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    dMw @ Great British Beer Festival 2019 - Friday 9th August

    We are now officially in English Spring Time, and just like the sun going around the planet, so do the DMW members here the call of much beer and cider tasting. This can only mean the Great British Beer Festival is back on and needs the yearly pilgrimage made by the brave and foolish.

    As usual we will be aiming for the Friday (9th 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 2019 Lan we will also be 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.

    This year there is also again the VIP option which some of us tried last time and totally missed the VIP area until the end of the event (had nothing to do with how much we drank ) and this is going for £39 a ticket and only 300 available for each day. For this you get program, glass, souvenirs, £15 beer tickets, separate entrance and separate / nicer drinking area with it's own music. If we do go VIP then act fast and let us know on the forum.

    https://gbbf.org.uk/tickets/
    Attending:

    Gortex - VIP ticket
    Smilodon - VIP ticket
    Monkey - VIP ticket
    Tea Leaf - VIP ticket
    Dex - VIP ticket
    Last edited by smilodon; 27th March 2019 at 08:09 PM.
    -=[dMw]=- Gortex

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    It's always a bigger decision for us foreigns given the travel commitment. But being a CAMRA member for years I really miss getting to attend the GBBF.

    It would be good to know if the "norm" this time around will be a VIP pass.
    Cheers, Bert

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    It would be good to know if the "norm" this time around will be a VIP pass.
    VIP was a new thing last time around and we were not sure what it was. I think it depends on how much interest there in in VIP as those with out said ticket cant get into the same area. Open to peoples thoughts.
    -=[dMw]=- Gortex

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    Given the normally small group that goes to this, it might be feasible, but if a larger group were to go it would probably be unreasonable to expect everyone to fork out nearly 4x the ticket price. I'd do it in a heartbeat if I was sure I was coming over. I mean you get most of back in beer tokens anyways and I'm sure I'll be drink £15+ easily.
    Cheers, Bert

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    I'm very much game for VIP if others are doing it - I would have last time had I know in advance
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    Boom! Decision made.

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    My insane reasoning


    • Extra cost of VIP ticket over normal = £28.00
    • Beer vouchers which I'd spend anyway - £15.00
    • Extra cost = £13.00
    • Festival Glass - £3.00
    • Extra cost = £10.00
    • Value of not having to queue with the prolls - £10.00
    • Extra cost =£0.00


    WIN!

    Plus the chance that the other dMw'ers else will grab a VIP ticket and we'll all be guaranteed some decent seating.

    See you there.
    smilodon
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilodon View Post
    Boom! Decision made.
    ...
    See you there.
    .

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    Add me and Dex, we're both happy to try the VIP ticket. Now to go buy the tickets.

    Edit: 2 x VIP tickets purchased.
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    My insane reasoning


    Extra cost of VIP ticket over normal = £28.00
    Beer vouchers which I'd spend anyway - £15.00
    Extra cost = £13.00
    Festival Glass - £3.00
    Extra cost = £10.00
    Value of not having to queue with the prolls - £10.00
    Extra cost =£0.00
    When you put it that way it seems much less a hard choice. VIP ticket booked and will give Chris a kick.
    -=[dMw]=- Gortex

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    I could weep.

    We go on holiday that day :-(
    PEN
    (Formerly: ThePENDRAGON)


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