22 September 2011

HBG's Tailgate for Nothing 5 | Saturday, November 5, 11 a.m.

You may recall hearing about the first Tailgate for Nothing, which we threw in November 2009. You may recall reading about Tailgate for Nothing 2: DIPA Dischord, which took place in May 2010. You may have learned about and even attended Tailgate for Nothing 3: Tricks & Treats, which we held in October 2010. And then, of course, there was Tailgate for Nothing 4: Something for Everyone, which happened last May.

Well, we're doing it all again.

The Hoosier Beer Geek Knights of the Beer Roundtable invite you to join us for--

TFN5: Gravyfest
Saturday, November 5, 11 a.m. - ???
Back parking lot of the Sun King Brewery
135 N. College, Indy

What's Tailgate for Nothing (TFN)? All seven 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 "Gravyfest"? Because we're weird. Because we like gravy in all forms and flavors. I'm building a gravy fountain to facilitate my serving of that wonderful Quebecois delicacy, poutine. I'm not sure what the other Knights of the Beer Roundtable are doing with gravy, but I'm sure that it will be creative. And we welcome you to do something gravy-related too. Or not. Whatever makes you happy.

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 tasty. 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.

A canopy - At TFN4, there was a chance of rain, so there were canopies aplenty. Fortunately, mother nature cooperated with us and we ended up having a sunny day. We're not saying that it's going to rain at TFN5, but you never know. So if you don't want to get wet or sunburned, bring a canopy if you have one.

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 because it's the best way to make friends. Well, that and drinking.

Finally, we know that the date of TFN5 is also 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 out and celebrate with us.

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.


  1. Can't wait! We've been looking forward to the next Tailgate for Nothing since the last one ended!

  2. Looking forward to it! I'm reserving the evening before to do nothing but make candied bacon for the event. 2lbs went quickly at the last one. I'm uping it to at least 5lbs this go round!

  3. La Margarita Restaurant and Tequila Bar will be there, grilling Tacos de Carne Asada and sipping on some surprises, as well as some Bohemia and Negra Modelo.