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Title: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: Shorts_brew_MI_CO on July 20, 2016, 07:40:45 PM
Who's going this year?  Might need a pre-sale code from someone if available....actually, I do need one-who can help?
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: Iliff Ave Brewhouse on July 20, 2016, 07:44:40 PM
Overpriced chaos in my opinion but it's right in my backyard. I could see it as a fun reason to travel.
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: Shorts_brew_MI_CO on July 20, 2016, 07:56:57 PM
Do you have access to a pre-sale code?  I thought it was super fun- yes, crowded but some of the beers you get to taste makes it all worth it!  Plus the eye candy stumbling around is pretty nice, too!!
Title: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: Stevie on July 20, 2016, 07:58:45 PM
I don't think they have gone out yet. If you are willing to pay so much to go, what's another $38 to join the aha?
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: Shorts_brew_MI_CO on July 20, 2016, 08:41:14 PM
That's $38 more dollars for the other stuff :)
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: a10t2 on July 20, 2016, 10:15:56 PM
You left off "wish I didn't have to".
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: Stevie on July 20, 2016, 10:27:17 PM
I'm mostly busting your chops, but it's nice to support the cause if you're going to reap the rewards.

I'll give mine up if and when they send them out, but I will likely start with my club mates.
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: HoosierBrew on July 20, 2016, 10:33:01 PM
I'm mostly busting your chops, but it's nice to support the cause if you're going to reap the rewards.


Yep, there's that.
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: hopfenundmalz on July 20, 2016, 10:36:13 PM
That's $38 more dollars for the other stuff :)
If you haven't researched how membership will allow you get that $38 back, and then some, then you are Going about the whole thing wrong.
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: theDarkSide on July 21, 2016, 12:23:18 PM
That's $38 more dollars for the other stuff :)
If you haven't researched how membership will allow you get that $38 back, and then some, then you are Going about the whole thing wrong.


You got this right.  From the wealth of info in Zymurgy to access to GABF and NHC (I'm still a holdout on the con thing).  Not to mention I get my money back within the first couple months with the pub discounts.

Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: Shorts_brew_MI_CO on July 21, 2016, 02:08:05 PM
I'd rather drink beer on my patio then pay the inflated price to drink at the pub.  I won't get my $38 back from joining- I won't use the benefits of the membership.  And yes, I do know what discounts are offered through joining from the various establishments in the greater Denver area.  Just trying to score a pre-sale code like I did last year. 
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: santacruzom on July 27, 2016, 01:45:25 AM
Have the presale codes been released yet? I forgot to renew by the deadline and don't know if I will be getting one this time around.
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: Stevie on July 27, 2016, 02:10:23 AM
Yep. Must renew by 7/24 to be included. I'll sell mine for 50% markup of the cost of membership. I kid, I kid.
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: santacruzom on July 27, 2016, 02:18:32 AM
Bummer. Didn't get one.  :-\

I'd love a code hookup if there is someone not using it. Here's to hoping!

Cheers

Nate
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: Reciferick on August 01, 2016, 02:21:41 PM
Just joined ABA. Can't find Link to buy presale txt on Aug 1st. Any help?
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: Stevie on August 01, 2016, 02:43:52 PM
Just joined ABA. Can't find Link to buy presale txt on Aug 1st. Any help?
The code was sent via email to people that were members on or before 7/24/16
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: Kochhandwerk on August 02, 2016, 04:07:50 PM
Overpriced chaos in my opinion but it's right in my backyard. I could see it as a fun reason to travel.

That's what I've heard, but I live in Uptown and I'll try anything once (or 6 times). Just got my ladyfriend and I tickets for the Friday evening session.
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: snowtiger87 on August 02, 2016, 04:13:41 PM
I haven't been able to get any. Every time it just says it can't process my request. Started trying at 10:00am exactly.
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: snowtiger87 on August 02, 2016, 04:43:00 PM
Now it will finally process but says there are no tickets available for the session I want. SCREW YOU TICKETMASTER !  >:(
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: twang on August 02, 2016, 04:59:57 PM
Don't give up.  The way ticketmaster works is that they take up the allocation and people have tix in their cart.  When they give them up or credit cards have failures, they spit them back in.  Although it's an hour in already, and the chances diminish, try for another 30 or so.  I have pulled tickets for things 30 minutes after they supposedly "sold out."  and if all else fails, there's still public onsale tomorrow.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: theDarkSide on August 02, 2016, 05:30:58 PM
Of course you could always pay $300 plus for tickets already listed on Ebay.  I wish there was a way the AHA could find these people and revoke their membership.
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: Kochhandwerk on August 02, 2016, 07:59:50 PM
Of course you could always pay $300 plus for tickets already listed on Ebay.  I wish there was a way the AHA could find these people and revoke their membership.

Yeah, that's messed up. I just joined the AHA this summer so I'm not familiar with the overall governing of it, but that's a worthy regulation to put on the books. AHA is a resource for us to become better homebrewers, not to help us line our wallets.  Though maybe these folks really want some Blichmann equipment and are getting desperate  :P
Title: Re: Great American Beer Festival Denver---Presale Tickets
Post by: lonepeakhomebrewery on August 03, 2016, 02:21:13 AM
Of course you could always pay $300 plus for tickets already listed on Ebay.  I wish there was a way the AHA could find these people and revoke their membership.

The BA really does not care (it is their event not the AHA). I had some discussions with Gary Glass about this issue a while back suggesting that if the event is for members only then require members to show membership cards. That works for the AHA as we get membership cards but not BA because they do not issue membership cards because they are brewery based. However, one would think that a BA member attending the GABF they could be given a credential. But as I say the BA does not care.