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Irish Craft Beer Village 7 years 10 months ago #31

The two events are different though, and at least this year the organisers did try to differentiate the two (different websites for starters). The September festival is the showcase whereas the St Patrick's festival is mainly just for drinking. I would also posit that the March event is for tourists and the September one is for the locals.

If the location was to change from the IFSC to a nicer venue, I doubt the event would get the footfall. Also, I could see another event popping up in its place at Georges Dock.

For myself, I definitely prefer the September event, but then I'm old and I like my luxuries; That being said, I had a cracking night last Friday with a great gang of people (might have been a couple of brewers there too) and some fantastic beer.

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Irish Craft Beer Village 7 years 10 months ago #32

"padraic":zibpb1v8 wrote: Did the wonderful app achieve many additional downloads because of the cards? I hope so! It's a great app![/quote:zibpb1v8]

Yes, there was a nice spike in the Analytics over the weekend.

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Irish Craft Beer Village 7 years 10 months ago #33

"Andrew":ttn25ufu wrote:
For myself, I definitely prefer the September event, but then I'm old and I like my luxuries; .[/quote:ttn25ufu]

Likewise I'm no spring chicen myself <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> I do think it's hard to appreciate good beer out a plastic cup. Plastic cups for beer I associate with Diagio beers at the O2 <!-- s:evil: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_evil.gif" alt=":evil:" title="Evil or Very Mad" /><!-- s:evil: -->
I'm by no means trying to knock the organisers and volunteers that worked hard to bring about the event but a warm venue, proper glasses and proper toilets I see as basics when enjoying a beer.

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Irish Craft Beer Village 7 years 10 months ago #34

Seriously plastic cups negate everything for me, I wouldn't care if pints were a euro each.

Its not just a beer thing - tea is my second favourite beverage but I can not and will not drink tea that uses milk from a plastic carton.

I'm a freak though, hopefully you all had a good time and a few more craft beer fans were born.

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Irish Craft Beer Village 7 years 10 months ago #35

&quot;B-Hop&quot;:2t2yun3u wrote: Its not just a beer thing - tea is my second favourite beverage but I can not and will not drink tea that uses milk from a plastic carton.

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Seriously?!
Where can you buy milk that's not in some form of plastic?

Ahhh... So this explains why you haven't been attending the Irish craft milk fest either. <!-- s:smile: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":smile:" title="Smile" /><!-- s:smile: -->

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Irish Craft Beer Village 7 years 10 months ago #36

&quot;slayerking&quot;:3r7zkqvd wrote:

&quot;B-Hop&quot;:3r7zkqvd wrote: Its not just a beer thing - tea is my second favourite beverage but I can not and will not drink tea that uses milk from a plastic carton.

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Seriously?!
Where can you buy milk that's not in some form of plastic?

Ahhh... So this explains why you haven't been attending the Irish craft milk fest either. <!-- s:smile: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":smile:" title="Smile" /><!-- s:smile: -->

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cartons of milk available from all good supermarkets <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? -->

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