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!
By: Julia Falk, Digital Marketing Published:
You just moved into your new place…congrats! We could go on and on about all the ways moving sucks, but the good news is, you get to start fresh. And while we’d love for our beer to be in your fridge, we put our heads together on other ways you might be able to incorporate us into your apartment/house décor (that kind of sounds creepy when you say it out loud…). Anyways, here’s 5 ways to beerify your pad with Harpoon:
1.Growlers filled with flowers
Looking for a really simple centerpiece for a get together or dinner? Try using your empty growler before you return it for a refill. Just add some water, your favorite flowers, some twine (if you’re feeling fancy), and you’re good to go.
2. Beer Label Coasters
If you’re a little crafty, these label coasters are right up your alley. We found this tutorial to be helpful. Just sub the artsy paper for your favorite Harpoon or UFO label. Keep an eye on these when you have friends over…. They tend to get legs if you know what we mean.
3. Wall Mounted Bottle Opener
No craftiness needed here. Buy our wall mount, find a place on your wall, hammer in a nail and bada bing, bada boom you’re in business.
4. Table Top Made of Bottle Caps
We’re not going to lie; this takes some major beer drinking dedication. We thought this tutorial was helpful. If you need more inspiration, Pinterest has your back. All we’ve got to say is we hope you started saving bottle caps yesterday…
5. Harpoon Irish Road Signs
If the thought of DIY makes you cringe, snag a custom road sign from our Estore. Whether you live a few miles away from one of our breweries or moved across the country (we love you California Friends of Harpoon) these road signs make great wall art.