Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Summer 2015 Bucket List Recap!

Today is officially the start of fall, 
although this is more accurate representation of "fall" in September:


On June 21st {the 1st day of summer} 
I created a seemingly impossible Summer 2015 Bucket List,
this summer has been one of transition for me and I am happy I created this mission!

Here are the results:
Breweries we visited are blogged and linked 
  • Go To All Breweries in NJ 
aka 
Beer Bucket List:
We have already been to:
- Harvest Moon Brewery

Bonus Breweries {in NJ} we've been to:

We are going to:
- Angry Erik Brewing Company
Birravino
- Cricket Hill Brewing Company
- Gaslight Brewing Company
- Glasstown Brewing Company
- High Point Brewing Company
- Krogh's Restaurant & Brew Pub
- New Jersey Beer Company
- Pinelands Brewing Company
- Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery
- Tuckahoe Brewing Company
- Tunn Tavern

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
- Garden State Beer Company
- Man Skirt Brewing
- Pi Brewing Company
- Slack Tide Brewing Company
- Tomfoolery Brewing

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

NJBeer.org updated their list of breweries and breweries in planning
since the initial post card/bucket list idea,
these will all be bonus breweries if we can go to them:
- Ramstein
Conclave
Magnify
- Asbury Park Brewery
- Czing Meister Brewing Co
- Jersey Girl Brewing
- Twin Elephant Brewing
- Two Ton Brewing
- Wet Ticket
- The Wharton

DogFish Head in Milton, DE {Day 1Day 2Day 3 Recaps!}
+ Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery in Virginia
+ BONUS: The Bronx Brewery!

✓+1+ BONUS: Kayaking on the Delaware
✓+1+ BONUS TRIP to visit HilaryTacoma + Portland + Seattle

  • Read all the books on my night stand: 
- "Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell
"Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser
- "Divergent" by Veronica Roth
- "House of Leaves" by Mark Z. Danielewski
✓+1+ BONUS: {audio book} 5th Wave:

  • Also want: 

1/2- 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 {as mentioned above}!
- Take a glass blowing class with my sisters

So in summary, summer needs to be longer! 
Stickers collected from our trips on the hubby's keezer in our bar area!

We achieved 26/53 breweries on our list almost 50%, 
it was hard to keep track of, and even harder to achieve. 
Most small breweries are only open 1-2 days a week for limited hours, 
some are still "in planning" & the list keeps changing on The Garden State Craft Brewers Guild

We did go to DogFish & Brooklyn which were bigger bucket list items 
+ a bonus trip to the Bronx
& we make an impromptu trip to visit HilaryTacoma + Portland + Seattle

I am still working on reading my books on the night stand... 
I got sucked deeper into Podcast land {see my faves here
& that took place of reading this summer

Other notes: 
- Still working on photoshop... but I did start A Beautiful Mess course on it!
- Still need to "hit the gym" :/
- Still need to take a glass blowing class, although we did go kayaking!

The Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery in Virginia item on the list will be moved to fall,

Should I continue this series?
Should I finish off this list / make a new one for this fall? 

Let me know what you think! 

Thanks for joining me!

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