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Unions Save The Day


Big Ass Beer Fest was an opportunity for beer connoisseurs to get together and sample the local microbrew fare.

Until, of course, a union stepped in and saved jobs.

We regret to inform you that this event has been canceled.

The hotel’s bartender’s union WILL NOT allow brewery reps to pour their products and they want way too much money to work the event without us raising the ticket prices past what we feel is fair for a selection of beers that we could fit into the space available.

We take pride in our festivals and we do want people pouring your samples that have no knowledge of craft brewing.

We will be back next year at a different venue.

Outside the city, in a non-union hotel, for sure.

Tip to the Clog, who calls it pretty ridiculous.

Yeah it is. Ever try to hold an event at the Philadelphia convention center?

It’s pretty absurd when the electricians union has to plug things in for you, and the carpenters get to turn your screws.

February 26, 2010 at 11:18 pm
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