@john f--the Saturday members only session is better in many ways.
--fewer drunk college students with no appreciation of craft beer
--lots of beer savvy people who like to talk beer
--more brewery reps to discuss beers with
--a tasting glass made of glass
--more fun crowd with better costumes
--it seems like there are more big shots too--we have run into everyone from Jim Koch to Charlie P. to Michael Jackson over the years. Haven't had many experiences like that at the general sessions, though a few.
Unfortunately, sold out for this year.