Wow. Year number three. Who knew this would all still be going on. I was sure we would all be communicating by 3D holographs and brain implants by now. Sadly, the future is not yet here. You are not soon to get a jet pack.
But there is plenty of other things to get if you send in a photo to the 2008 Christmas beer photo contest. Last year, we ran the contest concurrently with our pal Jeff at Stonch's Beer Blog. It was a great success and included the photo to the right...without the dorky caption of course. I haven't check with Jeff yet but I know his life has turned 180 in the last year given he is now running a pub with great success. Suffice it to say if he can't do the full contest we shall carry the weight collectively, aware as we are that every pint he pulls, every punter he sees walk out the door satisfied is another victory for fine beer everywhere.
I will announce the actual rules and deadline dates in a few days but we have to keep in mind this is a Christmas photo contest and, if I can, I would like to see every entry win something that comes in the mail and warms the heart. Just look at last year's winners and prizes. Fantastic stuff from generous people in beer. So do you have something to give: a seasonal ale to share, a gift certificate for your beer or brew pub, a copy of your book, a subscription for your magazine? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. And is there anything you want? I am quite happy to send an email on your behalf to get that special something into the sack o' gifties that get sent out mid-December. Let me know that as well. Let us all share in the Christmas glow.