This has been a week of goodbyes – sad, necessary and at the same time very freeing and joyful. JJ’s farewell was of the latter.
Beautiful JJ is one of the founding members of Ladies at Ladyface, and has decided to embark upon a new adventure up in Oregon. She’s leaving everything comfortable and familiar in order to explore a new world of beer and open up either a brewpub, bottle shop or something equally thrilling!
She had the perfect farewell weather: a nice mid-70s temperature followed by a slight chill once the sun set. With all the changes going on in my life lately, I decided to stick with something comforting and familiar.
Picture City Porter and mac ‘n cheese with bacon and jalepeños.
Are you tired of seeing these pictures every time I visit Ladyface? Too bad. Deal with it.
The evening consisted of beers from Oregon, cakes, awesome shot glasses and a special allowance of men for the first (second technically after we allowed Janelle’s hubby in 5 days after Avery was born) time since JJ wanted to have all of her friends there for a final huzzah!
“Good luck making delicious beer for the world to enjoy! We won’t be the same without you… Probably much better off, but not the same.” She has the best friends 🙂
Awesome shot glasses. I have the mustache smiling at me on my desk as I type.
Das mini boot.
Das mini red cup.
JJ brought Cyrena a final farewell homebrew. Keychain flask included. We had a nice debate about open containers with this one…
Courtney brought her happy hour glass and got a beautiful pour of the back-on-tap Red Rye.
I moved on to Cataclysm Oatmeal IPA on nitro to pair with my dessert binges.
Chocolate Porter Torte. Comfort food.
Caramel Crème Brûlée.
Just a necessity of life. Simple as that.
Honestly, I think this was one of my favorite Ladies at Ladyface meetings – nothing like celebrating a new chapter in life! Only things missing: Michelle and my mumsie. We’ll have to fix that soon.
Farewell JJ! And happy birthday! We’ll miss you until we have our field trip to your new digs!