This is a blog about beer…
But first, Birthday!
My dear sweet Holly Kay celebrated her birthday yesterday, so I figured this would be an appropriate place to gush and fawn over how special she is to me.
Without her, I never would have started this blog, and, since starting this blog, we’ve gone on so many different adventures and short trips, which provide some much needed relaxation and a chance to get away and simply be together and enjoy our time together.
We’re heading to Ireland in 3 weeks to celebrate our 5th (and a half-ish) Anniversary, and each getaway we’ve taken since staring this blog in April, and since booking our trip in late June, has only emphasized how amazing our 8-day, 6-night vacation will be.
So, I would like to celebrate my love, Holly Kay, by showing off how stunningly beautiful she is, with a ton of pictures, some from our adventures, some from our nights out on the town here in NYC. She’s a special gal, y’all, and you all should let her know how beautiful she is! I don’t know where I’d be without here!
So, without further ado, let’s get to some pictures…
Holly won this pint glass from Long Ireland Beer Company at a meeting for the Long Island Beer and Malt Enthusiasts, and, why yes, that is Matthew Spitz from Moustache Brewing Co. lurking behind her… Spooky.
When one flies on a plane, one drinks Woodford Reserve… It’s just plane delicious! This is Holly’s go to drink when we’re 30,000 feet in the air.
This is from one of our first visits to Moustache Brewing Co., on July 4th, 2014, before we went to Chris and Caroline’s Wedding!
Our favorite neighborhood sushi restaurant, Happy Kitchen, has hot sake. In tiny cups. Who wouldn’t want to drink out of a tiny cup?
I’m so sorry for the flash on this picture. But HK looks super cute, and we’re at another neighborhood favorite, Unidentified Flying Chickens, a wonderful Korean Fried Chicken and Craft Beer Bar in gorgeous Jackson Heights.
If you’re in Midtown Manhattan for a show, and you’re in a rush, don’t go to Bareburger on Restaurant Row. If you’re not in a rush, go to Bareburger on Restaurant Row. Have a mimosa.
Holly loves drinking things out of tiny glassware (see: earlier picture of Holly drinking Sake at Happy Kitchen)… Anyway, here’s a full sized beer mug and a giant.
Sometimes, in the dead of winter, you take a date night to Il Bambino in Astoria, and enjoy paninis, crostinis, beer and wine, and bask in the glow of Holly Kay’s smile.
My stunning wife with a slightly less stunning nitro pour of Keith SW4 Pale Ale from Singlecut Beersmiths… Go to this brewery!!
Butterbeer! Frozen is far superior to non-frozen. Universal Studios, August 2015.
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA at Pony Bar in Hell’s Kitchen. This is one of Holly’s favorite beers.
Black and White, because we’re artsy. We began our New Year (’15-’16) at Astoria Bier and Cheese on Ditmars.
Black & Tan, Singlecut 19-33 Pilsner and Singlecut Heavy Boots of Lead Imperial Stout. Also, ;-).
Love, Love, Love (Love, Love)
Knee Deep Brewing Ole Molé Stout at Bondurants, NYC. Sweet chocolate with some dry and spicy pepper notes. Awesome!
Holly Kay rocking a Boat Beer by Carton Brewing Company in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. That hair!!!
Tommy’s Tap and Tavern, Sea Bright, NJ.
Bahr’s Landing, Highlands, NJ
Two Roads Brewing, Stamford, CT.
Fat 10-er #37 at New England Brewing Co., a delicious, floral saison from this hop-forward brewery.
Two Roads Brewing Co. was the most massive brewery we’ve ever seen. HK took home a growler of Espressway Stout and a sweet bandana.
Super cool VW Bus decked out in front of Two Roads! A fantastic way to begin Autumn 2016!
Share the love, y’all! Let Holly Kay know how beautiful she is! Happy Birthday Holly!