By: Beer Drinkers Published:
This year we celebrated 30 years – 30 years of brewing independence, countless festivals, and some pretty unforgettable beer drinking stories with friends and fans alike. As we looked back over our incredible history, we realized one thing: because we are beer drinkers, we all have amazing stories to tell. And we want to hear them! Now we know what you’re thinking, “I don’t have any that aren’t (insert: illegal, inappropriate, foul, etc.) to share.” So over the next few weeks, we invite you to take a look at some of our favorites so that you may feel inspired to tell us yours. Don’t be shy! And don’t worry, you can remain anonymous so grandma never hears about that time you had some beers and streaked the neighborhood :) No great story ever started with, " I was eating a salad, and" so grab some beers, your friends, and cheers to all the awesome stories we share because of beer!
Here are few fan submissions to get you thinking and learn more at www.harpoon30.com!
This One's For You Papi
“It was cold, and we had standing room only tix. We positioned ourselves near one of the Harpoon stands and watched as the bases loaded...Papi up....Torii flips...Grand Slam! Harpoon IPA always brings us luck at Fenway!” - Anonymous Beer Drinkers
60 Years, 60 Beers
“I turned 60 this year and for a present, my two boys got together and gave me 60 beers, 30 from NH where #1 son lives and 30 from Maine where #2 son lives. They were all different, brews from breweries in their respective states!” – Beer Drinker, Kevin Mager
Cheers to 21
“My favorite memory was coming to Harpoon on my 21st birthday some odd years ago, before the great fantastic beer hall, and before I had to wait in crazy lines to get in (LOL you’re totally worth the lines, though!). I would spend time at Harpoon with my dad and sister having a fun day, drinking some of our favorite beers (for me, legally for the first time!). Thanks, Harpoon happy 30th! Here's to 30 more! – Beer Drinker, Emily Dahlstedt
Have a good beer drinking story? We know you do! Submit a story here.
By: Michelle Palermino, Harpoon Helps Coordinator Published:
As you may or may not know, the month of November is an important month for men’s health issues, including testicular cancer, prostate cancer, mental health issues and suicide prevention. Due to the awesome work of The Movember Foundation, men all over the world celebrate “No Shave November” or “Movember”-- growing mustaches throughout the month to raise money and awareness for these pivotal causes. Guys will start out completely clean-shaven on November 1st, and then will grow and groom their carefully-curated mustaches as the month goes on, encouraged by donations from their family and friends.
We’re celebrating our 9th year of Movember here at Harpoon, and through the years, we’ve seen every type of possible mustache sprout up across all of our departments. From thin pencil mustaches to thick super-Mario mustaches to our favorite, “The Sellick Relic,” it always gets a liiiiiiiiittle creepy around the brewery every November. And we couldn’t be more excited.
Want to join Harpoon Helps in the fight?? Check out these three awesome ways to help Harpoon celebrate Movember this month:
- Grow your own mo! Get a group of friends or coworkers together, or grow one on your own. Visit The Movember website? to register your stache and get growin’!
- Starting November 15th, we’ll be putting a special beer on tap at our breweries, called “Harpoon’s Private ’Stache.” When you drink a pint of this Black IPA, at our Boston Beer Hall or at the Riverbend Taps and Beer Garden in Windsor, VT, Harpoon will donate $1 per pint to The Movember Foundation. Yes, folks. It’s that easy. Drink a beer, support men’s health. I’m assuming we don’t need to twist your arm.
- On Wednesday, November 30th, we’re hosting a mustache-themed Movember bash in our Boston Beer Hall to strut our 30-day-old staches and raise even more awareness for the cause! Come compete for Best ‘Stache, eat some Movember-themed pretzels, try our specially-brewed Movember beer, win special mo-themed raffle prizes, and raise a glass to men’s health! Tickets sales will benefit The Movember Foundation. Mo-bros and mo-sistas are all welcome! Tickets go on sale November 1st at 11AM.
We can’t wait to see you and your beautiful mustaches out there this month-- and we can’t wait to see the finished results on November 30th. Until then, join us in raising a glass to men’s health—this month, and every month!