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    Brewer's Lantern Blog — #BLWeekend

    Top Reasons Writing is Good for your Mind, Body, & Spirit

    Top Reasons Writing is Good for your Mind, Body, & Spirit

    Photo Credit: @kylefinndempsey

    April's great grandfather, Arthur, wrote a long story after drinking one night and it was discovered YEARS later in his basement. It was a known fact that he liked to write, but 90% of what he wrote was kept in his journal for his eyes only! After reading this – we wonder what else he could’ve written about!

     

    3 Reasons Why Writing is Good for your MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT

    Writing for your Mind, Body, and Spirit | Brewer's Lantern

    1. Writing helps you communicate with others better. The better you are with writing, the better you can communicate with people. In return, this will let you have better relationships with others!

    2. Writing can improve your immune system. Identifying any negative emotions and writing about them can decrease your stress levels tremendously. By jotting things down, you can analyze what’s wrong and figure out how to make the correct changes!

    3. Writing can also help you deal with upsetting or difficult experiences or situations. Just a few lines a day will keep anxiety away. Get your thoughts down on paper and see how your much your mood improves!

    Below are some places that my family, friends, or I have visited that are perfect places to escape reality and get some thoughts down on paper.

     

    5 Places to Get Away and FREE your Mind

    5 Places to Get Away | Brewer's Lantern

    1. Dry Tortugas, Florida (Best time to travel there: September)

    Because it is 70 miles off the coast, you MUST take a boat or seaplane to get to the Dry Tortugas. They have a National Park that is known for amazing bird watching. I don’t know about you, but sitting outside, listening to the bird chirp makes me feel very comforted.

    2. Carova Beach, North Carolina (Best time to travel there: March-May)

    Carova Beach is located at the very top of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. There are no hotels or stores, just a lot of beautiful vacation homes. This takes away a lot of the distractions and lets you become one with yourself and feelings.

    3. Stowe, Vermont  (Best time to travel there: September – February)

    There are a lot of places to adventure to and write in Stowe, Vermont. You like hiking mountains? They’ve got those. What about sitting by the river and listening to the water? Check! There are tons of places to ride your bike and smell the fresh air. Find your perfect spot to become besties with your journal.

    4. Lodge on Little St. Simons Island, Georgia (Best time to travel there: June – August)

    The Lodge is a very private resort on a very private island. It is an all-inclusive resort that has a lot to offer. You can kayak, ride bikes on the beach, go fishing, or sit on the screened in front porch and listen to the cricket chirp.

    5. Sebago Lake, Maine (Best time to travel there: June – August)

    Sebago Lake is a massive body of water. So big that people say it feels like a hidden ocean.  The locals there refer to it as THE lake. Sebago offers other activities to participate in. If you are the golfing type, visit Naples Golf and Country Club. There’s nothing like an open driving range or quick 9 to ease your mind!

    **COMMENT BELOW YOUR FAVORITE GET-AWAY LOCATION!**

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    Best Places to Watch the Sunrise & Sunset This Summer

    Best Places to Watch the Sunrise & Sunset This Summer

    Best Places to Watch the Sunrise & Sunset This Summer

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    PHOTO CREDIT: SUNRISE.MAPLOGS.COM

    I've had an ongoing "Things That Make Me Happy" list, that I've compiled throughout my teenage-current years. My Top 2 have ALWAYS been, Watching the Sunrise and Watching the Sunset. 

    Below is a List of my Top 5's for Both! Some of these Places I've actually traveled to, but some are still on my Bucket List! I've also added a link to all of these for ya!

    ***Comment below if you've got some of your own Favorite Vacation Spots to Watch the Sunrise and Sunset so I can Add them to My List!!**

    SUNRISE

    1. Grand Canyon, ARIZONA (Summer Sunrise 5:13am)

    2. Cadillac Mountain, MAINE (Summer Sunrise 4:52am)

    3. Yosemite Valley, CALIFORNIA (Summer Sunrise 5:38am)

    4. Hatteras, NORTH CAROLINA (Summer Sunrise 5:49am)

    5. Washington, DC (Summer Sunrise 5:45am)

    SUNSET

    1. The Florida Keys (Summer Sunset 8:10pm)

    2. Laguna Beach, CALIFORNIA (Summer Sunset 7:55pm)

    3. Anywhere is ALASKA (Summer Sunset 11:15pm)

    4. Dauphin Island, ALABAMA (Summer Sunset 7:48pm)

    5. Panama City, FLORIDA (Summer Sunset 7:39pm)

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    Top Takeaways From Dave Matthews Band in Atlanta

    Top Takeaways From Dave Matthews Band in Atlanta

    1. Live Debut of "That Girl Is You" 

    At Saturday night's Dave Matthews Band show in Atlanta he opened the show by debuting the new single, "That Girl Is You." This single will be on the band's upcoming album "Come Tomorrow," which is set to be released June 8th. This song is considered one of my favorites now. This song literally will give you chill bumps from the vocal power Dave Matthews brings on this track. 

    Dave Matthews Tour 2018 | Brewer's Lantern

    Check out the live debut from Saturday's show with the link below!

    https://youtu.be/LJGPsqrPKCo

    2. Adding To My Collection

    One of my favorite things about a Dave Matthews Band concert is every time I go, I get to add another concert poster to my collection. At every show, there is a different poster and only about 900 get printed so you have to get your poster first thing or they will sell out. This year was my seventh DMB show and my fifth concert poster to get, while I was leaving the venue this year, a couple asked me if I'd sell them my poster for $300 (which I politely declined). One of the shows I went to, I forgot to buy a poster... worst mistake. It was my first Dave show on July 4th, 2014 in Chicago, IL. That poster is going for almost $1,000 online right now... The original price of each poster is $50 usually.                                                                                    

    My Collection

    Dave Matthews Tour 2015 | Brewer's Lantern

    Atlanta, GA 2015

    Dave Matthews Tour 2015 | Brewer's Lantern

    Tuscaloosa, AL 2015

    Dave Matthews Tour 2016 | Brewer's Lantern

    Chula Vista, CA 2016

    Dave Matthews Tour 2017 | Brewer's Lantern

     Atlanta,GA 2017 

    Dave Matthews Tour 2018 | Brewer's Lantern

    This years poster Atlanta, GA 2018

    3. Jimmy Herring 

    Dave Matthews Band is a band that is known for their live performances. Often during these performances, the band has a guest come play a few song with them. At Saturday's show, Jimmy Herring (the lead guitarist for Widespread Panic) was the special guest. Jimmy Herring is worshiped for his electrifying guitar solos in the jam band community. He joined the Dave Matthews Band for two songs "Satellite" and "#41" where he had two solos that made the crowd go absolutely insane! 

    Dave Matthews Tour 2018 | Brewer's Lantern

    Check out Jimmy's solo in "Satellite" with the link below! 

    (solo starts at minute 3:20) 

    https://youtu.be/f-zwRjk1gjE

    4. It's Concert Season!

    Summer is my favorite time of the year, and the reason why is because summer is concert season. Personally my favorite way to see a concert is by getting lawn seats at an amphitheater. If you've never sat in lawn seats I highly recommend it because you'll meet the best kind of people and some of the biggest fans out in the lawn. I have four more concerts I am planning on attending this summer. Next will be Dead & Company in Atlanta GA, then Tedeschi Trucks Band in Tuscaloosa AL, and then back to Atlanta for Dispatch, and then to wrap up the summer Widespread Panic in St. Augustine, FL! No matter what genre you love, go to concerts! They are such a good time, you'll meet incredible people, and they make for a great activity this summer! 

    #PeaceLoveMusic 

    Dave Matthews Band Setlist from 05/26/18 in Atlanta, GA

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    PRINTER'S ALE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

    PRINTER'S ALE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

    Printer's Ale | Brewer's Lantern

    Printer's Ale | Brewer's Lantern

    BELOW IS THE BEER MENU FROM LAST SATURDAY'S ANNIVERSARY:

    Printer's Ale | Brewer's Lantern

    BEER REVIEWS:

    1PM - HAZY EASEL
    (HAZY SESSION IPA 4.0%)
    THIS IS A LIGHTER IPA. YOU CAN
    GET AWAY WITH DRINKING MORE
    THAN ONE.
    ORANGE-Y AFTER TASTE

     

    2PM - COMMUNITY ESB
    (ESB 5.5%)
    SMELLS STRONG AND SPICY.
    FRUITY BUT ALSO BITTER FLAVOR.
    ONE OF THE FIRST BEERS BY PRINTER'S.

     

    3PM - THE PARTY
    (CENTENNIAL DOUBLE IPA 8.3%)
    MIGHTY STRONG BEER - WATCH OUT
    WHEN DRINKING MORE THAN ONE!!
    VERY BITTER, BUT YUMMY CARAMEL TASTE

     

    4PM - PRINTER'S ROTWEIZEN (RED WHEAT)
    (ROTWEIZEN 5.0%)
    NOT TO BE CONFUSED
    WITH ROTTWEILER...LOL

    LITERALLY TASTE LIKE A BANANA

     

    5PM - HELVETICA STANDARD
    (RYE PORTER 5.0%)
    DARK BEER - WITH A SPICY KICK
    GOOD BEER TO DRINK AS YOUR LAST
    ONE OF THE DAY/NIGHT

     

    6PM - INTAGLIO
    (CYAN W/ GINGER & GREEN TEA 7.0%)
    THIS IS THEIR CLASSIC CYAN IPA WITH GINGER
    AND GREEN TEA ADDED MAKES FOR
    A SMOOTH AND SPICY AFTER TASTE!

     

    Printer's Ale | Brewer's Lantern

     

    TOP TAKEAWAYS FROM 420 FEST

    TOP TAKEAWAYS FROM 420 FEST

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    1. Food Village 

    420 Fest | Brewer's Lantern

    There was an abundance of delicious food trucks offered in the Food Village at 420 Fest, the one we couldn't get enough of was the Mac the Cheese Truck from Atlanta, GA.

    Pictured: BBQ Mac n Cheese and Buffalo Chicken Mac n Cheese 

    2. The Beer 

    420 Fest | Brewer's Lantern

    For the festival Sweetwater Brewing Company released their new Tropical Lover Berliner Weiss, which is a mango, passion fruit, and guava flavored beer with a refreshingly tart finish. This beer has a low ABV of 4.5% which will make it great for hot summer days! 

    3. Brandon "Taz" Niederauer

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    Brandon "Taz" Niederauer was Sweetwater 420 Fest's Artist at Large this year. First off this kid is only 14 years old and has played on the same stage as so many legendary artists such as Gregg Allman, Stevie Nicks, Warren Haynes, and many more. This week alone he performed with headliners String Cheese Incident, Tedeschi Trucks Band (pictured above), and Umphrey's McGee. The highlight of his performance this weekend was when he played an incredible guitar solo during Greensky Bluegrass's cover of Midnight Rider by the Allman Brothers Band

    4. The Atmosphere 

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    The crowd and atmosphere that was in Centennial Olympic Park this weekend for the festival was like nothing I've ever experienced before. This music festival brought out the best in everyone because there was not one time that I saw people disgruntled or causing a negative scene. It was good music, good beer, good people, and good vibes all weekend long. Can not wait for next year!  

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