originally published at: bloglebrewski.blogspot.com
Okay, so it’s not that I’m forgetting, per se, rather there’s so much going on that the blogging kinda takes a backseat to everything else. I’ve been returning things, coming up with weekly Beer Chats for ongoing beer education in-house, ordering items for packaging to go beers (did you know there’s a national shortage on growler lids?!), and so on. Not to mention we did three racks this week. THREE. And, as I type this, Tony is just about to knock out the first half Kitty Cats & Fireworks – coming to MudHen Fourth of July weekend.
On top of a marathon canning run last week and everything else going on, I worked the first beerfest of 2021 up in Morristown, NJ with our marketing coordinator. The Beer, BBQ, Bacon festival started at noon on Saturday. So, I was up at 6am to get to the brewery by 7:30am to load out by 8am. Thankfully, no highway shenanigans were had, although we did show up and get placed, unloaded, half-way set up, and then… promptly asked to move to another location on the field.
A lot of things happened in Morristown that made me wonder if it’s because two women were representing MudHen or if it was just happenstance. Don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty certain the dude who stopped at our tent and asked if we were “the brewers or just the cute faces” wasn’t asking Three 3’s or Spellbound reps that question.
Another guy asked if we were sisters… pretty sure he wasn’t asking the dudes if they were all brothers.
And still another asked if I was married. Not sure if he meant to one another or to someone else, but it was still a really weird, random question I’ve only ever gotten working a beerfest with another woman. Things that make you go hmmm.
And things that make you go mmmmm!: This weekend we’re debuting 2021’s third iteration (already?!) of Fruitie Patootie. It’s mango and pink guava flavored. A little sweet, a little tart, and perfectly balanced to quench your thirst on what will be a warm, beautiful weekend down here at the shore. Also back on tap this weekend is the Düneslager – it’s been lagered since late March, patiently awaiting its return to service. Stop in, stock up on cans, or grab a Crowler or Growler of your favorite, and celebrate that Summer is nearly here!