Craft Brew Drinkup

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Date and Time TBA. (Proposal: TUESDAY PM, in the hospitality suite, immediately following official conference reception?)

The Craft Brew Drinkup at Code4lib 2011 is all about sharing and enjoying good beer with fellow conference attendees. The idea is to bring bottles of your favorite beers. For this sort of thing anarchivist usually recommends bringing 22 oz bottles, but 12 oz. is OK if it's strong or really special. 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. Sign up below with your name, where you're from, and list a few brews or bottles you're thinking (but not necessarily committing to bring along.) You can also request that people bring specific beer if you so desire, but not necessarily expect this.

Name Location Brews or Breweries I might bring Requests
Mark Matienzo New Haven CT/Brooklyn NY Pretty Things (1901 KK and Babayaga); Brooklyn Brewery?, something from Connecticut Imperial porters/stouts; really funky-/Brett-tasting beers
Edward Corrado Binghamton NY Something from one or more local microbreweries smokey beer
Mike Giarlo Pennsyltucky Either local PA stuff (Otto's, Elk Creek, Victory, Tröegs, Stoudts, Weyerbacher) or Dogfish Head or both Sour beers, barleywines, malty beers, and beers that make you go "Hmmmm..."
Declan Fleming San Diego Green Flash, Alesmith, Lost Abbey Stouts, sours, not of that fizzy yellow ick, not too many hops
Jason Stirnaman Kansas City Boulevard Smokestack something or other - Imperial Stout if available Stouts, lagers, no hoppy or spicy ales
Ryan Eby Lansing/Ann Arbor, MI Jolly Pumpkin, Founders, others by request (below). Driving so can do growlers. Dark or Hoppy
Julie Hardesty Bloomington, IN Growler of Java Porter or Ruby Bloom Amber from Bloomington Brewing Co. (depends on what they're making). You can give it a try before you make the trek to Lennie's. Going for stout and/or flavor
Esmé Cowles Gainesville, FL Cigar City or homebrew scotch ale. Anything malty and/or aromatic. French Broad Wee Heavy-er (or -est) if anybody's coming up from Asheville.
Tim Donohue Champaign, IL Three Floyds, Two Brothers, or whatever I find that looks good at local Friar Tucks (welcoming requests) Most anything except fruity/spicy. I like hoppy, dark and/or malty.
Linda Ballinger Chicago, IL Half Acre (probably) Dark, bitter
Dan Suchy Sandy Eggo, CA Ballast Point, Port Brewing/Lost Abbey, Alpine (let me know if you have a specific request) Funky Farm House ales, local IPAs, would love to try that Smokestack series.
Rob Casson Cincinnati, OH Variety of stuff from Party Source (taking requests). Sadly, Cincinnati's brewing heritage never really recovered from Prohibition, but I may still find/bring something local. I like beer.
Anjanette Young Seattle, WA Big Time, Pike, Upright Brewing, Elysian, Deschutes, Hair of the Dog, Ninkasi, Epic. Pretty Things!
Hillel Arnold Upstate Manhattan Some combination of Brooklyn Brewery, Southampton Public House, Kelso, Sixpoint, or Captain Lawrence (basically, whatever looks appealing when I go to the store).
Joshua Gomez DC/VA/MD I'm new to DC, and haven't had enough time to determine the best local brews, so I will take suggestions from you all on what I should look for and bring with me. brown and red ales
Adam Wead Cleveland Great Lakes Brewery -- their porter is tops. Folks also go nuts for their Christmas Ale. I like anything... but I'm a sucker for a good oud bruin
Michael Levy Washington, DC Not sure what I'll bring but I do have some Kona Longboard Lager;--not local, but not bad.
Francis Kayiwa Chicago, IL FFF - Dark Lord 2010, Goose Island (One of their Bourbon County Stout) Anything from Deschutes Brewery
Greg McClellan Boston, MA Probably some Pretty Things, maybe Ommegang Hoppy hoppy
Your name here


  • mjgiarlo: Stoudts, Weyerbacher get decent distribution around MI at least. the otto/elk sounds interesting. special victory's --eby; Sly Fox (anarchivist)
  • eby: atwater (anarchivist), founders and bells (bigd)
  • anjanette: elysian (anarchivist)
  • joshua gomez: stillwater, from baltimore (anarchivist)