That’s all, folks!
It took 83 days – much longer than I expected – but the 2013 edition of the Southeast beer behemoth known as Brewvival officially sold out Wednesday.
This year’s festival has been revamped a good bit from last year. Most noticeably, there were fewer tickets sold this year, an effort to help combat the overcrowding and space issues of previous festivals. (If you went in 2012, you know why this was a welcomed change.) Designated driver tickets were also nixed as more than enough people abused that privilege in the past. And ticket prices were bumped up slightly this year, but so to were the amount of beer and food vendors on site.
Speaking of that beer, if you didn’t get a ticket, you’ll be missing out.
Having gone the past two years, my opinion is that this is shaping up to be the best yet. Cutting down on the number of attendees was a must – either that or move the festival to a bigger site – and the increase in ticket price was worth it. And the beer list looks phenomenal with more time to grow.
Brewvival will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 in the field across from Coast Brewing from noon to 6 p.m. Thirty six (announced) breweries will be in attendance, as will two keynote speakers: Sierra Nevada‘s Ken Grossman and Dogfish Head‘s Sam Calagione.
Time to get excited.