Summer Party Beverages

Dean-Carl-WaveHey, we have just a couple weeks to go until the summer party at Dean’s place on Saturday, July 25th, and some of you haven’t let me know what beers and sodas you are bringing. Please drop me a line at [email protected] to let me know what you have. Some of you had listed “TBD”, so if you know what it is, please send me an update. Everyone who signs up in advance will have a colorful tap tag.

As usual, we will be voting for the best beer and best specialty beverage of the party. This year, to complement our All-American Barbeque, our specialty beverage theme is “Red, White and/or Blue”.  Any non-beer beverage that is red, white, and/or blue
will be in the running for our specialty contest. Your beverage can be a soda, alcohol-containing beverage, mead, cider or whatever potable potion you can dream up. The only restriction is that it can’t be beer. Sorry, folk, your wit beer can’t be used as a specialty “white” entry. But, rest assured, it will be considered for the Best Beer of the Party, an equally prestigious honor. Please let me know if it has alcohol in it, so we can arrange it on the correct table. We’ll have a few guests in the under-21 club, and don’t want any confusion. Either before or after. And, remember, sodas go a long way to breaking up the heat on a long summer day, so take the opportunity to sample them liberally.

We also need jockey boxes and CO2 cylinders to help make sure all the beverages flow cold with perfect carbonation. We have more kegs than taps on the Wave, and the jockey boxes help out big time. If you can bring a bag of ice for each jockey box, that would help out too. Rumor has it we’ll need a few Sanke taps, so if you have one bring it along.

If you enjoy serving beer, we’ll be setting up hour-long bartender shifts as the party gets going. It’s easy and fun, and a great way to meet everyone at the party.

If at all possible, please bring your kegs and heavy stuff Friday evening up to Dean’s place and help us set up. This makes the last minute activities on Saturday morning go much more smoothly. The early kegs get the best slots on the Wave. Make sure all your kegs, coolers, tanks and taps are well labeled so they all return to their rightful owners Sunday morning.

We still need help with pot-luck dishes, tables, easy-ups and other miscellaneous assistance. If you have a contribution, please contact Mimi at [email protected].

Dean Sussman’s place is at 1310 Amalfi Dr. Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Setup starts Friday the 19th at 6:00 PM. The party runs from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM Saturday, July 20th. Cleanup begins at 10:00 AM on Sunday morning.

Hope to see you there!
Carl Townsend