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The Twenty-fifth Year

Westermark / Brewer's Guild War -- Westermark

February 2-3, 1991 (AS XXV)

From The Page (December, 1990):

Educate the Baron!!!! Whereas, His Excellency, the Baron of the Westermark, is blatantly exhibiting his love of Budweiser Beer (Yech, ick, ug ptooey, gag, choke, etc., ad nauseum), the Brewers Guild of the West has declared War!!! As part of this event, there will be a Brew Off!!! So, Brewers of the West, start your beers, quick meads and other cordials, and watch this space for further details in a future issue of the Page.

From The Page (January, 1991):

The site opens at 9am and closes at sundown. Armor inspection will begin at 10, and fighting at 10:30. The silliness will include fighting and brewing-related activities. Come practice both for Estrella!

There will be no archery in the fighting, but there will be a Champion's Contest (fighting for you lady or lord? No, no, no, fighting for your favorite beer!). We also plan a barroom brawl- bring any suitable weapons (maces, mugs, fish, bread ... ) you have, but some will be provided. Broadswords, pikes, etc. will be checked at the door of the bar!

Please bring brewing contributions: beer, mead, non-alcoholic beverages. In the interest of educating the populace; the Brewer's Guild is sponsoring a tasting of their fine wares. The Guild is also sponsoring the following contests: 101 uses for Bud (Beer 0' Da Westermark); armored beer-both armored bottles and drinking with your helm on; and silly drinking songs!

The site fee will be $4. No animals, please. Those with smalls should be aware of the steep drop-offs on the site. No ground fires are allowed, no sparks are allowed. Hibachis should be okay, depending on the weather between then and now. Please bring you own water to drink.

AUTOCRAT: Halimade la Luz (name/address/phone) before 11 pm - a friendly recording scribe is standing by at all times. Merchants, please contact me; selling of non-alcoholic goods is permitted. Brewers' Guild Contact: Laura Rydal of Grasmere (name/phone). A recording scribe is standing by here as well; and it does get lonely so please talk to it!

DIRECTIONS: (omitted)

From The Page (March, 1991):

(The event copy is essentially the same as the January copy, but for this paragraph added at the beginning of the copy ...:)

In the spirit of true medieval brotherhood, the West Kingdom Brewers' Guild and the Westermark have joined together like England and France (Hint, Hint) to dispiritedly discuss the merits of our brews. We have declared WAR on the opposing Forces of Nature, and once we have vanquished our foes by having good weather, we will meet again in a tavern as before, to amiccibly reconcile over a BUD (and if you believe this, I have a lovely plot of land on the Trimarian Waterfront for you--ed. Brewers.)

Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.

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