Wednesday, May 10, 2006

I'm goin' in ... time to prepare for the breweriana sale at Rich O's this Saturday, May 13.

Today's the day to begin digging in earnest as I try to assemble and price the bottled beer selection that will be offered to the speculative of mind (and wallet) this Saturday during the FOSSILS club's annual breweriana sale.

Previously, we've tried to establish this event on Sunday, with mixed results, but with the advent of the Prost special events room, it's now possible to run the breweriana sale on a normal business day, with more space for vendors and more options for consumers, i.e., you can order from the regular food menu and enjoy a session like always, and also pick up a trinket or three.

On Saturday, May 13, the sale will run from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in our Prost special events room. As in the past, items up for grabs will include pre-prohibition to contemporary breweriana from local breweries and international -- such as antique bottles, signs, mirrors, glassware, trays, clocks, lamps, books, and much more. Dealer space might still be available; it costs $15.00. Contact Kira Tash for information.

As a grand bonus, because of the change to Saturday, I'm now free to conduct my (generally) annual garage sale and inventory reduction extravaganza, featuring a crazy quilt of bottled beer choices -- old, new, borrowed, blue, etc. -- alongside the breweriana merchandise, and it's all perfectly legal to carry them out and home.

I'll have quite a few very cheap coin-flippers, some vintage ale keepers priced fairly, and an assortment of rarities. There'll be some glassware, too. Proceeds are earmarked for a new keg box for the Rich O's bar area.

And don't forget the FOSSILS meeting, which starts after the sale ends.

(Photo credit: American Breweriana Association)

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