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captncrzy
10-09-2012, 01:25 PM
From the Stagecoach FAQ


FULL BARS

Full Bars are located under the peaked tents, to the left as you walk into the festival. You can also get single spirit cocktails in all of the beer areas, as well as a huge variety of beers in the Micro-Brew tent next to the right of the Mane Stage.

God, I hope this will be at Coachella too.

ods..
10-09-2012, 01:31 PM
Omg. Need.

nosurprises12
10-09-2012, 01:39 PM
I hope so too, but doesn't Stagecoach have fewer stages, and therefore more free space on the polo fields, than Coachella? Perhaps that is why they can accommodate something like a microbrew tent.

captncrzy
10-09-2012, 01:43 PM
"next to the right of the Mane stage" is already a beer garden. So...maybe there will be a microbrew area in there.

nosurprises12
10-09-2012, 01:46 PM
Ah, ok cool! I've actually never bought a beer at any of the eight Coachellas I've been to, but if there is a microbrew tent in 2013 I will undoubtedly break that streak.

SepaGroove
10-09-2012, 02:10 PM
I really hope this is true. It's definitely something that Coachella is lacking.

Heineken is fuckin nasty.

captncrzy
10-09-2012, 02:12 PM
The idea of having a California-based microbrew area makes me want to start saving money for it right now.

luckyface
10-09-2012, 02:29 PM
Correct me if I am wrong, but hasn't this been a feature of Stage Coach for a number of years?

GuyInTucson
10-09-2012, 02:31 PM
I really hope this is true. It's definitely something that Coachella is lacking.

Heineken is fuckin nasty.

But there are options outside of Heineken now.

SoulDischarge
10-09-2012, 02:33 PM
Isn't this more or less a waste on swill suckling rednecks? /stereotyping

captncrzy
10-09-2012, 03:22 PM
Correct me if I am wrong, but hasn't this been a feature of Stage Coach for a number of years?

shrugs


But there are options outside of Heineken now.

I've only ever seen Fat Tire and Hein.

GuyInTucson
10-10-2012, 09:07 AM
shrugs



I've only ever seen Fat Tire and Hein.

Newcastle has been there since 2011 and I thought that there were other options at the full bar.

SepaGroove
10-10-2012, 09:50 AM
Newcastle has been there since 2011 and I thought that there were other options at the full bar.

I didn't know that. I try to spend as little time as possible in the beer gardens and more time watching music.

Usually I buy a beer, pour it in my empty water bottle, put it in my backpack, then go on my way. I also somehow manage to sneak in 3-4 beers everyday.

But if this craft brew thing is true I'll definitely be spending more time and $$ on beer. GV always knows how to suck more money out of me.

TomAz
10-10-2012, 10:05 AM
They need to have a Guinness tent with a full sized wooden bar and a stage with the Pogues playing.

Mugwog
10-10-2012, 10:11 AM
$12 for 8oz cup of Great White

GuyInTucson
10-10-2012, 10:21 AM
I didn't know that. I try to spend as little time as possible in the beer gardens and more time watching music.

Usually I buy a beer, pour it in my empty water bottle, put it in my backpack, then go on my way. I also somehow manage to sneak in 3-4 beers everyday.

But if this craft brew thing is true I'll definitely be spending more time and $$ on beer. GV always knows how to suck more money out of me.

The bar was in the beer garden near the ferris wheel. I actually heard they had it in 2011 as well, but I never saw it. I assume they'll bring it back again in 2013. Every time I went in that area it was always crowded.

getbetter
10-10-2012, 11:38 AM
Its not going be any good craft beer :2cents

SepaGroove
10-10-2012, 01:05 PM
Its not going be any good craft beer :2cents

Any craft beer is better than Heineken.

Newro7ic
10-10-2012, 01:55 PM
The bar was in the beer garden near the ferris wheel. I actually heard they had it in 2011 as well, but I never saw it. I assume they'll bring it back again in 2013. Every time I went in that area it was always crowded.

Confirm. In 2011 it was pretty empty for the most part, I'm guessing because it was the first year. Last year, earlier during the day, it wasn't very busy. In the evenings, however, it was packed.

captncrzy
10-10-2012, 02:08 PM
I rarely ever go into the beer garden. Last year I spent an hour or so visiting with some lovely hispanic gentelmen who were locals--their brother was working at the Hein tent and they were feeding me free ones. Never saw craft beer (but who am I to turn down free anythings?)

getbetter
10-10-2012, 02:19 PM
Any craft beer is better than Heineken.
This is not true.

algunz
10-10-2012, 02:32 PM
Agreed, GB.

Mugwog
10-10-2012, 03:36 PM
Heineken is one of those beers you need to be freezing cold, it definitely loses it appeal once it's 50+

TickleMeElmo
10-10-2012, 04:20 PM
Didn't The Big 4 also have a larger selection of beer available? That didn't transfer over and I don't expect this to either.

malcolmjamalawesome
10-12-2012, 03:42 AM
The answer is Bud Light Lime tallboys.

lehorne
10-12-2012, 09:55 AM
splurging

bmack86
10-12-2012, 11:06 AM
Didn't The Big 4 also have a larger selection of beer available? That didn't transfer over and I don't expect this to either.

Yup, AND the Phish fest had beers specially brewed for that event.

They should take a card from APE and set up a beer tasting tent like they had at Outside Lands. It was pricey, but worth it to be able to have a Bruery beer as you watched Jack White.

SepaGroove
10-12-2012, 12:42 PM
Yup, AND the Phish fest had beers specially brewed for that event.

They should take a card from APE and set up a beer tasting tent like they had at Outside Lands. It was pricey, but worth it to be able to have a Bruery beer as you watched Jack White.

That's a great idea for people like us, but I don't how well that would do overall at Coachella.

I could just see the bros, "What's an IPA? $10 for a beer? Fuck that bro, let's get a Bud Light."

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
10-12-2012, 02:34 PM
Even if only 10,000/80,000 supported the microbrews it would be successful, but I suspect the percentage would be much higher than that.

SepaGroove
10-12-2012, 02:44 PM
I know I would probably spend at least $150 on beer if that ever happend.

Sushov23
10-12-2012, 11:44 PM
Correct me if I am wrong, but hasn't this been a feature of Stage Coach for a number of years?

Yeah this is pretty much it. Stagecoach has had a microbrew tent. Since I started going anyway. Also no beer gardens. I can walk around with my beer wherever I want, which is what really pisses me off more than anything else.

TickleMeElmo
10-13-2012, 11:29 AM
Pisses you off as in you wish we could do that at Coachella or because it sucks not having a designated area to drink?

Sushov23
10-13-2012, 04:17 PM
I wish we could do that at Coachella. I honestly believe people at Coachella would be way more responsible about throwing their trash away. I see it all the time at Coachella. I'm pretty sure it has to do with the city of Indio being assholes about the situation.

vertin
10-14-2012, 09:29 AM
we need good beer at coachella so i dont have to keep going back to my campsite to get some

bmack86
10-14-2012, 01:47 PM
That's a great idea for people like us, but I don't how well that would do overall at Coachella.

I could just see the bros, "What's an IPA? $10 for a beer? Fuck that bro, let's get a Bud Light."

It was this way at OSL. Most of the people went for Heineken, even though the regular beer tent also had two Sierra Nevada selections for a comparable price. The microbrew tent was even less utilized, but fantastic nonetheless.

frizzlefry
10-31-2012, 03:23 PM
The Microbrew tent at OSL really helped out a shitty day for me, it needs to be everywhere

PrettyVacant
11-03-2012, 04:52 PM
The answer is Bud Light Lime tallboys.

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Drewski27
11-05-2012, 09:52 PM
Pliny the Elder tent.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-05-2012, 09:54 PM
I would not want to drink Pliny The Elder all day in 100 degree weather.

Drewski27
11-05-2012, 10:08 PM
Okay fine, how about a microbrew stage that features a different beer tasting for like an hour or so at a time, just like any of the bands playing. Something where Pliny is headlining. Or is it?

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
11-05-2012, 10:27 PM
That is an extremely interesting idea. Definitely too involved for something as huge as Coachella, but I like it.

Drewski27
11-05-2012, 11:25 PM
Someone call Paul immediately...

Drewski27
11-05-2012, 11:26 PM
But seriously, maybe not Coachella, but something more small town street festival or something.