I also understand why people would want this, but I also think it's a bad idea. I'm in favor of "must be present to win." It's not like a raffle where you pay money to enter. It's a fun little free event. You gotta make choices. Do you want to go to GI's cool tasting event, or do you want to hang out at Binny's and maybe buy some cool beer? The idea is to get a bunch of us hanging out at Binny's early on a Friday, not come in, put your name in a hat, then leave.