Beer delivery mode
As of 1st September 2017 BMPH3 is entering a new era to make sure we never r*n... out of beer. This new delivery mode shall be known as "Dirty Harry" since it's inspired by the Clint Eastwood movie series that started in 1971. But why?
"Dirty Harry" is rolled out since we've r*n out... of BeerMeister(s) willing to serve for a full year, even part-time. Looking at the fact that BMPH3 has the best beer offering of the hashing world by far, every single week since 2005, this had to be expected at some stage. Actually we already had two short periods without BeerMeister back in 2004 and 2010. This time we thought about an alternative in advance and prepared the transition two years ago so no r*nning around like headless chicken. But how?
The new delivery mode sees a simplified logistics and relies on hashers with access to a 4-seater car. We are therefore asking these hashers on wheels to volunteer time twice a year and get rewarded with a free r*n as well as extra credit for the Xmas party discount. But what?
The volunteer playing BeerMeister du Jour
is provided with a beer shopping list , a large cooler, a medium cooler and a collapsible box
- that's it! No monster table and no stinking Down Down cups anymore; hashers will drink from their bottle, can or own drinking vessel. Acting Hash Tax will reimburse expenses cash on the day et voilà! The maximum budget
for 60 beers, 6 ciders, 24 waters, ice and some snacks
. The process? Easy like 1-2-3-4-5:
1) Get the hardware and leftover drinks from the previous Dirty Harry or temporary storage place -> ask Hash Lash if not sure who has it
2) Download the shopping list
3) Buy what's needed (Colruyt recommended)
4) Bring the ice-cold goodies on Sunday and give the receipt to Hash Tax for cash reimbursement
5) Empty coolers at the end of the day, dry them and dry the remaining bottles/cans
For purchasing ice La Glacière
in St Gilles is open on Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 and their crushed ice
("glace pilée") is top quality - 1 bag of 10 kg
is more than enough. Otherwise most supermarkets sell bag of 2 kg but stock and quality might be iffy on a hot summer weekend.
The aim is to keep offering 4 to 7 beer types, cider (new!) and water as well as some snacks on a best effort basis. This plan is foolproof as long as we have enough volunteers with wheels who can read, buy beer and ice then show up at the correct location on the right Sunday. Failing that we would have to resort to the nuclear option of "bring your own drinks" but I'm not worried at the moment knowing the number of beer lovers on our hash.
Plus volunteering for the job means you're guaranteed to have your favourite beer available that day ;-)
On On to Beer Paradise, one BeerMeister du Jour at a time!
Higgins, GM in the 21st century