Beer Church Turkey Bowl this Saturday. Still some lanes available

By now many of you have figured out that Kim and I run an organization called Beer Church. Among other things, we organize and host the annual Beer Church Turkey Bowl. The 13th Annual Turkey Bowl takes place this Saturday, November 19th in West Seattle. It’s an outrageously good time, if I do say so myself.

In addition to being a big bowling party, this is a fundraiser and food drive for the West Seattle Food Bank. Within the framework of the larger party, eight local breweries and eight local pubs are sending teams to compete for trophies. In all, we expect in excess of 200 people.

We still have three lanes available. Want to come bowl? You must purchase an entire lane and you can bring a team of up to eight people. If you are interested in participating in this year’s Turkey Bowl, send me an email. Each lane costs $200 and can accommodate as many as eight bowlers.

You don’t have to bowl to come have a good time. Bring a couple cans of food, hang out, enjoy a beer and witness the mayhem. Maybe buy some raffle tickets and see what you can win. We have some great raffle prizes this year.

As if that isn’t enough, this event will also serve as a sneak preview of Beer Church Pale Ale v3.0. Dubbed Beer Church Midnight Mass Holiday Pale Ale, this is a beer brewed for the season at Two Beers Brewing. We’ll hold a release party in the coming weeks, and the beer will be available at better beer bars around the area very soon, but Turkey Bowl offers a special preview.

Here’s the press release about the event.


Press Release

13th Annual Turkey Bowl Food Drive and Fundraiser this Saturday in West Seattle

Beer Church
Kendall Jones
[email protected]

For Immediate Release
November 14, 2011

Beer Drinkers Unite to Help Feed the Hungry

(Seattle, WA) The 13th Annual Turkey Bowl takes place Saturday, November 19th at 6:00 p.m. in West Seattle. Organized by Beer Church, the event is a fundraiser and food drive to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank. More than 200 guests will attend the event at West Seattle Bowl (4505 39th Ave. SW, Seattle).

There is limited space for bowlers but anyone is welcome to attend the event and participate in the raffle. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. but Beer Church encourages the public to drop off food donations at West Seattle Bowl on Saturday between 1:00 and 8:00 p.m.

“This is an especially appropriate time of year for people to think about hunger in our community,” says Kendall Jones, Director of Beer Church. “Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for the abundance of food that so many of us enjoy but it is also a good time to slow down and think about the people struggling in our community. That’s why Turkey Bowl is a benefit for the West Seattle Food Bank: we want to help people remember that hunger is a real issue and we want to give them a fun and easy way to contribute.”

Last year’s Beer Church Turkey Bowl netted over 3,000 pounds of food and over $3,000 in donations. Organizers hope to exceed those numbers this year. Participants will include a number of teams from local breweries and local bars. In addition to bowling, the event features a raffle for prizes donated by local merchants.

Among the participants, eight local breweries will battle it out for the coveted Battle of the Brewers trophy. Likewise, eight local bars will compete for the Bar Brawl trophy. Breweries involved: Elliott Bay Brewing, Elysian Brewing, Emerald City Beer Co., Georgetown Brewing, Naked City Brewing, Odin Brewing, Pike Brewing, and Schooner Exact Brewing. Local bars involved: Beveridge Place Pub, Dog and Pony Alehouse, Feedback Lounge, Latona Pub (3 Pubs), Mission, Porterhouse Pub, and West 5.

About Beer Church

Beer Church is a Seattle-based organization dedicated to one simple principle — make the world a better place one beer at a time. To that end, Beer Church organizes fundraisers that provide easy and fun ways for beer lovers to contribute to the community.