Most parties for 2-year-olds come equipped with overcrowded bounce houses, screaming toddlers and overly decorated cake. Civil Society Brewing, however, is the exception to this rule—and possibly the coolest 2-year-old to ever exist.
For starters, the brewery was featured on Thrillist’s Best New Breweries in America list this past March, a feat no toddler has ever accomplished. Civil Society Brewing was also listed as a brewery to watch in late 2016 in DRAFT Magazine and listed as one of the Best New Brewers in the World by ratebeer.com this past January.
On Nov. 18 the acclaimed brewery will be celebrating its second anniversary with a block party. The schedule includes over 50 breweries, music and food trucks. No “terrible twos” here.
“It’s an opportunity for people to try different beer from breweries they would not have otherwise been able to, as well as some special one-offs from us,” says brewery owner Karl Volstad, who works alongside owners Evan Miller and Chris Volstad. “The vibe and feel is very chill and relaxed, and there are a limited number of people [who will be there], so the hope is that everyone gets an opportunity to try the beers they really want to try.”
Guest brews include Dopalicious IPA from 3 Sons Brewing; Black Forest from Cloudwater Brew; MO-J from Heist Brewery; Pulp Friction from RAR Brewing; Michele from Unseen Creatures and more. A few neighboring breweries include Copperpoint, J Wakefield and MIA.
As for food, Long Island’s BBD’s will be serving steam burgers, Coolinary Cafe will have stout barbecue chicken lollipops and Cholo Soy is in charge of Latin street food.
“It’s pretty amazing. Not sure we could have imagined we would be where we are now when we first opened,” says Volstad. “We’ve grown so much faster than we ever imagined. It’s wild.”
General admission tickets are $60 and come with a wristband for all you can sample, as well as a second anniversary tasting glass. For an extra $20, tickets will include the endless sample wristband, a tasting glass and a four-pack of the second anniversary beer. VIP tickets for the event cost $175, and are capped at 200 people.
The party will be held in front of the brewery at 1200 Town Center Drive, Unit 101 in Jupiter. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit civilsocietybrewing.com/event/2-year-anniversary-block-party.
Photos courtesy of Civil Society Brewing