Once it Hits Your Lips!

It tastes so good! Once it hits your lips!

Beer Fest was a success!


But let’s back up a bit first!

Pre-Beer Fest BBQ

Around noon, our friends began arriving at our apartment for a pre-Beer Fest BBQ.

Say Cheese!


We had lots of yummy eats on hand, and I definitely enjoyed my fair share of the goods.

The Spread

We also had food on other tables and in the fridge, too. There was plenty  to go around!

After drinking and nibbling on snacks for a bit, the guys headed out to grill and I got to work pullin’ the chicken we had cooking in the crock pot.

I made myself a BBQ pulled chicken sandwich which I enjoyed with several fresh veggie skewers and a double chocolate chip cookie.

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Cookie Monster

I also had an Oreo ball and several helpings of tortilla chips with chili dip and Ryan’s guacamole which went undocumented.

Eventually it was time to head out!

We arrived early, but a long line was already forming.

Ready for Beer!

Fortunately once the line got moving, we made it thought the line fairly quickly and had a cold beer in our hands in no time.

My friend Laurel and I were both intrigued by a wheel you could spin to win a prize and had a go right away!

Our “surprize bags” prize packs weren’t as awesome as we’d hoped, but I did get a granola bar!

Granola Bar!

I’ll be honest, I ate about half before abandoning the bar for the good stuff (like beer and greasy festival grub).

Lovin' the Shepherd's Pie

My friend Pete and I enjoyed the shepherd’s pie quite a bit.

Pete + Merri

Me + Ryan

Me + Ryan + Mouse Pad

After sampling quite a few brews, I decided that my favorites were pretty darn feminine.

Call me the girliest beer-drinker ever, but my favorite drinks of the festival were the blueberry beer and the Mike’s Crantini malt cocktail.

What can I say? I like things sweet!

Headed Home

We headed home from Beer Fest and upon our arrival I hit up the kitchen for some of the remaining goodies… namely, avocado salsa dip.


This dip is my favorite. It tastes so fresh and delicious and it’s healthy to boot!

To make the dip, you simply chop up two avocados and stir in a half of a jar of salsa. The combination is fantastic and the avocado chunks are definitely the best part.

I am now chillin’ on the couch while Ryan flips back and forth between Man v. Food (My fav!) and Star Wars (Which I’ve never seen. :/ ).

One of our friends told us that Sadie looks like Jar Jar Binks from Star Wars.

See a resemblance?

Jar Jar Binks


I’m not gonna lie, I kinda do… 😉

Well, I’m off!

I hope you’re all enjoying the weekend!

Pre Beer Fest Fuel

When you know you’re going to be knockin’ back beer (after beer, after beer), it’s wise to fill up with a hearty breakfast!

Breakfast of Champions

This morning Ryan and I woke up early (Why can’t we sleep past 7 a.m!?), and headed to the gym. We parted ways and I headed to the cardio room for 20 minutes of light cardio before BodyPump, while Ryan hit the weight room.

BodyPump was great, as always. I’m so glad they offer an early-morning Saturday BodyPump class. So many of my gym’s weekend classes occur during the late morning on the weekend and I like checking my workout off my to-do list first thing.

When we came home our tummies were growlin’ and I hit the kitchen to make us a hearty breakfast.

Today’s menu:

  • Eggs
  • Whole wheat toast
  • Canadian bacon
  • Chobani strawberry Greek yogurt

Strawberry Greek Yog

Eggs with Salt 'n' Peppa

Dippy eggs are one of the most satisfying breakfasts.

When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip

My pre-gym fuel may or may not have been a small Funfetti cookie. 😉

I’m off to shower before getting some last-minute things in order before our BBQ and BEERFEST!

Catcha lata!