Annual 4 Elf Party - Saturday, December 10th

 

4 Elf Logistics and Details:

4 Elf Logistics and Details:

Parking:

Please use parking lots around the Taproom or in the field across the Production Facility off of Pearl Street. Fastenal and Marshall Advisor across South Kalamazoo from the DH compound will be available for parking as well. Staff will be onsite to help direct you for parking.

Schedule:

You will NOT be able to enter the Beer Garten until 11am on Friday, December 9th.

On Friday, December 9th at 6:00pm sharp in the Beer Garten, we will be passing out order forms and matching numbered bracelets in numerical order (i.e if you are the first person…your order form and bracelet will have a #1 on it, if you are the 66th person…your order form and bracelet will have a #66 on it, etc.) and will continue to hand them out as people arrive ALL night long. Once you receive your order form, you can fill it out, hand it in and take bottom receipt with you (please keep that with you at all times and do not lose it).

We are hoping to eliminate lines by handing out order forms as soon as you arrive after 6pm on Friday (we know that most likely won’t be possible, but we are hoping). However, we know that there are many of you whom enjoy hanging out in the Beer Garten and sharing brews together. We will still allow this and keep the Beer Garten open for you all night long. Feel free to find a comfortable spot in the Beer Garten, share homebrews and stories. Please refrain from alcohol consumption in any parking lots. Glass recycling and trash containers will be made available throughout, so please be sure to take care of your trash!!! Staff will be on-hand to answer any questions and provide direction!!!

Doors for the actual 4 Elf Party will open at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 10th at the east end of the Taproom parking lot through the Beer Garten. The cover charge is $5.00 or free to those who come dressed as their interpretation of an elf. Don’t forget to bring your copy of your order form with order # and that you are wearing your matching numeric bracelet!!!! At 10:00 am we will begin order payments and pick up. We will begin this process in order # sequence. For example from 10:00 am to 10:30 am we will be taking payments (cash or credit card) and order pick-ups for order #’s 1 – 50. There will be a sign and announcements throughout the day letting customers know when they are able to pick-up and pay for their order to reduce time waiting in line!!! This will take place outside the production facility (east side garage door) of the Ridiculous Department (large puke yellow pole barn off of Pearl Street.) We will also allow you to pull your car around to that area to load your order, if need be. Order numbers ready for pick up will be announced throughout the day!!! So….please enjoy the party!!! The beer you are purchasing has to do with your order number and not you standing in line!!!!

We will still be taking order throughout the day on the 10th at the front entrance to the party, however, we cannot promise that everything you are hoping for will be available.

Draft Beer:

There will be draft beer stations located in the heated tent. Draft beer will need to be purchased through tickets. Each ticket is worth one beer. Buy 1 ticket for $4.25 or 5 tickets for $21.00 (cash or credit card). There will be ticket stations to purchase draft beer tickets. All specialty bottled beers that are for sale will be on draft, plus many others (around 50 in total)!!!

Here is the Draft List:

1 Ticket 8 ounce pours:

1 Hot Black Leather RIS
2 Rauchmatic Rauchbier
3 Hipster Whisperer - The Lumberjack IPA
4 Hipster Whisperer - The Biker IPA
5 Hipster Whisperer - The Bookworm IPA
6 Tropikill Citra Dry-Hopped Stout
7 Overkill Coconut Infused Stout
8 No Class IPA
9 Stay Clean Pilsner
10 Junkyard Dong Hefeweizen
11 Titty Twister Kettle Sour Dry Hopped with Citra & Mosaic
12 Saison Le Mon
13 Pope's Milk Creeam Ale
14 Dubbel Tamy Belgian Dubbel
15 Interloper Stout
16 The Bomber Kettle Sour Brewed with Orange and Lemon Peel
17 Double Crooked Tree IPA (2016)
18 Plead the 5th RIS
19 Nitro Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th RIS
20 216 Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th
21 Rum Barrel 4 Elf Winter Ale
22 Bourbon Barrrel Scotty Karate
23 Smells Like a Double Michgan Safety Meeting IPA
24 Quadtum Leap IPA
25 3 Pairs of Legs Bourbon Barrel Maple Porter
26 6 Pairs of Legs Maple Bourbon Barrel Maple Porter

1 Ticket 16 ounce pours:

27 Crooked Tree IPA
28 Raspberry Ale
29 Boffo Brown Ale
30 Reserve Special Black Ale
31 Scotty Karate Scotch Ale
32 Amber Ale
33 JAA Raspberry Black Ale
34 Barracuda Blue
35 4-Elf Winter Ale
36 Homo Sapient Cherry Trippel
37 Tres Blueberry Stout
38 Too Cream Stout
39 CoffPA
40 Sarsparilla 6 Stout
41 Hong Yu's Heart of Red Gold Saison
42 Nuptuale
43 High C's Harvest Ale
44 Lil J
45 Kamikaze Kaleidoscope Wit
46 Crooked Theratree Black IPA
47 Misery Whip Amber Ale
48 Joe's Neighborhood Amber Ale
49 Workin' Bridges Brown Ale
50 Fore Smoked Stout

Exotic Food:

Light appetizers will begin around 11:00 am and more food will increasingly come out throughout the day and evening! Please remember there will be a lot of people that would like to try things, so go easy on your plate.

Live Music:

GLÄMHÄMMER

Risky Brenda

Devilock

Tino Gross

Heathen Daniels Band

 

Bottle Releases:

2016 BBA Plead the 5th RIS

2015 BBA Plead the 5th RIS

BourbRUM (Plead the 5th aged in Bourbon and Rum barrels)

2016 Rum BA 4 Elf Winter Warmer

BBA 3 Pair of Legs Maple Porter

BBA and Maple Syrup BA 6 Pairs of Legs Maple Porter

Here is the example order form (we will hand out numbered order forms on Friday the 9th at 6pm in the Beer Garten)!!! We will be adding details for 12-13-14 and will post quantities of each beer and a draft list at the end of the week.

PLEASE MAKE NOTE: When you hand in your order form, you have committed to that order. Changing your mind when you pick up and pay screws over the people behind you. If you do so, your whole order will be forfeited.

Looking forward to this year's 4 Elf Party and elfing around with you all! Cheers!

MUG CLUB SALE - Saturday, December 17th @ 8am

MUG SALE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016

OK, folks, this is the skinny dip on how you may be able to get your frosty mitts on a Dark Horse Mug Club Mug at 8am on Saturday, December 17.

At 8am sharp we will start letting groups of 10 in by order in line to select and purchase a mug and membership. The Taproom will be open for beer and breakfast during this time as well. One mug per pass through without exception.

**Special Note:  Those with broken, lost or stolen mugs, whether our, your or some asshole’s fault, you will be able to come in from 9am – 5pm Monday 12-12-16 to Thursday 12-15-16. If you want your mug replaced, you need to be here or contact Allen@darkhorsebrewery.com

MUG SALE FAQ’S (ANSWERED):

        NO, you may not get more than one mug per pass through line. After purchase of a mug if you would like another you may go back to the end of the line and make another purchase if they are available.

        YES, you may get a surrogate to stand in for whoever can’t be here themselves; kid, friend, etc.

        YES, you may have an E-Z up style tent in line-people must be able to pass through it.

        NO, you may not have a solid wall tent in line, you will be asked, no, told, to remove it, or yourself.

        YES, you may share beer in line as long as you stay in the fenced beer garden area.

        NO, you may not have beer anywhere else-you will be kicked out without question or recourse.

        NO, you may not have alcoholic liquor in line-you will be kicked out without question or recourse.

       MUGS cost $60.00.

      LINE UP – In the beer garden at the sign near the south entrance and along the green posts.

  

Dark Horse Brewing Company Mug Club Policy

At Dark Horse, we do our best to ensure that your mug is properly cared for at all times. With over 4100 mugs to manage, we need your assistance to try and assure your mug will (almost) always be hanging in its correct spot. The following is a complete description of how our mug club works along with answers to the most commonly asked questions, generally dealing with missing, stolen (by some peckerhead) or broken mugs.

·         YOUR MUG CLUB MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:  Once you purchase your mug, you are in our mug club for life; there are no yearly “dues”.  Mugs are currently $4.50 - $5.50 to fill, compared to $4.25 for pints, with each mug averaging 6-7 more ounces than a pint plus the added benefit of being able to get your mug filled with beers that are unavailable to the public in pints. When you purchase your mug, or when a previous card is full, you will receive a Mug Club Card.  Each card has 3 rows of 6 “punches”; each time you purchase a mug at regular cost, you will receive 1 punch on your card; every 6th punch gets you a $.50 fill!  Wow!  However, it is YOUR responsibility to inform your server of your intent to use a $.50 fill(s).  You only receive punches for mug fills YOU purchase, and you do not get punches for the purchase of snifters or pints.

QUESTIONS, RULES, ETC.

     Your mug is exactly that, YOUR MUG!  Your mug is to be used exclusively by you-not your wife, kids, uncle, friend, etc.  If we feel you are abusing your Mug Club membership in this manner, we reserve the right to rescind it.  This is for both your and our protection-it’s fair to those who paid for membership; we don’t get taken advantage of by non-members.  When you purchase(d) a mug, you will be or were asked for a name for our master list; this is the only person who may use the mug.  Period.  If you are purchasing a mug as a gift, you must give the person’s name that will be using it.

     Mugs, without exception, may not be taken out of the taproom and still be eligible for Mug Club membership.  We lose all control of the mug at that time, and will not take that responsibility.  If you take your mug home for any reason, we will assume you are relinquishing your Mug Club membership and will re-sell your number; to get back in the club, you would be required to pay the $60.00 again, and you would be issued a new number.  Bottom line, don’t take it home.  You are welcome to purchase a mug to take home, as a gift, etc., but that mug will not be in the Mug Club, nor will it be allowed in the Mug Club in the future without another $60.00 from the recipient and the mug is being left to be hung.

     If your mug is missing, please inform your server.  When we receive new mugs, an inventory is done and any miss-hung mugs are returned to their proper hook. If your mug is missing, you are eligible to pick out a new mug Monday thru Thursday 9-5p immediately preceding our mug release date at no cost to you.  

     If we break your mug beyond repair, we will replace it free of charge from our next batch of mugs· Monday thru Thursday 9-5p immediately preceding our mug release date at no cost to you.  

        If you break your mug beyond repair accidentally, you will pay $30.00 to replace it from the next batch of mugs; if you broke it beyond repair being a knucklehead (our discretion), you pay the full $60.00 and you forfeit your Mug Club benefits until you replace it.  Either way, you are eligible to pick out your new mug Monday thru Thursday 9-5p immediately preceding our mug release date at no cost to you.  

 ·         UNFORTUNATELY, MUGS ARE SOMEWHAT FRAGILE AND THEY DO GET BROKEN.  IF YOUR MUG IS BROKEN BY ANYONE, WE WILL ATTEMPT TO FIX IT BEFORE REPLACING IT.  IT MAY BE A LITTLE “FRANKENSTEIN-ESQUE”, AND LESS BEAUTIFUL THAN BEFORE, BUT IF THE VESSEL HOLDS LIQUID, IT STAYS IN BATTLE.   IF YOU JUST CAN’T LIVE WITH ITS NEW LOOK, YOU ARE WELCOME TO PURCHASE A NEW ONE AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.   WE WILL FIX MUGS AT OUR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE-PLEASE EXERCISE PATIENCE; I.E.: DON’T ASK ABOUT IT EVERY TIME YOU ARE IN.  WHEN IT’S FIXED, IT WILL BE ON ITS HOOK.  PROMISE.

·         Until your stolen or accidentally broken mug is fixed or replaced, you will receive a “Lost/Stolen/Broken” Card which will entitle you to $3 pints and Mug Club card benefits as well.  Again, mugs broken because you were being an idiot will not be entitled to these benefits.   You must present this card to your server so they can charge you appropriately and to ensure you get your punches.

That’s about it! Please ask your server if you have any further questions. Thank you for being a part of Dark Horse Brewing Company’s Mug Club!