I’ve said this many times, but one of the coolest aspects of the STL Hops community is the fact that it really is a community. People are not only familiar with each other, but they help each other, tease each other, and many of them are now friends. It’s one of the things I’m most proud of.

The vibe at Dark Lord Day at Three Floyds Brewing is not too dissimilar to the vibe at STL Hops events. For the most part, there are really nice people all wanting to share some beer. This year especially, was a lot of fun. In fact, there was a large contingent of people from STL Hops at DLD  this year.

One of those people who got to attend was Dan Bostlemann (dbsdelight). Dan is always looking pay back the generous nature of the STL Hops community and so Dan is offering up a bottle of 2012 Dark Lord for someone to win.

But, as you can tell from the title, this is no ordinary contest.  Rather than just give these bottles away to a random winner, I’ve decided that you’ve got to work for it.  This is an MS Paint contest.

I want you to draw your best image in MS Paint (or the Mac software equivalent) about Dark Lord or Dark Lord Day.  I’ll pick one winner to get one bottle of 2012 Dark Lord. As this will probably be a very popular contest you must exactly follow all of the rules that follow:

  • If you’ve won something from STL Hops in the past 6 months, please be cool and let someone else enter.
  • No multiple entries and only one image per entry. So make that image count.
  • The best image will be at my discretion.
  • You must be 21 or older to enter.
  • You must be able to arrange someone to pick up your bottle, I will not be shipping these.

Email your drawing to contest@stlhops.com with the subject of Dark Lord MS Paint, I’ll be choosing the winner and posting the best entries next Thursday, September 27th at 9AM CDT.  Good luck.