Things We Don't Say
HAZY IPA / 6% ABV
May is Mental Health Awareness month and we have teamed up with breweries all over the world to make a beer called "Things we Don't Say." Led by Hope for the Day, this IPA was created to "shed a little light" for those who are not weak, but have not yet found their voice to share what they are going through (stolen from Logic, if you know you know). This project means so much to us, and we would be remised if we didn’t share something real, something we have lived.
Dealing with mental health issues has been hard, it's so hard to put it into words for someone who has never felt it. I’ll try to explain my experience, for you all in an effort to show how real this is to us. Anxiety and depression can and often will cause grief, it causes pain both mentally and physically, it makes you dread the start of a new day, it makes the people who care for you feel helpless, it makes you feel helpless, it can create so many other feelings and emotions. For me, it made me cherish the first five minutes of the day when I wake up before that pain in my chest, the weight, comes back and just makes me think something terrible is going to happen today. You know that feeling you get when you wake up in the middle of the night and think someone is breaking in? Imagine that feeling but All. Damn. Day. Long. All these feelings and emotions can happen for no explicable reason, it sucks, and can make you think there is no point to life because you think you are going to feel this way forever.
For those of you who are feeling this, I can't ever begin to imagine what this feels like to you. But I can share my experience and what I did. I started talking to people, I went to therapy sessions. I started to realize my concerns and my worries aren’t that out of the ordinary. I realized I built this stuff up in my head, I was ashamed and scared (these are also normal emotions so don't over analyze that). But once I started to talk about it I found out that I was my own worst enemy. I built this up in my head for years and made my self worried sick (literally sometimes). But the truth is that these thoughts, these ideas, I wasn’t the only one thinking them. They don't define me. I can't force you to speak your truths, but I can say the right people will listen, and if they judge you it's on them not you.
Many of you won’t understand, but for those who do, you are not alone. I’ve been there, your worst day might not be behind you, but your best day might be ahead. Keep fighting, we’re there for you.
For those of you interested in this beer we have pledged to donate a portion of all four packs and all in-house pours to the cause. For the beer, it's a Hazy IPA, we didn't stray far from the base recipe. It's double dry hopped with El Dorado, Centennial, Cashmere, and Azacca. We get notes of light grassy citrus and dankness. Super smooth and highly drinkable. A really nice beer you can drink a couple of this weekend coming at 6.2%.
Includes: (1) 16oz 4pk cans
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