Almost ready to open the festival doors. Here's what's next:
STLBrews banner - who has it? How is it getting to the fest and hung? We likely need rope/string, etc. I need a volunteer please.
Beer signs - The festival is providing poles and rope for us to hang signs on. We need to provide signs, paper clips (something to attach signs to the hanging rope/string). Brewer's are encouraged to make their own sign. I think we should bring a box of 8.5x11 sleeve sheets. I haven't bought these yet and am happy to let someone volunteer to organize. It would be nice to have a volunteer print out generic signs for all the beer styles with a bunch of extras for write-ups. I'll see if I can get an example of the pro-beer signs so we know what information is going up (ie: brewery name), as this changes from year to year. Generally the homebrewers have been safe putting club logos on everything. I think the Brews logo would be good on the signs again this year. Dual members, like myself, are happy to post both (STLbrews and GBS).
BEER - Please drop off your fest beer at the tap room by Thursday night or very early Friday morning. I will be using the same trailer we've used in the past (thanks Tom for loaning) to pick up the kegs. Anyone is free to meet me there to help load, etc. I'll let you know the exact time soon. If you are not able to drop off your beer, you can bring it direct to the festival with you. Preferred time for this is prior to a session.
PLEASE put a very robust label on your beer with your name, style, preferred pouring session, and club. These must be readable from the top or they are nearly useless. When all the kegs are in the reefer trucks, the top is the only visible part of the keg.
If you have not listed the style of beer you are bringing on the forum, please do this, so the signs can be made (or make your own signs on a 8.5x11 sheet).
Festival Location - we will be located in the medium size tent between the very large pro-beer tent (KY derby tent again) and the food tent. Festival is in the grass. If rain is imminent, fest may be moved to Muny parking lot.
Jockey Boxes - I am bringing the jockey boxes, CO2 manifold, cleaning/flush equipment, extra CO2 bottle (just in case, plan to use the festival's bottles), red buckets to put the iced kegs in, and general tools. If I remember, I'll try to bring some extra O-rings, but I'm happy to let someone else handle just-in-case spare parts for keg servicing.
Chairs - It was a good idea last year to bring some folding camp chairs to sit in during breaks. I don't know how well the fest chairs (if any) will support this for our use. The thing that I've learned from this fest is to assume that nothing will be provided for you (bring your own, if you need it).
Snacks, water - bring and drink tons of water.
Kilts - check.
Tickets - Dave N (presidentboy) is handling comp tickets. Dave, do the brewers pick these up at will call? volunteer booth?
Lanyards - Sorry all, the official club lanyards are not going to make it in time for the festival. I don't know if the fest will provide some. If you have one, they would be great to put your name on. I'll be wearing one so you know who I am...
Any more questions?
What else needs to be done?
My vision - Brewsight 2012. Pursuing beer as a verb.