When does Yuletide begin? The first snow? The first child's question about Santa? Or is it the photo contest? Who knows. In any event, we are well and truly underway and have more announcements of prizes:
♦ New Jeff Alworth of Beervana, who is madly researching in Europe for his book The Beer Bible just picked up a Westy glass as well as a bottle of 12 for some lucky beer nerd who gets to choose either the vessel for every or the brew for one day.¹
♦ New Adrian Tierney-Jones and CAMRA have offered two copies of Great British Pubs.
♦ New Martyn Cornell, the Zythophile himself, has pledged a copy of his book Amber Gold and Black.
♦ Creemore Springs Brewery - whose prizes I covet. Are they the most generous?
♦ Maximiliano Bahnson, author of Prague: A Pisshead's Pub Guide and a guy I want to have a beer with.
♦ David Selden, 33 books the guide to taking your own drinking life seriously.
♦ Grand Teton Brewing of Idaho, a much welcomed newcomer to the contest.
♦ All About Beer magazine, a great supporter of this here thing.
♦ Narragansett Brewing, home of, yes, my favorite porter and another much welcomed newcomer to the contest.
♦ Roland and Russell, Ontario fine beer, spirits and wine importer.
♦ TAPS The Beer Magazine, one of our finest supporters year after year.
♦ Ron Pattinson, author and YouTube phenom.
More photos. John Lewington is first up. The picture up there is his take on a medieval morality play entitled "strong lager" - or "how I ended up sleeping on a bench in public during the middle of the day."
Peter Collins of Wesmore Digital in Cambridge Ontario has sent in these eight images for your consideration:
Sean Inman of Beer Search Party in, I think, LA Cali sent in this view to the right of a Christmas message hidden in plain view. And Kristin Mayo of North Carolina has provided this reflective view to the left.
There. We are caught up for now. I still have more prize giving prospects to hit up and we need more entries, too. Send your eight best pictures to me at email@example.com. The more of you, of course, the merrier.