By: Julia Falk, Digital Marketing Published:
We hosted a Harpoon Helps Grateful Harvest beer dinner this year for two reasons; we wanted to be a good neighbor and we wanted to enjoy a delicious meal with friends and family to celebrate all that we’re thankful for. What resulted was 180 stuffed-to-the-brim guests and over $12,000 raised for the Greater Boston Food Bank!
We composed a menu chock full of family favorite dishes from Harpooners in various departments throughout the brewery and Didier Baugniet, owner and chef of Scutra, perfectly executed the recipes. Chris Hart, award-winning barbecue chef, and his team from the New England Barbecue Society smoked turkeys infused with Grateful Harvest at the brewery on his mammoth professional smoker. Harpoon employees volunteered their time to set up, serve, and clean up the feast. We stuffed our faces and made new friends while toe tapping bluegrass tunes by the Goodtime String band played in the background.
We are incredibly thankful to all of the guests who joined us for this special night. Our Grateful Harvest dinner couldn’t have been possible without you and the generous support of our sponsors:
- Ambit Creative Group
- Whole Foods Market
- Higher Ground Farm
- Misty Knolls Farms
- Scutra Restaurant
- Shirazi Distributing
- A.D. Makepeace
- Dole & Bailey
- Northeast Family Farms
- Cambridge Packing
- Allandale Farms
- JP Licks
As you start to plan your own Thanksgiving meal, consider bringing a taste of Harpoon into your menu. Click here for a PDF version of the recipes from the night! And don’t forget; we donate $1 per Grateful Harvest six-pack to the local food bank in the area in which it was purchased. Use our Beer Finder to learn where to buy this beer in a location near you, pick up a 6-pack, and we’ll help support your local food bank this holiday season!
Ending hunger in our community is no easy task, but together we can be good neighbors - one craft beer at a time!
By: Jesse Brenneman, Cellar Manager Published:
Crumb Catch, Nose Neighbor, Face Fungus, Soup Strainer…The list goes on… And so does Movember.
Year six of the Harpoon Moustache Competition has commenced and this year is our second year teamed up with the Movember organization. Raising money for men’s health has never been so much fun and the event has taken our company by storm. We had 72 members companywide last year and raised over $7300 in donations. We’re already are on track to best that with a flourish this year.
So much can be said about the importance and significance of this event. I can wax poetic about the greater good this event inspires and charitable kindness of the many who donate in support of our team and the collective cause. But I think most are already supremely aware of these facts, so to them I preface with a very hearty Thank You!
What often goes unmentioned is what the many faces of Movember often give up in order to participate in such a grand show of support. Indeed many of our spousal partners whole heartedly embrace the cause and show their support in every way they can, but it also comes at the cost of physical embraces and good night smooches and can be described by most spouses as a “dark time” for family photo ops.
A month of physical and emotional celibacy follows that first noble shave. And while every shorn face out there would no doubt say “It’s worth it!” with a resounding yell, a small cloud hangs in the air. Every participant has, at some point leading up to that first shave, had to struggle internally and resign himself to the facts: Spouses will gaffe, mothers with cameras will jest, and warm embraces will usually be met with, “Get that thing out of my face!” – Which is most indignantly followed by “Ugh, how much longer?!?”
So for all of you out there who are taking part, please remember, we are all in this together and are here to support each other. I don’t think I need to remind anyone about the importance of this event or the greatness it inspires. But always remember “with a great moustache comes great responsibility…” So guys, lift each other up, fist bump your fellow mustachios often! Comment on the quality of facial fuzz your fellow Mo Bro’s are growing!
And to all the significant others out there - Believe me, your support does not go unnoticed, but please have mercy and give your mustachioed man a kiss every once in a while, men’s health around the world depends on it.
Visit Harpoon's team page if you’d like to track our progress, show your support, or make a donation to team Harpoon’s Private Stache.