Along with producing the Washington Beer Blog, Kim and I operate Beer Church, a philanthropic organization that uses beer to raise money for charitable causes. In October of 2010, working with Big Al Brewing, we brewed Beer Church Pale Ale v1.0 to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In March of 2011, working with Schooner Exact Brewing, we brewed Beer Church Pale Ale v2.0 to raise money for Pints for Prostates (prostate cancer awareness). Read our previous stories about Beer Church Pale Ale if you are not yet familiar with the project.
Thursday, May 12th provides an opportunity for you to taste both versions side-by-side. The Beveridge Place Pub (blog sponsor) secured the very last keg of Beer Church Pale Ale v1.0 and tucked it away in a dark corner of their cooler. And now, months later, it turns out that the Beveridge Place Pub is also in possession of the very last keg of Beer Church Pale Ale v2.0.
Since Kim and I worked with each brewery to design the beer to our specifications, we are the only people who know exactly what makes them different. It is remarkable how vastly different the beers turned out given the subtle variation in the recipes. Thursday night we reveal the secrets as we taste the beers side-by-side.
The Beveridge Place Pub is generously donating a dollar per pint to the two causes. Come on down and join us as we compare these two philanthropic brews side-by-side. You can find us at the pub around 7:00 Thursday night if you’d like to ask us any questions about the beer or Beer Church in general.
I would also like to point out that we are already planning Beer Church Turkey Bowl, our 13th annual Thanksgiving food drive and fundraiser for the West Seattle Food Bank. Each year, Turkey Bowl attracts 150 bowlers and as many as 200 people overall. It is an outrageously good time. While registration is not yet open, we are seeking sponsors. Please email me if you are interested. Click here to read about, and to watch the video from, Turkey Bowl 2010.