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Happy Holidays

Wishing you a successful 2015 with much growth and continued innovation.

In the spirit of the holiday season, we have donated to the Cancer Research Institute and the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation. For more information and to join us in supporting their mission, please visit: www.cancerresearch.org and www.emmanuelcancer.org

Every day is thanks giving day

Thanksgiving is a welcome reminder to reflect on the positives, the abundances in our lives. At BrewLife, we’re giving thanks for bountiful clients, an epic harvest of good work and a most productive year.

We asked our work family across W2O Group what we’re thankful for this year. Check out the sincere and inspiring responses here.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

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Halloween at BrewLife

To wear a costume, or our World Series-winning Giants’ gear for the parade? That, is the question.

Happy
Halloween, from BOOlife!

Labor Day

Summer, for the majority, is the most sought after time of year yet it always seems to pass by in the blink of an eye. While many are saying goodbye to their mini hiatus or finally getting around to tagging friends in photos from last month’s vacation, we at BrewLife are saying goodbye to the second quarter and hello to the third.

So this weekend, whether you’re headed across the country or staying home, take in that last feeling of summer and celebrate your hard work with one of our recommendations below!

Labor DayHost a potluck barbeque. Any holiday is an excuse to eat and Labor Day is traditionally known for barbeque. Show some extra love to the grill one last time by providing the meat, invite friends to bring a side dish or dessert, throw on some music and bid summertime ado.

Do some Autumn shopping. Between barbeques, make time for some sales. By the time Labor Day rolls around, many retailers need to clear their shelves which motivates them to offer mind-blowing discounts. Discounts vary but we’re positive you’ll be pleased with the awesome steals.

Organize a home improvement project. Whether you are a homeowner or not, no holiday provides a better excuse to switch up the color scheme than Labor Day. Signaling the change from one season to another, cool things down by introducing earth tones or a neutral palette.

Take in a Baseball Game. While tickets may be marked up due to demand and timing, nothing is more relaxing and enjoyable than taking in America’s favorite pastime. If you’re in the Bay Area this weekend, plan a trip to AT&T Park to see the SF Giants take on the Milwaukee Brewers in a three-game series.

  • Friday, August 29 vs. Brewers at 7:15pm PT
  • Saturday, August 30 vs. Brewers at 6:05 pm PT (Free Giants Orange & Block top hat to first 20,000 fans)
  • Sunday, August 31 vs. Brewers at 1:05 pm PT (Star Wars Day – Free R2D2 Beanie to first 20,000 fans)

Labor Day AgendaAs children prepare to go back to school and vacation planning kicks into gear for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, try to relax before the reminder of gridlock traffic, giddy students and new client initiatives consumes your brain. From our family to yours, Happy Labor Day!

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God Bless BrewLife, place where I’m employed
Brag about it, we’re highly touted
Creative freedom, we do enjoy

Those may not be the lyrics you were expecting, but it surely sums up how we Brewers feel! As an independent brand communications agency, we appreciate the effort our forefathers put into fighting for freedom. Sometimes there’s blood, sweat and tears but in the end it’s all worthwhile.

As we think about what it means to be independent, to be free, we think about and appreciate the level of trust our clients instill in our capabilities. Whether you were born in America or transplanted as a result of life’s course, join us in celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4,1776.

A weekend of picnics, concerts, fireworks and fun, we’ve compiled a few of the Bay Area’s hottest Fourth of July spectaculars worth experiencing:

Fourth of July at the Berkeley Marina. Food, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides, Noon-9:30 p.m.; Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. University Avenue. Free admission.

San Francisco Fourth of July Waterfront Celebration. Music and fireworks display over San Francisco Bay. Noon-11:00 p.m.; Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Pier 39, Beach Street and the Embarcadero. Free admission.

Morgan Hill Independence Day. The July 4th free event begins at 7:45 a.m. with five-kilometer walk/run at P.A. Walsh School followed by a parade. There will be a car show immediately following the parade. Entertainment and fireworks viewing at Morgan Hill Community Park. Music begins at 6 p.m., fireworks display after sunset.

We don’t want you showing up to the party empty-handed so we’ve taken the liberty of providing some go-to recipes for your culinary pleasure.

No-Bake Strawberry Blueberry Cloud Cake (takes less than 10 minutes)

july2Ingredients:

  • Twinkies
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chopped Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberry Glaze

Directions:

  • Line your desired serving dish with Twinkies
  • Evenly distribute the strawberry glaze over Twinkies
  • Generously sprinkle chopped strawberries over the glaze
  • Top with whipped cream
  • Decorate top of cake as a flag with blueberries and additional chopped strawberries

Thanks to PinkWhen for the recipe!

July 4th Layered Drinks (Recipe is non-alcoholic, kid friendly)

july3Ingredients:

  • Red CranApple juice
  • White Sobe Pina Colada flavored drink
  • Blue G2 Gatorade
  • Ice

Directions:

  • Fill glass 1/3 of the way full with CranApple juice
  • Fill to the top with ice
  • Slowly pour the remaining drinks directly on top of a piece of ice

*Note: You MUST pour SLOWLY, DIRECTLY over ice*

We can thank In Katrina’s Kitchen for this delicious quencher.

From our family to yours, we wish you a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July!

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Located in sunny San Francisco, BrewLife cares as much about our surrounding work environment as we do our clients. Though a young sapling of the W2O Group, we’ve seen exponential growth, on par with that of our neighboring Muir Woods.

Not long ago we made a truce with our plaza front trees, “We’ll significantly reduce our paper waste in exchange for shade and calm should we venture outside the office!” So far the relationships’ been great and now we’re proclaiming our love in honor of Arbor Day.

Arbor Day is generally celebrated on the last Friday in April, though this varies greatly by geography and is a holiday in which people are encouraged to plant and care for trees. In 1872, to commemorate the first Arbor Day in the U.S., more than one million trees were planted in Nebraska City, NE. Though times have changed, traditions have not:

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Then: First Arbor Day at the Odebolt school in 1887. (Photo: Odebolt Centennial book.)
Now: Memphis city leaders plant a tree at a local dog park. (Photo: The Commercial Appeal)

San Francisco Trees

  • 100,000 trees live on the streets of San Francisco. The City only maintains 40,000 of them, leaving more than half to the care of residents—like you and I.
  • Since San Francisco enjoys an almost year-round growing season, it’s just about open season on what can be grown here in terms of fruit trees. Unfortunately invasive species also like the temperate climate and grow virus-like in spite of arborists’ best efforts to get rid of them: Blue gum eucalyptus, Monterey pines, and Monterey cypress are three it’s best to avoid planting.
  • Down the road from San Francisco in Muir Woods National Park, aka Tree Paradise, a coastal redwood stands 254 feet—one of the tallest in the state.

The top seven most common trees in San Francisco are all non-native to the area:

Graphic thanks to Visually.
 

How can you get involved?

  • Gift Trees are a great gift for all ages and contribute to the world for generations to come!
  • Volunteer with Friends of the Urban Forest: Greening San Francisco! You can plant a tree, care for a tree, conduct outreach or donate to the cause.
  • Help Just One Tree reach their goal of planting 12,000 lemon trees in San Francisco. San Francisco would be the first American city to be self-sufficient in a Tree Crop, don’t let SF down!

Happy Tree, Happy Me! Help contribute to an economy and community we can all be proud of.

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May your cup be ever full, but especially on St. Patrick’s Day!

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Julia’s home-baked King’s Cake certainly brought the good times to BrewLife this rainy Fat Tuesday morning.

Happy Mardi Gras to y’all!

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