Tag: Craft Beer Events

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Yes, our friendly team serves up the best beer festival app in the market, a data-driven way to understand the taste profiles of customers in taprooms, and a patented electronic serving system, but the crafted dedication our customers FEEL, is what makes FliteBrite remarkable.

Your team will be delighted in the time you save, new profit channels unlocked, and savvy support delivered to those you seek to serve. The peace of mind that comes with collaborating with our fun, creative, and experienced team makes a partnership with FliteBrite a key ingredient that ignites more freedom of expression for professionals thirsty for what’s next. Let’s chat.

The inaugural TAP 2022 Brewfest celebrated innovation as 44 Minnesota breweries poured close to 200 different craft beers and hard seltzers.

Hosted in Shakopee, this community-driven event started something special. 750+ thirsty attendees enjoyed perfect weather and this well organized beer festival. Everyone had fun and as you can see in our festival summary, attendees used the TAP 2022 app to track more than a few favorites in our beer festival app. As a tasty bonus, Otso Cycles gave away a sick gravel bike to our Best of Fest winners, Kinney Creek Brewery from Rochester! Special thanks to the City of Shakopee and all our new friends brewing innovation throughout Minnesota. Cheers to our latest Best of Fest winner, enjoy #TAP2022 highlights below, and we’ll see everyone back in Minnesota soon!

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We’ve added a fresh feature to our beer festival app!

Sponsor spotlights allow event organizers to highlight partners who understand the value of endless eyeballs that our brewfest app attracts before, during, and after an event. This dynamic feature gives our clients full control of how many sponsors to showcase and where they land within the app. Knowing how valuable this placement is, we’ve literally given event organizers a fast way to cover the cost of our technology and we’re thrilled to see how progressive event organizers are using the sponsor spotlights to create all-new revenue channels!

Click over to the beer festival app page to see how this slick feature pairs with all the other things that make our dedicated beer festival app the most powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use solution for events of any size. When your team is ready to unlock what’s next for your brewfest, let’s chat.

350+ winter beers, ciders, and spirits were celebrated at the 10th annual Coralville BrrrFest!

60 Iowa breweries, cideries, and distilleries poured their creative concoctions for over 2,000 thirsty attendees. Whether it’s feeling the VIP gold rims, smelling casks being tapped, seeing friends having fun together, or hearing the roar of broken glass, brewfests are back and we’ve got the best beer festival app that saves time while bringing everything together.

This was the third consecutive time our beer festival app brought #BrrrFest to life before, during, and after this Iowa beer festival. As you can see below, thousands of people plugged into the BrrrFest app and our exclusive tap handle trophy was earned by yet another new Best of Fest Award winner. Alright, enough chatter! Let’s get to some intoxicating event highlights.

 

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62 breweries, 307 craft beers, and 3,000+ beer lovers emerged from hibernation to enjoy the 2021 Iowa Craft Brew Festival.

We’ve been waiting a looong time for in-person beer festivals to return. This made the 2021 Iowa Craft Brew Festival special. Our beer festival app was in full effect (with a few new features!) and the Best of Fest Award was up for grabs. It was great to catch up with so many friends from all around Iowa, while making a bunch of new ones as well.

The Iowa Brewers Guild has traditionally hosted #ICBF in the heart of downtown Des Moines and while the urban vibe was always cool, this year’s shift to a more spacious, natural environment was well-received. The live music was fun too! Below is our festival summary and a few photos to highlight this triumphant return to brewfests.

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With social gatherings on pause, we’ve been talking about virtual beer festivals with a lot of event organizers. These online experiences can be a great way to support local craft breweries while keeping a tribe of beer lovers connected. Many aspects of a normal brewfest still exist within an online experience, so let’s look at what make these virtual beer festivals special and how you can host more great events.

This is the story of how we collaborated with the Iowa Brewers Guild to build our beer festival app. If you’re a brewfest organizer looking for a fresh way to save serious time while unlocking a more engaging beer festival experience, let’s chat!

#BrrrFest was a blast.

We returned to Coralville, Iowa for their 9th annual winter beer festival. Our beer festival app was back in action and easier to manage than ever. Event organizers spent no time herding tigers, yet 100% of the 61 vendors had their BrrFest beer lists looking sharp! This allowed 3,000+ attendees to rate any of the 300 craft beers being poured. In fact, before the doors even opened, 3,323 beers were added to wish lists, which continues to prove our platform builds hype, sells tickets and is appreciated by hop heads planning their own brewfest experience.

Once the doors opened, our team enjoyed sharing stories of our good friend Dan from Firetrucker and celebrating endless good beer with a community of beer lovers and the artists who brew them. Attendees rated more beers than last year’s event and after a tight race that saw beers going up and down the leaderboard, the Iowa Brewers Guild was proud to deliver our Best of Fest Award to Big Grove Brewery. Here’s the milestone moment and a few words from our winners on video, as well as, our full 2020 festival summary and highlight photos. Cheers!

BrrrFest 2020 - Beer Festival Summary

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The 2019 Festival of Iowa Beers featured 49 Iowa breweries who served up 197 different craft beers to 1,200 beer lovers. Here’s the FoIB app and let’s peek inside this 15th annual event with a look at the data generated from within our beer festival app!

FliteBrite - FoIB - 2019 Festival Summary

The 100th brewery just opened in Iowa and this chill gathering continues to feel like the industry’s chance to celebrate together. Our team really enjoys #FoIB, which hosted at Millstream, the state’s very first brewery, and it was a treat to once again collaborate with the Iowa Brewers Guild to activate our beer festival app. It’s exciting to see how our slick platform continues to unlock new levels of attendee engagement, while saving serious time for event organizers and providing valuable data for everyone.

It was also neat to see our Best of Fest Award create more fun competition between brewers, who are all passionate about the beer they brew. Jack and Lucas from Flix Brewhouse came into this event with a clear goal of taking home the hoppy hardware and by actively encouraging attendees to rate the beers they sampled, this team was able to create all sorts of hype around their beers. After their DDH Nebulas IPA won Best of Fest, we all celebrated together and actually decided to visit their a brewery for a post-event tour in Des Moines! This award is just so much fun, so thanks to everyone who used our Vendor Portal to showcase their beers in the beer festival app, congrats to Flix Brewhouse (Instagram/Twitter) and we’ll see all you beer lovers again soon…cheers!

Cheers to FoIB 2019

#BrrrFest was a sold out winter beer festival and a hoppy good time.

We had a blast collaborating with the event organizers, breweries and over 2,500 thirsty beer lovers before, during and after this event. We’re proud to share our beer festival app worked flawlessly and fueled fresh industry data that was fun to analyze. Organized and well executed by a team of volunteers, this 8th annual beer festival united 61 Iowa breweries, cideries and distilleries for an awesome brewfest experience. Here’s our BrrrFest summary!

BrrrFest - Beer Festival Summary

This was the third full implementation of our beer festival app and we’re thrilled to share it was a milestone event. Our new Vendor Portal received 100% adoption from 61 different breweries who each setup their own vendor profile beforehand and agreed the app onboarding was easy as key lime pie. It was also a pleasure collaborating with the BrrrFest organizing committee, the City of Coralville and once again, our good friends at the Iowa Brewers Guild.

One of our favorite data points from this event, was the pre-event traffic and user research. As you can see above, 3,961 beers were added to a wish list prior to the doors opening at this beer festival! After three different types of events, it’s clear using FliteBrite to showcase a beer festival’s vendors and beer list allows organizing teams to connect with thirsty attendees as they tap into events. Here’s one more peek at the BrrrFest app:

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Along with enjoying this FliteBrite app for our own adventures (Ben tracked 100% of the 25 beers he tasted!), we love watching beer enthusiasts track memorable brews that used to be forgotten amongst the malty madness. Key takeaways were that BrrrFest is a blast, but beyond just a great time, the FliteBrite beer festival app is now easier than ever to implement, fun for everyone and we’re now ready to scale!

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