Beer connoisseurs are rallying on-line to protest against a decision to ban glasses at the Blenheim Blues, Brews and Barbecues event while still allowing much flimsier glasses at the Wine Marlborough festival.
An on-line petition protesting the discrimination against beer drinkers has quickly gathered several hundred signatures but organiser and local beer expert Geoff Griggs is hoping for many more.
“We need to send a message to the authorities in Marlborough that it is not acceptable to treat beer as a second class beverage to wine. Both drinks taste better out of glass. Either both festivals should be allowed to use glass, or neither. There is no justification for singling out beer,” says Mr Griggs.
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