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Brewed for Her a Success!

Today, during the Brewers vs. Pirates game, we hosted our first-ever “Brewed For Her” event in the Gehl Club at Miller Park, an event geared toward women showcasing multiple products that are sold in the Brewers Team Stores, along with fashion tips, and interactive beauty stations highlighting new Brewers hair and nail accessories.

I was fortunate enough to attend this event with my mom so that I could review it for the blog.

The event began at noon today, an hour and a half before gates opened to the general public. This allowed attendees to time to shop the stores and visit vendor booths before the game began. Attendees received a special 20% savings on merchandise purchased during the event.

Here a few photos I grabbed of some of the various displays:

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In addition, beauticians were on hand during the event to offer advice and give demonstrations–the station to have your nails painted and/or hair styled with purchased Brewers accessories was very popular.

Here’s a cool a Vine video I took at the station:

I really enjoyed meeting a lot of the attendees and talking to them about their experience. My mom told me she was afraid the event was going to be “filled with cute, pretty young things,” and that she would feel out of place, but she said she was happy to see that there were women attendees of all ages–including a few guys and a baby! There were also fans of every level– I met one woman who was attending her very first Brewers game with her daughter and others who were Season Seat Holders and attend 30+ games per year.

Here’s a little taste of the fun that was had:

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If you notice in the gallery above, yes, there were a few guys in attendance, and that was fine with event organizers. We’re not here to exclude anyone, it’s just that the purpose of this event was to showcase all of the awesome apparel and accessories the Brewers Team Stores have to offer for women.

Cindy and Walker (pictured in the gallery) came from Madison for the event. Cindy is a huge fan and said she has come to 30-40 games per year the last few years. When I asked Walker how he felt about the event, he said he was having a good time; he also thought guys might like a similar event, noting, “Guys like food and free stuff, too!” And who knows, maybe we’ll be hosting a similar event in the future!

Attendees also received a Brewers vs. Pirates game ticket in the upscale Gehl Club at Miller Park, which includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and two complimentary beverages. There was a special menu for the event, including Hors d’oeuvres such as mini caprese skewers and island chips and dip; a selection of salads; a carving station featuring roasted tenderloin of beef; an action station featuring linguine marinara or alfredo; a main course of chicken scallopine layered with roasted apple, sweet potato,  blue cheese and candied pecans; and also, ballpark fare.

Each attendee also left with a special Brewed for Her swag bag containing a variety of items (valued at $250!); items varied in each bag, but  here’s a sample:

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Kudos to Jill Aronoff, Chris Barlow and all of the staff that helped bring this event together. It was a rousing success-the only thing that could have made it better would have been a Brewers victory, as they fell to the Pirates, 5-2.

Many attendees commented that they hope we have this again next year and with that sort of feedback, we’ll definitely take that into consideration. Stay tuned to the blog for updates!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

P.S.  Also, in talking to fans, there is one other thing I want to clear up–there seems to be some confusion as some thought the Brewed for Her event was designed to replace Brewers All-Access, a very different behind-the-scenes look at Brewers Baseball and the front office. I have to tell you, this is not the case. Although unfortunately Brewers All-Access will not be held this season, Brewed for Her is a completely new and separate event coming out of the retail side of things.

For a Limited Time Only- Get Two Tickets for the Price of One to Brewed for Her

On Saturday, May 25 during the Brewers vs. Pirates game, we’ll be hosting our first-ever “Brewed For Her” event in the Gehl Club at Miller Park, an event geared toward women showcasing multiple products that are sold in the Brewers Team Stores, along with fashion tips, and interactive beauty stations highlighting new Brewers hair and nail accessories.

And now, for a limited time, tickets are available at a special price of two for $115 (additional tickets are available for $57.50 each).

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Ladies, that price is a steal!

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Early Entry into Miller Park: The event will begin an hour and a half before gates open that day (noon) so that attendees have time to shop the stores and visit vendor booths set up by the Brewers Team Store on the Club Level before the game begins. Various vendors, fashion experts, and beauticians will be on hand during the event to offer advice, give demonstrations and offer product information. Attendees will also be able to purchase items in the Gehl Club that day and those who purchase the new Brewers hair and nail accessories will also have the opportunity to have the beauticians style their hair and nails with them on the spot.
  • A Brewers vs. Pirates game ticket in the upscale Gehl Club at Miller Park, which includes an all-you-can-eat buffet and two complimentary beverages. There is a special menu for the event, including Hors d’oeuvres such as mini caprese skewers and island chips and dip (rispy plantain chips with smoked brisket, cotija cheese and avocado mango salsa); a selection of salads; a carving station featuring roasted tenderloin of beef; an action station featuring linguine marinara or alfredo; a main course of chicken scallopine layered with roasted apple, sweet potato,  blue cheese and candied pecans; and also, ballpark fare.
The Gehl Club at Miller Park

The Gehl Club at Miller Park

  • Special Brewed for Her Gift Bag that includes: a Brewers t-shirt, a Brewers tank top, earrings, bracelet, a Pashmina scarf, a notepad and  other great surprises (the gift bag alone is a $250 value!). Check out the slideshow below for a sneak peek!

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“We know women love baseball and we wanted to give them a special day dedicated to them. This event will be a lot of fun; we hope they’ll enjoy the new Brewers gear and accessories and get new ideas on how to show their team support not just at the game, but also out on the town,” said Jill Aronoff, Senior Director Merchandise Branding.

I’m planning to attend this event and look forward to talking with many of the attendees as well as grabbing photos to feature here on the blog–I hope to see you there!

Tickets are on sale now at brewers.com/brewedforher or by phone at (414) 902-GAME (4263). You’ll want to hurry as this event is limited to just the first 200 attendees!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Brewed for Her Night Set for May 25

On Saturday, May 25, during the Brewers vs. Pirates game, we’ll be hosting our first-ever “Brewed For Her” event in the Gehl Club at Miller Park, an event geared toward women showcasing multiple products that are sold in the Brewers Team Stores, along with fashion tips, and interactive beauty stations highlighting new Brewers hair and nail accessories.

The event will begin an hour and a half before gates open that day (noon) so that attendees have time to shop the stores and visit vendor booths set up by the Brewers Team Store on the Club Level before the game begins. Various vendors, fashion experts, and beauticians will be on hand during the event to offer advice, give demonstrations and offer product information. Attendees will also be able to purchase items in the Gehl Club that day and those who purchase the new Brewers hair and nail accessories will also have the opportunity to have the beauticians style their hair and nails with them on the spot.

Brewed For Her Night

“We know women love baseball and we wanted to give them a special day dedicated to them. This event will be a lot of fun; we hope they’ll enjoy the new Brewers gear and accessories and get new ideas on how to show their team support not just at the game, but also out on the town,” said Jill Aronoff, Senior Director Merchandise Branding.

Brewed for Her is $115 per ticket and includes:

  • Early entry into Miller Park
  • Your Brewers vs. Pirates ticket in the upscale Gehl Club at Miller Park, which includes an all- you-can-eat buffet and two complementary beverages
  • Access to vendor booths and product displays at the Brewers Team Store on the Club Level
  • Demonstrations by beauticians
  • Fashion tips from experts
  • Ability to purchase merchandise that evening from the Gehl Club
  • A special Brewed for Her gift bag, which includes a t-shirt

I’m planning to attend this event and look forward to talking with many of the attendees as well as grabbing photos to feature here on the blog–I hope to see you there!

Tickets are on sale now at brewers.com/brewedforher or by phone at (414) 902-GAME (4263). You’ll want to hurry as this event is limited to just the first 200 attendees!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Looking for a Stocking Stuffer?

As if the acquistion of a former Cy Young Award winner wasn’t the greatest gift for Brewers fans this holiday season, I have some good news for those looking for a last minute Christmas gift.  Brewers Senior Director – Merchandise Branding Jill Aronoff says that Zack Greinke jersey t-shirts will be in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park on Wednesday. 

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The announcement of the trade was great news as a Brewers employee.  Give all the credit to Doug Melvin and our Baseball Operations staff who worked very hard on this deal and didn’t give up on the number one player they targeted this offseason.  It should be a very exciting 2011 season!

–JOHN

johnandcait@brewers.com

John and Cait’s Annual Clubhouse Sale Preview

It’s that time of year again! The Brewers Clubhouse Sale starts tomorrow at 9 a.m. but John and Cait have a sneak preview of all the great deals for you! 

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The sale will take place in the Visiting Clubhouse at Miller Park, which has been transformed into a retail store offering fans savings of up to 75% on Milwaukee Brewers merchandise. 

Like last year, there are plenty of great items up for sale. You are sure to find something for every Brewers fan on your list and the many items available will allow you to get your Holiday shopping off to a solid yet economical start. (Psst! There are t-shirts starting at just $5!)

Jill Aronoff, Tom Jennings and their retail crew really did a great job in pulling everything together for what will be a fun two days for shoppers at Miller Park.

Here are some of the highlights, from John and Cait’s perspectives:

JOHN:

This must be Phil Rozewicz’ favorite week of the year, his office looks dark as members of the Brewers retail team have taken over his clubhouse to turn it into a retail wonderland for Brewers fans. Phil, enjoy your weekend off and we will see you next week! 

photo2.JPGWhen I first walked into the Visiting Clubhouse, one thing immediately caught my eye.  It was a die-cast 1:12 replica Harley-Davidson painted with a Brewers logo.  A neat gift for the Harley enthusiast or the Brewers fan who already has every bobblehead sitting on their desk. At any rate, this gift is a steal at only $20.
photo6.JPGAnyone who knows me knows of my love for all things USA. I always enjoy the American flag caps worn in MLB on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Memorial Day. This red hat with the American flag inside of the Brewers “M” logo is a great way to show your love for the Brewers and America.  This hat is another great deal at $20. (Note: Sizes and supplies for this item seemed to be extremely limited!)

photo4.JPGEver since I first visited their store in Philadelphia over 12 years ago, I have always been a fan of Mitchell & Ness. They basically started the retro jersey craze and they continue to be the industry leader in retro apparel. This hooded sweatshirt has a great feel to it and at only $50, it will also give a great feel to your pocketbook.
photo5.JPGAs I was flipping through some of the t-shirts, I came across this shirt. I was completely thrown off guard because I had never seen it in the store before!  Had I seen it, I would have picked it up.  Alas, here it is for only $20.   like the soft feel to the shirt and I love the Milwaukee script across the front (I was a huge proponent of bringing back the “Milwaukee” script uniforms). Banner is another great brand that makes quality gear.
photo8.JPGThe question I get most about the annual Clubhouse Sale is the availability of game-used and game-worn items.  For all you collectors out there, this is your best place to get those items–and buying them from the source guarantees theauthenticity of every item.

The sale has a great supply of game-used bats in all varieties (broken, new, used, pink) in prices ranging from $75 to $425.  A collection of used game balls, player locker name plates, lineup cards and helmets are also available with those items ranging in price from $10 – $150.

photo3.JPGWith the 40th anniversary season last year and the team wearing the special uniform patch, that mean the availability of game-worn uniforms with the 40th anniversary patch are plentiful.  From Corey Hart ($400) to–my personal favorite–the #99 Bat Boy jersey ($50), there are plenty of game-worn jerseys available.  Perhaps the best deal is John Axford’s game-worn rookie jersey priced at $250. 
photo7.JPGAdditionally, I did see a number of the Trevor Hoffman 600th Save commemorative prints for sale.  Some were autographed (and numbered as a limited edition of 51) and some were framed–all were a great deal.

1Hoffman01.jpgFinally, I noticed a large supply of authentic blue “Milwaukee” jerseys with the 40th Anniversary patch.  While these are not game-worn, they are still authentic and priced at only $100–a deep discount on an authentic jersey (and my personal favorite in the Brewers jersey collection.)

CAIT:

The Clubhouse Sale really does have something for everyone, so I decided that this year, I would give you my preview based on the diverse group of Brewers fans on my holiday shopping list.

First, my dad. Dad is a big Brewers fan and avid golfer. I thought he’d look just dapper in this green polo shirt with the interlocking M and B with crossed bats logo. We brought this logo back for our 90s Weekend during our 40th Anniversary this year and you don’t see it too often anymore. In this shirt, Dad will be a trendsetter, for sure. And at $20 ($70 originally), this shirt is a steal.

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Next up…mom. Mom might just be a bigger fan than dad and she loves to entertain, so I thought she’d really appreciate this 3-bowl melamine serving set, which is going for just $15. This will be perfect for the Brewers parties she hosts.

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My husband…he doesn’t know it yet, but I’m seriously considering investing in a couple of seats from Miller Park. This offseason, we’re working on a few construction projects and one involves removing a few of the seats, so we’re putting them up for sale! They are $75 each or $100 for a pair and I think it would be so cool to have a pair to complement our baseball-themed rec room. Now we can even enjoy the away games from the comfort of our Miller Park seats! They’re a piece of history and also, a total conversation piece. (Note:  Not all seats will have the Miller Park logo on them. Also, you won’t actually be able to take the seat home with you from the sale, but you can reserve one and pick up your authenticated seat(s) next week!

MP seat.jpgMy 6-month-old baby goddaughter, Makena, will look so cute in this set of  adorable pink and white retro Brewers onesies. At just $10, I can get her some in a couple of different sizes so she can wear some now and then some to her first games next season!

onesies.JPGAll of my girlfriends and I have an annual tailgate every year. They all love the Brewers almost as much as me, so that’s why I knew they’d all appreciate these stylish Brewers bags/purses! Originally $30 and $50, these Tessuta Woven purses and this Touch by Alyssa Milano bag are all going for just $10 each.

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I have a few Brewers history buffs on my list and I think I will get them something to commemorate our 40th Anniversary (I just love that logo!). We’ve got t-shirts for $10 (originally $25) and beer steins for $5 (originally $10).

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Finally, if anyone has me on their gift list, here are a couple of neat things I found for the female fan. (Hint, hint, cough cough.) The first is this super-cute Brewers retro tank for just $10 (originally $30) and the second is this uber-soft hooded t-shirt that is selling for only $15.

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In addition to these fabulous sale items, shoppers can also purchase a Brewers Kids Club Membership Kit ($25) and of course, if you truly want to give the gift of the season, Holiday 4-Packs are on sale now!

We just want to remind everyone that quantities for all items (especially game-used items) is extremely limited. We don’t know how long each item will last, but we do know that with the great selection of the items and these awesome prices, merchandise will go fast.

The Clubhouse Sale runs this Friday and Saturday, December 3 and 4, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the Visiting Clubhouse at Miller Park.

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See you there!

-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Getting on the “Bandz”-Wagon

I used to bite my nails as a kid, so my dad told me to wear a rubber band around my wrist and promised me that if I let them grow, I could get my nails done in the salon, “just like mommy.” That was an incentive if I’d ever heard one, so I put a plain, office supply-looking tan rubber band on my wrist. The purpose of the rubber band was two-fold. First, simply seeing the rubber band was supposed to remind me not to bite my nails. Second, if I happened to absentmindedly bite them anyway, each time I “caught” myself, I was to snap the rubber band. The snapping forced me to acknowledge my bad habit and it also provided a negative association with the habit. A month of rubber band-wearing later, I had grown my nails out long enough to get my first professional manicure (which, if you ask me, started a really bad habit…but that’s neither here nor there). 

The next time I took to wearing a rubber band around my wrist would be several years later, in 2004, when I donned a relatively unassuming yellow bracelet in support of the Lance Armstrong Foundation and cancer research. Those wristbands launched a trend, inspiring numerous other wristbands for charities and causes.

While the Livestrong wristbands are still going strong six years later with over 70 million sold, another trend is emerging amongst those who are more than likely too young to know who Lance Armstrong even is (sorry, Lance!).

Enter the “bandz”…. Multi-colored, rubber band-like bracelets made of silicone and die-cut into various shapes. Kids wear them, collect them and trade them with friends. On the wrist, they look like brightly colored rubber bands. When you take them off, they magically revert back to their original shape.

Since I don’t yet have kids of my own, I didn’t even know what these things were until I started reading articles about the “bandz” being banned from schools. Now I may be too old to be on the forefront of this trend myself, but I’m not too old to remember that when things start getting banned, that’s when they really start to skyrocket in popularity. The articles brought back memories of another wrist-accessory from my youth — the slap bracelet, banned because of risk of injury. Thankfully, these “bandz” don’t hurt anyone. They are becoming contraband only because they are so popular that they’re creating a distraction in classrooms.

Through the grapevine, I heard that there were Brewers “bandz” to be had, so I asked our Senior Director of Merchandise Branding, Jill Aronoff, what she knew about the products.

Jill said, “Yes, we do have them, for today anyways. These cute ‘bandz’ are flying off the shelves, but there are a few left in our Team Stores at Miller Park.”

Apparently, I learned from Jill, there are many companies churning the “bandz” out right now, but Team Beans/Forever Collectibles has created “Logo Bandz,” bringing MLB-licensed “bandz” and NBA, NHL, NFL and college versions to a ball park , arena or stadium near you.

And, yes, we do have Brewers Logo Bandz for you, right here at our very own Team Store by Majestic Athletic at Miller Park, featuring shapes such as the state of Wisconsin, a silhouette of a batter, Bernie Brewer, home plate and our ‘M’ logo in various colors like navy, light blue, gold and red.


P1000275.JPGHere are the “bandz,” as shapes:
Here are the “bandz,” as they appear on my wrist:

Who knew that 20 years after my nail-biting phase ended, I’d be putting rubber bands over my manicured nails and on to my wrist just for fun? 

 

While trends will come and go, this one seems like it will be around for awhile. And, at just $8, for a pack of 20, it’s a low-risk investment.

So, what are you waiting for?  Be like me and jump on the “bandz”-wagon!

 

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

 

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