This Saturday, Beer Church will host its 11th Annual Beer Church Turkey Bowl. The event is a bowling party, fundraiser and food drive to support the West Seattle Food Bank. Within the larger event, six Washington breweries will be competing in the 2nd Annual Battle of the Brewers.
Teams from Big Als Brewing, Elliott Bay Brewing, Elysian Brewing, Georgetown Brewing, Pike Brewing, and Snoqualmie Falls Brewing will participate. Some of our local brewing legends will be on hand to show us their bowling prowess or lack thereof. We are guessing that they are much better at brewing beer than they are picking up spares. The defending champions, Georgetown Brewing, will try to hang on to the trophy, which they won last year in what can only be described as a truly pathetic display of severe Labowskilessness.
Beer Church has been organizing charity fundraisers for the past 11 years. In that time, they have raised $95,000 for various charitable causes. The goal for this year’s Turkey Bowl is to collect 1,500 lbs. of food and $5,000 in funds. This will push Beer Church over the $100,000 mark.
The idea is simple, really: provide people with a way to have fun and also contribute to worthy causes. The events are not fancy or expensive. They always include beer. Beer Church does not aim to attract the kind of people who can drop $20,000 on a night at the bowling alley. You won’t see any Bentleys or Ferraris in the parking lot. What you will see is a bunch of people doing what they would normally be doing, drinking beer and having fun, and spending what they’d likely be spending on any Saturday night. The only difference is that it all benefits a worthy cause.
Turkey Bowl 2009 is a complete sell out. There’s no more room for bowlers. Everyone is welcome to stop by, bring some food to donate, and participate in the raffle. Oh ya, they have beer there, too. Beer Church will be giving away loads of swag from local breweries, gift certificates from their sponsors, and lots of other stuff. For more details, visit www.beerchurch.com.
Beer Church Turkey Bowl
Saturday, Nov. 21st 6:00 p.m.
West Seattle Bowl
4505 39th Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98116