Join us at the brewery for our Annual 4 Elf Party (always held the second Saturday in December). Specialty beer releases, exotic food buffet and live music. $5 at the door or free if you come dressed as your interpretation of an elf. More details to follow soon!


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.


On Friday, December 11th at 6:00pm sharp 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, and hand it in.

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!!! We will continue to hand out order forms throughout Friday evening and all day Saturday.  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 12th!!!  Entrance this year will be at our Production Facility doors off of South Kalamazoo Ave. The cover charge is $5.00 or free to those who come dressed as their interpretation of an elf.  Don’t forget to wear your matching numeric bracelet!!!!  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 11:45 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 at the eastern garage door of our Ridiculous Department (yellow pole building) 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!!!!

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 $4.25 or 5 tickets for $21.00 (cash or credit card).  There will be a beer ticket station to purchase draft beer tickets.  All specialty bottled beers that are for sale will be on draft, plus many others (around 30 in total)!!!

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!

Specialty Beer Releases (quantities and limits):

Alrighty are the quantities and limits.

2015 BBA Plead the 5th: 1,281 cases/7,686 - 4 packs/30,744 bottles/368,928 ounces/2,882.25 gallons/92.9758 barrels - 2 case limit

2015 Rum BA 4 Elf Winter Warmer: 269 cases/1,614 - 4 packs/6,456 bottles/77,472 ounces/605.25 gallons/19.524 barrels - 3: 4 pack limit

2014 Vintage BBA Plead the 5th: 161.333 cases/968 - 4 packs/3,872 bottles/46,464 ounces/363 gallons/11.709 barrels - 2: 4 pack limit

2015 Double BA BourbRum Plead the 5th: 155.5 cases/933 - 4 packs/3,732 bottles/44,782 ounces/349.875 gallons/11.286 barrels - 2: 4 pack limit

2015 BBA Sarsaparilla 666 Stout: 167.5 cases/1005 - 4 packs/4,020 bottles/48,240 ounces/376.875 gallons/12.1572 barrels - 2: 4 pack limit

Please note: We don't want lines, but unfortunately we have to prepare for them. People will NOT be allowed to line-up until 7 am Friday morning in the Beer Garten when staff will be present.

Please be respectful to fellow party goers and staff, so we can all have one hell of a good time!!!

At 6:00 pm we will begin handing out numbered order forms with coordinating numbered bracelets and we will continue to do so throughout Friday night and all day Saturday. As soon as you fill out your order form, please hand it in to a staff member.

One order form per 21 years old and over body only.

Payment and Order Pick-Up will be at the eastern garage door of the Ridiculous Department (yellow pole building) off of Pearl Street. You must have bracelet for order payment and pick up.

Approximate pick-up times are as follows:
Time:                  Order #’s:
11:00 am             1 – 50
11:45 am             51 – 101
12:30 pm            102 – 152
1:15 pm               153 – 203
2:00 pm            204 – 254
2:45 pm            255 – 305
3:30 pm            306 – 356
4:15 pm             357 – 407
5:00 pm            408 – 458
5:45 pm            459 – 509
6:30 pm            510 – 560
7:15 pm             561 – 611
8:00 pm            612 – 662
8:45 pm             663 – 713
9:30 pm             714 – 764
10:15 pm             765 - INFINITY

Entrance to the 4 Elf Party this year will be at the Production Facility doors off of South Kalamazoo Ave. Doors open at 11:00 am.

We are looking forward to it...see you all soon!!!