5. Very often, that person will be a brewery’s founder. So you can get autographs. Or just be like, hey, um, your beer is really good.
6. Attendance is also restricted, to a few thousand. Instead of fighting through post-Apocalyptic scene where hordes are fighting for beer like it’s radiation-free water, you actually get to drink beer. Here, even the “long” lines are relatively short.
7. And you can have that meaningful discussion with a brewer without people behind you being like, “Get it and go, clown! You’re holding up the super-long line!”