Antepenultimate? Maybe just the penultimate. One can dream. With two days to go to the deadline, however, it may be just a dream. But aren't dreams of sugar plums the sorts of things Christmas is made of? Well, that and - if we are to believe the New York Gazette of 24 December 1759 - the greasy cards and dirty board in every alehouse.
Prizes have been arriving: the second edition of Around Brussels in 80 Beers by Joe Stange, the second edition of Prague: A Pisshead's Pub Guide by Max Bahnson, Tasting Whiskey: An Insider's Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World's Finest Spirits by Lew Bryson, London Local Pubs: Past and Present by Adrian Tierney-Jones join a selection of works by... me. Not to mention the $175 US or $225 CND for the Maureen Ogle Prize For The Advancement Of Good Beer Writing. Money. I just showed it to you. So don't ask.
You can find the rules here if they are not embedded in your brain stem yet. The first 24 entries were followed by another 49 photos. Which means we are five photos from triple digits. Exciting times. Get your entries to me at email@example.com tomorrow or Friday. Merry Happy and Happy Merry!!!