February has no shortage of holidays and events. Some are worthy, like Presidents Day and Black History Month.
Some are of dubious value, like Valentine’s Day. And some are utterly worthless, like Groundhog Day. Did the groundhog see his shadow? Don’t care. Not cute anymore. Note: this does not refer to the 1993 Bill Murray film, which is outstanding.
Then there’s February’s Seattle Beard and Stache Festival. Lasting the entire month, the Festival has dance parties, karaoke, a scavenger hunt and beer drinking. Plus, it’s for a great cause. All month, teams will be collecting canned food for Treehouse, a wonderful organization that helps foster kids. Another cool thing? Redhook is a sponsor. We’re even kicking in for the ESB Extra Special Beard Award, which includes an ESB tap handle, two cases of ESB and two cases of Mudslinger.
[See comment below about how the food drive actually works.]
If you’re thinking about growing or grooming a moustache (Redhook prefers the British spelling) for the Fest, we suggest you consult the helpful chart below. Clearly, they’ve left a few off, including the Dali, the Pencil and Redhook’s fave, the Fu.
Lastly, it’s one thing to grow a moustache if you work in a particular industry or you’re participating in a fundraiser like Movember. It’s quite another thing when you commit to the stache without any sense of irony. That takes a special breed.
Redhook applauds these brave men who unapologetically sport the stache. Undoubtedly, we’ll see a few of them at the Festival. Hopefully, we’ll see you too.