In keeping with my new years resolutions for 2010, I brewed a new batch of beer yesterday. It's an Irish Red Ale, which they say is a lot like a Scotch ale but not quite so Scottish.
The beer looks great. It now ferments and settles for two weeks, then I'll bottle it. Two weeks later, just days before the opening game of the World Cup, it will be ready to drink.
The only problem is, I need a name and a label for it. Normally I'd do this myself, but I'm turning to you, all my friends, to do it for me. This is probably as close to a blog contest as I'll ever come, so you better jump on this opportunity before it expires.
The task: Name the beer and create a label that can be printed on Avery 5264 labels, which are a great size for both the 22 ounce and the 12 ounce bottles. These are 3-1/3" by 4" with rounded corners, and you need to be aware that I am not very good at printing bleeds unless you also provide me a six-up version that can be printed on my Mac Mini.
The context: This beer will be consumed mostly in a hot tub with the World Cup on the big screen. Some will be given away to friends, probably. Children may be present, so no X rated labels. (Actually, feel free to send X-rated labels. I just won't pick them as winners.)
Submissions: Email the name and artwork to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than May 23, 2010.
The prize: I dunno. Maybe, like, I'll say thank you. And you'll get the thrill of having your work displayed on beer bottles in my home.