I know beer festivals vary from country to country on formats with pay as you go/tokens to free once inside, etc, etc.
My question is more about how you go about your drinking at a festival; in what order do you choose your beers?
I always try and pre-plan my attack with a list of priorities from the beer list.
When it’s a British one I tend to go for new breweries first, then new local beers (meaning from Shropshire for me) followed by hitting counties of England I have few ratings from. Old favourites then get a look in.
German and Belgian ones I go for new breweries too, then whatever takes my fancy.
Never been to a North American beer fest, but have managed to attend ones in Corfu and Denmark once.