Well, we're doing it all again.
The Hoosier Beer Geek Knights of the Beer Roundtable invite you to join us for--
Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m. - ???
Back parking lot of the Sun King Brewery
135 N. College, Indy
What's Tailgate for Nothing (TFN)? All eight HBG Knights of the Beer Roundtable are fans of the act of tailgating. It occurred to us that tailgating usually revolves around sporting events, but why should it have to? Getting together with friends, eating hearty and/or unhealthy foods, drinking beer, and just hanging out -- these are ideas we can all get behind.
TFN is exactly that: a tailgate for nothing. It's an opportunity for people to wheel out their everyday great beer, or the beer they never have an excuse to drink and to share it with like-minded individuals who are sure to appreciate what they are drinking.
TFN will be done in a traditional tailgate manner: bring your own everything (tailgate, beer, food, trash bags, chairs, bbq grills, games, whatever), cook and eat in a parking lot (pots of chili, brats, hamburgers, wings, falafel, cod dogs, fried pork bungs, and stuff like that), and in the end, clean up after yourself. The main ideas are to share food and drink, hang out, and have a good time. You're also welcome to bring kids and/or dogs. We especially welcome dogs that bring beer. Unfortunately it's illegal for kids to bring beer. Someday...
Why the theme of "Something for Everyone"? Because Tailgate for Nothing is an event that allows everyone to share and to have equal input into the whole equation. In turn, what one makes of the event is largely determined by each individual participant. Therefore, it should be no surprise that each of us gets something different but equally valuable out of the event -- a theme of our own, if you will. For example--
TFN4: Rod's Kerning Seminar
TFN4: Matt's Tryout With Manchester United
TFN4: Chris's Organ Transplant Clinic
TFN4: Gina's Audition for Ron Burgundy 2: A Whale's Vagina
TFN4: Jess's Post-Marathon Beer Blitz
TFN4: Mike's Erection of a Michael Jackson Statue
TFN4: Jim's Beer Mitzvah
TFN4: Jason's Wake
TFN4: [Insert Your Own Theme Here]
Nota bene: This is a "no freeloaders" event; please bring food and beer with you. If you don't have a giant special beer, that's not a problem. Just make sure you bring something yummy. This isn't a rare beer contest. It's just a good time. Also, it won't cost you anything to attend.
What to bring (aside from food and beer):
Tasting glasses - If you have any tasting glasses from former beer events, bring them along. There should be a lot of beer to share, and the smaller glasses are the best way to go about sharing.
Chairs - There won't be seating unless you bring some.
Friends - BRING FRIENDS. Hopefully you'll be making some, but it never hurts to have a posse.
We'll do our best to be social butterflies, but this is just gonna be a bunch of people hanging out. We're thinking maybe we'll bring name tags to make things easier. We encourage you to be nosy, it's the best way to make friends. Well, that and drinking.
Finally, we know that the date of TFN4 is also Mini-Marathon Day, Kentucky Derby Day, and the date of various and sundry other events. That being said, based on past TFNs, the event probably won't end until sundown at the earliest. Therefore, even if you have something else going on that day, please come. And keep in mind that TFN4's location at Sun King should present easy accessibility despite the Mini because the Mini takes place on the west side of the downtown area, while Sun King is located on the east side.
ANY QUESTIONS? Leave a comment. Planning to attend? Leave a comment. Don't want to leave a comment? Don't let that stop you from attending. We'll be there no matter what.