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.
Please begin line in the Beer Garten. Feel free to make your spot comfortable in line, share homebrews (in the Beer Garten/line areas only) and stories. The line formation will run throughout the Beer Garten and out past the eastern gate. 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!!! It is up to your own personal judgment to determine what time you should arrive, but know…people arrive very early!!!
At 6:00 am sharp. We will be passing out order forms in numerical order (i.e if you are the first person in line…your order form will have a #1 on it, if you are the 66th person in line…your order form will have a #66 on it, etc.). This will give you time to look over and fill out your order form for beers that you would like to purchase. We will also be taking care of cover charge at this time…if you are not dressing up as your interpretation of an elf (free) it will be $5.00 and you will get a bracelet for the event. We will also be selling beer tickets (cash or credit) during this time. 1 ticket for $4.25 = 1 beer or 5 tickets for $21.00 = 5 beers.
At 7:00 am sharp, we will begin processing order forms in numerical order at the garage door in the Beer Garten. A staff member will be at the order processing table to ensure orders that are processed are in numerical order, so there are no cuts in line. Once your order is processed, you will have a copy of your order and your order # (please keep that with you at all times and do not lose it)…after that you will have time to do what you please!!! Both the Taproom and General Store will be open at 7:00 am, so you can check out those places, go and take a nap, explore downtown Marshall, grab a coffee, whatever you would like. Once you handed in your order, you have payed and it is processed, your order will be sent to the cooler to be built!!! You will then pick up your order when your order number is called.
Doors for the actual 4 Elf Party will open at 11:00 am!!! Make sure you wear your bracelet if you prepaid!!! 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 #!!!! At 11:00 am we will begin pick up. We will begin this process in order # sequence. For example from 11:00 am to 11:30 am we will be serving order pick-ups for order #’s 1 – 20. There will be a sign and announcements throughout the day letting customers know when they are able to pick-up their order to reduce time waiting in line!!! This will take place outside the production facility (southside) at our cooler garage door. We will also allow you to pull your car around to that area to load your order, if need be. Please be aware that you do not have to stand in line all day!!!! 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!!!!
There will be 3 draft beer stations located in the Production Facility. 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 2 ticket stations (plus presale ticket station in the Beer Garten in the morning) to purchase draft beer tickets in the facility. All specialty bottled beers that are for sale will be on draft EXCEPT for Double BBA 6 Pairs of Legs, plus many others!!!
Preliminary Draft List (more to be added);
1. Crooked Tree
13 Beer is Dark XIII
14. Bacon with Randal
15. Flat Sammich
16. Louie's Long Polymer
17. Krystal Wheat
18. Top Fuel
19. Scary Jesus Rockstar
20. Double Crooked Tree IPA
21. Tall Dark and Crunchy's
23. Mentha Piperita
24. On the Road
25. Olde Man from Templeton
27. Affair with Amarillo
28. 3 pairs of legs
30. Sarsaparilla 6
31. Sarsaparilla 666
32. Brandy 4 Elf
33. 4 Elf
34. Great Taste
35. Mighty Peach Basil
36. Sour Plead
37. Monster 29
38. Salmiaki Olut
39. Where the Wild Things Mascerate
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 J
Live music will start around 4:00 pm in order listed below:
Rickett Pass (http://waywardparade.com/artists/rickett-pass/)
The Muggs (http://www.themuggs.com/news/)
Specialty Bottle Release, Amounts, Limits and Pricing:
BBA Plead the 5th RIS: 642 cases/15,408 bottles/46.6 BBL/184,896 oz.
$130.00 per case/$22.00 per 4 pack – 2 case limit
Brandy BA 4 Elf Winter Warmer: 204 cases/4,896 bottles/14.81 BBL/58,752 oz.
$85.00 per case/$15.00 per 4 pack – 1 case limit
Top Fuel Barley Wine: 56 cases/1,344 bottles/4.07 BBL/16,128 oz. (collaboration beer with Bierwerker of Chicago)
$20.00 per 4 pack – 1: 4 pack limit
BBA Sarsaparilla 666 Stout: 66 cases/1,584 bottles/4.79 BBL/19,008 oz. (collaboration beer with Chef Cleetus Friedman of Chicago)
$22.00 per 4 pack – 1:4 pack limit
BBA 3 Pairs of Legs Maple Porter: 54 cases/1,296 bottles/3.92 BBL/15,552 oz.
$15.00 per 4 pack – 1: 4 pack limit
Double BBA 6 Pairs of Legs Maple Porter: 21 cases/504 bottles/1.53 BBL/6,048 oz. (Aged in a Bourbon BBL then aged again in a Bourbon BBL we used to age our maple syrup in)
$8.00 per 12 oz. bottle – 2: 12 oz. bottle limit
13th Anniversary Beer in 375 ML Bottles: TBA
$7.00 per 375 ML Bottles - No Limit
Where the Wild Things Macerate in Raspberries Sour Ale in 375 ML Bottles: TBA
$7.00 per 375 ML Bottles - 1: 375 ML bottle limit
BBA Long Polymer John Donut Beer in 375 ML: TBA
$7.00 per 375 ML Bottles - 1: 375 ML bottle limit