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My pref would be Williams Green btw. And Siren would be my brewery of choice.

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30 minutes ago, Memory Man said:

Cider bus is great cider. Brother's is not although still has a place on a scorching hot day.

Thatchers falls somewhere in the middle

Thatchers craft bar falls somewhere in the middle.  Gold is slightly better than Strongbow.

Brothers sell Perry.

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4 minutes ago, Wooderson said:

Ah lads. Let's not get ahead of ourselves. One off-piste boozer that sells daycent booze. That's all I ask. If there's a staffonly grogmerchant with quality stuff then there can be one for Joe & Nance Spudmuncher.

Like an ale version of the craft cider bars?  That sounds great!

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52 minutes ago, Memory Man said:

The local choice would be Wild Beer Co. Just down the road I think.

I could drink some Millionaire at the festival. Maybe not first thing though, more of an evening drink.

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6 minutes ago, Wooderson said:

My pref would be Williams Green btw. And Siren would be my brewery of choice.

Siren would be good. Or a can bar run by Beavertown / Magic Rock / Fallen.

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45 minutes ago, Memory Man said:

Cider bus is great cider. Brother's is not although still has a place on a scorching hot day.

Thatchers falls somewhere in the middle

I couldn't agree more, although it would be nice if there were some of the local cider makers there as well ( yes thatchers and brothers are local) but I mean the local farmers, the ones who put out the 'cider for sell' signs at the side of the road. Let's have an decent alternative to fizzy pop ciders.

 

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Just now, Smeble said:

I couldn't agree more, although it would be nice if there were some of the local cider makers there as well ( yes thatchers and brothers are local) but I mean the local farmers, the ones who put out the 'cider for sell' signs at the side of the road. Let's have an descent alternative to fizzy pop ciders.

 

That would be great indeed, but I'm not sure that they could provide enough to last a single day.  It would need to be a cider bar selling wares from all different makers.  Almost a mini cider festival.  Possible for sure, but logistically challenging.

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As others have eluded, the big problem of a craft ale bar would be supply/demand logistics.  I'm sure there is no way a brewery the size of Wild could cater for demand at Glastonbury - both in terms of volume produced and quantity of kegs etc.  They would likely be drunk dry by Wednesday evening.  I think the only way it could be achieved would be to have a large variety of stock from different brewers and constantly rotate it, which would be a management headache.

I'm not sure how they do it at the real ale bar, but as others have said the beer is warm/pretty awful so never seems to be a huge demand for it anyway.

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1 minute ago, Eks101 said:

As others have eluded, the big problem of a craft ale bar would be supply/demand logistics.  I'm sure there is no way a brewery the size of Wild could cater for demand at Glastonbury - both in terms of volume produced and quantity of kegs etc.  They would likely be drunk dry by Wednesday evening.  I think the only way it could be achieved would be to have a large variety of stock from different brewers and constantly rotate it, which would be a management headache.

I'm not sure how they do it at the real ale bar, but as others have said the beer is warm/pretty awful so never seems to be a huge demand for it anyway.

I do wonder if the micro bars are the way to go.  Obviously Thatchers are not a small company, so can keep their craft bars flowing, but they never seemed swamped with demand.  With a few small bars selling obscure (and not cheap, presumably) drinks, maybe it could work?

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Just now, Eks101 said:

not sure how they do it at the real ale bar, but as others have said the beer is warm/pretty awful so never seems to be a huge demand for it anyway.

So get rid. The Camra lads didnt get tickets this year.

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1 hour ago, Wooderson said:

Ah lads. Let's not get ahead of ourselves. One off-piste boozer that sells daycent booze. That's all I ask. If there's a staffonly grogmerchant with quality stuff then there can be one for Joe & Nance Spudmuncher.

Hasn't there been a place at the top of the Park selling craft the past couple of years? Agree there would certainly be a big market for another.

There's also Cornish Arms selling fine St Austell ales, and Theatre Bar selling Grimbergen Blonde and a couple of other decent European beers.

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I personally love the Brewdog beers, I know they are pricey but I think they are worth it. As I'm on the coach this year I think I will go with the approach of taking 3l Gin, 1l Rum and 16 of the stubby Brewdogs cans with the intent of buying the rest of my beer from the bars on site.

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Pieminister got a PFO from Glasto for example for basically becoming too big and not being local enough so big breweries are out it seems. 

Maybe a local IPA brewer could work if they approached the festival. Anything is better than Tuborg. It looks and tastes like its been scooped out from the long drops and then topped with frothed badgers semen.

The Theatre Bar started doing crafties last year but I never made it in. Will rectify that this year. 

As well as a unique and friendly atmosphere, the Theatre Bar has become renowned for its wide array of tipples and this year will also include a number of European Craft Beers, some of which cannot be found anywhere else across the festival.

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2 hours ago, cammie81 said:

I could drink some Millionaire at the festival. Maybe not first thing though, more of an evening drink.

Beautiful beer! Dessert in a glass! B)

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31 minutes ago, The Nal said:

Pieminister got a PFO from Glasto for example for basically becoming too big and not being local enough so big breweries are out it seems. 

Maybe a local IPA brewer could work if they approached the festival. Anything is better than Tuborg. It looks and tastes like its been scooped out from the long drops and then topped with frothed badgers semen.

The Theatre Bar started doing crafties last year but I never made it in. Will rectify that this year. 

As well as a unique and friendly atmosphere, the Theatre Bar has become renowned for its wide array of tipples and this year will also include a number of European Craft Beers, some of which cannot be found anywhere else across the festival.

Yeah the theatre bar had like one belgian style lager on but I forget its name now. It was OK but nothing world beating. This would be the way to go to get craft in though, small one tap installations at the odd bar here & there

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29 minutes ago, The Nal said:

The Theatre Bar started doing crafties last year but I never made it in. Will rectify that this year. 

Been doing them for a couple of years now. Grimbergen Blonde (6.7%) and a couple of others. Dangerously located for those coming in from CV East...

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Just for the record Grimbergen is brewed by Kronenbourg so won't suffer supply/demand issues like a lot of craft beer and <cough> proper Belgian beer.  

I know I'm sounding like a right Real Ale Tw*t here by the way.

 

EDIT: Just checked the wikipedia page - it also has links to the Carsberg group, who make Tuborg, so makes sense why it's stocked in some bars.

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3 hours ago, stuartbert two hats said:

 

Brothers sell Perry.

Do they? Or is it what they call pear cider, which strictly speaking are different things.

 

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