By: Harpoon Promotions Team Published:
As you know, we love running here at Harpoon. That’s why we’ve partnered with our good friends at New Balance again this year to celebrate all things running in Boston this month! In case you missed it, last year we brewed a limited edition small batch beer with running in mind. It was called Harpoon 1906 (the year New Balance was founded) and was a thirst quenching Saison. Well, we are back at it again!
New Balance’s “Nobody Runs #likeboston” campaign was the inspiration behind this year’s collaboration beer. Our brewers landed on an easy-drinking and approachable Session IPA with runners in mind – because to us, no run is complete without a celebratory beer post-run! We’re excited to introduce Harpoon After Boylston! This beer features wheat malt and flaked barley to give the beer a slight haze, a smooth mouthfeel, and a nice frothy head. A generous dose of orange peel was added to the boil to help bring out some of the citrus fruit characters in the hops. Harpoon After Boylston comes in at 4.8% ABV and is perfect to enjoy after you cross the finish-line and are ready to relax (or if you’re just watching the finish line)!
Harpoon After Boylston is available in limited quantities at the Harpoon Beer Hall in Boston starting Wednesday, April 13th! Can’t make it to the brewery? It will also be on tap at Solas at the Lenox Hotel on Boylston Street from Friday, April 15th until Race Day, April 18th.
Need another reason to stop by and enjoy it? In true Harpoon Helps fashion, we are donating $1 per pint sold to the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Fund, which funds innovative research and clinical programs in trauma healing and limb reconstruction at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Stepping Strong was established by the family of the very inspiring Gillian Reny—a young, pre-professional dancer who was critically injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
Harpoon After Boylston won’t be around long so make sure you grab a pint while you can. And remember the wise words of New Balance: “Nobody Runs #likeBoston!”
By: Paul Minore, Brewery Representative, New Jersey Published:
We are the proud sponsor of 11 Rugged Maniac races this year! To celebrate, we’re giving away a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip for 4 to a 2016 Harpoon-sponsored Rugged Maniac of your choice (11 cities to choose from!). You enter a team of four, and the team with the most votes by April 15th wins!
To help make your decision a little easier for which Rugged to go to, we want to highlight the Rugged host cities to callout our favorite hangout spots - from bars, to restaurants, to local activities.
Rugged Maniac is headed to Englishtown, New Jersey on 7/9 & 7/10. To find out a little more about all the awesomeness that the area has to offer, we asked our New Jersey Brewery Representative, Paul Minore, for tips on where to drink Harpoon, where to eat, and what to do…
“There are many unique spots to grab a cold Harpoon around Englishtown when you arrive in town for Rugged Maniac. If you’re able to make a weekend out of it, be sure to check out these fun activities as well!”
Moores Tavern - a large sports bar in nearby Freehold. The original Moores was built in the Revolutionary War era by an aide to General Washington. It has since expanded and become one of the largest bars in the area with Harpoon IPA always on tap. A great place to watch the game!
Federicis- a renowned Italian restaurant in downtown Freehold, just down the street from Moores. They boast a full bar and the best pizza around.
A Little Bit of Cuba Dos - a fantastic Cuban restaurant in downtown Freehold. Try the empanadas or the ropa vieja! It is a BYOB restaurant so pick up your favorite Harpoon beer to enjoy with your meal.
Fireside Grill – a great bar with beer specials Monday through Friday and Harpoon IPA always on tap! What more could you ask for?
Freehold Raceway Mall – What’s a trip to NJ without going to a mall? Freehold Raceway Mall (named after the nearby horse racetrack) is a large, modern mall with over 225 stores. You can find just about anything you are looking for here!
Freehold Raceway – Right next to the mall you will find Freehold Raceway, the oldest harness racing track in the United States. You can bet on the horses with hopes to win it big!
Forsgate Country Club – If you have the time to spare, try out Forsgate Country Club in nearby Jamesburg. Grab a day pass and try one of the two 18-hole courses!
Englishtown Auction – Founded in 1929 the Englishtown Auction is one of the largest flea markets in the state. It is open on weekends with free admission as well as free parking! Couldn’t find what you were looking for at the mall? You’re bound to find it here!
Now who’s in for a trip to New Jersey?! Head to ufobeer.com and enter for a chance to win a trip!