2015: Year in Review

by: Sara Bozich
January 5, 2016

Hello, 2016.

There are a lot of changes ahead for me this year. As of last month, I joined GK Visual’s staff as a part-time writer and producer. I’ve been working with these guys for years on a freelance basis, and I’m so honored to become an official member of the team — I even have office space in their new building.

And while you can continue to find great content right here, I will no longer be contributing to PennLive. Be on the lookout for more reviews and bar/restaurant/brewery news. If you’re not yet on the mailing list, be sure to sign-up!

All of that, plus my new workout routine — my Day in the Life will be shaping up quite differently than it has the past three years. It’s somewhat daunting, yet exciting.

But — before we get too far into 2016, let’s take a look at the past year.

too legit to quit

In 2015, we wrote 337 blog posts. The busiest day was just last month with my breaking news that a New ‘Escape Room” will open February in downtown Harrisburg.

You also loved our posts on ZerØday Brewing opening in Midtown, Meet the 33 Artists of Millworks, plus these oldie favorites: 5 Fun Board Games for Adults, Best Brunch in Harrisburg and How to Dress for BrewFests.

I hosted a Baker’s Dozen of events, including 11 Happy Hours and 2 Booze Cruises (see the bottom for the recaps).

Here are some of the year’s highlights:

brewed

Visited countless breweries, including a record 20+ in the month of January alone to begin taping for Brewed in the Burg.

underground west

Attended my first “underground” dinner — and wrote about it.

BOP Brandalynn Andy Enders

Attended the Brewers of PA’s annual social event and hobknobbed with great Pennsylvania brewers.

sara blogger grain

Grain + Verse opened.

Millworks

Millworks opened on my birthday.

zeroday

ZerØday opened.

hbgbeerweek abc27

We made Harrisburg Beer Week happen and raised $20,000 for Harrisburg River Rescue. Check out more photos here. The 2016 Harrisburg Beer Week will run April 22-30 — Join our mailing list now for updates as they happen!

Brewed Team

Together with GK Visual, we shot an entire feature-length documentary on our local craft beer community and released Brewed in the Burg.

vinewinder

Immediately following Beer Week, I stupidly ran a 4-Mile hilly run at The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey.

abc27 daybreak

Joined the #27Daybreak team a bunch of times to talk about area events.

Jamie shower

3 friends got married within a couple of months!

oskar blues

Took some fun beer trips, including Lancaster, Dewey Beach and Asheville, NC.

hops

Planted hops with the Troegs team at Sunny Brae Hops — then returned for harvesting!

HMAC BRUNCH

The Kitchen at HMAC opened.

beach

Went to the beach.

kayaking

Kayaked the Susquehanna with these fools (almost died).

Sara Tierney BBC

Road trip and BBC15 with T!

harrc after dark

Ran a 7K, got a trophy for placing third in my age group. Don’t ask out of how many.

tres bonne annee

Attended (almost) the full Trés Bonne Annèe.

hbg marathon

Joined the board for the Harrisburg Marathon and helped update and rejuvenate this classic race.

scotch dinner

Finally learned a little bit about Scotch Whisky.

fantasy football

*Almost* won my first-ever Fantasy Football League. (Dammit, Intern Jimi).

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Hung out with this crew a whole bunch.

work remotely

Actually took some time off leading up to today.

PLUS:

Shared recipes from Sara’s Kitchen for:

Hosted a bunch of great events:



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