GLBC holiday tour

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

my holiday party this year was nothing like last years, but it was still just as fun.

basically my team took a group field trip to great lakes brewing company to get a tour of the facility and see how they make their amazing brews.

we learned lots of interesting facts, like did you know they use
600 pounds of honey when making one batch (75 kegs) of christmas ale? crazy.


this like cooks the beer or something - i forget exactly.


this is the tube that all the beer get filtered through, it's pretty sweet to see.


kegs were everywhere!


some of my coworkers with a giant bottle of beer


oh look - it opens! coolest cooler EVER.

after the tour we all settled in at the GLBC cellar for food, drinks and the thundee awards! just like the dundee awards a la the office but with my company's twist.

i was presented with the thundee award for the biggest social internet butterfly - perfect award for me huh?


some of the group with their thundee awards.

it was a great party, fun was had by all. and i have now realized that dancing on a table should be mandatory at all holiday parties.


[don't forget, you have until midnight tonight to leave your comment and get entered into my holiday giveaway!]

25 comments:

  1. I did not know that about the honey, but it reminds me of when we went to Cheddar in England and saw how much salt they put in the cheese. Shocking.

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  2. I worked at the Carolina Brewery when I was in college at Chapel Hill. It was a BLAST- good people work around beer!

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  3. Christmas parties...Ohhhhh Christmas parties...

    Moments will be forgotten that should always be remembered. Moments that should be forgotten will be scarred into my brain...

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  4. Cool. I just did a tour of Victory Beer in Downingtown a few weeks ago. Not that big of a deal as I go there pretty often.

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  5. That's the second biggest beer bottle I've seen today.

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  6. That's crazy about the honey! I would have never guessed. And the Thundees? Those are like the Dundees, right? Loves it!

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  7. the thundees sound awesome, i can only imagine what would be given out at my job, haha.

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  8. Thundee's!! I think that Office episode was one of my all time favorite.

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  9. That's an awesome work party! And, such a good fit for the award.

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  10. That is quite possibly the best company holiday event I have ever heard of!

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  11. Looks like an awesome party! envious. My office party is punch and some gross holiday cookies.

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  12. you should have gotten... wait for it...

    sluttiest monkey!

    Please request that award next year.

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  13. thundee awards - brilliant!

    And I'm totally jealous of your tour. Mmmmm, Christmas Ale...

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  14. So that's why beer has so many freaking calories. It's all that honey!!!

    My new goal in life is to earn a thundee award. I think I have a long way to go.

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  15. you went to a brewery for a work party. You suck!

    Awesome you won an award! How fun!!!

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  16. I want one of those for my house!!!!

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  17. I love Christmas Ale.

    That is all.

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  18. Honey in beer? I had no idea. No wonder I like it so much!

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  19. Thundee awards?!?!? Ha ha ha ha. Love it.

    (Does that mean your office has a Dwight Schrute?)

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  20. i want to work where you work. live where you live, and hangout with you constantly.
    you're fun.
    and i swear i didn't mean that to sound as stalker-esque as it came out.

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  21. Aw, how classy your party was! Our (mandatory) party had plenty of booze but some of it was hanging out in a Hefty bag filled with ice. Nice....

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  22. i want a thundee!! ..uh, and a beer please kthx.

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  23. apparently i need to watch the office. cause this whole dundee/thundee thing sounds like the best ever.

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  24. I've always wanted to go to a brewery tour. But I fear I would get ridiculously wasted.

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