OK. All done. Just post the last photos and then begin the prize giving. Two weeks to Christmas which means I should have all this wrapped up by mid-February. You laugh. I get emails. People saying where is the gratuitous prize I should have mailed to me at your expense. Never mind. People have a rough January now and then. Me, after these photos are added, I have 180 photos to review and judge. Judge not lest ye be judged we learn from the Bible yet... I will do this for you.
First up, the small photo to the upper right. Click on it for a bigger view as with all these shots. Dave Staples of Durham NC sent in the photo of 5 gallons of Russian imperial stout in his brew pot. Swirly. Next, The 100% Authentic and Only Real Beer Nut on the planet, Monsieur Noix of Ireland sent in these six photos. I really like the shot at the George Inn in London:
Fellow Irishman Barry Masterson who lives in German, sends in some photos, of the house that he has been restoring for the last 37 years... it seems. I like the "vaulted cellars under the kitchen, built in 1840, some 62 years after the house was originally built." Now that is a stash-worthy space!
Kyle Hull of Hollister California, home of the clothing shop my kid drags my credit card to, sent in this photo to the right of a Christmas wreath made entirely of keg caps by Sierra Nevada. Which is good. Handy. Sustainable. Beery.
Next up, Alan McCormick of Missoula, Montana and the blog Growler Fills as well as Missoula Craft Beer Week - let us all gather there in 2013 - sent in these six photos. I think he has already won a prize for the best rack of ribs. Not sure if I offer that prize but I am sure he's won one.
Finally, Michael Irrera of Boston, Massachusetts sent in these four Vermont themed photos which are the last entries received for the year.
A solid set of entries for this year's contest. Not too big. Not too small. Just the size of Montreal... as we say in Canada. Bear with me as I judge and judge again thus placing my immortal soul in peril of eternal damnation. I hop you think this is worth it.