Hummelstown Doesn’t Deserve Maritza

Hummelstown Doesn’t Deserve Maritza

Snack Time

Minimum Security by Ever Grain Brewing Company (…and popcorn from Maritza’s House of Style Grand Opening Celebration)

It’s that time of night.  What snack can I get into?  The leftover popcorn from Martiza’s new shop’s grand opening celebration.  I decided to pair my snack with an Ever Grain favorite, Minimum Security Hazy New England, IPA.  It weighs in with a 6.8% ABV and an overall Untapped rating of 4.05.  It goes perfect with the leftover popcorn.

Maritza’s House of Style – Grand Opening

My big sister Maritza DeJesus Patterson was celebrating the opening of her new hair salon with all her clients and supporters as she fought to keep her business in Hummelstown the past 3 years.  The entire newly remodeled and opened hair salon was packed as well as the surrounding yard and sidewalk. 

The backyard of 400 East Main Street is filled with tables of snacks, balloons and fun stuff for the kids.  The driveway is taken up by the trailer from Sweet Dawgs serving up ice cream to party goers.  Inside you find free raffles to enter, cupcakes, cookies and waters. 

Maritza’s old hair shop – the original Maritza’s House of Style (located across from the 7-11 on South Hanover Street, in Hummelstown PA)

I sip my hazy but light IPA as I recall my May 11 hair appointment with Maritza at the old shop.  The dye was in the hair and we had full on started chatting away.  All of the sudden we heard a loud bang.  It was a car accident right outside the shop.  Without even thinking Martiza and Liz both sprint across the street to check on both cars involved in the accident.  They stay on the scene until emergency personal arrive to assess the situation.  Liz comforting a hysterical driver and Maritza clearing the road for traffic to continue to move.

I took a moment and looked around, even peaking my head outside the shop covered in dye, and dozens of people gawking.  I’ve been involved in accidents several times before, not that many stop to check on you.  Maritza will always check on you.  Always.

Maritza and Liz helping out after a car accident in front of Maritza’s original House of Style

Beer and Snacks

Specialty cookies from Maritza’s Grand Opening (photo courtesy of Brownhaven Photography LLC)

I polish off my pop corn and dive into the cookie from Maritza’s too.  It helps settle the rest of the delicious IPA.  Minimum Security is described on Untapped as a full bodied hazy IPA, dry hopped with Chinook, Simcoe, and a touch of Citra.  Flavors and aromas of mango, and orange creamsicle with a soft finish.

As I’m reminiscing about Maritza’s old shop I remember it felt like cheers.  And I chuckled thinking about running into my first grade teacher, Mrs. McGarvey, who also gets her hair done at Maritza’s.  Maritza managed to move her own ‘Cheers’ to her new shop. 

I’m all out of snacks and I’m out of beer. 

  • Drink More Beer
    • Amy

(Photos courtesy of Brownhaven Photography LLC)

Brownhaven Photography LLC

All photography from today’s event is courtesy of Liz Brown of Brownhaven Photography LLC. Amy would like to thank her for coming out to take pictures to help celebrate and commemorate the special day for Maritza and all of her patrons, friends, and family. You can visit Brownhaven Photography LLC on Facebook to contact her and have her photograph your event as well. We highly recommend her. Liz does an exceptional job everytime she comes out, is very thorough, friendly, professional, and helpful. Please reach out to her and have her photograph your event.

Thank you very much.

  • Amy and Ben


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