This event had some serious attention to detail: it wasn’t just some loose concept that was thrown together by a beer rep.eager for sales and a bar owner fishing for a crowd. You see, Shmaltz recently released two draft-only beers in its new 518/838 CRAFT series: the 838 10-Digit Double IPA and the 518 Pick Me Up.
Perhaps the advent of Facebook, social media, and the slew of online dating websites is the driving force behind why people have shied away from hosting/attending events like this, but I think now more than ever it’s important to just get out and put yourself out there, be a friendly human with a desire to meet your neighbors, drink local, and essentially promote the essence of community.
I meant it when I said that I think there’s a lot of potential for this Shmaltz – Speed Dating – Elixir 16 love triangle – and even though sometimes I think I’d rather fall in cider than fall in love, I’d definitely attend another Two Buttons Deep is a news & entertainment website based in upstate New York.
Everyone was a good sport, as there were close to 20 participants ready to roll up their sleeves and get to the serious task of not being completely awkward in front of strangers.
After Andrew, the Shmaltz rep, and Megan, Elixir’s Mixer-in-Chief, gave us the instructions on how the fast-paced friend party would go down, participants took their places and perched atop barstools lining either side of high top tables arranged to form a long dinner party-style table (think: 6 stools per side, with a few capped on either end).
A go-fast boat is a small, fast boat designed with a long narrow platform and a planing hull to enable it to reach high speeds. The high speed of such craft enabled them to avoid interception by the Coast Guard.
During the era of Prohibition in the United States, these boats joined the ranks of "rum-runners" transferring illegal liquor from larger vessels waiting outside U. More recently the term "cigarette boat" has replaced the term "rum-runner".
This is when channeling your inner 5th-grade birthday party game skills of musical chairs, would come in handy, minus the music stopping and elbows dropping for a seat scenario. My first date was with a guy named Bill, wearing a Bill Murray t-shirt, so right off the bat I thought it was love at first sight, but I decided to play it cool.
Since the real Bill Murray on the t-shirt was donning 3D glasses, naturally I asked Bill if Bill was watching the eclipse.
The event was one of many celebrating Troy’s Craft Beer / Restaurant Week, and with Shmaltz Brewing Co.
mazel tov-ing the dickens out of this shindig, I knew it was one I didn’t want to miss.
Its origins are credited to Rabbi Yaacov Deyo of Aish Ha Torah, a Jewish Orthodox organization, originally as a way to help Jewish singles meet and marry.