Off Topic Thursday: Brewery Desk

25 Jan

Hello, everyone!

I decided to start a new feature in 2018. On the last Thursday of each month, I’m going to go off topic. I won’t talk about books or reading or writing or libraries. Instead, I’m going to talk about something else I’m doing. Not going far for inspiration, I want to start with the desk I sit at when I write 90% of these lovely blog posts, my Brewery Desk.

I’ve made exploring breweries something my husband and I can enjoy together. He’s a big beer fan and I enjoy it enough to always find something I’ll like. I started with the front of this desk (second picture) after we went on a beer-focused vacation to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Many of the stickers in that picture are from that vacation. I’d been using this desk for a few years and knew it was old. My mom had given it to me when I moved out and I called her to ask how emotionally attached she was to it and tell her my plan. She informed me she’d gotten it from her best friend in high school who found it in an apartment he was renting. I think her exact words were, “Chuck would be proud to know you were putting it to good use.” Thus, the brewery desk was born.

After I filled up the front, I started piling stickers on top. I started to the right, where my computer doesn’t sit. I’m slowly creeping left and I’ll have to find a way to keep my computer from heating up the stickers too much. My dad has promised to help me put some kind of protective seal on the wood but that hasn’t come to fruition yet.

The third picture is the underside of my desk. These are stickers that are either beer-specific (instead of for a brewery), are duplicates from a brewery represented on top, are for places I didn’t visit personally but got stickers for from friends, or are not breweries. In other words, it’s my catch-all.

I’m excited to keep traveling and exploring new breweries. Each one seems to have a different feel and I love seeing all the fun things brewers are doing with their beers. If I’m coming your way, please let me know of some good breweries along with the great bookstore recommendations.

Until next time, write on.

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5 Responses to “Off Topic Thursday: Brewery Desk”

  1. Whimsically Meghan January 25, 2018 at 11:27 AM #

    That is such a cool idea! 😀


    • Sam January 25, 2018 at 1:14 PM #

      Thanks! It’s one of the more creative things I’ve done, haha.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Whimsically Meghan January 25, 2018 at 3:01 PM #

        You’re welcome! It’s such a unique idea, I love seeing things like this!


  2. siderealday January 25, 2018 at 4:25 PM #

    Ooh, interesting! Have you tried Craft Breww City? I’ve been interested in going but the online reviews are mixed enough that I want to talk to someone who’s actually been.
    (Although I’m not sure if they’re actually a brewery or just serve local brews?)


    • Sam January 25, 2018 at 5:04 PM #

      I’ve been! They do not brew there, just serve craft beers from all over the world. It’s a bit pricey but fun for a night out. Let me know what you think!


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