Maxine’s Tap Room to hold ‘Nog Off’ Dec. 15

The egg nog event of the century year is coming up in Fayetteville next week.

Of course, we’re talking about the Nog Off, the second-annual egg nog making competition set for Monday, Dec. 15 at Maxine’s Tap Room.

The event will feature five Maxine’s bartenders* – Nick “Noggy Creek Creature” Davidson, Jacqueline “Noggy By Nature” Shin, JD “Sparkles the Nog” Paul, Katie “Night Vision Noggles” Becker, and Frank “I”m the One who Nogs” Holtoff – competing to the death in an egg nog making championship to end all egg nog making championships (until next year).

Patrons can sign up that evening to be judges in a “drinker’s choice” competition, judging nog based on five criteria; aroma, texture, flavor, balance, and creativity. Participation is $10, and all the proceeds will be donated to the Washington Elementary School Gardening & Nutrition Program.

There will also be a judged competition, including local judges Cary Arsaga (Arsaga’s), Pete Hartman (KUAF), Jerrmy Gawthrop (Greenhouse Grille/Woodstone Pizza), Jennifer Lewis (Cooking Fresh), and Zac Ball (Glazers) selecting their favorite noggy creation.

The fun starts at 7 p.m. (we’d recommend getting there early. Last year’s event resulted in a packed house).

Aw hell nog.

*Nicknames are not official, and were actually all made up by the author of this post, just now, for the fun of it.