National Drinking with Chickens Day

I did a thing.

In case you missed it, YES…I went and had a national day declared (it’s a thing, you can do it on the interwebs…I have a certificate and everything). So officially…and with much ridiculous fanfare…May 23rd is now National Drinking with Chickens Day (also, for the record it is World Turtle Day, National Lucky Penny Day, and National Taffy Day).

Because I’m just this sort of extra.

National DWC Day was such a whirlwind this year that I wanted to put out a blog post summing up all the boozy chicken fun in proper internet form.

Here’s the summary:

Chickens.

Booze.

Hashtags.

Giveaways.

Parties.

Not necessarily in that order.

Neon Chicken Sign in collaboration with britelitetribe.com & drinkingiwithchickens.com

We were so lucky to partner with some incredible companies to make National Drinking with Chickens Day extra special. Thank you to Brite Lite Tribe for generously giving away a neon chicken sign like the one pictured above to a lucky winner!

National Drinking with Chickens Day giveaway | drinkingwithchickens.com

We did a second giveaway, as well, where one lucky winner got all the DWC swag featured here (but not the chicken. Nope nope nope.).

Next year? Methinks a whole week’s worth of giveaways might just be in order.

And of course, we had to have an official National Drinking with Chickens Day celebration at DWC headquarters—for which we partnered with New Belgium to sample a fabulous collection of their products, including their newest collaborative product: Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza (GASP it’s a pink beer and I’m obsessed).

Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza at the official National Drinking with Chickens Day party | drinkingwithchickens.com

Our guests got to experience a variety of great New Belgium brews, such as Fat Tire, and Voodoo Ranger IPA, amongst others.

The Chicken Bar beer fridge was New Belgium heaven. No, the chicken did not get to sample the wares. She just got to stand there and stare pointlessly at a fridge full of beer.

The Chicken Bar beer fridge was New Belgium heaven. No, the chicken did not get to sample the wares. She just got to stand there and stare pointlessly at a fridge full of beer.

But the Mural (pronounced like the wall art) was the star of the day, and we even offered up a yummy Shandy cocktail to highlight the beer’s watermelon, lime, and hibiscus goodness.

Mural Shandy featuring Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza, fresh watermelon and lime juices, and hibiscus syrup | drinkingwithchickens.com
 

MURAL SHANDY

Makes 1 serving

  • 1 oz. hibiscus syrup (instructions below)

    • 1/2 cup water

    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

    • 2 hibiscus tea bags

  • 1 oz. fresh watermelon juice (instructions below)

    • 1 mounded cup fresh, cubed watermelon

  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice (just squeeze a damned lime, you don’t need instructions)

  • 1 12 oz. can of Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza

  • lime wedges for garnish

    To make the hibiscus syrup: in a small saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil, stirring until sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain into an airtight container and store in fridge for up to 2 weeks.

    To make the watermelon juice: place watermelon cubes in the blender and liquify. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into an airtight container and store in fridge for no more than a few days.

    To make the cocktail: in a glass filled with ice, add syrup, juices, then top with Mural and give everything a quick stir. Garnish and enjoy!


 
Photo courtesy of    Bit by a Fox.

Photo courtesy of Bit by a Fox.

Who’s this weirdo?

Who’s this weirdo?

Photo courtesy of    Carri Brown   .  Stink eye courtesy of Princess Vespa.

Photo courtesy of Carri Brown. Stink eye courtesy of Princess Vespa.

@DanMagro  THOROUGHLY enjoying a shandy and a shoulder chicken. Like this sweatshirt?  Buy it here .   Photo courtesy of    Dan Magro   .

@DanMagro THOROUGHLY enjoying a shandy and a shoulder chicken. Like this sweatshirt? Buy it here.

Photo courtesy of Dan Magro.

A shandy and some pointy chicken toes.  Photo courtesy of    The Sweetest Escapes   .

A shandy and some pointy chicken toes. Photo courtesy of The Sweetest Escapes.

Also, we played Drinking with Chickens Games…such as Rosé Pong (but you have to hold a chicken while you play), and Cornhole (but you have to hold a chicken while you play)…you get the idea.

Spork has definite thoughts about being part of Rosé Pong.  Photo courtesy of    Dine x Design   .

Spork has definite thoughts about being part of Rosé Pong. Photo courtesy of Dine x Design.

Regina Phalange just wants someone to hold her and tell her she’s pretty. During Rosé Pong.

Regina Phalange just wants someone to hold her and tell her she’s pretty. During Rosé Pong.

And, of course, I wanted to see how everyone else in social media land was celebrating, so I asked to be tagged in everyone’s images. And WOW. So many amazing, hilarious photos—some of you even threw parties and I just have to say: I AM OVERWHELMED and so thrilled. So I had to share just a few of my favorite tagged photos from the day here—and trust me, this was excruciating to choose because I wanted to share them all!

Thank you to every single one of you who got into the spirit of the day—I had so much fun seeing all the posts and tags AND CHICKENSSSS! We have some BIG PLANS for next year’s celebrations, and I hope you’ll all be along for the ride!

And thanks again to New Belgium and Brite Lite Tribe!!!