By: Jordan McMillan, Digital Content Coordinator Published:
As a recent grad of Northeastern University, I too have experienced the weekend from hell that is moving weekend. The days leading up to August 31st are daunting, and the two-day stretch of moving out and moving in seems like it will never end. Every year I move, I promise that I won’t do it again, yet here I am – packing up my apartment and moving out on August 31st. So to help you all with the move, a few of us experienced Boston movers here at Harpoon have put together a few tips.
1. Buy beer before the weekend
You’ll thank us later for this one. The last thing you want to do after you move out all your stuff is have to go pick up a 12 pack (or two) of beer and carry it back to your place. Save yourself the trouble and purchase the beer pre-move.
2. Buy cans, not bottles
This is most likely a no brainer but if you can get your hands on some Harpoon cans you will be better off. Not only are cans lighter, but if somehow your “dependable” movers (aka friends) accidentally drop something, the beer will still be safely contained. (Then again, if your friends are dropping beer…why would you trust them with your furniture?)
3. Recruit friends with a Fridge Full of beer
One of the best things about moving to a new place is you get to hit reset on your fridge. You can finally throw away that ketchup bottle that’s been in there since the last time you moved. Offering your friends food for their valiant efforts is fine and dandy, but mentioning you’ll have a clean fridge stocked with Harpoon should seal the deal. Just sayin’.
4. Don’t drink a beer in the middle of the day
You might be tempted – you will be tempted - but we promise it won’t be worth it. Instead drink some water and rehydrate to power through the afternoon. You’ll be much more appreciative of that beer post-move!
5. Bask in your post-move glory with beers!
Finally! When your moving weekend is over, relax and celebrate with some beer. Whether you’re sitting in your new apartment with a Fridge Full of Harpoon or at your new local bar with a fresh pint, enjoy it. You’ve worked hard and your top-notch friends deserve to be rewarded!
Good luck and God speed! We’ll see you on the other side.
By: Julia Falk, Digital Marketing Published:
We all love beer here at Harpoon, but we’re not all brewers. That changes when the Kettle Cup, our annual employee brewing competition, rolls around. Over the last few weeks, small teams of employees from all over the brewery have been working with a brewer to perfect a recipe and brew what they ALL believe to be the winner. Everyone’s dream starts on our 20 gallon pilot system.
The stakes are high – the winning team is crowned the Kettle Cup champion and the winning beer will be featured as part of the 2015 100 Barrel Series (our small batch, limited edition beers). Over the next few weeks, we’ll be tasting and voting to select a handful of beers to move on to the final round. Before a team gets their profiles sketched on the back label and reaches superstar fame (dream big!), a team must beat out more than 20 other hungry teams competing. The big day comes on September 15th where the winner is crowned at our annual company outing at our Windsor, VT brewery.
For now, recipes and names are kept hush, hush. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of trash talk buzzing around the brewery. We’ll keep you in the loop after the winner has been crowned. After all, you’ll be the one eventually enjoying the fruits of the winning teams’ labor!