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Offline Auryn

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costof filling a mug
« on: September 17, 2010, 10:13:21 AM »
I know this is probably a random question but its been milling in the back of my mind all week.
For those of you who bring your own mugs to faire and fill them up at the pubs.
How do they charge you for it??
At least at my local faire you pay $x.xx for a glass of mead or bear- usually one of those 6-8oz plastic cups or you pay for the yard.

I am making tooled leather mugs for milord and I and would like to have them filled with mead. Our mugs would be more in the 16oz-32oz range.
Do you go up to the barkeep/wench early in the day and figure out a cost ??

 I would love to know how you do it.
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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 10:24:48 AM »
I am a beer wench at MNRF, and if you bring a mug up to my pub that will hold more than one beer we will pour you two, and charge you for two.. If both glasses don't fit in the mug, the patron must stand at the bar and finish what is left in the plastic cup before walking away..

We will only sell a total of two beers to one person at a time though even if their mug will hold 10!

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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 10:52:53 AM »
That's the way I've always seen it done at both Scarby and TRF, also, but without the limit on number, as far as I'm aware.  You buy whatever the mug will hold, and pour them in yourself.  You can carry the cups away with you, though. 
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Offline Auryn

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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 10:53:15 AM »
Considering that I am tipsy after the second glass of mead
and milord wouldn't drink more than two beers- that sounds reasonable to me.
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Offline Noble Dreg

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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 12:30:00 PM »
Filling my "average" size leather mug with my favorite beverage...mead...would cost me $18.00.  This is why I never fill my "average" mug with my favorite beverage.  :(
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Offline Laird Fraser of Lovatt

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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2010, 12:45:47 PM »
*I'll walk out to the truck and fill my mug... it takes 3 Heinekens to do that*  ;D
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Offline SirRichardBear

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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2010, 01:31:01 PM »
I have two mugs one holds a 20 oz the other about 17oz I perfer the 20 oz because I can pore a pop bottle into it.
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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2010, 01:42:40 PM »
*I'll walk out to the truck and fill my mug... it takes 3 Heinekens to do that*  ;D

And THAT is why most Faires don't allow you in the gate with anything in your mug!
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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2010, 01:47:17 PM »
*I'll walk out to the truck and fill my mug... it takes 3 Heinekens to do that*  ;D

And THAT is why most Faires don't allow you in the gate with anything in your mug!


Who said that I'd make it to the gate?  That thing is emptied before i walk a hundred yards...  :D

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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2010, 01:57:13 PM »
*I'll walk out to the truck and fill my mug... it takes 3 Heinekens to do that*  ;D

And THAT is why most Faires don't allow you in the gate with anything in your mug!


Who said that I'd make it to the gate?  That thing is emptied before i walk a hundred yards...  :D

LOL!  =D

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Offline Nighthawk

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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2010, 01:00:26 AM »
Usually I'll just buy the drink, and then pour it into my mug myself. That solves all problems! At least for me. I don't use a tankard sized mug. They're just too big to be practical with my outfits.

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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2010, 08:59:28 AM »
Scarby has to dispense in their own cups, then you (or they) will transfer to your container, so every portion is controlled. It also seems that the beer prices at Scarby have inched up considerably in the past 3-4 years. Not being from Texas, I don't know...have taxes in Texas (hmm...an anagram...) gone up a lot?  $5.50 seems a lot for a 12oz beer.
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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2010, 10:38:54 AM »
People just trying to make a buck, my friend.  I learned NOT to buy beer at the Sea Devil but instead head around the corner to the Bloody Bull... 16oz vs. 12oz for the same price.  2 draw backs though.  Your choices are limited and it's in cans.  I'll take 2 16oz cans of Bass over 2 12 oz drafts of Sam Adams, any day.  When there is a cooler within walking distance, i'll take a hike and power drink. ;D
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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2010, 02:05:27 PM »
We have pewter mugs to be filled.  At TRF they will pour the beer from the cup into the mug for you.  Most places will also give you free ice in you mugs as well.  Which is nice when I buy a soda for mixing but don't drink the whole thing at once.  Only issue I have ever had is an ice filled pewter mug is VERY cold!!!   
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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2010, 03:01:17 PM »
I actually rather like that effect!  I appreciate it with my tin lined copper mug, as well.  Anything that's nice and frosty on a hot day is always welcome! 
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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2010, 07:07:24 PM »
When my uncle ran his bar up north, he taught me a very valuable lesson.  He said when you have someone who stands/sits at your bar drinking, if you can't or don't throw him a free one once in a while he will never come back.  I have a tankard that holds maybe a gulp more than an 8 oz plastic cup.  After about the third ale, if the beer wench, bar tender or whatever can't at least top off my tankard, to hell  with that joint and I will go a try another.  At the prices they are charging they can afford to and if they tell you they can't they sayonara.

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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2010, 07:29:40 PM »
It would typically cost up to $18 to fill my leather mug depending on the beverage.  But so far I haven't spent a penny, and I like it that way.   ;D
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Offline Mateo1041

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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2010, 12:15:00 AM »
I had the same question before visiting the local tavern at the festival.  At the one here in MN they fill the plastic cup first and then pour that into the custom mug.  The guy ahead of me had two plastic cups poured into his mug.  They do measure, although supposedly it's only one cup per visit in line.

Offline Auryn

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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2010, 07:32:35 AM »
Thank you all,
I've learned quite a bit.
I am one of those people that likes to go into situations as prepared as possible and now I feel like I wont act like a total dolt , which is generally a good thing  ;D
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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2010, 04:14:05 PM »
I had the same question before visiting the local tavern at the festival.  At the one here in MN they fill the plastic cup first and then pour that into the custom mug.  The guy ahead of me had two plastic cups poured into his mug.  They do measure, although supposedly it's only one cup per visit in line.

If your mug will hold two we can sell you two beers, if your mug will hold one and a half we can still sell you two beers but you have to stand at the bar and drink what's left in the plastic cup.. Festival rules state one beer per person/per ID, which translates to one drinking vessel per person!

We count cups that is one of the reasons besides it being totally gross and against health code to pour directly from the tap into people's mugs.. So when we tell you we have to pour into a plastic cup first, we are not being mean, we are doing what we HAVE to do!

Be nice to the beer wenches!!  :-*

Blakduke, a lot of places are not allowed to just give away beer, wine or what have you, everything gets counted.. It's not people being stingy...  :-\ and for me, if people expect free beer they are the last ones to get it..

Here in MN we have all kinds of rules and regulations that must be followed.. I would like nothing more than to give all my friends free beer, but one it's not mine to give, and two it would take money away from the charities that our profits go to..
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Re: costof filling a mug
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2010, 07:36:05 AM »
MDRF fills a plastic one and then pours it into my mug. my thought is they have to count the cups so they know what they sell.  :)
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