Ticketmaster pissed off a lot of beer fans yesterday. Tickets went on sale yesterday for the Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado to members of the Brewer’s Association and American Homebrewers Association. The general public wasn’t supposed to have an opportunity until August 2nd. However, thanks to a glitch – those members of the the aforementioned groups couldn’t buy the tickets, but the general public could. To make matters worse, the Saturday afternoon “members only” session sold out within 2 hours, leaving a lot people without tickets.
The American Homebrewers Association mentioned on Facebook that they will cancel the ticket orders of those without membership numbers. No word on how the re-couped tickets will be sold to the members.