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  1. 2014 Craft Beer Year In Review Pt. 2 •
    December 23, 2014 @ 10:50 am

    […] the bills with their tamer canned lineup. They made big headlines this year when their annual Hunahpu’s Day went haywire.  Bascially, they had a loose system in place to let people into the festival and purchase beer, […]


  2. Sonicgrub
    March 28, 2014 @ 11:08 am

    March 8th.
    That’s the day the Malaysian Airliner went missing.
    Now THAT’S a real bad day.


  3. Jim Thompson
    March 11, 2014 @ 3:12 pm

    I just registered to point to this page. Perhaps it is time for a blog site highlighting the extremes of the beer geek world?!


  4. Aaron
    March 11, 2014 @ 9:18 am

    Sounds like your day went almost exactly as ours did. We showed up about 35 minutes late, it took us just under 2 hours to get into the event. Took us about 20 minutes to get to the back, we went straight to the Funky Buddha tent. Waited 30 minutes to get to the front of the line, and when I asked for the beer, the employee actually laughed at me and stated it’s been gone for hours. I really appreciated getting laughed at by a Cigar City employee during my first attempt to get a beer after spending nearly 3 hours in crowds and lines up to that point. He couldn’t even tell me what beer he had left, just that it was some barleywine. It would’ve been nice if they actually had updated the tents so that people didn’t spend 30 minutes in lines only to find out the beer was long-gone.

    Shortly after this happened, some nice gentlemen purposefully poured a beer over my girlfriends head when she got to the front of line and walked away telling everyone that she had skipped the line. This despite the fact that we both had just waited 30 minutes in the line to get to the front and she did not skip the line. So, at this point it’s nearly 3 O’Clock already and we’ve nothing to drink we go and try to cool off. One of my friends gives his shirt to my girlfriend, and around 3:30 we head into the line for Hunaphu. After waiting another hour or so in a line that did not move, we find out the Hunaphu has sold out and we left in anger and disgust.

    I had an employee laugh at me for asking for a beer and my girlfriend had several employees witness someone intentionally pour a beer over her head, and none of them did anything except stare at her in disbelief because this event had zero security, line control etc.

    At the end of the day, we both left an all-you-can-drink beer event completely sober, without any Hunaphu which we didn’t even get to try, had a beer poured on my girlfriends head, got laughed at by CCB employees and spent a considerable amount of time and money for the privilege of attending this debacle.

    I absolutely expect a full refund (and it better include the service charge), and at this point in time I have no intentions of ever purchasing a Cigar City Beer ever again although this might change depending on what else they do to “make this right”. Returning my money which I expect to be returned as this event was falsely advertised, does not help at all it just returns us to the start. It still leaves me with a horrible experience of doing nothing but waiting in lines all day, and a huge travel bill for this horrible experience. I think the only thing they can do that might change my mind is not only brew a new batch of Hunaphu, but provide the bottle to each paid attendee for free as an apology for this debacle. Short of that, I can’t see myself ever purchasing Cigar City beers ever again and I’ve been a loyal customer of theirs for years.


  5. Sean Inman
    March 10, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

    I’m glad you survived even though you came out empty handed.


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