Ready To Kick Off The Summer

Ready To Kick Off The Summer

Beers on a patio, on a gorgeous sunny day, with friends and family – Lets Get Summer Started!

Let’s Kick Summer Off

In many ways Memorial Day weekend is the unceremonious start to summer.  Most consider June 21, summer solstice as the start of summer.  I have also been looking at it as a way to make a difference for The Longest Day (Alzheimer’s Association – The Longest Day) for the Alzheimer’s Association.  The Beer Thrillers are looking to work on a Home Brewers Event to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association for The Longest Day for 2024.  Any ideas for venues, vendors, and / or ways to fund raise for the event don’t hesitate to reach out – We can’t wait to combine our passion for craft beer with an awesome fundraising event for a worthy cause.

The Start of Summer on Alderaan – The Five Day Forecast

But first, we need to enjoy the beautiful Sunday we had today.  We checked out the local board game yard sale in Harrisburg held by Harrisburg Board Game. (Harrisburg Board Game Sale Day Event.) The yard sale was a bit of nostalgia games and lots of skill and strategy level games.  From the Facebook event for their annual Harrisburg Board Game Day 2023 “This exciting event, held once a year, is designed to bring people of all ages and skill levels together to enjoy the thrill of board games in our capital city.” 

The best part was Scarlet just woke up from a nap when we pulled up so she was in the best mood.  It felt like our little 6 – month – old baby was greeting and smiling at everyone there.  Everyone was friendly and happy to discuss anything about board games.  We picked out a game to play with the kids and a game Ben used to play with friends. (I picked out Monkey Lab for the girls to play, and Ben picked out Game of Thrones: The Board Game.)

(Game of Thrones: The Board Game – 2nd Edition and Monkey Lab.)

Then we swung by YAH Brew in Hershey.  We had both been drooling over the new food offerings and finally made it work with our schedule for brunch today!  They do brunch every Sunday 9am-5pm.  What drew our attention to the brunch offerings was their Facebook post about their “Mornin’ Smash”, described on the menu as “Two ground sirloin + breakfast sausage patties topped with sausage gravy and cheddar cheese on a butter biscuit bun” But when we got their we quickly decided on the Loaded Tots since this description was equally as drool worthy “Platter of crispy tots, topped with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage gravy and cheddar cheese.  We split the tots and each got a beer.  Ben did the Imprint Beer Co, – Haze it Forward and I did the Orange Sherbet Push Pop; a sour ale with orange, vanilla and sherbet.

(Our time at YAH Brew.)

The Orange sherbet push pop sour ale definitely took me back to the summers as a kid and snacking on the Flintstones sherbet push pops.   

Flinstones Push Pop

The yabba dabba do orange to be more specific.  As we enjoyed our tots and our brews with this beautiful Sunday weather we are ready to celebrate summer coming very soon, drinking many more brews on the patio at YAH Brew and fundraising for The Longest Day.

Drink More Beer!


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