Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer 2015 Bucket List

I don't usually do seasonal bucket lists, 
I do have a Travel Bucket List in my "About Me" page,
but since this is a huge transition summer for me {more on that later}
I decided to do one this summer,

The biggest component to this bucket list is the "Beer Bucket List"
We are going to hit every craft brewery in NJ this summer!

Our adventures have crossed some off:
We have been to:
- Carton Brewing
- Harvest Moon Brewery
- Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
- Kane Brewing Company
- Little Dog Brewing
- River Horse Brewing Company
- Spellbound Brewing
-Triumph Brewing Company

We are going to:
- Angry Erik Brewing Company
- Birravino
- Cape May Brewing Company
- Cricket Hill Brewing Company
- Flounder Brewing Company
- Flying Fish Brewing Company
- Gaslight Brewing Company
- Glasstown Brewing Company
- Hearthstone Grill
- High Point Brewing Company
- Krogh's Restaurant & Brew Pub
- Lunacy Brewing Company
- New Jersey Beer Company
- Pinelands Brewing Company
- Rinn Duin Brewing Company
- The Ship Inn Restaurant & Brewery
- Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery
- Tuckahoe Brewing Company
- Tunn Tavern
- Pizzeria Uno
- Village Idiot Brewing Company

Breweries in Planning {If they are open they will be added to the list}:
- Backward Flag Brewing Company
- Berlin Brewing Company
- Brix City Brewing Company
- Cypress Brewing Company
- Demented Brewing Company
- Garden State Beer Company
- Man Skirt Brewing
- Pi Brewing Company
- Screamin' Hill Brewing
- Slack Tide Brewing Company
- Third State Brewing
- Tomfoolery Brewing

The Garden State Craft Brewers Guild has a nice clickable list of these NJ breweries + maps!

We are also taking a "family vacation" to DogFish Head in Milton, DE!
We are also going to take a 5 hr ride to Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery in Virginia,
to taste their unique brews!

One brewery that is not even on the "planning" list is the Beach Haus Brewery in Belmar, NJ
We visited this weekend:

Beers were pretty good, although expensive for a flight
the place is large and nicely done considering this was a huge bakery when we were kids.

The next aspect of my Summer Bucket List is to read the books on my night stand,
 that have been mounting for over a year now...

I recently finished "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg
& "Odd Girl Out" by Rachel Simmons

These two books offer interesting insights to the behavior of girls/woman
in school, personal life, friendships, and careers.
I think that "Odd Girl Out" is the childhood explanation to the necessary messages that Sheryl discusses in "Lean In".
I think every woman should read "Lean In" and continue to be encouraged to look out for woman and   build each other up and not break each other down since we already have so many things going against us in the current society.

To be read:
- "A Tale of Two Besties" by Sophia Rossi
- "Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell
- "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser
- "Divergent" by Veronica Roth
- "House of Leaves" by Mark Z. Danielewski
{I started "House of Leaves" last year in Saint Thomas,
 but it was too complicated of a read for the beach}-- need to start over

The first one that I am going to read is "A Tale of Two Besties" by Sophia Rossi,
We got an advanced readers copy at TxSc in March and I have been trying to read it ever since

I also want to:
- Learn photoshop in time for my year recap to do better collages on the blog
- hit the gym {written in pencil because I have commitment problems... but I need to get in shape}
- Go to the Brooklyn Flea market + Brooklyn Brewery!
- Take a glass blowing class with my sisters

See my progress on my About Me page!

So much to do!
Summer officially starts today!
& Happy Fathers Day <3

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