$1,824 in FREE STUFF, Winners Have Been Picked!

Step right up, folks, to claim your prize.  This was the largest giveaway PCBDaily’s ever done; thank you Panama City Beach (and abroad) for letting us give you guys so much free stuff! Up for the giveaway were 10 prizes (listed below – thanks sponsors!), and with over 300 entrants, we had a large pool to pick from.

I made a video of the drawing, click the read more to watch and see if you won!

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Free Pier Park and Hofbrau Beer Garden Gift Cards

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You may have noticed the Festival ads all over our web sites.  Part of the media trade we did with the Panama City Beach Seafood Wine and Music Festival includes a booth for us, so we’ll be at the festival promoting our web sites in our very own vendor booth.  We’ll have a table with a projector playing some of our videos, displaying our web sites, etc.  We’ll also have some laptops so you can surf our sites as we’re supposed to have Wi-fi.

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FREE Rare Beer at Hofbrau Beer Garden Friday

051109_premium_lager_perfectFriday Hofbrau Beer Garden will be giving away a whole keg of rare Premium Unfiltered Lager.  Yes, that’s the name, and if you are a German Beer fan, you know the name well.  You also know that this beer is imported from Germany in a very limited supply and usually only supplied to bonafide Hofbrauhaus’.  However, the owners made some calls and were able to score 6 barrels that they’ve been saving for the locals.

So, let me reiterate.  Hofbrau Beer Garden in Pier Park in Panama City Beach has 6 barrels of Premium Unfiltered Lager imported in limited supply from Germany, and they are giving 1 of their 6 barrels away for free Friday night.  They received these barrels a few weeks back and wanted to save them for the locals.  The other 6 barrels are expected to go quickly Friday night as well.

Premium Unfiltered Lager is described by Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas as a unique, rare and creative beer that lets beer drinkers enjoy the rich taste of hops.  It’s a German-style beer that dates back to at least the Middle Ages. It is matured unbunged (the beer is exposed) in deep vaults. The final product is a smooth, naturally cloudy beer that is rich in vitamins from the yeast with a crisp taste of hops. Premium Unfiltered lager is best served between 40 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit.  It is said that Bavarians have been drinking this particular beer for 400 years.

LIVE VIDEO – Jason from PCBDaily at Pier Park's New Year's Bash

Wednesday, December 31, 2008, we will be broadcasting live video from our camera, through the internet and onto pcbdaily.com, specifically this post, or on the TV page.  We will do a broadcast every hour on the hour starting at 5 pm and going through the night.  We will probably do some shots in between as the action unfolds or as we see fit.  Most of the evening will be played by ear.

I have several guest appearances lined up throughout the night and look forward to having a lot of fun.  If you are planning on being out there, and you see us, flag us down and say hello.

If you can’t be there, watch the night unfold right here on pcbdaily.com.  Below, the live feed will play when we broadcast.  If we don’t come up automatically, you may have to hit the refresh button in the bottom left of the player.

Be safe, have fun, and we’ll see you New Year’s Eve.

http://www.ustream.tv/flash/live/1/404611

A Pier Park Summer – Video

Throughout the summer, I spent considerable time at Pier Park capturing varying aspects of life at Pier Park.  Mall management was gracious enough to allow me roof access to gain some of these stunning shots.  I spent over a cumulative 12 hours capturing and several hours editing to complete this timelapse of Pier Park in Panama City Beach.

The process included setting up my Canon Digital Rebel EOS Xti 10.1 on a tripod with a timer set at varying intervals between 1 to 3 seconds.  In other words, every second or few, the camera would automatically take a picture while I sat with my headlamp pointing towards a good book.  Often passersby would inquire as to what I was doing.

Some shots would take up to 60 minutes to capture and the final video utilizes over 6,000 still photographs.  In true time-lapse fashion, some shots may seem to linger, use this time to enjoy the nuances of seeing thousands of people pass in just seconds.

I created the whole production in full HD 1080i, but the online version is a much paired down 1280×720.  The full version is available for purchase on a DVD for $12.  Email me at jason(at)pcbdaily.com if you would like to purchase the full-sized version.

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Oktoberfest at Hofbrau Beer Garden

Kicking off Bike Week and celebrating the fall season, Oktoberfest has come to Panama City Beach at Pier Park’s Hofbrau Beer Garden.

The first Oktoberfest was held in Munich, Germany in the year 1810 in honor of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese.  The festivities began on October 12, 1810 and ended on October 17th.  This was the first time that the public was ever invited to celebrate a royal wedding.

The people of Bavaria had such a good time that the King repeated the festival annually and extended the length of the festival.  Today Munich Oktoberfest stretches from the last two weeks of September through the first weekend of October and draws 6.5 million visitors.

Specials include:

Spanferkel (Pig Roast) – with Sauerkraut, Potato Salad & Rye Bread – $10.95

Grill Hendl (Roast) Chicken – with Sauerkraut, Potato Salad & Rye Bread – $9.95

Sauerbraten – Spatzle, Red Cabbage & Rye Bread – $8.95

Brat Platter – A pile of Bavarian Dongs, Red Cabbage & Rye Bread – $8.95

All specials served all day, every day September 19th through October 19th.

Join Hofbrau Garden in Pier Park for Oktoberfest this year.  See below for a full schedule of events.

Friday, September 19th

6pm Oktoberfest Opening Keg Tapping – Join us as we tap the wooden keg in the Beer Garden.  Celebrate the start of Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
6pm til 12am Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.

Saturday, September 20th

2pm Oktoberfest Keg Tapping – Join us as we tap the wooden keg.  Celebrate Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
7pm til 1am Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.

Sunday, September 21st

10am til 3pm Sunday Brunch Specials – Join us in the beer hall for our delicious Sunday brunch specials
2pm Oktoberfest Keg Tapping -Join us as we tap the wooden keg.  Celebrate Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
2:30pm til 8:30pm Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.

Thursday September 25th

3pm til 6pm Beatrice and Derrol – Straight from Bavaria.  Enjoy traditional German music and singing.
6pm Oktoberfest Opening Keg Tapping – Join us as we tap the wooden keg in the Beer Garden.  Celebrate the start of Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
6pm til 12am Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.

Friday September 26th

3pm til 7pm Beatrice and Derrol – Straight from Bavaria.  Enjoy traditional German music and singing.
6pm Oktoberfest Opening Keg Tapping – Join us as we tap the wooden keg in the Beer Garden.  Celebrate the start of Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
7pm til 12am Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.

Saturday September 27th

2pm Oktoberfest Keg Tapping -Join us as we tap the wooden keg.  Celebrate Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
3pm til 7pm Beatrice and Derrol – Straight from Bavaria.  Enjoy traditional German music and singing.
7pm til 1am Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.

Sunday September 28th

10am til 3pm Sunday Brunch Specials – Join us in the beer hall for our delicious Sunday brunch specials
12pm til 2:30pm Beatrice and Derrol – Straight from Bavaria.  Enjoy traditional German music and singing.
2pm Oktoberfest Keg Tapping -Join us as we tap the wooden keg.  Celebrate Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
2:30pm til 8:30pm Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.

Thursday October 2nd

3pm til 6pm Beatrice and Derrol – Straight from Bavaria.  Enjoy traditional German music and singing.
6pm Oktoberfest Opening Keg Tapping – Join us as we tap the wooden keg in the Beer Garden.  Celebrate the start of Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
6pm til 12am Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.

Friday October 3rd

3pm til 7pm Beatrice and Derrol – Straight from Bavaria.  Enjoy traditional German music and singing.
6pm Oktoberfest Opening Keg Tapping – Join us as we tap the wooden keg in the Beer Garden.  Celebrate the start of Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
7pm til 12am Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.

Saturday October 4th

2pm Oktoberfest Keg Tapping -Join us as we tap the wooden keg.  Celebrate Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
3pm til 7pm Beatrice and Derrol – Straight from Bavaria.  Enjoy traditional German music and singing.
7pm til 1am Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.

Sunday October 5th

10am til 3pm Sunday Brunch Specials – Join us in the beer hall for our delicious Sunday brunch specials
12pm til 2:30pm Beatrice and Derrol – Straight from Bavaria.  Enjoy traditional German music and singing.
2pm Oktoberfest Keg Tapping -Join us as we tap the wooden keg.  Celebrate Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
2:30pm til 8:30pm Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.

Thursday October 9th

3pm til 6pm Beatrice and Derrol – Straight from Bavaria.  Enjoy traditional German music and singing.
6pm Oktoberfest Opening Keg Tapping – Join us as we tap the wooden keg in the Beer Garden.  Celebrate the start of Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
6pm til 12am Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.

Friday October 10th

3pm til 7pm Beatrice and Derrol – Straight from Bavaria.  Enjoy traditional German music and singing.
6pm Oktoberfest Opening Keg Tapping – Join us as we tap the wooden keg in the Beer Garden.  Celebrate the start of Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
7pm til 12am Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.

Saturday October 11th

2pm Oktoberfest Keg Tapping -Join us as we tap the wooden keg.  Celebrate Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
3pm til 7pm Beatrice and Derrol – Straight from Bavaria.  Enjoy traditional German music and singing.
7pm til 1am Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.

Sunday October 12th

10am til 3pm Sunday Brunch Specials – Join us in the beer hall for our delicious Sunday brunch specials
12pm til 2:30pm Beatrice and Derrol – Straight from Bavaria.  Enjoy traditional German music and singing.
2pm Oktoberfest Keg Tapping -Join us as we tap the wooden keg.  Celebrate Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
2:30pm til 8:30pm Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.

Thursday October 16th

3pm til 6pm Beatrice and Derrol – Straight from Bavaria.  Enjoy traditional German music and singing.
6pm Oktoberfest Opening Keg Tapping – Join us as we tap the wooden keg in the Beer Garden.  Celebrate the start of Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
6pm til 12am Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.

Friday October 17th

3pm til 7pm Beatrice and Derrol – Straight from Bavaria.  Enjoy traditional German music and singing.
6pm Oktoberfest Opening Keg Tapping – Join us as we tap the wooden keg in the Beer Garden.  Celebrate the start of Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
7pm til 12am Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.

Saturday October 18th

2pm Oktoberfest Keg Tapping -Join us as we tap the wooden keg.  Celebrate Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
3pm til 7pm Beatrice and Derrol – Straight from Bavaria.  Enjoy traditional German music and singing.
7pm til 1am Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.

Sunday October 19th

10am til 3pm Sunday Brunch Specials – Join us in the beer hall for our delicious Sunday brunch specials
12pm til 2:30pm Beatrice and Derrol – Straight from Bavaria.  Enjoy traditional German music and singing.
2pm Oktoberfest Keg Tapping -Join us as we tap the wooden keg.  Celebrate Oktoberfest with FREE BEER while it lasts.
2:30pm til 8:30pm Hochsteirer – Direct from Europe.  experience this traditional musical and culture show.