This Saturday Planned2Give kicks off the holiday beer season with it’s 4th annual Beerry Christmas Dayton. “With the abundance of holiday ales and winter warmers coming out, deciding which ones to buy can be overwhelming, and that’s why we created this event, to allow you to sample a variety of them before you buy for your holiday entertaining,” says event co-founder Jeff Jackson.
Hosted in the lobby of the Kettering Tower this Saturday, Nov 4th from 4-7pm, tickets are just $25 in advance, available online and include a souvenir tasting glass and tickets for ten 4 ounce samples and pictures with Santa Claus. Tickets will be $5 more at the door, with proceeds benefitting Brothers Helping Brothers, who assist small and/or rural fire departments obtain vital tools and lifesaving equipment. Many of these departments struggle to have the proper tools and equipment to do their job
The beer line up includes:
Breckenridge Christmas Ale
Brooklyn Winter Ale
Christian Moerlein Christkindl Winter Warmer
Crooked Handle Crooked Kringle
Fat Head’s Holly Jolly Christmas Ale
Fifth Street Brewpub’s Ramona w/ Maple Praline
Great Lakes Christmas Ale
Holy Moses Raspberry
Hoppin’ Frog Brewery Frosted Frog Christmas Ale
New Belgium Accumulation
Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter
Ridgeway Brewing Lump of Coal
Ridgeway Brewing Santa’s Butt
Sam Adams White Christmas
Southern Tier 2xMas
Southern Tier Cinnamon Roll
Taft’s Santa’s Bribe
A few more beers are pending, based on arrivals from distributors.
New this year, the Garland & Johnson Dental VIP Lounge, which will offer additional specialty holiday beers to taste, including a few of Southern Tiers newest line of products and catering by Milano’s for $40/ticket.
Another new element to the event, the mitten tree! Guests are encouraged to bring mittens, gloves and scarves, which will be distributed to those in need. Each donation will be rewarded with a raffle ticket, which guest can then drop in the box affiliated with the prize they’d most like to win.
Raffle prize include a New Belgium bicycle, provided by Bonbright Distributing, an advent case of craft beer, a pair of VIP tickets to the Bloody Mary Showdown, a gift certificate for the 937 Party Bus, and restaurant gift certificates. Raffle tickets are $5 each, 3 for $10 or 10 for $20.
So dig out your ugly holiday sweaters and make plans to drink some holiday beers that are rich in cinnamon, ginger, honey and citrus, all for a great cause!