Once again, it’s time for Wynkoop Brewing Company to begin its dogged search for the Beer Drinker of the Year. This is serious business, people. Beer drinkers who think they’re worthy of this coveted title must submit a “beer resume” detailing their beer-drinking philosophy, their passion for and understanding of beer and why they think beer is vital to civilization. Resumes must be received by Wynkoop by December 31, 2007.
The winner will earn free beer for life at Wynkoop Brewing Company and $250 worth of beer at their local brewpub or beer bar. They’ll also win some Beer Drinker of the Year swag, and they’ll be immortalized on Wynkoop’s Beer Drinker of the Year trophy.
BDOTY resumes will be scrutinized by a panel of beer experts, journalists and previous winners. The top three finalists will be flown to Wynkoop for the BDOTY finals on February 23, 2008, where they will be grilled by the judges to determine who is in fact the most worthy bearer of the 08 title (there's even a beer whispering segment). For more info, click here. And to get you inspired to send in your app, start whispering sweet nothings to your XX Bitter and learn about your fellow beer geeks, read "Mad About Brew" from the July/Aug 06 issue of Imbibe, which features previous Beer Drinkers of the Year Diane Catanzaro (who named her cat Chimay) and Tom Schmidlin (aka "Mr. Yeast").
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