December Meeting is 12/12/12 – Holiday Beer Exchange, Merriment Mild Firkin Tapping

Happy Holidays! This month’s meeting we will only have a few business items and then we’ll commence with the merriment…

Holiday Beer Exchange

It’s that time of year again, time for the annual RHBC holiday beer exchange. For those who may have never participated before, here is a rundown of the rules:

  • This works like a white elephant gift exchange except that gag gifts are not allowed.
  • The beer you bring should be something you would genuinely want to go home with. 
  • Minimum value is $10.00. This can be a single bottle or multiple bottles, that’s up to you, but the total value must be at least $10.
  • If you have a secret stash of something not available in Colorado and want to make someone’s day, values of over $10 are certainly acceptable.
  • Commercial beer is preferred, but if you have a truly outstanding homebrew (like some of you folks who have picked up BOS awards this year) and want to use that, homebrew is an option. 

Bring your submission wrapped to the meeting. Kelly be keeping a list of participants and we’ll hand out numbers for the order of selection:

  • When your number is called you can pick a beer from the table or you can steal an already opened beer. 
  • Here’s the important part, once a beer has been stolen for a second time it is “safe” and cannot be stolen again. 

This is usally a really fun event with a high volume of participation. We encourage everyone to join in the fun. Cheers and good beers for the holidays!

Firkin Tapping

As most of you may know, we won the use of the Foamer Firkin until November 2013. The inaugural tapping will happen at this month’s meeting.

What’s in it?

Merriment Mild, a 4% ABV dark mild ale conditioned on Tuaca-soaked cocoa nibs and chicory! We’ll have plenty to go around, so bring a growler or other vessel to take some home.

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