Date: Sunday, June 6th, 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
The main activity for Sunday was a group trip out to the Brooklyn brewery. We were a bit behind schedule when we arrived around 12:30pm, about half an hour after the brewery opened. Fortunately for us the brewery is not nearly as popular a Sunday activity as I’m told it is a Saturday activity.
The first order of business upon entering the brewery is ordering beer tokens. They came at a fairly reasonable price of 6 for $20. The beer token idea is great because it simplifies the ordering process as much as is possible. 1 token = 1 beer. Also beer tokens just look cool.
The brewery has a pretty nice logo, and the beers are all great. I tried as many as I could, and I didn’t find one that didn’t taste delicious.
A lot of people that go out to the brewery from Manhattan spend the better part of the day there. The brewery even lets you order in food so you really can spend your entire day there if you want. We stayed right up until closing time at 6pm. To pass the time some groups starting building pyramids from their cups. Other tables of people even contributed their cups to the cause. I’m sure the brewery staff see this every day and are completely incapable of finding a pyramid made of cups impressive.
We even played some cards. Tracy was really focused.
Not all of the games we played were very well organized. They did however make for a picture I like.
The brewery even had some specialty beers. These were the only beers that cost more than one token to order. We tried to order a bottle, but they weren’t available for some reason. Maybe next time.
After we left the brewery the obvious next step was to track down the closest pizza place. We managed that part successfully, and as a reward Tom Hanks was more than happy to receive our trash.
Back in the city we came across one of these ESPN advertisements. It’s a great advertisement. It’d be even better if injury hadn’t ruled Ballack out of the tournament for Germany.