@Ken P - Great write-up in the newsletter, and I'm glad to hear someone else shares my loathing of pumpkin beers.
You mentioned Hill Farmstead a couple of times in the article. Any chance of one or two of those making it to the lineup for the show? I've had one of their IPAs - I want to say it was the Harlan - but generally we don't see much from them in Philly.
Glad you liked it! If I can figure out what the glassware situation is at this venue I may bring a couple 750ml's of their saisons to share. I was thinking of saving a growler of their hoppy beers from my trip up there last week but I have no self-control when it comes to their IPA's. That said, NYC has been actually getting very decent distro of HF kegs. @nahneun could comment further but I'd wager that if you're spending the weekend in NYC, you could probably find somewhere that's pouring it.