Weekend Roundup 5/19

by: Sara Bozich
May 19, 2016
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Oh heyyy!

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I’ve hardly seen my husband, so I’m going to try to convince him to hang out with me (perhaps trivia with the gang). Looks like I’ll be working Friday in Lancaster, then Saturday morning I’m stupidly doing the Vinewinder (fingers crossed this forecast changes) and will be taking over The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey’s social media for the day!

On Sunday, I’m hoping to swing by Tara Chickey’s Tincture Talk at Stash before “family dinner” with the crew to plan our Memorial Day camping trip!

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Brewser Adventure Race at ABC May 29

by: Jimi The Intern
May 18, 2016
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Mud, sweat and beers is the motto for Appalachian Brewing Company’s first-ever Brewser Adventure Race on Sunday, May 29.

The Brewser Adventure Race, which will be held at ABC’s Mechanicsburg location, takes inspiration after other popular obstacle races like Tough Mudder or the Spartan Races.

The race starts in ABC’s parking lot, then winds through obstacles throughout Silver Spring Quarry and ends right back at ABC to grab your brew. There will be around 10 obstacles, including a hill climb, rope traverse and — because it’s ABC — a keg drag thrown in there for good measure.

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Registration includes:

  • Race admittance
  • Two FREE beers after the race
  • FREE pasta buffet
  • Swag bag full of items from sponsors

Online registration closes Friday, May 27, but day-of registration will be available for all you procrastinators.

IF you are able to conquer the Brewser, you will receive a medal in the form of an Appalachian Brewing Company speed bottle opener.

BREWSER Adventure Race has a competition level for everything, including a team race and kids fun run. Be sure to register for the most comfortable competition for you! The most competitive races start early.

Schedule of races:

  • 9 a.m. – Registration
  • 10 a.m. – Kids Fun Adventure Run (1 mile, ages 7-13)
  • 11 a.m. – Hoppy Trails Adventure Runners — In it to win it!
  • 11:30 a.m. – Mt. Lager Adventure Race — I’m competitive
  • 12 p.m. – Jolly Scot Adventure Race — In shape, but for fun
  • 12:30 p.m. – Water Gap Wheat Adventure Race — Just for fun
  • 1 p.m. – Team Adventure Race — Must have 4 members

Preparation is key for this type of race. Make sure you have the right kind of shoes and apparel to complete the run safely.

If you have any race needs, the place to go will be Inside Track in Mechanicsburg or Harrisburg.

Categories: Craft Beer, Fitness, Running

The Beer Mile PLUS an Added Bonus

by: Kelly Leighton
May 18, 2016
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Oh, the beer mile.

I’ve written about the beer mile a few times, but I’ve stopped writing every time we do one, because what is there really to say? I drink an Omission Pale Ale (options are limited when you can’t have gluten), run a quarter-mile and then do it three more times. I have a knack for chugging, so I really enjoy the beer mile because it’s one of the few shorter race distances I don’t suck at. However, the morning after? Not so much. But I deal with that then.

This past Friday, we had yet another beer mile, but post-beer mile, we added another component. We finished with a Fireball relay.

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But, let’s start at the beginning. We began the evening, as we do, with a beer mile. After an endless amount of rain, we were fortunate to have a sunny and warm evening. The perfect weather for a beer mile.

It went pretty well for me, there were two guys ahead of me, and as much as I tried to catch them, I suddenly couldn’t. As I said to them, “I am a better drinker, but you’re a far better runner.” But it was good to have people in front of me to chase. I finished in 8:07, only three seconds off of my PR, so I was pleased. I’m hoping to someday run a sub-8 beer mile. I guess I better start training.

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Once everyone had finished their beer mile, we broke into three teams of four. A Fireball relay is pretty self-explanatory. Each team member drank a shot of Fireball, and then ran a quarter-mile, before tagging their next teammate to do the same. This was so much fun. Everyone was screaming for their teammates, and emotions ran high. I was the third leg, and try as I might, I just couldn’t catch the first team. We ended up in second place, squarely in the middle. Each team came under 6 minutes, which was pretty impressive. The beer mile is such a solo activity, it was awesome to team up and trash talk. Plus after four beers and one shot, everyone was feeling pretty awesome.

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This is definitely becoming a regular occurrence for us. I’d highly recommend adding a Fireball relay to your next beer mile. Sure, you probably shouldn’t drink anything else after consuming four beers and a shot of fireball in a short amount of time, but it was a total blast.

I’m ready for the next one.

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Rusted Root at Sawyer’s May 26

by: Jimi The Intern
May 17, 2016
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Pittsburgh-based fusion rock band Rusted Root will take the outdoor stage at Sawyer’s on Thursday, May 26.

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Michael Glabicki, Rusted Root’s frontman, said that playing in Harrisburg has always felt like they are playing in front of a hometown crowd that knows what they want from their music.

“Being from Pittsburgh and coming to Harrisburg on tour has always felt like we are still at home,” said Glabicki in a recent phone interview. “The last time we played this venue I remember the crowd being really into it.”

The band, who is best known for their early ’90s top 40 hit “Send Me On My Way,”  has been playing in Harrisburg at least once a year since its formation in 1993.

In the past, they have often played at The Abbey Bar, but the outdoor setting at Sawyer’s will be perfect for the band’s feel-good music — and that’s what the band wants people to experience.

CONCERT INFO:
Sawyer’s
7 p.m., Thursday May, 26
FREE

“Our concert experience is different with every show we play,” said Glabicki. “Our music creates a soulful, ritualistic experience that incorporates the audience’s energy to give everyone a different concert every night.”

Although their concerts do change on a nightly basis, Glabicki said that people can expect to hear their favorites plus a few new songs that will be on their upcoming studio album.

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The band has spanned more than two decades and have played with the likes of Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers and Jimmy Paige. Glabicki said the the best experience, however, was when they joined rock and roll icon Santana onstage.

“Santana really gave us some of the best experience we could ask for,” said Glabicki. “This one time he just left me on the stage to play a guitar solo alone. He trusted that me and the band could finish out the song without him there.”

Glabicki said that was one of the moments on tour he will always remember and that Santana was key to his personal success as a band leader. Rusted Root have released seven studio albums including their newest album, “The Movement,” which is a perfect representation of what the band has been playing for fans over the past 26 years.

The Movement was really a fan experience,” said Glabicki. “We brought in fans to the recording studio to record some background vocals and music. We also had fans come on stage at some concerts to make videos to use in our music videos.”

After playing in Harrisburg, Rusted Root will continue their tour around the country and internationally in places like Japan, Australia and around Europe. Glabicki said that playing in front of their fans every night is what keeps them going strong after 26 years.

Categories: Harrisburg, Music, Nightlife

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