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!
Whatever It Takes
"So...I was fogged in at Kalispell, Montana in 2005, as my Chicago White Sox were in the midst of the World Series. All flights home for the next several days were booked full, and the standby list was projected to grow from day to day and the airport people told me that I should drive to Missoula to increase my chances of a flight home. I took that advice, enjoyed a beautiful drive along the east shore of Flathead Lake, and ended up in a small hotel in Missoula for the night. I walked to the closest bar for the evening to see my Sox play and quickly realized that nobody in the place was there for baseball. Long story short, I bought the whole bar a round of beers to get their permission to turn one of the TVs from Rodeo to the World Series and, as the evening went on, I kept buying. It was a good investment as I sat there, all by myself many miles away from Chicago, watching my team win the world series. The tears in my beer were tears of joy." - Bob Gross, Beer Drinker
Partying with the Spanish Navy
"My friend and I had just seen John Butler trio at the Pavilion in Boston's seaport district. Harpoon beers had been consumed, and our hippie dance moves were on point. We left the concert, walking along the water when we came across the training ship for the Spanish Navy! They had docked in Boston that morning and happened to be having a party on board that night, and I happened to speak Spanish. Thinking that was the only thing that would have made my friend and I stand out, we strolled on board, saying, "Hola! Como estan?", like we owned the place. Somehow it worked, and the Spanish Navy officers invited us in for a tour of the ship and a beer. We spent the night on the tall ship, drinking beers, and hanging out with the Spanish Navy. What a night!" – Kate Lena, Beer Drinker
HO HO HO Merry Christmas!
It all began on the wild party scene of: Hilton Head Island. In other womiddle-agedle aged golfers paradise. So, it wasn't Cancun but it's where I decided to spend Spring Break my junior year of college. One our final night, a group of friends and I went to a bar called "One Hot Mommas". We weren't planning on drinking because we had an early morning flight. But then I had a beer..or a lot of beers and by the end of the night I "wanted be Santa Clause" and bought ten buckets of beer and started dropping them off at tables around the restaurant saying "Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas". Then for an extra touch of goodness, I bought the bar a round. Needless to say I woke up $800 dollars poorer, but it was all for the love of beer. Elissa Snook
Have a good beer drinking story? We know you do! Submit a story here.
By: Harpoon Brewery Published:
We are very excited to announce that we will begin distributing Harpoon beers to Minnesota and Wisconsin in November! This is the first time we’ve started shipping Harpoon beer to a new state in 8 years, and we can’t wait to share Harpoon IPA with our beer-loving friends in the Midwest. In addition to our beloved IPA, we’ll be sending our classic Harpoon Winter Warmer and our new year-round Golden Ale, Harpoon Sweet Spot. Our new ‘Tis the Seasonal Winter Mix will also be available and will include IPA, Sweet Spot, Winter Warmer, and Vanilla Bean Porter. Perfect for those Midwestern winters.
There’s a fantastic craft beer scene in both states, and we’re excited to add some New England flavor to them. Many of us at Harpoon have spent a lot of time drinking beers in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, and we’ve seen that there are many like-minded beer drinkers out there who love beer and love life like we do.