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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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The beer gods were looking down on me last week!


My good friends, Blain and Jaime, are getting married in a couple of weeks in Ballston Spa, New York. Of course, Mal and I will be there will bells on to celebrate their big day. The wedding isn’t scheduled to start until the early evening on Saturday, so Mal and I planned to visit a couple of breweries in Western Massachusetts on our drive out to the wedding.

Well, our plans changed last week when Blain sent me a very important tweet:


Saratoga Brewfest?! It sounded like the perfect way to spend our Saturday afternoon. Thirty seconds later, I was clicking around the website looking for more information about the event.


While searching around the Saratoga Brewfest website, I stumbled upon a familiar name: A.J. Bodden. A.J. is one of the co-owners of Saratoga Festivals, and he handles the registration, marketing, and other beer-related questions for the Brewfest. He also went to college with me, so I figured it couldn’t hurt to inquire about Press Passes to the event. I mean, it’s my job to cover events like this, especially beer festivals!

A.J. was more than happy to give me a couple of Press Passes. I’m so glad that I asked! In return, I’m going to write a couple of posts on CNC about the Saratoga Brewfest. It’s a win-win in my book.

Here’s a photo of A.J. (left) and Garth, the other co-owner. They asked me to share their contact info ( and, so feel free to reach out to them if you have any questions about the event. They also host an Octobeerfest in the fall!


Ok, so now that you know my whole beer gods story, let me tell you what the Saratago Brewfest is all about!

What: Saratoga Brewfest 2011
When: Saturday, June 18, 2011
Location: Ellms Family Farm, 448 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa, NY

An opportunity to enjoy over 100 different beers from 40 plus breweries, a Belgian Style beer tent, live music by The Rodeo Barons and Tribal Revival, delicious food from local eateries and a wide variety of vendors all in a beautiful setting on one of Saratoga County’s most picturesque family farms.

Obviously, I am super excited about this event. If you’re in the area and plan to go, please drop me an email. I’d love to meet up!

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