The best way to deal with a day that's unbearably hot thanks to NJ's oppressive humidity levels? The two most important B's in life: beach 🏖️ & beer 🍺. Add some friends to the mix and you're gold(cliff IPA)en.
Jetty Coquina Jam in LBI, NJ
Made it up to LBI for Jetty’s Coquina Jam! Got lucky with a perfect beach day, and finally got to try Jetty's pale ale (for the record: it's a great beach drink).
It's the end of an era — I'm officially leaving Philly. When I first moved to this house a year and a half ago, there was nothing across the street except an empty dirt lot. Since I've been there, there's an entire block of luxury condos, multiple breweries have popped up, and a little team of underdogs called the Philadelphia Eagles won the Superbowl. I think my work here is done. I'm on to a new chapter of my life, but don't worry — I'll bring my drinks (and you) along for the ride.
Don't worry be hoppy! I have Kona Brewing’s Hanalei hidden under this cute koozie to celebrate Sinead’s and Allie’s birthday extravaganza. What was supposed to be a festive summer pool party turned into a festive summer basement party because New Jersey's weather never wants to cooperate — but we made the most of it!
Ventnor Pier in Ventnor, NJ
Anyone who knows me knows that I sincerely dislike water. Since living off of coffee and beer isn't exactly healthy, to stay hydrated, I usually drink iced tea. Gold Peak is my favorite, and they made my summer with a generous gift box of tea and other fun stuff! Thank you so much to the Gold Peak team, cheers!
Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center in Philadelphia, PA
Sat back and listened to an orchestra play while I sipped an IPA from Evil Genius. Both were pretty dope.
Boardwalk Arcade in Ocean City, NJ
A little healthy competition is good for every relationship... Right? Had a little shoobie day date at the arcade on the Ocean City boardwalk with JP where he beat me in everything except Mario Kart. Luckily, Mario Kart is the only game that actually matters
What's better than a mojito made with mint picked fresh from the garden? A homemade soaped-up slip-n-slide to make a friendly game of flip cup just a litttttttle bit more challenging. And a lot more dangerous.
Somers Point, NJ
Thought a photo next to the fire was fitting because that's exactly how my mouth felt after embarking on a hot sauce taste test. Not to toot my own horn here, but I'm pretty good with heat. However, a couple of these almost got the best of me. If you want to give it a go yourself, beware of the Tabasco Scorpion Sauce (it's a lingerer) and the Da Bomb Beyond Insanity which I could literally feel burning in my ear canals.
Charlie's Bar in Somers Point, NJ
In theory, I'd love to be vegan (okay, pescatarian). But I just love Charlie’s wings too much. Paired them with some Dogfish Head, shuffleboard (me and JP lost), and friendship.
Elks Lodge in Brigantine, NJ
What better way to spending a weekend than celebrating love? Congrats to the new Mr. And Mrs., had such a fun time at your wedding! So... Who's next?