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Week Long Ticketed Events: Do they Sacrifice Camaraderie

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Wilb, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Wilb

    Wilb Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 18, 2011

    While week long ticketed releases guarantee easy beer access, single day or lines allow me to meet new people. It seems that week long ticketed events (Founders KBS 2013 for example) sacrifice the chance to share beers and meet some new people. I've met many long time friends and traders while spending time in lines. Your thoughts?
  2. HopHead84

    HopHead84 Poobah (1,040) California Nov 29, 2006 Beer Trader

    Every part of me hates lines.
  3. Wilb

    Wilb Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 18, 2011

    I do dislike the lines when standing in them, but when its all done and over with, some great memories come out of the experience. We still laugh about many of our release experiences. I do like the easy access. Single day ticketed events still give me guaranteed beer and the fun times.
  4. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    God I hope I never have to stand in line to buy a bottle of beer. Life is too fucking short already.
  5. Wilb

    Wilb Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 18, 2011

    Kuhnhenn does it well. Fill out a form for what you want and just hang out in the brewery drinking good taps until they call your order.
  6. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Advocate (570) Illinois Apr 23, 2010 Beer Trader

    Lines to get into many beer events are really just a giant bottle share, and much less importantly, a line. Thinking KBS, DLD, Darkness etc. Maybe you don't want to wait hours to get into the event but I have a lot of fun. Meet new people, drink a ton of new and amazing beers, and I get to share what I brought with total strangers. Sometimes its the best part of the event. If you are not having fun then you're a stubborn, stubborn person who would rather sulk in anger at how long the line is, rather than take advantage of the opportunity to socialize and drink with fellow beer lovers! ....either that or you got there so late that the beer sharing and tastings are for the most part long over, and now all you have to look forward to is another 4 hours in line just to get in the gates (looking at you, DLD).

    Once youre in the beer event, lines suck. Watching something tap out because you are in a half an hour long line is a sad sad thing.
    hoppusmaxximus and 2beerdogs like this.
  7. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    Yup...Kate the Great Day was miserable...waiting in line for 4-5 hours...in the shade...sub-freezing temps...not a single open bottle (due to legal reasons, I'd wager). Then I went to DLD...cold as hell again...but it was really more party than line...tasting almost anything you could imagine...getting to know some awesome people...actually picking up my Dark Lord was just the cloyingly sweet cherry on top.