On Tuesday, December 10 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Franklin Hall will partner with Bells Brewery and Great Lakes Brewing Co. to host a Gingerbread House competition featuring some limited edition Christmas beers from both breweries. All participating teams will receive a gingerbread house kit to kick things off, but all are encouraged to bring additional supplies and decorating items to step up the competition. Teams can be any size and use any items they see fit for their final house decorations.
Judges from Franklin Hall and both breweries will decide first, second and third place winners and a prize pack for each will include vintage beers, brewery swag and merchandise and a gift certificate from Franklin Hall. Special brews on tap from Bells include Christmas Ale (Scotch Ale), To A Locomotive in Winter (Smoked Porter) and Bright White (Belgian White Ale), while Great Lakes will feature Christmas Ale, Ohio City Oatmeal Stout and Great Lakes IPA. As an entry fee to participate, each team member is asked to bring in one canned good or food item to support the work of the Capital Area Food Bank. A list of the most needed items can be found here.
Franklin Hall will host a food drive for the Capita Area Food Bank for the entire month of December and all patrons are encouraged to bring an item when visiting the bar throughout the holiday season.