Wednesday, June 18, 2008

On your knees

Waldo Crawldo is this Saturday. It is in Waldo (duh), and includes all of the Waldo bars - 75th Street Brewery, Lew's, Kennedy's, Bobby Bakers, Tanner's, Waldo Pizza, & the Waldo Bar. It starts at 6 pm and goes on as long as you can remain standing. Tickets are on sale now at any of these locations for $5, and will go up to $10 on the day of the event. The bars will have drink specials all crawl-long, and there will be many chances to enter to win gift cards, limo services, spa days, pub crawls for friends, etc.

If you haven't been back to Kennedy's since the fire, now would be a good time to go! It'll be fun, there will be lots of your friends there, and no shortage of taxis to get you home. Or someone else's home. Whatever.

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Right in my own backyard

What kind of a midwestern beer blogger would I be not to weigh in on this news? I know everyone heard about it already, and everyone has an opinion, from Bull @ the KC Beer Blog, to George Parker over at AdScam

I think big, old, American business institutions, including our friends in STL, have probably created some sort of giant corporate hairball over the years, and I am not above believing they should probably get some sort of a "correction" like this. I am not touching the topics of Unions, American pride, US owned companies, etc. Not with a 10 foot pole. I think anyone trying too hard to fight for US only production of anything is fighting a losing battle. We're global consumers already people. ANYway.

I know no one in STL would like for their big brewer, the supporter of 90% of all their professional sports, the fun cash cow, to be taken over in a hostile bid by a foreign company. So for their local economy, and the feeling of ownership over a monster that holds 48.5% of the national beer sales, I know it is not a fun prospect for them. Did you know that Auggie Busch managed to take home $12.2 million dollars in 2007? Yeah. Article doesn't mention the helicopter...

I think Modelo has to have a very vested interest in all of this, knowing that AB owns a significant share of their company now. What does that mean for Modelo if InBev is successful? Would Modelo really just sit back to see what happens? Would a merger with AB be beneficial for them, or more for AB? No idea. But it is all interesting. If you're more educated on all of this than I am, please, share your thoughts.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

In this long, long leap of faith

Friday is my last day as a full time member of the VML media team. Monday marks my first official day as a full time member of Dept Zero, the alternative marketing company my husband Paul & I own. The company is five years old, and does some of the most exciting kind of experiential, street level, real world marketing. To say I am excited is an understatement. This level of commitment is something I have only had the stomach for when I got married. I don't even have any tattoos b/c I can't commit to an image forever. But I am 100% confident to now be a Zero for life.

I plan to be at the Saucer tomorrow afternoon. Hit me up via Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace or this blog if you can come on by.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

I love the smell of unleaded in the morning

Boo-hoo, I feel whiny. There are storms a-brewin' in KC again. I could go a whole week without rain/thunder/lightening/hail/tornado news. Really I could. Hail hit my new car, lightening took out my air conditioner at home, and if I don't get a chance to mow the yard soon, the neighborhood might post my picture up at the post office as a criminal. Kind of related, this is what 1.5 million gallons of burning unleaded fuel looks like, as taken from the downtown airport. Neat, huh? Burned for over 24 hours. I was impressed.
I have many things to look forward to, the most immediate is that I will be headed to the Saucer tomorrow afternoon. I heard they have wifi (thanks Bull) and I still have lots of work to do. But work with a fabulous beer selection isn't too shabby. Happy (almost-my-last) Summer Friday.