jrenihan wrote:Not to mention the broader costs that have to be made up through ticket prices. Event rental, equipment rentals, mandatory security (this is big), etc. Nobody's raking in cash through this event.
I would be happy to stand corrected. I've only been in the Toronto beer scene a couple years, and the info I got was from much more senior people in the Toronto beer scene. Several independent Ontario brewers have told me that they were not paid a dime for the beer they provided to the event. I've never met Ralph, but the plausibility of that information was reinforced by a couple incidents I've observed with his son at Bar Volo.
Like I said...I would be happy to be wrong. I would be incredibly surprised if this festival didn't make a profit though.