The third pony keg would simply be there for when one of the other main kegs runs out, but the homebrew I would like to be tapped in addition to the other 2 live kegs. This puts me at THREE faucets, and already, my draft tower has run out of room. On top of that, I'm bouncing around the idea of having an auxiliary keg hookup* (i.e. an unused faucet, with a tap to reach outside of the car). Last year, there were some kegs other than my own, so, if instead of using a party-tap, you'd like to take advantage of my facilities, you'd have that option.
The trunk fit's one size/shape: the short and fat 7.75 gallon "Pony" keg... While that size (volume) is available for most beers, they're using a different shape keg now (tall and skinny = does not fit)... For the most part, the only beer that comes in that particular keg is Bud/Miller/Coors. Having one of those is perfectly OK -- I call it the filler beer. Last year, I had Dogfish Head 60min IPA; in order to do that, I had to buy a bud light keg in advance, drink it all, clean/sanitize the keg, and then do a keg-to-keg transfer (source being 1.5 Sixtels, only thing available).
-Arrogant Bastard: Stone Brewery in San Diego uses the right size keg! If someone is coming from that area, I'd like to enlist you in this madness. I want Stone, period.... So if that means I have to buy 15.5 gallons (only size available outside of SoCal, per Stone), I'll do that and put the rest in bottles.
-Dogfish Head IPA: At this point, I'm still planning to have DFH -- and a 75min if I can swing it (mix a 60 and a 90).
-Bud Light: to be picked up at Carlisle Beverage, accepting sponsors
I still need to make my inquiries about the Arrogant Bastard and Dogfish Head... Not too worried about the AB, but last year Dogfish Head was having some major distribution issues (which is why i couldn't get the full keg that I requested 6-8 weeks in advance, nor could I get 90min IPA). If it seems like it's going to be an issue again this year, I may need some help from the DE folks!
-Cups: I'll cover for the most part; because I know what fits in the cup holder... They're Safeway brand, and I'll figure out the size if someone wants to bring an extra bag just in case (probably a good idea).
-Dry Ice: someone suggested this last year, and after I got home I looked it up... The price was pretty even with the total amount spent on regular ice, and it will be less to deal with. I really only found 1 place online, somewhere in MD, but if anyone local knows of a place or can hook some up another way, it would help...
I'm not bringing food... I just want someone there to feed me
As you can imagine -- this little endeavor is not cheap. If anyone can provide any part of this (hand-me-downs or otherwise), please let me know... Things that need to be made (like the draft tower) I will need sooner than later. If anyone is having a keg party -- you should do it with a pony of bud light/etc, and then give me empty keg .
oh, and drink responsibly.