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Offline theoman

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Re: Great British Beer Festival
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2011, 07:38:40 AM »
The Belgian festivals I've been to have free entrance and you pay 1-1.50 euros per 15 cl pour. I figure I'd be willing to pay 20-30 euros for entrance if the samples were free. So, I go in planning to spend that amount on samples and dumping what I don't like. 20 or so tastes is plenty for me, I've learned. What I really think is fun is the look and the questions I get when I ask for a nearly full sample to be dumped. They don't get it. I get the same reaction when I ask for mustard on my crab sandwich.

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Re: Great British Beer Festival
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2011, 07:40:03 AM »
To get back on track of the GBBF, check out this blog entry:
http://www.thirstypilgrim.com/2011/07/overheard-in-gbbf-pisser.html

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Re: Great British Beer Festival
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2011, 04:49:03 PM »
Mustard on a crab sandwhich?!  Oh the humanity!  ???

Well, maybe a mustard aoli...
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Re: Great British Beer Festival
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2011, 04:49:43 PM »
The Belgian festivals I've been to have free entrance and you pay 1-1.50 euros per 15 cl pour. I figure I'd be willing to pay 20-30 euros for entrance if the samples were free. So, I go in planning to spend that amount on samples and dumping what I don't like. 20 or so tastes is plenty for me, I've learned. What I really think is fun is the look and the questions I get when I ask for a nearly full sample to be dumped. They don't get it. I get the same reaction when I ask for mustard on my crab sandwich.

Brits don't dump beer. We like to be sure we get everything we've paid for (see Jamil's comments in Brewing Classic Styles) Not consuming the entirety just isn't done in the UK. This is why you get funny looks when you try to do something different.
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Re: Great British Beer Festival
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2011, 04:56:55 PM »
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Re: Great British Beer Festival
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2011, 07:47:55 AM »
Too bad I missed you Ali - we had a blast. Met some interesting people, and the family room was great, really well done. I didn't drink nearly as much as I wanted to, though - half of the stands were out of beer. Next time I go for the very first day.

Also of note, we had some AMAZING beer and food at the Lord Palmerston just off the Tuffnel Park tube (http://www.geronimo-inns.co.uk/thelordpalmerston/)
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