Announcing three prizes tonight because I am still trying to make sure the table works and, if you must know, the Olympic torch came through town this evening. It was cool and cheesy, earnest and corporate all at the same time. Maybe like this annual photo contest.
First, however, a big shout out first to reader Jen in Florida aka blogster Scurrilous Tosh who offered to fix me up a HTML table by both comment and email. I hope I did you proud, global HTML friendship ambassador.
Next, the disclaimer. I try really hard to pick prize givers who I think will honour their pledges and these two are among the best. Tami at Shipyard and James at BrewDog have been big supporters of this here blog as well as others who share the dream - or at least, you know, dream a little dream of beer. But if there is a blip, a delay, a snafu or a screw up - well - at that point it's like a 1970s UK sci-fi show and I am the face on the little wrist watch screen on the arm of the astronaut whose cord has been cut during a spacewalk that shouts "I can't reach you, Larry! I can't see you!!! Laaaaarrrrryyy!!!" By this I mean, if the mail fails or the prize giver fails or stuff happens, you can email me and I will pester and most pestering works. But one prize might not be under a tree.
One. Elf. Cries.
But enough of the disclaimer. We are here to give and studies have shown that well over 96% of prizes from A Good Beer Blog annual Yuletide, Xmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah, Festivus and Hogmanay Photo Contest do make it through. They do. They do. They do.... So, here are the first three prizes.
|Robert Gale, Torfaen, Wales because there were two UK entries and two UK-only prizes and these were good.||One mixed case of BrewDog beer||BrewDog|
|John H Lewington of Suffolk, England because there were two UK entries and two UK-only prizes, former grand prize winner and, heck, why not. Serves the rest of the UK right.||One mixed case of BrewDog beer||BrewDog|
|Barry Masterson, Muenster, Germany because of the expressions.||One Awesome T-shirt!||Shipyard Brewing|