Crap! I can't believe I did it again. Yep, it's been 6 weeks since my last blog posting. But it's not as if anything much has happened (yes that's sarcasm). Let me see if I can't catch you up!
We sold Bliss Beer for Blissfest and had the privilege of seeing our name (or at least the Bliss Beer name) in lights along highway 31.
We hosted the 2nd annual summer Shadow Art Fair at the Corner and it was a huge success! Thousands of people drank thousands of beers and bought a lot of really cool stuff from local artists.
We survived both the Ann Arbor Art Fairs and our annual staff outing. This year's outing started at the Corner for a few morning beers, then we headed to Dark Horse where Aaron grilled us up some yummy burgers and dogs. We played the nail game, drank a few beers and it was on to Bells Brewery in Kalamazoo. That's where things get a little fuzzy but we ate and drank and ran around and visited Kraftbrau and got back on the bus and headed for home. As usual, there were hook ups, break ups and throw ups but no one was left behind this year and everyone made it home safe and sound.
We had three tables this year at the MI Brewers Guild Summer Festival. One for Arbor, one for Corner and one for Dark Corner. Corner hosted the brewer's after party and a good time was had by all.
Teri Fahrendorf "The Road Brewer" with the pink boots spent three days in a camper in the parking lot at the Corner.
We had the joy of hosting the wedding reception for two long-time and much beloved former ABC staff members (who found love on the lonely Saturday day shift - you never know). Congratulations Richie and Emily!
And we welcomed the next generation of pub peeps into the world with the birth of Mel and Monkey's little girl earlier this week. Monkey runs the Monkey bar and is your friendly bartender Monday nights at Arbor and Mel is the General Manager at Arbor. Congrats to you both (now get back to work!)
Talk to you soon - I promise!