While introducing you to Fremont Brewing a year ago (read it) we tried to make it clear that you should expect the company to have a visible commitment to environmental responsibility. They have not disappointed us. Yesterday, on its blog, Fremont Brewing Company announced that it has teamed up with Theo Chocolate to promote the release of Fresh — an award-winning documentary film celebrating farmers, business people, and visionaries from across the country whose commitment to local, sustainable food is helping to revolutionize our food system.
On April 25th, from 3:00-5:00 p.m., Fremont Brewing will host an event to promote the release of the movie Fresh and to celebrate the introduction of two new chocolates that Theo produced using Fremont’s winter and summer seasonal beers. The event will also feature cheese from Mount Townsend creamery. Tickets for the event can/should be purchased in advance for $25 (purchase tickets here). Ticket price includes admission to see Fresh, which will be showing at the Cinerama from April 30th through May 6th.
When I first met Matt Lincecum, Fremont Brewing Company’s owner, back in February 2009, he made it clear to me that they would be striving to team up with other local businesses that shared his core environmental values. He even mentioned, albeit wishfully, Theo Chocolate as an example of the kind of company with which he would like to find Fremont Brewing aligned someday. Of course, he was not so presumptuous as to mention it as anything more than a wish.
Theo Chocolate is located across the street from Brouwer’s Cafe in the old Redhook Brewery. Theo Chocolate is a serious rock star in the world of chocolates these days. If you are not familiar with Theo, you’re probably a male. Ask your wife, girlfriend or any female. She knows Theo.