2012 Craft Brew Drinkup

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The Craft Brew Drinkup at Code4lib 2012 is all about sharing and enjoying good beer with fellow conference attendees. The idea is to bring bottles of your favorite beers.

While you're not obligated to bring local beers from whereever you're from, participants are definitely encouraged to bring beer that you think is special and might be somewhat hard for others outside your area to find. Homebrew is especially welcome. Sign up below with your name, where you're from, and list a few brews or bottles you're thinking about (but not necessarily committing to) bringing along. You can also request that people bring specific beer if you so desire, but don't necessarily expect that your wishes will be granted.



Wednesday, February 8, after 9PM, in Room 1001 (room generously sponsored by MediaShelf)

How this works

The Craft Brew Drinkup will span multiple rooms this year, since the hospitality suite is not large enough to hold all of us.

The main Drinkup room is 1001 (10th floor, Renaissance Hotel) -- go there first! Room 1001 will function as our bar, which has very limited seating and will handle a steady stream of code4libbers. We will collectively make sure 1001 does not become overcrowded; you can help by keeping lanes free for folks to filter in and out.

We will be directing folks to other rooms as needed. These rooms will be posted on a sign in 1001. All of these rooms, the hospitality suite (Room 525 notwithstanding), have been generously volunteered by fellow code4libbers; please respect their space, as they'll have to sleep there soon after the drinkup ends!

If you have beer...

...bring it directly to room 1001 and we'll make sure it is refrigerated, served, and otherwise handled with care and love.

What to bring

Please bring one or more drinking vessels ("glasses"). Or, if a kind soul wishes to contribute to the event otherwise, one might procure a couple stacks of disposable plastic cups. This would be most excellent. If you can do this, let us know! It will save folks from having to bring their own glasses.


  • Do what you can to keep our collective noise level below a quiet roar. We do not want to offend, alarm, or annoy other guests of the hotel or put our conference hosts in an awkward spot
  • Respect the space that you're in, and clean up after yourself
  • Try not to crowd the hallway around Room 1001. If a crowd begins to gather, please keep the volume down.
  • When in Room 1001, leave sufficient space for people to walk to and from the bar. Space in 1001 is very limited
  • This is an unofficial event organized by attendees of Code4lib 2012.
  • All guests at the Drinkup must be 21 years of age or over with a valid form of ID.
  • Any participation in the Drinkup is at your own risk.
  • All guests are expected to drink responsibly and behave appropriately.

Sign up

Name Location Brews or Breweries I might bring Requests
anarchivist New Haven CT/Brooklyn NY Purchased: Element Brewing Dark Element, Element Brewing Extra Special Oak, Olde Burnside Ten Penny Ale Reserve, Cisco Captain Swain's Extra Stout

Special bottles: Who knows? Something special.

Imperial porters/stouts; really funky-/Brett-tasting beers or wild ales; highly-hopped stuff; interesting session beers
kayiwa Chicago IL Bourbon County Stout; New Glarus Barleywine, 3 Floyds Behemoth Barleywine Barleywines; Aged Stouts; Anything from Deschutes

(psst, Francis: I've got some homebrewed barleywine aging in the basement; i won't be in Seattle but I'll bring some to C4L-Midwest -Kenirwin 13:26, 29 January 2012 (PST))

danwho San Diego, CA Alpine Brewery Exponential Hoppiness; Iron Fist; maybe Lost Abbey; Bud Light hoppy imperials, sours, funky farmhouses. Also, I'd vote Wednesday or Tuesday evening since a lot of folks are doing the Microsoft tour and/or newcomer dinners Monday
declan San Diego, CA hmm, looking over the cellar... Parabola, Black Tuesday, Cherry Adam, Angel Share, Captain stout, Silva.... we'll see! dark, black stuff. like my heart. Or sours. Or Belgies. Founders, Bells, New Glaris, Goose Island.
awead Cleveland, OH Founders Porter, some new IPA I found... Stuff that doesn't suck.
bibliotechy Atlanta, Ga Some Terrapin beers... Hopsecutioner, Sweetwater Brewery Exodus Porter if it is still around Boreale noire, rousse or cuivre from Montreal!
sdellis Lambertville, NJ Riverhorse... (possibly Hop Hazard, but I'll see what's fresh). Maybe Lionshead (pilsner) from Doylestown, PA (legend has it you can drink as much as you want and never get a hangover). Bitters, pub style, IPAs, brown ales
jastirn Kansas City, KS Whatever I can get from Wilderness Brewing (KC), Free State (Lawrence, KS), Schlafly Imperial Stout (St. Louis), and Blvd Smokestack (KC) (for Danwho) More blueberry stout, stouts, lagers, spicy
HLPitts Salem, OR Hopworks barleywine, Rogue Chocolate Stout and Dead Guy, Seven Brides porter, Wandering Aengus cider, and a small variety (less small than it was yesterday...) from Deschutes (including Obsidian for anarchivist) stouts/porters, sours, red ales
bohyunkim Miami, FL Scotch ale and Pale ale from Oskar Blues brewery / White Rascal from Avery from in Colorado, Boulder cider, Rogue Dead Guy, malty, fruity, blonde/gloden ale
carmendarlene San Diego, CA something from SoCal...Maybe more Alpine. Going shopping at the Best Damn Beer Store later this week. New Glaris, Goose Island, Three Floyds, Cantillon...stuff that I can't get in San Diego.
flyingzumwalt & jcoyne Minneapolis, MN Surly Coffee Bender & Surly Cynic, Bell's Two Hearted, Lift Bridge Farm Girl, Crispin Cider Revivalist beers (ie. Yard's Revolutionary Beers ), New Glarus, Yuengling
singlesoliloquy St. Louis, MO Schlafly Quadrupel & Schlafly Biere de Garde Good pilsners.
pberry Chico, CA Hope to buy Chico stuff in SEA, Bigfoot was just released. Ales
calvinmah Vancouver, Canada driving to SEA so I'll bring a crate Beer
tara robertson Vancouver, Canada two limited release beers from Granville Island Brewing: Fresh Hop ESP, Imperial IPA
younga, ward, jeff Seattle, WA Random assortment of growlers: Georgetown Brewery, Big Time, Schooner Exact, Epic Ales.
lrobare Eugene, OR Ninkasi, probably Total Domination and something else
scollett Seattle, WA Live in Berkeley, CA, but will buy local or raid the beer stash of my Seattle relatives.
lisapisa77 Reno, NV Ichthyosaur "Icky" IPA from Great Basin and probably something else Alagash or Victory or brown ales
chrpr New York, NY Brooklyn Sorachi Ace, Southhampton Saison, Probably some other stuff Sours, Farmhouse, Misc. high abv goodness...
carboy Arlington, TX Yeti, Mephistopheles Imperial stout, IPA, barleywine
mbaggett Knoxville, TN I won't be checking a bag, but I'll be raiding all the Seattle beer spots this weekend. I hope to surprise everyone with a bottle of Pliny the Elder or at least the new Oak Aged Espresso Yeti. Double IPAs, West Coast IPAs, Saisons and Sours
dlovins New York, NY Not sure. Something local Maybe a hefeweizen of some sort something good in any case
saverkamp Iowa City, IA Something from Good People (AL), Back Forty (AL), maybe also Millstream (IA) or Peacetree (IA)
dileshni Toronto, ON Muskoka cream ale & Beau's Brewery LugTread Lagered Ale Cookies.
chick Berkeley Best I can find between now and then Chocolate Bacon Candy
jeg Charlottetown, PEI Gahan IPA, Brown, Might pickup something else on the way Hops. Enough hops to peel paint off walls.
jkeck SF Bay Area Won't be checking baggage so will I will pick up something local. All kinds of IPAs. Hoppy beers. Bacon.
mackeral SF Bay Area High Water "Blind Spot" Dark Specialty Ale (Belmont, CA), Auburn Alehouse Imperial IPA (Auburn, CA), Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale (Belgium) sours baby
jdwyn Iowa MillStream John's White Ale--Iowa brewer (think Belium white like: Hoegaarden, Blue Moon) A beer tasting education.
skerijayne aka DigiKeri_SIL MD Clipper City Siren Noire, Brewer's Art something, Victory maybe Golden Monkey? New Glarus, Belgians, anything over 8%
ddrexler La Grande, OR Eastern Oregon stuff: a few fancy brews from Deschutes and Terminal Gravity IPA surprise me
gugek Durham, NC Fullsteam First Frost Persimmon Something creative
wickr Hillsboro, OR Deschutes Hop Henge, Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Ambacht (Hillsboro, OR) Pie Cherry Dark
acollier Fresno, CA Pliny, Sierra Nevada Big Foot (2012) Any Sours or Imperial IPAs
Erik Hetzner Oakland, CA 1 growler Russian River Damnation (Belgian Strong Golden)
infod1va Pasadena/LA, CA Skagit River Highway Porter (Skagit River Brewery); Yeti Imperial Stout (Great Divide Brewing Co.)
Andrew P Calgary, AB I didn't bring anything from Canada, sorry. Get it on!
Andrew Nagy Philadelphia, PA Victory Prima Pils; 4 Bottles from the fridge at home. Victory Brewery Good company and conversation. Big Time Brewery is good and right at the UW campus.
Dennis Schafroth Copenhagen, Denmark I should have brought Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast! Next time! Stuff not available in Denmark


Add using the following format: (person who you are making the request of): (your request) - (your name)

  • Unnamed persons from the Keystone State: Sly Fox, any special Weyerbacher - anarchivist
  • anyone: Boulevard smokestack series - danwho
  • whosoever brought blueberry stout last year, more of that please - jastirn
  • Oregonians/PNW folks: Deschutes Hop Henge (cuz it's seasonal) and Obsidian (cuz I like it) - anarchivist
  • younga/Seattlites: Georgetown Donkey Deux; Georgetown Braggott - anarchivist
  • if by chance anyone is coming from Salt Lake City: I would love Big Bad Baptist from Epic. Or the Wit if it's available again (I think it's the wrong season though). - HLPitts

Buying Beer in Seattle

from an email to the code4lib list:

I can think of three good bottleshops (all w/ taps in case you want a growler) that are located on bus lines from downtown:
* Bottleworks: Probably the shop I frequent the most. Take the 16 to Wallingford.
* Last Drop: Take the 71,72, or 73 north from downtown and get off at 80th.
* Beer Authority: probably the quickest trip from downtown on the 522. get off at the 125th St stop in Lake City and walk north a couple of blocks.
* Full Throttle Bottles: Buses 131, 106, 23 --about 30 minute ride.
* Also, QFC (large grocery store chain) usually has a great selection.
* Tap House Grill: It's a bar with 160 beers on tap, but they do growlers. 6th and Pike.
* Lots of other pub/beer places noted on the map

Packing and Shipping Beer

If you're flying to Code4lib, you will have to consider how to bring your beer. Some attendees in past years have packed beer in their checked luggage, and others have purchased a beer shipper that was checked separately as luggage. In any event, you will not be able to bring beer in carryon luggage.

The following are links to resources that provide info on packing your beer for transit.