Sorry, the Holiday Bottle share is full. Please feel free to request to be on the stand-by list. There are always cancellations, people will be added in the order received. Thanks again.
It's time for the biggest damn bottle share of them all - the 2018
Utah Beer Blog's Holiday Beer Tasting. Back in 2009, a handful
of us local beer nerds decided that our cellars were too fat with brilliant
beers and came to the realization that we were all better off sharing them rather than hoarding 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.
of all, this is the only invite to the bottle share. If you're reading this
you know about the party. I'm sorry but my social media pages have thousands of followers; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter aren't conducive to having an intimate party of this size.
This year we are donating to the Utah Food Bank. Please plan on bringing a non-perishable food item with you.
Other than that 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 beers on the table. You know who
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.
You are not allowed to open a beer that you did not bring.
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 (two max) 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.
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
difficulty getting people out the door and to their home's safely.
So, here's the info your gunna need.
Date: December 15, 2018
Please RSVP to email@example.com (we filled up in 6 hours last year)
Absolutely no one under 21.
What: 1-2 bottles for tasting and sharing - tasters glass or stemware.
Non-perishable food item for the Utah Food Bank.
If you feel like bringing food to share, it will be appreciated but not required.
Questions and RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Again, this post is the only invite to the gathering.
The Family and I are really looking forward to seeing you!