Craft beer has come a long way since San Fransisco's Anchor Brewing was recognized as the first brewery of its kind. In my previous life, I saw the rise of craft beer in the state of New Jersey, which, compared to many other states, is still very far behind. Given that acclaimed breweries such as Ballast Point and New Belgium only just hit the markets a few years ago, this spurred an impetus for local breweries to rise in New Jersey. After the laws were changed to allow the growth, New Jersey is now home to over 80 independent craft breweries.
Craft beer has arguably never been more popular. What was once something of a niche culture has evolved into a massive scene nationwide and beyond. People from all walks of life have joined in on the fun and, truthfully, the culture is a great source for dates. Making road trips to visit breweries or hitting up the local bar for a drink and bite are fun ways to enjoy the company of your better half and your favorite beer at the same time.
$177.86 was the ultimate price I paid (literally) in order to get home from the streets of Brooklyn on a cold February night back in 2016. While this tale is a #WorstDateStory, I want to preface that the date itself was, for the most part, fine. This is more of a cautionary tale to those using mass transit to reach their dating destination. Do not make the same mistake I did, or else you'll never that $178 ever again.
Let's get a few things straight, right off the bat. I am from the US (specifically, New Jersey, organically raised to dislike our soon-to-be former governor and raised on Taylor ham). I already deal with a horrible, unfit, unprepared, irrational, chicken nugget looking creature that was somehow elected to lead this country. I have briefly entertained the notion of moving out of the country, probably just up to my friends in the Great White North (I do actually have friends there). But maybe, at one point, I would have considered that Great Britain might be a decent place to scope out as a new residence.
Time and time again, Hollywood goes to video games for material to adapt into the next movie blockbuster. Sometimes video game films make a buck. Sometimes, they make a lot. And other times they flop. Yet critical consensus among audiences and fans of the various video games brought to the screen is consistent. The movies are okay at best, and dreadful at worst.