I realize I did a post like this last year too, but I still find it rather incredible that every year people end up paying more than double the face value of a Decatur Beer Festival ticket to spend an afternoon on the Square with thousands of others, throwing back half-full tasting glasses of various craft brews.
What is it about this festival that makes people sell first-borns to get through the gate? It can’t just be getting drunk…because anyone can easily get drunk with $80. Is it the drunken comradery? The choice selection? The brewery stickers in inappropriate places?