Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Moustache T-Shirt; Lip Lawn is super excited to announce we have unveiled the newest addition to the alliteration line. Designed by Daniel Mrgan, the "Lip Lawn" design the first pro-moustache t-shirt. To order. I'd like to thank my good friend Ben Sharpe modeled the shirt. He looks like a champion to me! To all you moustacheman out there, I hope you enjoy this. We worked very hard to make it something special.

Till next time,

Beard Team USA Nationals Update

Beard Team USA National Beard and Moustache Championships

To all members, fans, and friends of Beard Team USA:

The first ever Beard Team USA National Beard and Moustache Championships will take place on Saturday, May 36, 2010, in Bend, Oregon [I got the state right :0) -ed].

Bend was selected from over 25 communities, resorts, and hotels -- ranging from Las Vegas to Peoria -- submitting bids to host the championships. Bend has pledged full community support for this extraordinary event.

Located on the Deschutes River in Central Oregon, Bend offers fly-fishing, rafting, golf, canoeing, mountain biking, hiking, and possibly even late season skiing and snowboarding at nearby Mount Bachelor. Did I mention beer? Bend is the home of seven microbreweries including the famous Deschutes Brewery practically next door to the Les Schwab Amphitheater where the competiton will take place.

There will be competition in four separate categories designed to include everyone. The winner in each category will walk away with a cool $1000. So that everyone gets a shot at the cash, the fifth $1000 prize will go to a contestant selected at random.

Here are the categories:

1. Best moustache. Beards are allowed in this category but the contestants will be judged on their moustaches only;
2. Best partial beard. Includes goatees, van dykes, sideburns, musketeers, etc.;
3. Best full beard. Styling aids are permitted;
4. Freestyle. Anything goes. Anything. Be creative.

The date?? It's May 36. Purists will insist that it is actually June 5, but since I have been promising for months that the Nats will be in May, I am sticking with May 36 for now.

The championships will take place in conjunction with the 8th Annual Balloons over Bend hot air balloon festival.

Stay tuned for information on registration, lodging options, transportation from the airport in Portland, and everything else you will need to know.

For now all members of Beard Team USA are asked to:

1. Make plans to be in Bend on May 36;
2. Tell everyone they know about the BTUSA Nationals;
3. Keep growing their beards and moustaches for America.

Phil Olsen
Founder and self-appointed captain
Beard Team USA

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Merch Updates


It has been a while since I have introduced a new set of merchandise, but I have some good news. This afternoon I picked up the 2 new t-shirts and 1 new hoodie, and I am pleased to say that the art is coming along nicely. Moustaches world wide will be excited to hear that Beardsman will have a pro-moustache shirt to add to our growing line. Of course I didn't leave out the beards though. A new design is in your future as well. Thanks for reading. More updates will be there as they come in.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Website updates

Pages that I've updated:
- Beard Styles
- Online store; Dropped the price on the "original" t-shirts. Your welcome.
- Links


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Merchandise and Contest News

Afternoon beards everywhere. We haven't spoken in a while so I figured it was time to update the site. As you may notice, I have made a blog for the Growers Gazette so you can follow Beardsman news easier.

There are some new developments at Beardsman HQ. We are getting ready for the holiday season. We are going to be releasing the "Face Forest" t-shirt with a new color! Also, we will be printing a hoodie this year. Here in FL it doesn't get very cold, but everywhere else in the world might appreciate them. Our good friend Daniel Mrgan is going to be designing a brand new shirt/hoodie. We're very excited to see what his ridiculous mind comes up with.

In other news, the November contest has been cancelled. I've fully explained this back a couple entries ago. I've been looking for a good venue for the next contest. This will be good...I promise.

More soon,

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Hello everyone. I hope that all of you had a fabulous summer, and have been growing well. I have some very bad news about the upcoming Beardsman contest in November. We have had to re-schedule the contest for early next year. There were a handful of reasons why we came to this decision. We obviously feel terrible for everyone who was looking forward to November. Just know that you weren’t alone.

First and most important reason is that the Beardsman Bay of Beards Contest is a fundraiser event. In March of 2009 we raised $1500 with 100 bearded and non-bearded patrons that attended. We couldn’t reach an agreement between Beardsman and the venue allowing a door charge for that day. This was a major blow to the fundraising aspect of the event.

Second, we are working toward registering the Beardsman Foundation as a Not-For-Profit Charity. This takes time. Even if we started months ago (which we did), we wouldn’t have enough time to fully be ready, but with that status we will be able to get larger donations from outside sources that will help the fundraising effort. In turn, that will drop the door cost, and possibly make the next contest even bigger, better, and more successful as a whole.

Third, the promotional items that are essential for this contests success we’re not prepared in time. The last contest we did had flyers and posters 2 months prior to the event even being announced. This was my fault, and I apologize for being unprepared. This means that the event would be suffering severely from promotion. I would rather have no contest, then a half-assed one. I think that everyone can agree about that.

So, we are arranging a new, more suitable venue that will be able to hold a lot more people, with a smaller entry fee, and bigger raffle items that make your beard hard. We will keep you up to date about everything, and as soon as we have the venue and more importantly the date we will let you all know. Thanks for your patience, and I appreciate your ongoing support.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Monthly Trimmings: Tips, tricks, and beard styles of the month

Recently I have had a handful of people asking me about I trip and shape my full beard. So I decided to make this section of the Gazette for them.

Trimming a Full Beard Style:
1st Step: Comb out beard so that it is showing it's true shape. You want the whole beard to be off the surface of your face. Take your time, you should allow for about 10 minutes of trimming. Don't rush unless you don't like your beard....then rush.

2nd Step: With a beard trimmer or scissors, (I find free-hand is best) carefully start shaping and evening the hairs. I prefer a roundish beard, so I usually trip the beard to look like an egg shape. Continue until you have man-scaped your face forest into whatever shape you basicaly want.

3rd Step: Repeat Step 1. You should notice that your beard when it is combed out should look some what like the desired shape.

4th Step: Repeat step 2. This time making sure that all the hairs are uniform and your face shape looks symetrical.

5th Step: Moving to the neck line. This is always a sticky situation for most so I have found a good diagram of what to do and not to do.

I find that a good rule to go by is the beard neckline should stop right above or on the the adams apple. From center you can shape the bottom into a half circle. Shaping from the adams apple to the back of your jaw line.

I hope this helps!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Beer'd: Beer brewers, tastings, reviews

The Brew Garden
904 N Mcmullen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL 33759

The Brew Garden is a upscale new hangout in Clearwater serving up a cornucopia of indulgent delights. The overall theme is Belgian—which can be seen by the lovely mural of a street in Bruges on one of the walls. They have over 30 delicious brews on tap (many Belgians) as well as large imported bottles and some regular bottles of more common beer. This place is far more than the average tap house though. They are open from dawn ‘til midnight offering delicious Kona coffee and espresso drinks with unbelievable pastries (usually filled with Belgian chocolate), as well as sandwiches and various hors d'oeuvres to enjoy with a goblet of Abbey ale. The service there is fantastic and the owners are all great people. The atmosphere is classy but casual and everyone is very friendly. It is a nice place to hang out without being surrounded by frat boys, AKA perfect. Every Wednesday this month they are having a different beer company coming and giving away swag and samples, I’ll be there!

Some of the beers they offer on tap: St. Bernardus Apt 12, Unibroue TerriblĂ©, Maudite, & Trois Pistoles, Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, Chimay Triple, Duchesse De Bourgogne, Delirium Tremens, Cigar City Bolita Brown Ale, Arrogant Bastard, and many more.

For a full list of what they have to offer visit
or check them out on MySpace at

- Justin

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Beardsman March 2009 Contest In Review

Today is April 3rd, 2009 and this is the first installment of the Growers Gazette. This is where you can find all kinds of bearded news from the last month. The First ever Beardsman Beard & Moustache competition was on March 28 th and was a monumental success. Everyone had a killer time. 100 beards made it out to the extravaganza, and together we raised $1557 towards the Beardsman Foundation. The event was covered by some local media. You can read those articles here. TBT / Tampa Tribune /

Sponsors, Donors, and Special Thanks
I would like to personally thank a handful of people/organizations that helped this event to happen, and be such a success.

Dunedin Brewery - Venue/ Major Sponsor of the event
Natures Food Patch - Grocer providing healthy, alternative, vegan friendly food for event
Daniel Mrgan - Artist responsible for all poster/flyer designs
Website: click here
Artisticuts Landscaping - Provided raw materials for trophies

Raffle Donors:
Dunedin Firehouse Subs- Providing gift cards
Clearwater Moniques Tattoos - Providing $100 in Gift Certificate
The World of Beers - Provided Gift Certificates
Brady Williams, Manager of the Rays Minor League Baseball Team - Phillies/Rays Official World Series Merchandise
Atomic Tattoos - Providing Merchandise/Gift Cards
Countryside Moes South West Grill - Providing gift cards
Sean Fitzgerald -
Ybor Art Studio - Free Potery Lesson

Special Thanks
The Dunedin Brewery - Hosted the Event
JP Marra - Assistant Event Director
Justin Becese - Head Judge
Adam WIlliams - Judge
Chris Denny - Judge/ Beardsman Representitve
Lex Carr - Beardsman Representitive
Big Mike - Beardsman Representitive
Jocelyn Nunez - Responsible for the trophies
Yvonne Rygiel - Responsible for the trophies

I have posted about 100 or more pictures from the contest on the Beardsman Myspace page. More will be coming soon as they pop-up.