This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Grayton Beer Company. All opinions expressed are mine.
There isn’t much better in the summertime than a good 30A beach day. We love loading up the truck and driving out to a pretty little spot on Grayton Beach — and I have to say, finally scoring that beach driving permit was a game changer! We pack a cooler of drinks and snacks, extra sunscreen and towels. My goal is to take the minimum number of things to carry, so I love reserving a chair and umbrella set because it’s ready to enjoy upon arrival. Shade is crucial for a smooth beach day, especially when little ones are involved!
For us, summer is one of the busiest work seasons and when everyone else is in vacation mode, our pace is go-go-go. Especially with Hunter’s schedule as a fishing guide, the mornings are early, the days are long and a week can fly by. In times like this when the everyday routine feels like a fast dance, I like to intentionally insert a slower pace. Driving out on Grayton and putting our feet straight in the sand is my favorite way to do that. Something about that salt air instantly makes me feel light and free. To-do lists and worries fade to the background and smiles are instantaneous.
Since our girls have a big age gap and aren’t at the same stage, we usually take turns with one of us hanging with Collins under the umbrella and one out playing with Emery. Collins loves the water’s edge where she can feel tiny waves wash up and enjoys eating as much sand as she can sneak past us, but her #1 beach activity is napping in the shade. A towel on the sand and the sound of the Gulf are on par with any baby sleep machine I’ve seen. It’s like magic! Meanwhile, Emery is into building sandcastles, boogie boarding and body surfing. She likes to be on the go and always keeps an eye out for friends to play with. Between the two, it makes for a nice variety of action and relaxation.
It’s rare that Hunter and I agree on the same drink because we have such different tastes, but lately we’ve both been reaching for a Grayton Beer. And really, there’s no better place to sip a Grayton Beer than Grayton Beach.
Remember when I shared happy hour with my girlfriends in this post?
The 30A Rosé Gose and the 30A Beach Blonde both come in cans, which makes them the perfect craft beers for sandy fun and barefoot memories. These two were made for slow motion beach days. Each is light enough to enjoy with our family and 100% refreshing when pulled straight from a cooler on the beach. I gotta tell ya, the crew over at Grayton Beer knew what they were doing when they made a pretty pink can because I would buy it for the aesthetic alone (is anyone surprised by this, based on my known love of pink and proud support of “rosé all day”?), however the salty hibiscus-infused flavor is one I truly enjoy sipping.
If you’re local to 30A, you can always find any of the Grayton Beer lineup at The Taproom, the on-site tasting room at the brewery, and the newest debut, the Grayton Beer Brewpub in Grayton Beach. To see where you can pick up 30A Rosé Gose or 30A Beach Blonde Ale near you, visit graytonbeer.com.