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National Beer Day

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Here at S’well, we’d be lying if we said we didn’t fill our bottles with a cold beer every once and awhile. After all, our bottles are the perfect solution for keeping beer at just the right temperature and carbonated. And boy, do we enjoy an ice cold brewskie on a sunny Spring day. In celebration of National Beer Day, we took the liberty of compiling a list of our favorite beer gardens & breweries in the city. Prost!

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Radegast Hall and Biergarten

In case you didn’t know, Radegast is all the rage. And why wouldn’t it be? Located in Williamsburg with a retractable roof and plenty of communal tables, it’s safe to assume that this beloved beer hall is always packed. The venue offers everything you’d expect and more: 22 beers on tap, 50+ bottled beers from around the world, sausage, and pretzels with their infamous beer cheese. Tables are on a first come, first served basis so be sure to get there early to grab a seat and enjoy some live jazz.

Standard Biergarten

Located under the highline in the Meatpacking District, the Standard Biergarten is one of New York’s trendiest beer halls. Needless to say, this is a place to see and be seen – day or night. Typically glass-enclosed during the winter months, the space transforms into an open-air patio during the warmer Spring and Summer months. Cash in for beer tickets to get a glass as big as your head before you hit the ping pong tables. Bonus: the bartenders are dressed in mock lederhosen.

Brooklyn Brewery Tasting Room

Ever since its founding in 1988, Brooklyn Brewery has been charged with making some of the best beer in NYC. In addition to actually producing their own beer, the brewery also offers tastings and tours of their facility throughout the week. Weekends are the best times to hit this must-try spot. But remember to come early, as lines typically start forming an hour before the doors open. Learn more about tours and tasting hours here.

Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden

As the oldest and one of the largest beer gardens in New York, Bohemian Hall continues to be one of the city’s best spots. Located in Astoria, the garden offers endless rows of picnic tables beneath canopied trees for all your socializing pleasures. There’s plenty of variety of both domestic and European brews, all offered at $6 pints and $16 pitchers.

Spritzenhaus

Last but not least, Spritzenhaus. Another sprawling Brooklyn beer hall located just off of McCarren park. With over 100 beers on tap and a varied menu with endless sauce choices, Spritzenhaus is a must. At 6,000 square feet, the building offers a variety of amenities including a wood-burning fireplace for the cold, open windows for when it’s warm and swanky bathroom sinks with a pedal push feature.

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S’well S’pirits

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The holidays are among us! And what better way to celebrate (or take a break from all the craziness) than to mix up your own seasonal s’pirit? Here at S’well, we’re big on S’ips and S’nacks (as seen on our Pinterest page) so we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite holiday drinks to get you feeling jolly.

Seeing that it’s the season of sharing, we want you to share what you’re mixing up!  Post a picture of your S’well S’pirits, S’well bottle and ingredients using our printable template. Tag @swellbottle and #swellspirits and we’ll repost our favorites to spread some holiday cheers!

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Peppermint S’wirl

  • Marshmallow topping
  • 1 crushed candy cane
  • 1 cup ice
  • ¼ cup vanilla vodka
  • 1 tbs peppermint schnapps
  • ¼ cup white chocolate liqueur

PREP: Dip rim of martini glass in the marshmallow topping, followed by crushed candy cane. Combine vanilla vodka, peppermint schnapps, white chocolate liqueur with ice in a shaker or S’well bottle. Shake well and pour into glass. Garnish with additional crushed candy cane and enjoy.

Gingerbread S’nap  

  • 1oz ginger beer
  • 1 gingerbread cookie, finely ground
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tsp. ginger juice
  • 1.5oz dark rum
  • 1 tsp cinnamon schnapps
  • 1 pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 egg white

PREP: Dip rim of martini glass into ginger beer, followed by finely ground gingerbread cookie. Combine ginger juice, dark rum, cinnamon schnapps, pinch of ground cloves and egg whites with ice in a shaker or S’well bottle. Shake well, until drink is foamy. Add ginger beer to mixture and shake again. Pour into glass and enjoy.                        

The Moscow Mule  

  • 1 50ml bottle of vodka
  • 1.5oz ginger syrup
  • 1 fresh lime wedge
  • 1 can of club soda

PREP: Measure 1.5oz of ginger syrup and pour over ice. Add vodka, club soda, and lime wedge. Stir together for 3 seconds or gently mix in S’well bottle.

The Old Fashioned

  • 1 50ml bottle of whiskey
  • 1 cane sugar stick
  • 3 dashes of aromatic bitters
  • 1 cup ice

PREP: Combine cane sugar, bitters and whiskey in a glass. Using a bar spoon, lightly crush the cane sugar and stir to dissolve. Pour mixture over ice and stir for 10 seconds.

Champagne Cocktail

  • 1 187ml bottle of champagne
  • 1.5oz elderflower syrup
  • 1 fresh lemon wedge

PREP: Measure 1.5oz of elderflower syrup and combine with champagne and lemon wedge in a glass. Gently stir for 3 seconds.

Go Gift Green

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For this week’s blog, we’re excited to have our Director of Custom Sales, Kathryn, talk about the upcoming holiday season and why custom S’well bottles make great gifts:

Over the years, how much SWAG have you thrown in the trash, re-gifted, or refused because you did not need any more clutter in your life? I am guessing you’ve received more than your fair share at Running Races, Press Events, Trade Shows, and beyond.

Before joining S’well, I always gifted with a purpose. Since joining S’well, I have been able to help Fortune 500 companies, startups, luxury hospitality clients, and many more gift green. With the holidays fast approaching, I wanted to share my Top 5 reasons why S’well is better than any other gift you could give your clients and employees:

  1.    S’well will be the fashionable and functional replacement to the plastic bottles currently being used in your office space. You’ll be outfitting your team with something they will use at home, work, and play, while saving the planet from single use plastic bottles.
  1.    No one want’s another fruit basket or box of chocolates …again! It’s almost resolution season—give the gift of hydration and the best gym accessory
  1.    Everyone loves a good bottle of wine, so why not pair one with a 25oz S’well. Come summer, your clients will carry their Rosé with them to the beach because they loved your gift back when they were freezing…now it’s just their wine that is freezing cold
  1.    Other water bottles don’t work hard to keep your beverages cold for 24 and hot for 12. Encourage a healthier and hydrated team by gifting a 17oz Stone Collection bottle, like Fenwick & West, perfect for any adventure.
  1.    S’well is a gift that they will actually LOVE! With our fashionable colors, patterns, and textures, there’s something for everyone. Best of all, it’s not another T-Shirt, hat, or tote bag. You are giving so much more than a “water bottle”—you are giving the hydration accessory used by celebrities and influencers!

Interested in ordering custom S’well bottles? Tell us what you’re looking for here!

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S’well x Water

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It’s summertime and we’re all surrounded by water frequently, whether it be a weekend at the beach, spending time at the neighborhood pool or keeping a S’well bottle full of cold water throughout the day. While we’re all enjoying the wonders of water, it’s important to take a minute to acknowledge that there are still nearly 748 million people in the world that do not have the access to clean water.

S’well knows the importance of water and how it impacts not only our bodies but also communities. That’s why this year S’well supported the U.S Fund for UNICEF Tap Project with a $100,000 donation. UNICEF works in more than 100 countries to improve access to safe water and sanitation facilities. Whether by restoring access to clean water after a disaster or promoting safe hygiene practices in schools and communities, UNICEF is on the ground helping children in need.

Since 1990, UNICEF and its partners have helped more than two billion people gain access to safe drinking water. We still have a way to go but S’well is helping make progress possible. To find out more about how you can get involved visit www.unicefusa.org.

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Back to School in S’tyle

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You’re probably enjoying what’s left of the summer, wishing it would never end …and then you hear those dreaded three words and everything comes to a screeching halt; Back to school. It’s unavoidable and is creeping up on us. Shopping for supplies can be a hassle, so we’ve compiled a quick list of some items you shouldn’t be without to take some of the stress away so you don’t miss a minute of what’s left of summer fun!

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Frends headphones – Even more fun about these headphones, you can change the caps that go over your ears

Poppin Ruler – You might not be able to measure style, but at least you can measure in style!

MZ Wallace Backpack – Gotta get a new pack before you go back

Public Supply Notebook – The perfect notebook to take notes in…or doodle your way through class

Sonix Phone Case – We’ve perfected the art of writing essays in emoticons

Black Tie S’well – Whether you’re keeping your drink cold throughout a day of classes and after school sports, or keeping coffee through the wee hours of those all nighters – your S’well is sure to be your best study buddy and best bottle.

 

Mint Julep To-Go

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Break out your biggest hat and pastel clothing because it’s that time of year again… DERBY. The only thing better than the race at the Kentucky Derby is the Mint Julep. To celebrate this year’s derby take your Mint Julep on the go with our Silver Lining S’well bottle. Here’s our favorite recipe via Epicurious:mint-julep-derby-recipe

  1. Start with an ounce of minted simple syrup
  2. Add one cup of crushed ice
  3. Pour 2 ounces of bourbon whiskey and a splash of water
  4. Fill the rest of the bottle with remaining ice
  5. Stir or tighten our vacuum sealed cap to shake for a thorough mix
  6. Top with fresh mint sprig for garnish

This drink recipe will fit perfectly in a 9oz S’well bottle, easy to carry in your bag throughout the weekend’s festivities. Shop 9oz Silver Lining | Shimmer Collection S’well now.

Santorini S’well Traveling Greece

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SANTORINI TRAVEL TO-DO’S (Inspired by Santorini)

Traveling through Greece with the S’well Travel Guide was inspired by the new Santorini S’well bottle in the Textile collection.

1. Wake up to the smells of seawater and fresh Bougainvillea flowers. Start your day with a cup of Greek coffee, fresh fruit and pastries.

2. Take the beautiful hike along the water from Fira to Oia. Don’t forget your camera or S’well!

3. Stumble upon the Cultural Village in Pyrgos. Wind along the small streets and get a feel for a simpler life and time.

4. Revel in the incredible Santorini sunset with your significant other. Fill up that 25 oz Santorini S’well with Greek wine for added romance.

5. Enjoy moonlit cocktails and mediterranean cuisine at the open-air Grace Santorini restaurant.

Shop Santorini here.

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