4 Elf Logistics and Details:


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.

Early Risers:

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!!!    We will have security on premise all night.  Please act like adults.  If anyone is caught cutting or jumping the line, they will be asked to leave and escorted off the property.  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 $4.00 = 1 beer or 5 tickets for $20.00 = 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 and it is processed it will be sent to the cooler to be built!!!  You will pay for your order when you pick it up (cash or credit).

The Taproom will open at 7AM with a full complement of beers and BREAKFAST-Biscuits and gravy, biscuits and gravy pizza, biscuits and gravy pizza with bacon, omelette pizza, etc., so you won’t have to stay outside for too long, depending on what time you crazy motherfuckers start lining up.

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 order payments and pick up.  We will begin this process in order # sequence.  For example from 11:00 am to 11:30 am we will be taking payments (cash or credit card) and 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 and pay for 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!!!!

Draft Beer:

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 $4.00 or 5 tickets for $20.00 (cash or credit card).  There will be 1 ticket stations (plus presale ticket station in the Beer Garten in the morning) to purchase draft beer tickets in the facility.  

Crooked Tree IPA

Raspberry Ale

Boffo Brown Ale

Reserve Special Black Ale

Amber Ale

Scotty Karate Scotch Ale

ONE Oatmeal Stout

TOO Cream Stout

TRES Blueberry Stout

Thirsty Trout Porter

4 Elf Winter Warmer

Hong Yu's Heart of Red Gold Strawberry Saison

Square Pants House Saison


2012 Plead the 5th Imperial Stout

2013 BBA Plead the 5th Imperial Stout

2014 BBA Plead the 5th Imperial Stout

BourbRum Barrel Aged Plead the 5th Imperial Stout

Sour Plead the 5th Imperial Stout

Rum Barrel Aged 4 Elf Winter Warmer

Edacsac Dekoorc Eert IPA

F.F. Dekoorc Eert IPA

Demeter's Lament

Where the Wild Things Macerate Raspberries Raspberry Lambic

Porp 066 Stout

Barracuda Blue Blueberry Pale Ale

Tequila Barrel Aged Square Pants House Saison

RunOut Ginger Citrus Brown Ale

Shake Maple Porter

Jerkily Belgian Maple Porter


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:

Live music will start around 5:00 pm in order listed below:

The Massholes

Nathan Maynard: 

Cotton Jackson: http://www.cottonjackson.com/

The Devil’s Cut: http://www.reverbnation.com/thedevilscut

Jaik Willis: http://jaikwillis.com/ 

Specialty Bottle Release, Amounts, Limits and Pricing (all 12 oz. bottles):

2014 BBA Plead the 5th RIS: 1,784 cases/42,816 bottles/10,704 4-packs/129 BBL/513,792 oz.

$130.00 per case/$22.00 per 4 pack – 2 case limit

2013 BBA Plead the 5th RIS: 55 cases/1,320 bottles/330 4-packs/3.99 BBL/15,840 oz.

$23.00 per 4 pack – 1 4-pack limit

2012 BBA Plead the 5th RIS: 17.75 cases/426 bottles/106 4-packs/1.29 BBL/5,112 oz.

$24.00 a 4 pack – 1 4-pack limit

Rum BA 4 Elf Winter Warmer Ale: 180 cases/4,320 bottles/1,080 4-packs/13 BBL/51,840 oz.

$85.00 per case/$15.00 per 4 pack – 1 case limit

2014 Double BourbRum BA Plead the 5th RIS: 72 cases/1,728 bottles/432 4-packs/5.23 BBL/20,736 oz.

$25.00 per 4-pack/$7.00 per bottle - 1 4-pack limit