Beer Drinkers Drinking for a Cause

As we originally posted here, for the past 10 years Beer Church has been helping beer-lovers support charitable causes. On Saturday Nov. 15th, the 10th Annual Beer Church Turkey Bowl earned nearly $3,000 for the West Seattle Food Bank. They also had a food drive that gathered hundreds of pounds of much-needed food stocks. 150 bowlers and dozens of other supporters showed up in support of this worthy cause. In addition to groups of random beer-loving good-doers, there were also representative teams there from local breweries and watering holes.

Beer Church Bowlers lined up for check in.
Beer Church Bowlers lined up for check in.

The First Battle of the Brewers – Georgetown Brewing, Big Al’s Brewing, Rogue, and Elliott Bay Brewing competed in the first-ever Beer Church Battle of the Brewers. In the end, it was Georgetown that took the trophy home.

Georgetown Brewing hoisting the trophy proudly. They will be back to defend the Battle of the Brewers Championship.
Georgetown Brewing hoisting the trophy proudly. They will be back to defend the Battle of the Brewers Championship.

The Bar Brawl – Teams from local pubs and bars competed in the Beer Church Bar Brawl. West 5 successfully defended their title and the trophy will live on their bar until the next Bar Brawl. The Dog and Pony Alehouse came in a close second place. The Beveridge Place Pub and Elliott Bay Brewery Pub were also represented in the competition.

West 5 is not shy about winning a second straight bar brawl.
West 5 is not shy about winning a second straight bar brawl. They welcome all challengers.

The next scheduled Beer Church charity bowling party will take place in the spring. At that time, all championships will be on the line. If you want to get your pub, bar or brewery involved in either the Bar Brawl or the Battle of the Brewers, contact Beer Church by clicking here. Or you can just contact us here at the Washington Beer Blog.

Beer Church events are about much more than trophies.  

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The 10th Annual Turkey Bowl was a food drive as well as a fundraiser. Although they didn’t have any way to know for sure, Beer Church estimates that they collected over 500 lbs. of non-perishables.
A portion of the crowd poses with a portion of the food.
A portion of the crowd poses with a portion of the food.
Breweries and local merchants help out by providing swag. Beer Church raffles off items throughout the evening. More swag means more ticket sales. More money for the Food Bank.
SWAG - Tons of raffle prizes donated by local breweries, pubs and other supporters.
SWAG - Tons of raffle prizes donated by local breweries, pubs, and other supporters.

Look for Beer Church to host the 10th Annual Beer Church Blarney Bowl early this spring (date to be determined). The event is very similar to Turkey Bowl, but also includes a silent auction.