Like the opening ceremony for the Olympic games, home brewing needs a proper kickoff party. On Sun., Jan. 19, Monday Night Brewing will play host to an event setting the stage for the Great Southern Craft Beer Competition. Before the brewers take off the gloves later this year, the celebratory precursor offers up booze and food parings from Publik Draft House, live entertainment, tours, home-brew demos, and various prizes. One can’t go wrong somewhere that promises “copious amounts of swag.” Or can they? Only one way to find out.