By: Jordan McMillan, Digital Marketing Published:
It may be a holiday weekend and people may be headed out of town, but that doesn’t mean that those of us staying home can’t celebrate in style. There isn’t much required to throw the ultimate Labor Day party, but to make sure you’ve got all you need we’ve put together a simple checklist:
1. Grab the beer. Whether you get your hands on some cans to take to the beach or stock your fridge full of a variety, make sure you’ve got enough. Looking for something in particular? Find it here.
2. Prep your lawn (or beach) games. Nowadays the options for lawn games are endless. From Spikeball, to KanJam, giant beer pong or good ol’ corn hole it’s hard to go wrong.
3. Good eats can make or break a party. It’s easy enough to throw some shrimp on the barbee (or just some burgers and hot dogs). Want to get a little fancy? Boil some lobsters and really impress your friends. As long as you’ve got snacks, we promise your friends will be happy.
Like we said, throwing the ultimate party is pretty simple. If your friends are anything like ours, you’ll forget that you were even thinking about going out of town in the first place. But no matter what you do, we hope you enjoy a Harpoon on your holiday weekend!
What else will you have at your Labor Day party? Comment below and let us know!
By: Liz Melby, Director of Communications Published:
It was a little over a year ago at this time that Harpoon became an employee-owned brewery. It was an exciting time – and somewhat overwhelming. What does employee ownership mean and how will it affect the way we work? How will things change at the brewery? Can we finally purchase that Jetstream we’ve always wanted? (The answer to that last question is “no”).
Thankfully, we had friends who had gone down the Employee Ownership path before us. After news broke of the Harpoon ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan), our friends and fellow brewery employee-owners at the Deschutes Brewery were among the first to reach out and welcome us to the club. They became an invaluable resource for us as we began to navigate our way into the new world of employee ownership.
It didn’t take long for us to decide to brew a beer together. And that’s just what we’re doing here today. Deschutes brewer Ryan Schmiege traveled to Boston from Bend, OR to join Harpoon brewer Ethan Elston in brewing this collaboration; a beer that celebrates employee ownership and brewing independence. We’re not ready to give all the details away quite yet - but if you guessed that the recipe might contain employee-grown hops and local spices, you just may be on to something... In any event, we couldn’t let today pass without letting you all know about this great collaboration that’s brewing as we speak.
Stay tuned for more info. Until then, check out our Boston brew day with Deschutes Brewery!