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  • dMw @ Great British Beer Festival 2018 - Friday 10th August

    That time again for those few dMw members brave enough to put body and sole on the line in aid of great beer and cider.

    As usual we will be aiming for the Friday (10th August) of the 5 day festival as this reduces the number of days needed to be taken off work and allows for the healing of sore heads and possibly bodies over the weekend

    For those also attending the October 2018 Lan we are also looking for some new taster beers and ciders to be sponsored at this event, so your presence and input would be valuable providing you remember what you drank..

    Tickets are on sale now. Tickets - £11 pre-booked or £14 on the door if any left, also if your a CAMRA member then there is additional discount. Includes a free program. Follow link below to ticket site and further information.

    Beer Joy

    Post up HERE or comment below to let us know you're coming!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: dMw @ Great British Beer Festival 2018 - Friday 10th August started by Gortex View original post
    Comments 37 Comments
    1. TeaLeaf's Avatar
      TeaLeaf -
      Add me please.
    1. Chaosphere's Avatar
      Chaosphere -
      GhostMjr and I will be making an appearance

      What time do people get there? I'll book a train.
    1. TeaLeaf's Avatar
      TeaLeaf -
      On Friday it opens from 12 noon-10:30pm. I'll be there before 12.00pm and with a bit of luck I'll have an early entry ticket so that I can snag us a strategically positioned table from which we can send out our raiding parties.
    1. suicidal_monkey's Avatar
      suicidal_monkey -
      I plan to be there!
    1. Chaosphere's Avatar
      Chaosphere -
      Quote Originally Posted by TeaLeaf View Post
      On Friday it opens from 12 noon-10:30pm. I'll be there before 12.00pm and with a bit of luck I'll have an early entry ticket so that I can snag us a strategically positioned table from which we can send out our raiding parties.
      Sounds good, I will book my train!
    1. Gortex's Avatar
      Gortex -
      yep will be there for the start 12 mid-day to allow as much time for beer tasting, eating food and talking drunken rubbish.

      Last year we tried out a new table location opposite the main stage on the ground floor which I think worked out really well. Got to see all the bands, auctions and events etc. Also most importantly closer to the bars
    1. Penfold's Avatar
      Penfold -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gortex View Post
      ....Last year we tried out a new table location opposite the main stage on the ground floor which I think worked out really well. Got to see all the bands, auctions and events etc. Also most importantly closer to the bars
      Too close to the auction...... cannot resist buying crap, realising it's crap and handing it back to the auctioneer telling him I don't want it and he can auction it off again to someone else to raise more funds for CAMRA. Oh well good cause and all that plus I was slightly slaughtered.

      I'd really love to come but will be several thousand miles away at the time.
    1. Gortex's Avatar
      Gortex -
      Quote Originally Posted by Penfold View Post
      Too close to the auction...... cannot resist buying crap, realising it's crap and handing it back to the auctioneer telling him I don't want it and he can auction it off again to someone else to raise more funds for CAMRA. Oh well good cause and all that plus I was slightly slaughtered.

      I seem to remember you were the only one out of all of us who could not help bidding for the crap being sold. But yes I agree that we probably could aim for a table a little further back this time.
    1. Penfold's Avatar
      Penfold -
      Hah true. T'was only joking. I think we had a good spot. Nice to be in the thick of it.
    1. Dexterous's Avatar
      Dexterous -
      Count me in!
    1. Gortex's Avatar
      Gortex -
      A little over 3 weeks to go and beer, cider, gin and mead tasting will begin.

      If anyone else interested in going, or planning to go with another group and want to meet up with us then let me know. Get your ticket purchased for the Friday 10th August.

      Advanced party will be there from just before or dead on 12.00 midday to grab good seats and start the tasting. Layout plan of last year attached and we were located to the far left side opposite the stage last time (red circle) but I think this year we should aim for a little further back (green circle) which provides for easy access for beer, food and toilets close by.

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    1. TeaLeaf's Avatar
      TeaLeaf -
      I should be in early again, I shall head in that direction.

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    1. Myopic Sniper's Avatar
      Myopic Sniper -
      I'll be there with my usual crew, so I'll make a concerted effort to come and see you all
    1. Chaosphere's Avatar
      Chaosphere -
      Looking forward to it guys
    1. Gorliath's Avatar
      Gorliath -
      I unfortunatley have another commitment so can't make it but if people are yet to get their tickets The Register are giving a 50% off code as well as a Competition for free entry.
      https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/0...f_competition/
    1. TeaLeaf's Avatar
      TeaLeaf -
      T minus 9 days and counting.......

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    1. TeaLeaf's Avatar
      TeaLeaf -
      T minus 8 days and counting.......

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    1. TeaLeaf's Avatar
      TeaLeaf -
      T minus 7 days and counting.......

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      I wonder if the promotion is still on.....!
    1. Gortex's Avatar
      Gortex -
      Beautiful pictures these TL.

      This time next week will be busy looking through the beer program and deciding what drink next will be, at the same time munching on pork scratchings.
    1. OldBloke's Avatar
      OldBloke -
      Quote Originally Posted by TeaLeaf View Post
      T minus 8 days and counting.......

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      Good luck, all.

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