As we gear up for Father’s Day, we couldn’t help but think of our fathers: Chuck Schilling and Todd VanGundy. When asked of her father, co-owner Harmony VanGundy said he is a lover of tennis, basketball, the Deamon Deacons, and her. No matter what, Harmony said, “he’s always supported my dreams and goals.” It turns out he’s the reason she learned to play tennis and piano. Who knew?!?
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Todd, father of co-owner and brewmaster, Ian VanGundy, for all the blood, sweat and tears he shed over the last several decades raising Ian with his lovely wife: Ian’s mom, Michelle. Most notably, Todd showed up every day of the buildout to help his son achieve his dream of owning a brewery. As Father’s Day nears, we couldn’t help but give the man with the plan, the muscle, and the heart a shout-out. Thank you Todd for helping Blackbird Brewery be what it is today; we couldn’t have done it without you!
Fishin’ Shrimp Comes to Blackbird Brewery for Father’s Day
For Father’s Day this year, we are hosting local legends, Fishin’ Shrimp. Having grown up in Maryland, their mission is to bring convenient, fresh, high-quality seafood to your event and family table. You can order ahead or onsite (while supplies last) and eat with us here or take it to go. We encourage you to visit their website to learn more about this exciting company!
Father’s Day Promotion
Not sure what to get the man who has everything? No matter the age, every dad loves a crisp new baseball cap and what could be better than one embossed with our leather-patch logos? Or, surprise him with a 4-pack of his favorite beer and grab an extra couple of 4-packs while you’re at it for your Father’s Day gathering. Not sure what he likes? Give your dad the gift of free beer! We have gift certificates available so he can buy whatever he pleases.
Between now and Father’s Day, purchase any 4-pack of cans and enjoy $5 off the purchase of a hat! Visit us in the taproom or click here to order online!
Last but not least, the team at Blackbird Brewery would like to take a moment to thank all the dads out there! We see you, we love you, we value you, and we respect you. May you always have a safe place to hang at Blackbird!