Let's start with an entry. An entry from another man who cannot count. Thomas Cizauskas of Yours for Good Fermentables sent in six pictures with the message "one, two, three, four, six" which just goes to show you. It really does. I like them and I like Tom so six it is. One's up top there and here are the rest. Hey ain't getting an extra prize, though:
There are more entries down below and more in the cue still but let's catch up on on the prizes. It has been a bit nuts lately but, thankfully, I seem to not have to really drum up prizes as the pledges are coming through the email nicely on their own. Here is what we have so far:
- A one year subscription to TAPS magazine, Canada's beer quarterly.
- A hardcover first edition of Ambitious Brew direct from the author Maureen Ogle.
- the upcoming brand spanking new book on wheat beers also direct from Stan Hieronymus,
- a prize basket from Roland and Russell for a lucky winner in Ontario
- a group of prizes from Maine's Shipyard which I will further define.
- beer from BrewDog which can only be won in the UK. But we have no UK entries so it may go begging,
- a signed copy of Hops and Glory from Pete Brown, last week's winner of the UK Beer Writer of the Year 2009, as well as a few unsigned copies of his books,
- a bottle of Yule Tide, the Christmas release tripel from Clipper City
- two shirt from craftbeerclothing.com which also offers a 15% discount to beer blog readers who use the a special coupon code called "holidaybeer",
- some swag from Creemore Springs including a hockey jersey in it, a "prairie shirt" as well as a hat or some glassware depending on distance to be shipped.
- and last but not least a great gift pack from Deschutes Brewing The gift pack includes a Jubelale ornament, Jubelale long-sleeve T-shirt, Jubelale pint glass and a Jubelale poster signed by the artist
Wow. And I get none of it. That is the problem. I should just do all this for me, me, me. But that would not be nice at Yule. Summertime? Watch out for the man in the mirror, that's all I am saying. Entries next. Andrew Bartle of Toronto Ontario sent some verse ("The eyes of the beholder/Just the tip of the iceberg/nothing wrong with a scuffy glass/it's enough to see) and got all experimental with his entries:
Nate of no last name and no postal address but of the blog Bier Adventures sent these five. Notice his attention to one requirement for Yuletide photo context mastery, snow:
That is it for now. Still days to go before I rest. Keep them coming...
Information UpNate: Got the skinny on our entrant Nate - he is Nate Howe of Lausanne, Switzerland. Who knew?