Ever hear the saying "Two wrongs don't make a beer drinker"? ;)
Don't worry. If it's not already fun without beer chances are it's not fun in the first place. It will be fun with or without beer. Quite an interesting and varied crowd.
P.S. No one here will intentionally participate in any scheme that would facilitate the consumption of alcohol by miners.
So, leave the helmet and pick-axe home.