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Another week, another big announcement for the squad. We are excited to announce that Two Buttons Deep is collaborating with Brown’s Brewing Company for their next IPA, which will be formally titled #ButtonsDeepIPA. This beer is part of their hashtag series, for which they release limited edition beers named with hashtags to stay #cool with millennials and we are lucky to be the namesake for the next one.
I’m super hyped this came to fruition, I’ve been a fan of Brown’s Brewing for a long time. In fact, I wrote about them when they released their new line of cans (which our beer will now be in) back in 2017:
The first time I ever stepped foot in Brown’s was about 8 years ago on a field trip in high school. I had a questionable biker-chick teacher who took us off to beaten path just to take us there to eat on her own agenda, and it was incredible. As curious high school kids we roamed the depths of their in-house brewery and we even stumbled upon the merchandise stock room with the door open ajar. We each stole a t-shirt and I wore it loud and proud long before the day my lips were ever allowed to say the words, “I’ll take a beer.”
I don’t have that shirt anymore, but I have my own beer named after our company, so that’s a glow up if I’ve ever seen one. All I can say is that if our beer is anything like Cherry Razz, my proclaimed favorite beer in the world (and I’m not just gassing them up) then I plan to buy all 16,000 cans for the 2BD HOF.
This beer will be 6.25% ABV with All Idaho Hops with notes of fruit forward, dank, juicy, smooth, easy to drink with a clean finish. Just the way I like it. Stay tuned.
Ten Questions Deep is like, my 60 Minutes. And the best part about being able to host this show is to have the opportunity to sit down with some seriously high profile people and get a glimpse of what makes them passionate about whatever it is they’re doing here in the Capital Region.
And someone like Rex Smith, the editor of the Albany Times Union, probably doesn’t give up a lot of those details on the reg. He’s booked in editorial meetings, predicting the future of print media, seeking the truth and reporting it fully, you get it –he’s a busy guy. But luckily, I’ve been getting on his good side since 2010 when I started the New Visions: Journalism & Media Studies program at the TU as a high school senior. Rex and I might not be as close as our guy Jimmy and Gary Dake, but I’m a pro at laying the groundwork.
I can honestly say since the day I started that program, I’ve known with 100 percent confidence what direction I wanted to take my career. And better yet, the TU has been there for me throughout my entire professional journey –from high school, to my first college internship, to years of freelance work, to now, the biggest step yet –where Two Buttons Deep has launched an incredible partnership with the TU to bring our Squadcast to the track this summer.
What better time to go Ten Questions Deep with Rex than right now, right? Right. Check out the latest episode of 10QD for a chance to get behind-the-scenes like we did of what it’s like to operate a major print newspaper in the digital age.
Thank you to our partners in fashion, ZARA at Crossgates Mall, and my glam girl at Alexandria’s Beauty Salon for makin’ my head of hair look almost as incredible as Rex’s. Oh, and thanks to John Longton III for all the b-roll you shot but that Jack said wasn’t good enough to use. Anyway….enjoy the video!
Fashion Friday has been a ton of fun, and as I might’ve mentioned, it’s starting to take off here in the Capital Region just a lil’ bit. I hear whispers throughout the week from people who are just dying to make the list (OK, maybe not dying, but they’re excited), and my social media feed is getting more fashion-focused by the day with local people stepping up what’s in their closets and IG posts.
And with our new Squadcast happening this summer at one of the most historically fashionable places in the 518, the Saratoga Race Course, we thought it might be fun to step this list up a notch and turn it into a contest. Yeah, that’s right, a contest, with a true Fashion Friday winner! The top of the top in terms of who’s been named best dressed in the Capital Region for the week. A little friendly competition, NBD.
But don’t worry, as I said during week 1 when we debuted this new idea, there are absolutely NO losers here –that’s why I created a best dressed list instead of a worst dressed list, right? And plus, it’s not like I can fully entrust John and Jack to pick a winner on there own, so I will still be curating my favorite looks and having them narrow down based on my elevator pitch for each one.
So, this is how it’s going to go down: Fashion Friday will resume as usual every Friday afternoon thanks to our friends at ZARA at Crossgates Mall, and you can check out the nominees on the 2BD Instagram story and the 2BD blog right here. Then, during Saturday’s live taping in Saratoga, I’ll run through my list with the boys and they will VOTE on an official winner.** On Sunday evening when the Squadcast goes up on twobuttonsdeep.com, you can watch and see who the true winner of Fashion Friday is for the week.
**I get to make the executive decision if I disagree, based on my fashion expertise over these silly squad members who are only just now stepping up their fashion game. Sorry not sorry ’bout it.
Cheers to our winner from week 1, Catherine Hover of the Palette Cafe! She will receive a gift card to ZARA so she can continue her summer in style. And that means it is officially game ON for the rest of you who have been wanting to see you name appear on the Best Dressed list. Now, with this added bonus of the true winner’s title plus some spending money for clothes, there’s no excuse you don’t try your damn hardest to get on my radar.
You can watch our Fashion Friday segment from Epsiode 1 of the Squadcast here:
Buy tickets for the Moriah Formica & Madison VanDenburg show TONIGHT at the Times Union Center
Tickets available now for Madison Vandenburg and Moriah Formica’s show at the Times Union Center Friday, June 28.
Thanks to iHeart Albany & Delacey for saying yes to ice cream for breakfast.
There’s one particular question that I still laugh at and it involves cheese.
Visit Pastabilities for yourself to have some of the best pasta Upstate NY has to offer!
Rounding up the best local looks of the week right here on Two Buttons Deep.
I joined PRIDE Troy as they worked to continue to spread the message and the love around the collar city.
Hank Hudson Brewing at the Fairways of Halfmoon is a must visit.
The event was to benefit the Autism Society of the GCR and the Adirondack Aquatic Center.
Now that he’s not here I’ve had to grow up a bit, I’m not Peter Pan anymore.
The last time they performed in tour in Albany was in 2005.
Rounding up the best local looks of the week right here on Two Buttons Deep.
Big apologies to Dairy Queen.
Celebrity Death Match might actually come to fruition.
Celebrating Pride Month the only way we know how –by going a couple buttons deep.
A FIRST in Two Buttons Deep history.
Rounding up the local looks of the week right here on Two Buttons Deep.
You can donate to support Equinox now via GoFundMe before the event on June 15.
Join me in my journey to learning how to fuckin’ cook.
Professional athlete versus a bunch of kids, who ya got?
This weekend Margie closed her doors after 37 years.
What a week, people! I gotta say, #FashionFriday is picking up FOR SURE. This was the first week where I received a bunch of DMs and tags on social media from people pointing me in the direction of some awesome outfits from the 518's fashionistas and Mr. fashionistas...
Next time you’re abroad, tell them to stay off Twitter and just watch this video if they want to know what it’s really like here in the USA.
What do you think? Do I need to take the road to redemption?
Once he touched the keys you could see him transform as a person.