Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The 2013 Big-Ass Holiday Tasting

                                                    Sorry, We're Already Full

Back in 2009 a bunch of us Wasatch Front (and Back) folk got together over the Holidays to celebrate our love of craft beer. Our aim was simple - bring a bottle to share and get to know the rest of our beer community. I don't think any of us were prepared for the enthusiastic responses we received to our invitation - the scope and generosity of those who attended blew us away.

Now it's time to put out the invitation for my favorite part of the year - It's the 5th Annual Big-Ass Holiday Beer Tasting. The rules are always the same, but for new readers of the Utah Beer Blog here are the rules and info.

First of all this is the only invite to the gathering. If your reading this you know about the party if you missed it - I'm sorry. Social Media isn't conducive to having an intimate party of this size.

The concept is simple. Bring a nice beer, cider or mead. It can be in a bottle, can, jug, keg or jeroboam as long as it's "special" to you and you think it would be nice to share. It doesn't have to be rare - expensive or outrageous. Just something that you enjoy.

Homebrew is absolutely welcome! We have some incredibly talented homebrewers in the area, if you've got something that you'd like to share please bring it. Give us a heads up if it's kegged so we can make sure we have the appropriate amount of room.

If you have a tasters glass or a piece of stemware please bring it, you'll be glad you did. Plastic cups will be provided but I'd hate for anyone to have to use them.

The Holiday Tasting will be held at a private home and it's location will be given out only to those who RSVP. We will have to put a cap on the number of people attending due to the size of the venue. So get your RSVP in ASAP.

We'd ask that this be limited to "Beer People". People who know beer or are interested in learning more about craft beer. Please feel free to bring a guest if you don't want to come solo.

Speaking of "Beer People". Some of our local craft brewers will be in attendance as well as industry professionals. It'll be a nice opportunity for you to get to know them - and they you.


Plan ahead for your ride home. Last year we got hit with one Hell of winter storm, while it made for a beautiful Holiday evening, it created some difficulty getting people out the door and to their home's safely.

So, here's the info your gunna need.

Please RSVP to utahbeer@gmail.com (we filled up in 30 hours last year)

Absolutely no one under 21.

What: 1-2 bottles for tasting & sharing - tasters glass or stemware - some beer & snacks provided.

Where: Draper, Utah

When: The evening of Saturday December, 14th

Questions & RSVP: utahbeer@gmail.com

Don't hesitate to RSVP or ask questions! We usually fill up within a few days. Again, this post is the only invite to the gathering. Any questions?

Cheers!

3 comments:

Craig said...

5th year already, wow. I'm in! Email sent.

jim said...

I will be going to tasting and want to see about a car pool. If anyone wants to share a ride from the sugarhouse area, please contact me via email at jim275.2@gmail.com

jim said...

Hello, My friend and I are looking to catch a ride from SLC to Draper for the Holiday Tasting. We can pitch in with gas money. Is anyone interested? Otherwise, would someone be able to give us a ride from the Draper trax to the tasting around 7:00-7:30? Please contact me at jim275.2@gmail.com