Tuesday, December 22, 2015

All of Your Favorite Holiday Classics...

Happy Holidays! We would like to take the time this holiday season to thank our clients for working with GAP. We truly appreciate your business, your loyalty, and your friendship.

This season is a time of traditions, both old and new. Here at GAP, we have many holiday traditions we partake in with friends and family during this time of year. A popular favorite among our team members is watching classic holiday movies, and we wanted to show just how much we enjoy this tradition...

We hope everyone has a festive holiday season and a Happy New Year!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Our Holiday Beer Ratings!

Last Friday, we had a holiday beer tasting here at our office, featuring a wide variety of craft beers (and one cider) for everyone to taste and rank. Each season, we choose a handful of beers and ciders that are popular based on the time of year. With winter and the holidays upon us, we tried beers that truly celebrated the season. Around this time of year, many of the beers are dark and malty stouts and barleywines, so we were sure to include some hop-forward beers like the Stone Enjoy By series. Head out to your local craft beer retailer and let us know what your favorites are! Check out GAP Promo’s results here:

#1 Downeast Winter Blend Cider, Downeast Cider House
#2 Stone Enjoy By 12.25.15 IPA, Stone Brewing Co.
#3 Uinta Yard Sale Winter Lager, Unita Brewing Co.
#4 Anchor Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Winter Warmer, Anchor Brewing  
#5 Lagunitas Brown Shugga Strong Ale, Lagunitas Brewing Company
#6 Berkshire Brewing Co. Holidale 2015 Barleywine, Berkshire Brewing Co.
#7 Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper Imperial Stout, Port Brewing Co.
#8 TIE between SlumBrew Yankee Swap 2015 Belgian Quad,  SlumBrewSomerville Brewing Company & Revolution Brewing Fistmas Ale, Revolutionary Brewing
#10 Troegs Mad Elf Belgian Strong Dark Ale, Troegs Independent Brewing
#11 Stone Enjoy By 1.1.16 Black IPA, Stone Brewing Co.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday: Newly Launched Online Marketplace

Happy Cyber Monday! Take a look at our newly launched Online Marketplace! We have been working hard to provide you with a new online store experience. There are a variety of trendy apparel pieces, event items, corporate gifts, coolers, grills, and more. You have the ability to pick colors, sizes, and quantities, along with uploading your brand’s artwork right from your computer. Our sales team picked the best items for the store and we organized all the categories to make the shopping experience easier.

We also updated the way the store works. You can now add items to a “Quote Cart” so that our account managers can help turn your promotional project into a reality, and so you can get a better idea of everything that’s involved right from the start. We also gave the Online Marketplace a bit of a makeover, which we hope you enjoy, too.

Here’s a preview of some of the new items you’ll find in our Online Marketplace:

Antigua Chambray Shirt

Laser Etched Wood Phone Skin
Wooden Cooler

Selfie Stick

Wine Basket

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Secret Ingredients You Won't Want to Miss This Thanksgiving

Let the preparations begin for the biggest food holiday of the year… Thanksgiving! It’s time to break out the old family cookbook, or turn to Pinterest to get some new meal and décor ideas.

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What’s missing? The booze! Maybe you’re pairing dinner with wine or your favorite fall beer or cider, but have you thought about turning your drink into an ingredient this year? Here are a few recipe ideas that will impress all your Thanksgiving guests!

Enjoy a safe and happy Thanksgiving! 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

10 Pun Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is this weekend! Are you in desperate need of a costume? No need to worry! Here are 10 “punny” and creative costume ideas that will not disappoint this year!
  1. ZomBee: Remember that bee you swatted earlier this summer? Well now it has come back to life to haunt all of your friends this fall.
  2.  Dandy Lion: The pretty weed everyone pulls from their lawn walks into the party with a roar.
  3. Copy Cat: It’s not embarrassing when you show up wearing the same outfit as your friend... as long as you have some cat ears and whiskers, too.
  4.  French Kiss: Rock and roll, with a baguette and beret on the side, please.
  5.  Holy Cow: The holiest cow on the farm blesses the party with its presence.
  6. Deviled Egg: Who knew breakfast could be so evil?
  7.  Candy Rapper: Step 1: Trick-or-treat. Step 2. Eat all the candy. Step 3: Glue the wrappers on your outfit. Step 4: Grab your friends Kanye and Jay Z and you’re ready to go.
  8. Miss Universe: First stop: outer space. Last stop: Halloween party. But don’t forget your crown and sash.
  9.  Black Eyed Peas: Easy Peasy. A black eye and the letter P is all you’ll need. **Please use makeup rather than having someone punch you.
  10.  Taco Bell: Everyone is speechless when the princess walks into the party with a beautiful yellow gown… covered in tacos.  

For more Halloween costume ideas, check out our costume Pinterestboard! Are you the one throwing the party this year? We also have another Halloween board filled with themed decorations, food, and drinks! Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Best Way to Layer up This Season: Beer

It’s getting cold out there, which means it’s time to start layering. We’re not just talking warmer clothes; it’s also a great time to start layering your beer!

Everyone knows about Black & Tans (half Guinness/half Bass Ale), but below are some layered beer recipes that you may not have tried yet. Enjoy!
Brown and Bitter - Newcastle Brown Ale on top of Bass Ale
Czech Mate - English Stout on top of Czechoslovakian Pilsner
Golden Brown - Newcastle Brown Ale on top of Molson Golden
Green Goblin - Heineken on top of Hobgoblin
Heaven & Hell - Dogfish Head World Wide Stout on top of Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
Moon Beam - Beamish Stout on top of Blue Moon
Belgian Brunette - Guinness on top of Stella Artois
Black and Blue - Guinness on top of blueberry ale
Black and Brown - Guinness on top of Newcastle Brown Ale
Black and Cherry - Guinness on top of Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat
Black Magic - Guinness on top of Magic Hat #9
Black Tire - Guinness on top of New Belgium Fat Tire
Priest Collar - Guinness on top of cider
Vermont Tan - Guinness on top of Long Trail Pale Ale
October Night (a.k.a. October Tan) - Guinness on top of Oktoberfest lager

Blacksmith (a.k.a. Pint of Special) – Guinness on top of Smithwick’s Irish Ale