Who Says Trick-or-Treating is Just for Kids?

Skittles and Hershey bars are great and all, but we’ve got a new twist on Halloween that we think you’ll like just as much as the good ‘ole days of dressing up at Batman and walking around your neighborhood: An in-office spooky celebration complete with boozy adult trick-or-treating!

Because as autumn is ushered in, here at BREWPUBLIK we’ve gotten our hands on the freshest-hopped beers, delicious wines with a bit more body and some other seasonal flavored beverages that you are sure to fall all over.

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How to Spice Up Your Next Company Event

Social events with coworkers can be a great opportunity for team bonding and fun – not to mention a good excuse to get out from behind your cubicle. But we’ve all attended a few functions that have felt more like an obligation than an enjoyable occasion. So how do you throw a company event that everyone is actually excited to attend? We’ve got a few ideas to help spice up your next party.

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…Because Sometimes Cracking Open a Beer at a Monday Morning Meeting is Frowned Upon

Motivation comes in many forms – inspirational quotes, TED Talks, knowing that happy hour is just around the corner – and most often: in caffeine form. That’s why here at BREWPUBLIK, we always make sure the cold brew coffee is flowing in all of our hardworking, coffee-fueled client offices.

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Four Great Ways to Boost Employee Morale

It’s completely natural for employees (and entire teams) to get into a rut, as long hours and stressful work environments are often the norm in today’s corporate culture. Sometimes, employees just need a few words of encouragement – or sometimes they just need a day off. But rather than wait for the next funk to come around, why not take a proactive step to boost employee morale and avoid it all together? Here’s a few ideas how.

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Five Reasons to Appreciate Local Beer

At BREWPUBLIK, we’re always on the hunt to discover our latest favorite beer. Quite often, these favorites come from small, independent breweries – some that you may have never heard of before, but that you can bet have a great story behind them. Today’s beer scene just wouldn’t be the same without these awesome local breweries – and here’s a few reasons why we love them:

To Support Your Hometown

One of the most obvious benefits of buying local of course, that you are helping your hometown small businesses (or breweries in this case). We’ve never met a craft brewer that wasn’t head-over-heels passionate about their trade – so why not support these enthusiastic folks? Plus, many craft breweries often value sustainability, use alternative sources of energy and prioritize recycling and composting – in our book, that’s just called drinking for a good cause.

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Because There’s Usually a Story Behind It

Whenever you drink a craft beer, you should always check out the label first, as many tell a story completely on their own. Craft brewers may even have their packaging designed by local artists and many labels don’t even highlight their own brewery logo at all. You’ll also find creative (and sometimes hilarious) names, especially for limited releases and seasonal beers. This is one instance where you can totally judge a book by its cover – or rather, a beer by its name.

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To Stop Overpaying for Beer

The next time you go to place a beer order, keep an eye on the prices listed on the menu. When a ubiquitous domestic beer is listed for say, only $1 less than a local craft beer, you can be sure that you probably aren’t getting a very good deal. There are plenty of reasons that craft beers often come with premium pricing – greater distribution costs, higher-quality ingredients, a more hands-on production process…just to name a few. If a bar or restaurant is charging the same price for a big-name beer as they are for a craft beer, you might as well order that local IPA and get bit more bang for your buck.

To Think Drink Outside the Box

Beer should be appreciated, savored and enjoyed – and there’s just nothing like sipping a carefully formulated craft beer infused with an exotic flavor or unusual ingredient. Smaller breweries are extremely flexible and have the ability to try new (and sometimes funky) recipes and styles. You don’t have to be a full-fledged beer snob to appreciate the different options or seasonal varieties that a local brewer provides. Plus, something made closer to home is likely much fresher – meaning, it will taste the way that it was intended to.

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To Help Learn What You Like

There’s no lack of options when it comes to beer – hoppy beers, sours, IPAs, porters, wheat beers – the list goes on. And within these sometimes-loose classifications comes an endless number of subcategories and regional variations. Local beer often offers a wider range of beer types and flavors so that you can zero-in on what you most enjoy (and maybe even more importantly, what you don’t like). Samplers and flights are also a great way to help you directly compare different types – and also a great way to taste funky beers that you may have been reluctant to purchase a full pour of.  At BREWPUBLIK, we whole-heartedly believe that no one should feel overwhelmed or confused when looking at a seemingly endless beer list – and everyone should have a favorite beer (…or four).

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A Weekend of Fun and Productivity in Lake Tahoe

There’s just something about Lake Tahoe that provides the perfect balance of tranquility and excitement, which made it the perfect location for our 2018 BREWPUBLIK Team Retreat. The weekend was a perfect opportunity for the entire BREWPUBLIK team to come together, allow a few new members to finally meet those that work on the opposite coast – and of course to have some good old quality bonding time!

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Team Member Spotlight Introduction

For those of you who follow us, read our content, use our services, and engage with what we do, you may find yourselves wondering about the individuals behind It all. Our “Who We Are” page, says it best. “We’re simple, really. Just people who came together to make it easier for you to get the alcohol you love.” Today, we will be introducing a new team member spotlight series in order to tell you more about the people who make what we do possible. So to kick it all off, I’m Katie, BREWPUBLIK’s summer intern, and this is our team member spotlight series, let’s start with telling you more about myself!

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From Flower to Flute: An Afternoon at Heidrun Meadery

In beautiful Point Reyes Station, just north of San Francisco lives Heidrun Meadery, a picturesque meadery, apiary and bee forage farmscape, complete with a tasting room serving mead produced from flowers and bees on-site. Mead is created by fermenting honey with water (and sometimes a few special ingredients like fruit, grain or spices), and falls in its own category of alcoholic beverages somewhere between wine and beer. Heidrun Meadery produces a number of naturally sparkling varietal meads, all dependent on the essence of the honey and flowers from which it is derived.

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