I always wonder if anyone might participate in this contest. I get slightly anxious 'round about early October. But it begins. Entries arrived by email this very morn. I have yet to truly begun hitting people up for prizes but so far we have the following fine folk pledging:
♦ Roland and Russell, Ontario fine beer, spirits and wine importer.
♦ TAPS The Beer Magazine.
♦ Ron Pattinson, author and YouTube phenom.
♦ Creemore Springs Brewery.
♦ Maximiliano Bahnson, author of Prague: A Pisshead's Pub Guide
♦ Update David Selden, 33 books.
Have I left you out? Put a note in the comments or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to give a prize from your brewery, of your book or in some other wee giftie in reasonable form. Direct prizes only, please. Gift certificates from beer stores are well loved. But the pumping of a website's URL in exchange for the false promise of getting something from a friend? That is so 2007. Not doing that again. And why should we with such great legitimate sponsors as these and those who have supported in the past?
And let me know if there is anything in particular you would like me to seek out for you. Creativity is rewarded. Seek and ye shall find. Doesn't hurt to ask.