December 17, 2015 Rob Hendricks

Beerful Goodbyes

Last week was a dark week at the studio. We had to say goodbye to one of our key motivators, always ready to lend a hand at 3pm to push you through to the end of the day, and always there to get the party started. After a great seven-and-a-half month run, we had to say goodbye to our office kegerator on loan from Mean Max. Here’s a final goodbye and some of our fondest memories of the kegerator:

May 29th: Matt and Dave from Mean Max stroll in unannounced on a quiet Friday with a kegerator, two pony kegs and a nice set of tulip glasses.

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It didn’t take long for the shock to wear off and for us to work collectively to make good use of the new appliance.

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Matt:

Favorite memory: I had a blast standing around with 2/3 of the office watching it be installed. It was totally a “how many designers does it take to screw in a tap handle” sort of thing.

Favorite beer poured: Das Mean Max

Best part of it being in the office: I easily saved $100 by having a kegerator in the office. That being said, I just as easily lost 3-5 evenings’ worth of memories.

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John:

Favorite memory: Every moment we had with the kegerator was awesome; but my favorites would be the times we poured a round of pints to reward a long week or a new client.

Favorite beer poured: Hmmm. This could get me in trouble. I plead the fifth!

Best part of it being in the office: The kegerator had a way of pulling everyone together to bond and decompress. Some offices have water coolers. We had a kegerator. And I’m going to miss the hell out of it.

Sean:

Favorite beer poured: The very first one!

Kate:

Favorite memory: Having a “pool party” the night it was installed, even if I lost miserably at every game.

Favorite beer poured: Switchback.

Best part of it being in the office: Being able to celebrate completed projects/team wins as soon as they happen (and having beer in the room when I found out my favorite hockey player got traded).

November 13th: The guys from Druthers helped us out with an empty tap and brought along a pony keg to one of our morning meetings. Don’t worry, we waited until at least 2pm to dive in (I think).

 

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Only appropriate to slap on a Tramp designed Druthers tap handle and label.

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Will: 

Favorite memory: The kegerator and I could hang out for hours without ever getting bored. It was one of my closest friends and confidants. R.I.P.

Favorite beer poured: Choosing a favorite beer is like choosing a favorite child. I loved them all equally.

Best part of it being in the office: Telling everyone I know that we have a kegerator at work and making them jealous.

A touching tribute from Will:

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If you want to say hi, the kegerator has moved just a couple blocks away to Downtown Barber Co. We’re sure it would love if you stopped by.

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