There you go. Another year's worth of entries for the Xmas Beer Blog Photo Contest 2012. By my court there are 211 entries this year, up over 10% from last year. Stats. That's the true meaning of Christmas... and Hogmanay for that matter. Let's see who sent what, shall we?
My pal Dan James of Prince Edward Island - and man about the globe right now - sent in two photos, one above of a beer shelf in Indonesia and the other below to the left of a Tiger beer by a Malaysian beach. Another pal Mark Pacilio of Sackets Harbor New York sent in the two photos to the right of that mug of Tiger. They were the taken at another exotic location, the 1888 Tavern at the Saranac Brewery formerly West End Brewery known as Utica Club. Ah, Utica Club...
Tom Cizauskas of Yours For Good Fermentables sent in these eight shots. I like the shouldering the firkin one. Its of Drew Barton, brewer for French Broad Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina. He's pouring the final contents from a firkin (10.8 gallon cask) of his Wee Heavy ale.
Simon Johnson, the Reluctant Scooper, forwarded these eight pictures. I am not sure of the cultural importance of "lots of GBBF brewers, writers, publicans, waifs and strays wearing the Ginger Merkin" but I am sure there is plenty.
Chris Barrett in Scotland sent along one entry, to the left below of the best cask choice in Aberlour during the Spirit of Speyside festival on an April evening. Sarah Petersen, an American living in Toronto sent in the two two to the right of Chris's, leveraging her chances heavily on the beer and baby category. Note: that is a beer fest tasting glass. Christopher Paulin of Toronto sent a picture of his cat in a box.
Russ Burdick of Markham Ontario sent in this set of eight. I like that view from the dock. It'll be a few months yet in Canada before we see that again.
Finally, Steve of Houston Texas and proprietor of All Good Beer sends in these rather wintery shots from a place I would not have expected to get them from. But he is an expat Canuck so one does what one must:
There. That's quite the load. Let the judging begin.