By: Carolyn Cummings, Promotions Specialist Published:
Moving sucks. You have to pack up all of your belongings, completely transplant yourself into a new location and make all new friends. It’s like college, except much less fun. Until you find out that your next door neighbor LOVES Leviathan IPA. After a long weekend of early mornings and late evenings of schlepping boxes, we passed by a couple on our floor in the new place as we had just finished unpacking and saw them with a pizza and a 4-pack of Leviathan IPA! "Hell yes!" I thought as a Harpoon employee! This guy knows what’s up. After chatting for a few minutes, they invited us over for a night of pizza and Leviathans! It’s safe to say that the next morning was a little rough, though…
By: John Bagdonas, HDC Published:
Although my homebrew team had won the Kettle Cup competition in 2011 and finished 3rd in 2012, the stakes for 2013 were at an all-time high. Along with company-wide bragging rights, the winner of the Kettle Cup that year was going to have their beer mass produced and be featured as part of the 100 BBL Series. This was first for the competition so needless to say our team was determined to take home the prize. We knew that in order to win the votes of our co-workers we would need a beer that was unique yet approachable. We came up with the idea of brewing a Belgian Blonde Ale with a healthy kick of American hops.
After a heated competition, Hoppy Belgian Blonde was voted the Kettle Cup winner by our fellow Harpooners beating out 20+ other beers! We were ecstatic and truly honored. Our names and faces would be immortalized on our very own beer label, plus we would be able to drink copious of amounts of the beer once it was released to the public.