Celebrating a milestone such as an anniversary (or, a BIRTH DAY, for that matter) brings with it a lot of emotions, many of them mixed, as is often the case with most things in life that are worth getting emotional over. Excitement, anticipation, feelings of pride and accomplishment, foreboding feelings of stress and uncertainty. Looking forward, looking back. Yin and Yang. Happiness and Sadness.
In true Tired Hands fashion, the brewery celebrated it’s sixth year of operation in the Philadelphia suburb of Ardmore at the beginning of the month. Following a Friday night kick-off event— a metal concert at Union Transfer featuring Cloakroom, Pissed Jeans, and Black Moth Super Rainbow, alongside a lot of killer Tired Hands and guest beers on tap at the venue— Tired Hands hosted a bevy of events at its Ardmore “campus” throughout the days on Saturday and Sunday.
It was all hands on-deck for the Tired Hands crew, hosting pop-events events going down at the multiple THBC locations, including at Dudley’s General Store, the Brew Café, and the Fermentaria. BIRTH DAY guests were “gooping” around Ardmore, hiking back and forth, all weekend long.
With special beers (St. SixSixSixer, a fruited anniversary IPA), special friends (artists Keith Shore and Mike Lawrence, amongst them), special food menus, the return of the Paraguesia Bar, a huge can release, and some quirky surprises, it was a quintessential celebration of all things Tired Hands. Happiness and Sadness, both at once. Not necessarily one or the other.
It was once again quite the affair, and I looked forward to another year of sharing mixed emotions.