BeNeLux Drie Fonteinen Open Beer Days

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  1. Ednolb

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    Last night was crazy. Arrived at 20h40 and stood in line for 3 hours. It was very clear they never expected such a big turnout. Lots of families waiting in line en people who were getting paid to stand in line. Lots of people skipped the free sample of young lambic, which is an indication in itself. Never seen things like that before on a bottle release in Belgium... And to think that they didn't even announce the Benne bottle release officially.
    I heard people say that they were normally planning on doing tours in the brewery, etc., but couldn't even do this due to lack of personnel.
     
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    Jesus. I won't be there till 11:30, not looking forward to this tbh
     
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  3. LuxWanderer

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    Friend said already 200+ in line today
     
  4. Saind

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    Fuck
     
  5. Gaseous Clay

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    Was gutted they weren't doing any tours yesterday, but given that I spent an hour in line for bottles and half an hour for pours just to have one glass of Zenne before needing to catch the train, I understood.

    Hopefully the crowds die down after today and Sunday will be a nice leisurely day to enjoy pours and tours.

    Pretty funny seeing so many people pack the last train back to Brussels and immediately invade Moeder Fontainas.
     
  6. Saind

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    I haven't moved an inch in the last 20 minutes
    Pretty busy
     
  7. loldor

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    Queues are about 40 minutes at the moment. Not too bad. Out of OGV for the day though.
     
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    Sad!
     
  9. BelgianChris

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    Friday it was limited to 2 OGV per person , today only 1 OGV per person. :(
    Still got some Zenne though :cool:

    I arrived at 10AM and there were already over 200 people waiting in line :eek:

    Luckily amk and angry_lobster were there before me and let me through the people waiting in line before me.
    Thanks guys ! Very much appreciated ! ;)
     
  10. Saind

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    Anyone know if I'll have any chance to score ogv tomorrow? Didn't get any and I kind of need it.
    I heard some rumors but it's still an 8 hour round trip so ehhhh
     
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    Armand and Michaël both said there should be some tomorrow, but today it was gone before 1300 local time.
     
  12. Saind

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    I'm going full American and getting online before they open. Fuck it
     
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    That looks like well over an hour of waiting, aside from the fact they're not open yet. Wonder if they're going to change something next year.
     
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  15. Gaseous Clay

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    Damn, was hoping lines would have calmed down today :(
    be there in a few hours!
     
  16. angry_lobster

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    In and out in a few minutes albeit the few hours waiting beforehand.
     
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  17. BelgianChris

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    I wonder if anyone bought those 3F decanters (in a combo with Zenne) ? A bit pricey o_O
     
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    Price?
     
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    55 € for the decanter if I remember correctly.
    The lambic made my memory blurry.
     
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  20. Ednolb

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    Yeah 55 euro just for the decanter, 75 euro if you bought it together with the Zenne.