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Monday, November 06, 2017

Please come to the 2017 Utah Beer Blog's Holiday Bottle Share

Sorry, we've already maxed out on the invites. There are always cancellations. Feel free to request being put on the cancellation list. 

It's time for the biggest damn bottle share of them all - the 2017 Utah Beer Holiday Beer Tasting. It started back in 2009 when a handful of local beer nerds decided that our cellars were too fat with brilliant beers and came to the realization that we must share them. 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.

We took last year off for various reasons, now it's time to put out the invitation once again for my favorite party of the year. It's now time for the 8th 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. That being said, it is in poor taste to show up with a six pack of grocery store beer and ignore it while you enjoy the rarer beer on the table. you know who you are.   

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. In previous years we've been hit with serious stormy weather, 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 8 hours last time)

Absolutely no one under 21.

What: 1-2 bottles for tasting and sharing - tasters glass or stemware.

Please bring a food item to share. Anything is appreciated.

Where: Draper, Utah

When: The evening of Saturday December, 9th

Questions and RSVP: utahbeer@gmail.com

Don't hesitate to RSVP or ask questions! We usually fill up on the day of the announcement. Again, this post is the only invite to the gathering. Can't wait to see you!

Cheers!

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