Submitting News and Press Releases:
Submitting press releases or other news is as simple as sending me an e-mail. If you send out regular press releases, please simply add me to your send list. Please use the e-mail address Jay.Brooks (@) gmail (.) com. If you post your press releases on-line, please include the URL (it should be a permalink) so that I may link to it on your website. If you mail press releases and/or samples, please use the following address:
Jay R. Brooks
1130 Elm Drive
Novato, CA 94945
Samples may be sent to the above address. I also appreciate any sale sheets or additional information about each beer sent. I also host a monthly beer tasting in my home, the Philopotes Society, where a panel of local brewers, writers and beer connoisseurs try all of the beers I receive or acquire each month. Philopotes Society tastings are held the last Tuesday of each month, so you may wish to consider timing your shipments with that in mind. Thanks.
I am also the Blind Panel Tasting Director for the Celebrator Beer News, and you may send samples either directly to me here or to the Celebrator offices in Nevada City at P.O. Box 844, Nevada City, CA 95959. The schedule below is the 2011 tasting schedule along with rough deadlines. You may also send new releases or seasonal releases for inclusion in the Celebrator’s New Releases section, which they run roughly six times per year. In addition, all samples sent directly to me may be reviewed and listed here on the blog or one of the other blogs or publications I write for.
Celebrator Tasting Schedule 2011:
Feb/Mar 2011: Barleywines & Smoked Beers, must be received by Dec. 30
Apr/May 2011: Dark Lager, Wheat Beer & Black IPAs, must be received by March 1
Jun/July 2011: Pilsners, must be received by April 30
Aug/Sep 2011: Brown Ales, must be received by June 30
Oct/Nov 2011: Imperial Stout, must be received by Sep. 1
Dec/Jan 2011: Holiday Beers, holiday beers must be received by Nov. 1
NOTE: These styles and dates are subject to change. Please consult the latest issue for the last word.