Let's see, we announced on Sunday and this is Tuesday so, yup, this is day three of the Christmas 2008 Beer Blog Photo Contest and so far, in addition to the six prize givers announced at the launch, we are now able to announce that we have added the following prizes to the swag bag:
- Ron Jefferies of Jolly Pumpkin of Dexter, Michigan USA - named one of that nation's top ten brewer's by Beer Advocate is adding a t-shirt. You will all know by now that I have a crush on Jolly Pumpkin so agreeing to joining in the photo contest is a great treat. I think that is going to be a global prize.
- Andrew Mason, brewer at Flossmoor Station Brewing, named best small brewpub in the USA at the 2006 Great American Beer Festival, has written an email and says "I'll make it a growler and a sampler when they come in". Andrew has also added an entry which makes him the only person to play both sides of the fence so far. That prize will have to go to someone local to the Illinois area.
- Widmer Brothers, makers of that new fine winter ale called Brrr has gone all over the top and has pledged SIX prizes of a t-shirt and a pair of glasses each which, I think, will be going to anywhere the planetary postal system can send them. Six! That is great.
- Last but not at all least, Jeff Cunningham of the Cracked Kettle beer store in Amsterdam has announced in the comments that they will provide a Cracked Kettle t-shirt and a bottle of Westvleteren 12 for one lucky winner. Famously named best beer in the world in 2005, that sounds like one very impressive offer of some "collectible glassware" that will be most welcome anywhere.
It's prize giving pandemonium these days! On my count that adds nine more individual prizes added to the ten separate prizes offered by six fine beery sources at the launch. We are well on our way to living the dream of a prize for every participant. If you want, send your precious jpegs to both me at firstname.lastname@example.org and also Jeff at email@example.com before Sunday 14 December 2008 at 4:00:00 pm eastern Lake Ontario, North America time.
That is all it takes. Mike Stich of Toronto, Ontario did last year and sent the great shot above in. It is all so amazingly fulfilling.