Thursday, May 8, 2014

Beer Tasting Party

I'M GOING TO ITALY TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  SO EXCITED!!!!!!
Life has been so crazy lately that I can hardly believe that I'm actually going on this amazing vacation today.  I will be much happier once the long overnight flight is over.  I hate long flights but it will be SO worth it.

I have a few posts scheduled to publish while I'm away but for the most part I will be taking a break from blogging and all things social media (I do hope to post once a day to my Instagram to continue with #100happydays).  So please don't be offended if I don't comment on your blogs for the next 10 days.  I'll be back!

Today I wanted to share with you some photos from a "beer tasting" party I went to at Emily's apartment.  We had so much fun at Kate's "wine tasting" that Emily was inspired to have a beer themed night (since she is a bigger fan of beer than wine).  I hope to have a sangria party at some point!

The instructions were to bring a beer we wanted to try or that we thought had a fun label.  I went to Wegmans which has a huge liquor store.  They seriously have 4 big aisles of beer.  Jackpot.  You can even "build your own" 6 pack which is a very fun idea.  I picked out the Banana Bread Beer first then decided to go with a "fruit" theme.  So the Raspberry Beer and Apple Cider joined in (I love Cider and had never tried this one).

Emily had plenty of beer and food to enjoy.  Oh and she has the most amazing apartment.  Like my dream place in the Back Bay!  I'm jealous of all her space too!

The hostess with the mostess made candied bacon which was really good but just a little too spicy (someone has a heavy hand )!

Emily even provided the guests with hats!  I have no clue what was going on or why she pulled out her bag of hats but she did. . . and them many selfies happened with everyone trying on hats.  Good times people. . .  good times!

After tasting many beers a few games of "charades" happened.  I didn't even know there was an app for that but glad I do now.  It was really fun and there are so many categories.  Have you played?  You hold the phone against your forehead and when you guess right you flip it up and when you guess wrong you flip it down. . . it keeps a timer and score!  Too much fun!

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  1. It was such a great time! The raspberry beer was really good. Sad I missed the charades.

  2. Wegman's is the best! Hope you have a fantastic trip to Italy! It's such a beautiful place.

  3. What a fun idea for a party!!!
    Hope you have an amazing time in Italy!!!!!

  4. Italy!! Can't wait to hear about it, I'm stalking everyone who goes to get the best tips, we are hoping to plan a trip for next year. Sounds like a fun time! I think a Saison is a nice beer style for people who are branching out with their beer tasting. Allagash has a good one. One of my favorite beer brands is Stillwater, they have an IPA that is amazing.

  5. This is way more up my alley than the wine night. :) Hope you're having a blast in Italy!!