By: Jordan McMillan, Digital Marketing Published:
A backyard party is complete with three things…1. Beer (obviously) 2. People (because what’s a party if you’re just hanging out by yourself?!) and 3. Games. Now this might not be the same top three for everyone, but honestly, what takes a party to the next level like a little healthy competition and an activity to get you up and moving?
We’ve picked three of our favorite games to accompany an afternoon of backyard partying – all three of which you can build yourself. Check out our DIY tutorials on how to build these games from scratch and take your backyard party from good, to freaking awesome.
By: Michelle Palermino, Harpoon Helps Coordinator Published:
As you may or may not know, the fight against ALS is a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts here at Harpoon. This past Sunday, we welcomed over 4,500 runners, volunteers, and supporters to our Boston brewery for our 15th Annual Harpoon 5-Miler to benefit The Angel Fund. We’ve raised $215,500 (and counting!) so far this year for ALS research. It was a truly amazing day for an important cause.
While the 5-Miler is over, our fight against ALS isn’t. On the heels of such a powerful weekend, we have another opportunity this month to combat ALS. And you, my friends, have the opportunity to help us do it—all you need to do is come visit us and drink a beer!
Each year, a national effort called Ales for ALS creates a special hop blend and sends it to over a hundred participating breweries across America. Each brewery creates a beer of their choice using that hop blend and donates a portion of the proceeds to Ales for ALS, which benefits the ALS Therapy Development Institute. It’s an awesome partnership, and Harpoon Brewery is thrilled to be a part of it again this year.
As the coordinator of “Harpoon Helps,” Harpoon’s philanthropic arm, I got the chance to brew our Ales for ALS contribution this year alongside two members of our brilliant production team, John Stringi and Steve Aldefer. While we were brewing, it was awesome to think about the dozens of other breweries across the country that are doing the same thing this month (maybe even that same day!) for the same important cause. Since this partnership is all about the hops, we decided to brew a beer that would let those slightly earthy, spicy hops speak for themselves. And we believe that this American Pale Ale accomplishes just that. I got a chance to try it already, and it’s delicious. Yes, I’m biased-- but it really is!
Cheers to everyone who plans on stopping by our visitors centers in the coming weeks to try our “Ales for ALS” brew. Cheers to all of our runners, volunteers, and supporters at the 5Miler on Sunday, and cheers to everyone who has helped us battle ALS over the years. One of these days, we’re going to be toasting the end of ALS. Let’s keep working together (and drinking great beer together) to make sure that day comes sooner rather than later. I think we can all raise a glass to that.
To learn more about all of the charitable efforts of Harpoon Helps, Harpoon Brewery’s philanthropic arm, visit www.harpoonhelps.com.