BeerNut Moderator
#31

They work a deposit system for that, I think. The organisers of this thing actually want people to take the glasses away.

BaZmO* Registered User
#32

Must be an insurance thing so.

Big Nasty Registered User
#33

Is it outdoor? If so I can understand the plastics but it would turn me off TBH. Real beer needs to be drank from real glass IMO.

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irish_goat Moderator
#34

MCMLXXV said:
Is it outdoor? If so I can understand the plastics but it would turn me off TBH. Real beer needs to be drank from real glass IMO.


It's going to be in a marquee as far as I can tell.

Big Nasty Registered User
#35

irish_goat said:
It's going to be in a marquee as far as I can tell.


Probably those massive upturned umbrella things (very effective BTW) but still essentially outside. Again, I can understand but it just wouldn't do it for me.

Focalbhach Registered User
#36

I haven't been to a beer festival before so I just want to make sure I understand how it's going to work: there's a €10 charge to get in, and after that you buy your drinks at normal price from the various stands? Are there tokens with the entrance fee? It becomes a less attractive proposition if not.

irish_goat Moderator
#37

Focalbhach said:
I haven't been to a beer festival before so I just want to make sure I understand how it's going to work: there's a €10 charge to get in, and after that you buy your drinks at normal price from the various stands? Are there tokens with the entrance fee? It becomes a less attractive proposition if not.


At the RDS festival, run by the same people, you paid €10, got a branded pint glass to keep, a programme and a token which got you your first half pint. After that you bought more tokens if you wanted more drink.

I'd hope that they're still giving a token for the first drink at least and if they're not allowed to give out the pint glass anymore they're probably going to need to cut a few euro off the admission price.

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slayerking Registered User
#38

Focalbhach said:
I haven't been to a beer festival before so I just want to make sure I understand how it's going to work: there's a €10 charge to get in, and after that you buy your drinks at normal price from the various stands? Are there tokens with the entrance fee? It becomes a less attractive proposition if not.


It seems to be a bit up in the air at the moment as to how this is gona pan out!!

At the craft beerfest in the RDS last year it was very well run, 10 euro in which included a pint glass and a free glass of beer.
Once your in, you buy beer bucks for 2.50 each. Each buck will get you a half pint (or 2 for a pint). And the half pints were very generous half pints (almost 3/4 pints!!), so it was actually pretty good value, and nice to chat to some of the brewers.
Plus the entertainment was very good. You could also buy weekend tickets for 20 euro.

This time round, I'm not sure exactly what the craic is!! 10 euro in, but not sure whether thats just to get in the door or whether it includes a glass/beer or whatever.

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Focalbhach Registered User
#39

Thanks! Guess I'll wait and see, and hope for more details on the website!

Bambi Registered User
#40

oh what to do, what to do

On the one hand, I've been off the beer since Christmas and I hate paddys weekend, too messy.

On the other hand, the IFSC is right beside work and I NEED to taste some clotworthy dobbin again.

BeerNut Moderator
#41

Bambi said:
I NEED to taste some clotworthy dobbin again.
I don't see Whitewater on the brewery list, unfortunately. You might have to make do with a bottle at home.

Bambi Registered User
#42

BeerNut said:
I don't see Whitewater on the brewery list, unfortunately. You might have to make do with a bottle at home.


So I noticed . The only place where i've seen it is the celtic whiskey shop.

BeerNut Moderator
#43

The Beer Club (Next Door in Santry, Harold's Cross & Kimmage) usually has it.

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slayerking Registered User
#44

Just seen that its now possible to reserve a table for €250 for a table of 10, includes 1 pint per person.


A bit of a rip off if you ask me!

BaZmO* Registered User
#45

slayerking said:
Just seen that its now possible to reserve a table for €250 for a table of 10, includes 1 pint per person.


A bit of a rip off if you ask me!


Yeah I saw that today. I'm all for making money, but I think it gets away from the point of the festival, or maybe I'm wrong.

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