Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sushi, Yoga, and Giant Jenga All at Mayday

If you are looking for something to do this summer, do not look any further! Mayday Brewery has plenty of entertaining options to choose from. On Cinco de Mayo Mayday hosted its first Sushi Class. The class sold out in no time and was phenomenal! Our instructor Kelly was lots of fun and very helpful in explaining the process. I had no idea how easy it actually is to make sushi, but now, the lucky person who gets a date with me will get to eat some amazing Sushi made at home. Kelly made the entire experience a blast. She explained the rice, the sauces, the meats, and was very detailed in explaining everything. We did have a High Maintenance table that kept all of us on our toes. These ladies were quick and if we had animal crackers from our tours they would have gotten their share, but Kelly took it in stride and we had a fun and educational Cinco de Mayo. Kelly will be leading another sushi class at Mayday on May 26, so be sure and get your tickets early. You will love it!

This week, I also participated in my first Yoga at Mayday class with Layce. I’m a power-lifter that just started training for my first trail half marathon and my body is feeling it. I’ve been pondering yoga for a while and finally had the opportunity to participate in this class. Shockingly, I was able to do most of the poses! Lacey makes this class very manageable for people of all skill levels, and you will find a nice sense of peace and becoming centered through it all. Not to mention, I finally wore yoga pants for yoga and got to enjoy a delicious beer (looking a hot, sweaty mess) with a fabulous group of women afterwards. Lacey has created something special. Not only are you getting some great exercise for your body, you are benefiting mentally as well, all in a great space where the Mayday beer is produced. The next yoga class will be May 14 at 1:00pm. Follow Yoga at Mayday on Facebook for class schedules. 

Giant Jenga has taken off now that the weather is nicer. Every day there is someone attempting to master this game and break the record for tallest tower. You can also hear the loud crash of the blocks quite often. No matter how many times it happens, I will always be a little startled. There are times when the Jenga has become the focus of the evening because it is that interesting. I’ve even heard of a few people trying to mathematically or scientifically find the best way to master the game. I’m thinking a Jenga tournament would be fun, what do you think?

There are so many other wonderful activities at Mayday. Tours every Saturday at 3, 4, and 5, live music on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2-4-1 on Wednesdays and small batches on Thursdays (and sometimes live music Thursdays as well). So come check them out and follow the on Facebook and Instagram. Also, keep following this blog. Share it with your friends and family. You may even get to be in the story, or if you have ideas for blog topics, don’t be shy, let me know. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May Day May 1, It was a JAMbalaya!!

Wow!! The May Day JAMbalaya was incredible!! There could not have been a more perfect event. This day truly exposed the Mayday Family environment I’ve been trying to express over the last few months. There were so many patrons and first time guests at this event. I spent most of the day just people watching and soaking in the experience. Everywhere I looked were signs of people coming together from the community as a family. You could really see how proud everyone was to have Mayday and be a part of something so special. When the first batch of crawfish came out everyone was so excited. There were people crowding around to take pictures and video the moment. Tony from My Roots put on a beautiful performance of “plating the food.” People gathered at the table watching him spread the crawfish, and then add the lemons, potatoes, corn and seasoning was really fun. Oh yes, good times!!

What goes better with good food than good beer and good music?! Mayday also released their new beer Going CoMango.  It’s a delicious Mango Shandy that is perfect for the upcoming hot summer days. In addition to the success of the new beer, they also had a great turnout for the open mic jam. Several local musicians came out to showcase their wonderful talents. It was truly a jam session also. So many of the musicians would play their sets, and then join in with other sets. They were treating it just like a jam session and rocking out some phenomenal music together.  That’s what you do at family gatherings, right? Meet up on Sunday afternoons, cookout, and catch up, show of your talents and introduce the new people in your life.

There were several new people being introduced to Mayday this Sunday. Ozzy did a couple tours and the second tour was almost entirely people visiting the brewery for the first time. Alice brought Meaghan, all the way from Massachusetts.  The girls were a riot. Alice was quick with the zingers like, “Auger…I barely know her!” and “No money for your package?! Sorry about your luck.”  There were many more but I couldn’t keep up with them all. The zingers must have made her hungry because she ate half the bowl of animal crackers on this tour. This day was full of happy faces from all ages and for all reasons.  Keep a lookout on the website and Facebook page for updates of other fabulous events at Mayday. They will most definitely be worth the trip. Ozzy and Mayday love the people so come out and show how much you love them!!