Witchstock 2018

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Re: Witchstock 2018

Postby jeremyg » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:41 am

This is a shot in the dark, but i recently just found out i won't be able to make the earlier session. does anyone who got an evening session want/need to swap? I got 4 tix.
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Re: Witchstock 2018

Postby Belgian » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:57 pm

Bobsy wrote:... pricing and reaction to it is emblematic of a huge sea change in our scene over the past 15 years.... the new higher price points stick in your craw a little.

It's a case of be careful what you wish for. Which we got.

We really wanted more than 1 or 2 pale ales in the province, and we now have 1.000 Vermont IPAs and Hopped Sours and Berliners and Saisons, the whole gamut. It's stunning but there's a cost. The past week at Stone City, two small trips I spent <> $90 on not very many pours and bottles of stuff, a few were just OK yet most very good & no frugal deals in sight. Love that Party Bus Pale though, had to get more.

Even the laughable SCA 'pints' of session mild are like 14 oz (why even bother shape it like a pint glass?) and I was really thinking how on earth did a low-ABV session style pour get so stingy at over 8 bucks with T&T? (Elder Statesman, so delicious with added Earl Grey and Lemon.)

I suspect drinking has changed and some of us may drink less - some of the simpler styles will really suffer because session drinking will gradually be replaced by novelty-seeking. That's public demand and the response. We have a consumer culture that pegs all prices up and never looks back, barring economic crises.
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Re: Witchstock 2018

Postby midlife crisis » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:19 pm

All good points. A big pet peeve of mine are those ridiculous miniature Nonic "pint" glasses that are really only 14 ounces or so. Do they think I am an idiot and am going to be fooled somehow? Very insulting to our intelligence. I was quite disappointed when otherwise top flight beer bars adopted these. /rant
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Re: Witchstock 2018

Postby nudniq » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:07 pm

Hi, I have 1 evening session ticket for sale (made vacation plans for those dates). Willing to sell for $100 all in if anyone is interested.
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Re: Witchstock 2018

Postby jeremyg » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:51 pm

jeremyg wrote:This is a shot in the dark, but i recently just found out i won't be able to make the earlier session. does anyone who got an evening session want/need to swap?


so thankfully i was allowed to transfer my one ticket to an evening session, but unfortunately due to the website issues accidently bought a second ticket which they won't reimburse me for. it is what it is, i guess. anyways, if anyone wants to buy a ticket to the early session let me know, i'd happily sell it to you for $130 (cheaper!) which would save me burning the $140whatever it was and someone gets a cheaper ticket! Win win!

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Re: Witchstock 2018

Postby nudniq » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:03 am

nudniq wrote:Hi, I have 1 evening session ticket for sale (made vacation plans for those dates). Willing to sell for $100 all in if anyone is interested.


Price drop to $75

Ticket sold.
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Re: Witchstock 2018

Postby Belgian » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:08 pm

midlife crisis wrote:A big pet peeve of mine are those ridiculous miniature Nonic "pint" glasses that are really only 14 ounces or so. Do they think I am an idiot and am going to be fooled somehow? Very insulting to our intelligence. I was quite disappointed when otherwise top flight beer bars adopted these. /rant

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Re: Witchstock 2018

Postby Coronaeus » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:38 am

So, the list of beers is out for out of province stuff. I assume everyone will be lined up for some Fou’.

I’m going to have to do some heavy planning. Lots of interesting stuff here!
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Re: Witchstock 2018

Postby beerstodiscover » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:18 pm

Stellar list. Hopefully they release a more detailed list before the event.

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