By: Harpoon Brewery Published:
Have you tried our new Irish Red IPA, The Craic? As we prepare for all things Irish for Harpoon St. Pat’s Fest on March 3rd and 4th, we thought it would only be right to give you a little bit more history about the phrase ‘the craic.’
Pronounced just like a drug, crack (crack is whack, btw!), it’s a term for news, gossip, fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation. You’ll often hear, “What’s the Craic” in Ireland which is like saying “What’s Happening?”
But perhaps our favorite part of the word ‘craic’ is that there are actually 6 levels of craic you can reach (according to IrelandCentral. Check ‘em out:
Level One: Good Craic – It’s an okay night out, but nothing to write home about (we don’t know why we mentioned this because honestly, St. Pat’s Fest could never be just at level one – but … the more you know).
Level Two: Mighty Craic – It’s obviously a little bit better than good craic, but we still haven’t hit the amazing level. One or two of your friends may have done something a little bit crazy. Hopefully, you caught it on Snapchat.
Level Three: Savage Craic – This is getting closer to how we describe St. Pat’s. A great time with your friends; beers flowing, great bands, food, and jokes. You got a number, you gave a number, you get the idea
Level Four: Deadly Craic –This is most likely just before you hear Shipping Up to Boston by the Dropkick Murphy’s (right?). It’s just a step about savage, but not quite the pinnacle moment.
Level Five: The craic was ninety – Wait, what? We’ve read that this phrase comes from a famous song by The Dubliners (get your Irish jig on), but essentially it’s the best night ever. Which is what we hope you’ll leave St. Pat’s fest saying.
Level Six: Minus Craic – When a night goes terribly wrong. As employee owners, we’ve seen several of our consumers (and friends, to be honest), hit this level. Don’t be that guy!
So, now that you know – what level of craic are you looking for this St. Pat’s Fest?!
By: Deirdre Joyce, Street Team Coordinator Published:
Have you every secretly wanted to work at Harpoon? Are you a CPA with a love of IPA? Would you rather talk hops than politics? Well, what if I told you that all your beer dreams can come true while keeping your day job? We are excited to Introduce the brand-new Harpoon Brew Crew!
The Harpoon Brew Crew is a team full of passionate, loyal, Harpoon-loving folks like yourself! As a Harpoon Brew Crew member, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work closely with our sales team in spreading the Harpoon motto – Love Beer. Love Life. That means you’ll getting Harpoon and UFO in the hands of people all over Boston (and eventually beyond!) at things like brewery or bar events, liquor store tasting, and more!
We are looking to expand our Brew Crew, starting with people we love and trust- YOU! Whether handing out samples at a local restaurant, hosting a tasting at your neighborhood liquor store, or pouring beer at one of our Festivals, you can be a part of the Harpoon magic. Interested? Learn more about the Harpoon Brew Crew, grab some friends, and apply today!