We are excited to announce that on Friday evening of the Beer Bloggers Conference we will have a Bring Your Own Bottles Night from 9:00 – 11:00 PM. As part of this, Erik and Eli from Beer Tap TV will be opening one of the 12 “The End of History” bottles from BrewDog in Scotland – and you have a chance to be on their sipping panel.
We invite all participants to bring with them a sixpack of their favorite beer to share. This could be something from your local brewery (a good way to get them involved in the conference), the new beer you found at the store that has blown your tastebuds, or something you pull from your cellar.
Along with the beer, please create a sign on a standard 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper that has your blog name (and logo) in big letters on the top with the beer details and your name, city, and state at the bottom. Please also include your Twitter handle and that for the beer you brought, if the brewery has one.
We’ll all have a couple hours to wander around the room, try various beers, Tweet about them, and share our experiences in person.
But the really cool event will start at 10:30 PM when the guys at Beer Tap TV open up, taste, video, and stream live their impressions of one of the 12 bottles of The End of History, the 55% alcohol beer by BrewDog. I am sure you have all heard of BrewDog and this beer, the strongest beer brewed in the world. Only twelve bottles were produced and 11 were sold for $700 each. The 12th was designated for one media outlet … and out of all the choices worldwide, was shipped to Beer Tap TV in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In addition to Erik, Eli, and our Chief Beer Blogger Ashley Routson, one lucky conference participant will be chosen from the crowd to participate in tasting The End of History.
So make sure to Bring Your Own Bottles to make it a great evening and stick around to see the live taping of Beer Tap TV’s opening of The End of History.
bringing a 22 of foothills baltic porter and a dogfish world wide stout. have posted this elsewhere, but would love to try the ween-inspired half acre / short’s freedom of 78 pure guava ipa
I grabbed some big bottles that I just packed (hope they survive the plane ride) from Oregon.
Rick Andrews says
Thanks Gerard! I am updating the link, because something happened to the original post. The working link is http://www.firkinaround.com/2010/05/how-to-travel-with-beer_14.html
Gerard Walen says
My good friend Rick Andrews wrote an excellent primer on how to pack beer for air travel on his FirkinAround blog. Since he has done it successfully, I plan to follow his advice.
I spoke with a few experienced bloggers about this and they said the best thing is to pack it well and put it in your carryon luggage. You can also ship it to the hotel attention yourself with your date of arrival if you wish. – Allan
Do you have recommendations on how best to ship or bring our beers for sharing? I’m flying from Massachusetts and not sure of the best method… any and all tips welcome! (or if shipping is better, tips on that)
Yes, Jason. At the Boulder Marriott. So you can bring your beers, leave them in your room, bring them down in the afternoon, and we’ll put them on ice while we are at dinner.
Probably a dumb question, but where is this taking place…at the hotel of the conference?
I’d like to take a picture with that “The End of History” —love well done taxidermy and with a beer inside, even better! LOL!!
Steven Ward says
@ Mark….nice…I had the pleasure of sharing a bottle of Tokyo with James Watt himself a few months ago…..great stuff
Mark Dredge says
I’m coming over from London to attend and I’ll bring with me a bottle of BrewDog’s Sink the Bismarck for anyone who can’t try the End of History. It’s 41% so still packs a punch!
Gerard Walen says
So does this mean the lucky participant will be chosen at random, not as a result of a contest?
The Beer Wench says
Super excited to taste the End of History!
Definitely will be bringing some amazing California craft beers with me! Gotta go through my cellar 🙂