"Beer of Trust" is a key signing party with beer!
What's a key-signing party?
A key-signing party is a get-together with PGP users for the purpose of meeting other PGP users and signing each other's keys. This helps to extend the "web of trust" to a great degree. Also, it sometimes serves as a forum to discuss strong cryptography and related issues.
What do I need for this party?
- A picture ID or some other way for people to match you to your identity
- Your key ID, key type, hex fingerprint, and key size. You can print out slips of paper to hand out your key info if you'd like.
- A pen/pencil or whatever you'd like to write with
- A computer is not required, and it is not recommended to use your computer to sign keys at the event
At the event, you'll meet others, confirm their key ID in person, and swap key IDs with them. Later when you get home, you can download the full keys and sign them, then upload the signature to the keyserver or email it to them directly.
The EFF has a great overview of PGP.
More info about Key Signing Parties:
Some useful links to help you generate your GPG key: