Buttonwoods Brewery counters Valentine’s Day with ‘Hail Yourself! Day’


Valentine’s Day has to be one of the most polarizing days of the year. If you’re in a relationship that’s going well or you’re happily married, this is the time when you show your significant other how much you care for and appreciate them. If you’re single, then either you’re indifferent, poking fun at this occasion or absolutely dreading it, the latter especially if you just got out of a relationship that didn’t work out. A few days after February 14, Buttonwoods Brewery located on 530 Wellington Avenue in Cranston will be doing something as a sort of counteraction to Valentine’s Day. It’s called Hail Yourself! Day and it’s taking place at the brewery on Saturday February 18 from 1pm to 6pm.

 The theme behind Hail Yourself! Day is self-love and self-appreciation with a macabre, gothic spin attached to it. There will be a lot of ways for one to enjoy themselves when they attend including shopping at some vendors, getting their tarot cards read, scrumptious food and live music.

 “I had been toying with the idea of doing something against the typical Valentine’s Day events for a little while now,” says Jennie Paquin, who is the Tasting Room Manager at Buttonwoods. “The last time Vudu Sister played at Buttonwoods, I had a chat with lead vocalist & guitarist Keith McCurdy and we kind of brainstormed this idea of a Dark Valentine’s/Lonely Hearts Club type of event. I took that dark hearts theme, put a positive spin on it and decided to make this into an event to celebrate the relationship you have with you! I invited a handful of talented and unique witchy artists and makers, some new vendors and some you might recognize from our other markets. Knight Street Market creates chainmail jewelry, handmade brooms and altar tools while Resin Witchcrafts makes a variety of beautiful colorful home decor and jewelry.”

“Both will be making their first appearance at Buttonwoods,” she adds. “Wantsome Horror and PVD Horror will be returning with spooky art and merch and Oak Barrel Tarot will be here all afternoon doing tarot card readings.”

 Along with helping come up with the idea for the event, McCurdy and the rest of Vudu Sister will be performing their style of gothic folk in Buttonwoods’ tasting room from 3pm to 5pm. There will also be “Bierstacheln” where folks will be able to “toast” their beer with a hot stainless steel poker. The interesting approach gives the beer a sizzle and instantly caramelizes the sugars within. The result leaves a warm cappuccino-like head and a lightly toasted marshmallow flavor & aroma, making for an intriguing drinking experience. Buttonwoods’ housemates Origin Beer Project will be pouring their own delicious brews while Nanu the Burmese Fusion food truck will be serving up flavorful grub from 2pm to 7pm.

 Hail Yourself! Day is free to attend while being both a family friendly and dog friendly event. Make sure to stop by this Saturday afternoon for what will surely be the highlight of the weekend.
For more information on Buttonwoods Brewery and what they’ll have going on in the future, log on to their website at buttonwoodsbrewery.com.


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