On Sunday, March 8th, Water Street Brewery and Alehouse held an auction. These tough economic times have been especially difficult for Water Street. To help save the brewery, they turned to their friends and supporters. We reported on this in an earlier post –read here.
Wow, do they have a lot of friends and supporters! We didn’t stick around for the live auction because we had a boat to catch, but we were amazed by the silent auction. We didn’t count the number of items, but it must have exceeded 100. Beautiful beaded jewelery, amazing hand crafted glassware, fishing trips, artwork, and the list goes on. There was something there to catch the fancy of just about anyone. Best of all, your purchase helped some really nice people.
There were quite a few people from the Washington brewing community on hand to show their support. Just about everyone contributed something to the auction. Normal folks, like us, came from far and wide to lend a hand. Of course, much of the crowd was made up of Port Townsend locals, for whom the thought of losing the Water Street must be a truly frightening prospect. (More photos and the complete story)
Their goal was to raise $25k. We aren’t sure if they reached it, but we were impressed at how quickly the Pint-o-Meter was filling up when we left. (Pictured below, the Pint-o-Meter was the clever way they showed how much money they’d raised.) As soon as we know the grand total, we’ll be sure to pass it along.
If you’ve never been to the Water Street, you could easily show your support by making the trip to Port Townsend and paying them a visit. You won’t regret it.