Beer makes it all better…

Thanks to you all for your patience! Cleaning up after Irene has been a task, mentally, physically and emotionally.

  • QUICK SHOUT OUT To all the amazing people who have volunteered anywhere and everywhere across this state – those of us hit can barely put words together to thank you for your support! You have brought muscles and tools, smiles and hugs, and of course beer! I raise my glass to you!
  • ANOTHER QUICK SHOUT OUT To our friends and fellow beer geeks at the Alchemist who were also hit awfully hard by Irene – but are still cranking out cans of their yummy Heady Topper (which I’m renaming Flood Stopper since it’s helping me not go insane during this rough stretch.) Heartfelt cheers to you!

And while clean up is nowhere near done, (click here for information on how you can help) we are finally able to (sort-of) get back to work! And man, thinking about beer has never been a better way to get things off my mind! So without further ado, I present you with our current Brewers Line-Up for SIPtemberfest 2011!

*** Brewers Line-Up for SIPtemberfest 2011 ***
… with quotes found in reviews of their brews …

We may not be done yet… so be sure to stay tuned! Keep in mind that tickets are going quickly so don’t forget to get yours before it’s too late. You can do it right now at or you can get them at Hostel Tevere in Warren or Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier.

Spot The Shot/Caption Contest #1

This is for real! It’s time for the first Win-a-ticket SIPGame! We are giving away TWO individual tickets – one for the FIRST PERSON to correctly identify the location of this shot and ONE for the best Caption! You can enter on here or on Meg’s Events Facebook page, but please let us know how to reach you! And yes, you can enter as many times as you like.

Good luck,


UPDATE: WE HAVE A WINNER for the SPOT THE SHOT: This was taken at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier! A wonderful spot to drink local awesome beer – and get your SIPtemberfest tickets while you’re at it!

THERE’S STILL PLENTY OF TIME TO ENTER THE CAPTION CONTEST! Entries will be accepted until the next contest… that means at least over the weekend but probably not much later than next Wednesday… Good Luck and thanks for all the great entries!

Let the Games Begin!

[Editor’s Note: Yes, this is mostly a repeat post. Some of the publishing formats on WordPress are a little awkwardly designed and easy to eff-up, especially when a certain someone is without ample sleep and/or caffeine. I apologize for the plethora of SIP posts today – I never intend to spam and there won’t be anything other than the posts you WANT to get from here on out! Thanks for your understanding!]

Everyone wants to be a winner right? Well remember how last year we had contests you could enter to WIN tickets to SIPtemberfest? Turns out we are doing it again and we are pretty psyched about it, quite frankly! We love giving stuff away!

Here’s the deal:

  • Step 1: Be in the Know! Games will start THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 so be sure to get all linked up! Like Meg’s Events on Facebook and/or follow Meg’s Events and SIPtemberfest on twitter and/or sign up for FRESH SIPS (over there on the right of your screen) so when we post the latest game, you can know right away!
  • Step 2: Play! We are going to have fun and “easy” games for you to play, such as the Spot the Shot/Caption Contest, the SIPHaiku Contest and the infamously difficult SIP crossword – the Guzzle Puzzle (which will be easier this year, by popular demand…) So get out your dictionary, your thesaurus and your brain fuel (ie a good quality beer) and get all creative with your entries! You can also RSVP to our Facebook invite to be entered into a random drawing for a ticket!
  • Step 3: WIN! Winners of these games will win one ticket each to SIPtemberfest! Some games may have SIPVIP packages prizes which include two tickets, two t-shirts, two meal vouchers and more! Prizes will be noted on each contest post. Winners MUST be 21 years old or older to  participate in the tasting.
  • Step 4: Be Safe! Not all of us have tiger blood in our veins. Some of us are lucky SOBs, and others of us are not. So get your tickets at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, Hostel Tevere in Warren or online at TicketLeap just in case.