2003
Boston, MA

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Before the main crowd arrived
Before the main crowd arrived

The Art of Beer Festival was held at the Boston Center for the Arts (a.k.a. Cyclorama). It's a brick building with a large circular room, brick floors and plenty of natural light from all the windows. 

Danielle's Samples
B. United International Mad Bitch (De Dulle Teve)
B. United International Aventinus Weizen Eisbock
Baltimore Brewing Company DeGroen's Weizen
Cambridge Brewing Company Benevolence
Cambridge Brewing Company Jackass Honey Ginger Ale
Concorde Brewery Concord Grape Ale
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery 120 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Prescription Pils
Global Brewers Guild DeKonick Ale
Shelton Brothers Beer Importers Mahr's Weissbock
Stone Brewing Company Arrogant Bastard Ale
Watch City Brewing Company Blonde Bombshell

Danielle's still standing
Danielle at AOBF

The crowd builds
The crowd builds
The crowd was very well behaved and the room was large enough where you were not stepping on the person next to you. All the brewers were set up along the walls in alphabetical order. For most of the beer stations there was little to no wait times. Even the bathrooms did not have a line the few times I visited. That was the best surprise of all.
Tim's Samples
Allagash Brewing Company Allagash White Ale
Cambridge Brewing Company CBC Festival Cask Ale
Rapscallion Premier
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery 120 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Prescription Pils
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Chicory Stout
Global Brewers Guild Young's Ram Rod
Harpoon Brewery Cask Conditioned IPA
Harpoon Brewery 100 Barrel Series Oatmeal Stout
Haverhill Brewery Double Alt
Heavyweight Brewing Company Baltus O.V.S. (cask)
Heavyweight Brewing Company Perkuno's Hammer
Magic Hat Brewing Company 70
Magic Hat Brewing Company HiPA
Shelton Brothers Hop Back Summer Lightning (cask)
Shelton Brothers Moenchshof Schwarzbeir
Victory Brewing Company St. Boisterous Hellerbock
Wachusett Brewing Company Oak Aged IPA
Watch City Brewing Company Titan Ale
Wolaver's Organic Ales Wolavers Brown

Tim's enjoying more samples
Tim having another sample

Garrett Oliver
Garrett Oliver

Throughout the day several Brewmasters lectured the audience on a variety of topics. Here is Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, giving a lecture on pairing food and beer. He is an excellent speaker and I urge anyone who has the opportunity not to miss one of his presentations.

After Garrett's speech I bought his book, The Brewmaster's Table, and was able to get him to sign it for me!

Just like the scene at the Beer Summit back in April the crowd here waited in anticipation to sample the 120 IPA from Dogfish Head Brewery. This beer is 21 % ABV (alcohol by volume) and has a strong hop flavor. I could notice some nice sweet malts mixed in as well.

The crowd waits for the 120 IPA
Waiting for the 120 IPA
Pouring the 120 IPA
Pouring the 120 IPA

Finally I made it to the front of the line and got my sample of the 120 IPA. Now if I could only find a bottle of it so I could enjoy it at home.
Parting Shots
Homebrew Clubs
Homebrew Clubs
Magic Hat
Magic Hat
Another crowd picture
Another picture of the crowd
Fuzz showing his beer gut
Fuzzy showing us his beer gut
AOBF ticket
Afternoon session ticket

The next Art of Beer Festival will be held on Saturday. September 13th. I've already got my tickets and hope to see you there.

For info and tickets visit www.beeradvocate.com or click this link.


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