April 25- 26, 2015
Shire of Isenfir
Gemütlich means a situation that induces a cheerful mood and inner peace, with the connotation of belonging and social acceptance, of coziness and unhurry.
The Shire of Isenfir invites you back to Gemütlichplatz to join us in commemorating the 499th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot with a day of classes and an evening of sumptuous feasting, dancing, and beer hall camaraderie.
Penned in 1487, the Reinheitsgebot, or beer “Purity Order,” was signed into law on April 23, 1516 by William IV, Duke of Bavaria. It stated that beer may only be brewed with water, barley and hops. Put forth as a quality control law, many believe its true purpose was to end a price war between brewers and bakers over the price of wheat and rye. The law defined German beer production and taxation well into the 20th Century, and many German breweries pride themselves on remaining Reinheitsgebot-compliant to this day.
Brewers and innkeepers in 1500s Bavaria, of course, were likely infuriated at this biased and unjust law that favored bread over beer. So join us as we gather to drink the last of our weissbier and hefeweisen at Das Bergenrote Gasthaus, a rural inn and tavern on the road between Ingolstadt and Munich.
Martial Activities: As combat is not gemütlich, no martial activities are planned.
Arts & Sciences Activities: Neither are competitions gemütlich. Rather, there will be an outdoor collegium with classes focusing on home brewing, period beverages, and German culture. Details about the collegium will be posted on the event website.
Adult, Member: $15.00 Day-Trip $17.00 Feast $6.00 Camping
Adult, Non-Member: $20.00 Day-Trip $17.00 Feast $6.00 Camping
Youth (6-17): $12.00 Day-Trip $17.00 Feast $6.00 Camping
Child (0-5): $0.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Shire of Isenfir
Cost Notes: reservations are available through ACCEPS or can be mailed to our reservationist. http://acceps.ansteorra.org/index.php Cabin space is included in your camping fee; a bunk is automatically reserved for you when you pay your camping fee. Mattresses are provided but you need to bring your own bedding. There is also space for tent camping if you prefer.
Site: Camp Albemarle 1675 4-H Way Charlottesville VA 22901. Camp Albemarle is located along the Moormans River in the lovely forested hills of Atlantia’s western frontier. The site opens at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and closes at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. There is an overnight site limit of 80 persons and a day use limit of 99, so pre-registering is encouraged.
Site Restrictions: Wet site. No firearms. There is a fireplace in the hall and a fire circle in the field; no other fires are permitted. Pets are allowed but you must clean up after them.
Feast Information: A full and hearty German feast to delight the palate will be served. You MUST pre-register for feast; there will be no feast spots available at the gate. A dayboard on Saturday and light breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday are included in your site fees. We will be feasting by candle light, so please bring candles for your table if possible.
Autocrat's Information: Lord Brynjolf rauđskegg (Matt Garland), 29 Brandon Ladd Circle, Waynesboro, VA 22980, Phone: (540) 290-5770, E-mail: theredbearded[AT]gmail.com
Reservations: Marion de Heriz (Meg Harris), 1504 Villa Terrace, Unit B, Charlottesville, VA 22903, Phone: (434) 825-3034, E-mail: msharr[AT]gmail.com
From anywhere east of the Blue Ridge, take your best route to Charlottesville and Route 29. Exit Route 29 at the Barracks Road interchange and go west on Barracks Road/Garth Road/Route 601 five miles. Turn right onto Free Union Road/Route 601. An SCA sign will be on the right side just past the country store. Go north approximately three miles to 4H Road. Site is on the left. There will be another SCA sign on the left at the entrance.
From anywhere west of the Blue Ridge, take your best route to I-64 east. Take exit 107 onto Rockfish Gap Turnpike/Rt. 250 east toward Yancy Mills/Crozet for 1.7 miles. Turn left onto Crozet Avenue/Rt. 240 east for 2.4 miles. Just after crossing under the railroad bridge in Crozet go straight across the intersection onto Buck Road/White Hall Road/Rt. 810 for 3.5 miles. At the T intersection, turn right onto Garth Road/Route 614 and continue east for 6.2 miles. Turn left onto Free Union Road/Route 601. An SCA sign will be on the left side just before the country store. Go north approximately three miles to 4H Road. Site is on the left. There will be another SCA sign on the left at the entrance