four_on_the_floor_WABEER

Rock Out ALS Brewfest on July 2nd at Triplehorn Brewing

Updated June 30th – We now know the lineup of artists that will perform this Saturday at the Rock Out ALS Brewfest. Also, some other details. See the original post below for all the event details

LIVE MUSIC
~ Four On The Floor (My band. Pictured above. Scheduled for 3:00)
~ Little Ray and the Uppercuts
~ Chris Spillman and Colbi Childs Accoustic
~ SUGARBUSH
~ DJ Uncle Bubba

THE BEERS

Triplehorn Brewing Company
“Samson” – Imperial Triple Pilsner
ABV 10.5% / IBU 80
Brewed using Pilsner Malts and ALS Hop Blend

Bale Breaker Brewing Company
Bubba’s Brew Rye Pale Ale
5.8% ABV / 50 IBU
Aromas of tropical and stone fruit hit first, finishing with a clean and crisp bitterness and a subtle hint of rye

Fremont Brewing Company
Interurban IPA (A4A substitution)
ABV 6.2% / IBU 80 Warm embrace of Northwest Pale malt swirled with a hand-selected blend of Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo hops. Interurban India Pale is bitter as an IPA should be yet balance with copious aroma and flavor hops

Pike Brewing Company
Pike No.4 Session IPA
ABV 4.2% / IBU 26
A session IPA that drinks like a full, flavorful IPA. Pike No.4 Session IPA has the clean, biscuity flavors of Skagit Valley Alba malt and fruit and herbal hop notes from the Ales for ALS proprietary hop blend.

Deschutes Brewery
Hop Slice ISA (A4A substitution)
ABV 4.5% / IBU 45
Floral hop notes meet crisp lemon refreshment. Malts: Pale, Carapils, Honey Malt, Munich, Crystal Hops: Centennial, Galaxy, Cascade, Azacca, Amarillo

Double Mountain Brewery
India Red Ale
ABV 6.5% / IBU 60
Enticing Red color and Rich Body with hop flavors of an IPA. The Darker Malts we use provide a nice balance to the depth of hoppy flavor. Our unique Ale Yeast Strain adds a delicious complexity.

Mount Tabor Brewing
Little Dutch Boy ISA
ABV 4.7% / IBU 20
Strong with an up-front tropical aroma that has subtle citrus undertones and crisp malt flavors. Strong hop aroma, clean malt flavor and potent hop finish.
Malt: 2 Row malt, Weyermann Carafoam, Crisp 60L
Hops: Bittering-ALS Blend, Aroma-ALS Blend, Dry Hop-ALS Blend

Ordnance Brewing
Wide River Pale Ale ABV: 5.1% / IBU: 45
Wide River is an oatmeal pale with a considerable amount of hop flavors. This beer was designed to be a drinkable summer ale with a light, sweet body and a punch of hops in the finish.
Malt: PNW Pale Ale, Oat Malt, Honey Malt
Hops: Nugget, Simcoe, ALS Hop Blend

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
$10.00 minimum donation. You hand us your phone and we’ll hand you a bucket full of ice water and Flip Cards…all you have to say out loud is the 3 names of people you challenge.

FOOD TRUCKS
~ The Vet Chef
~ Swift and Savory

Original Post

The Washington Beer Blog is proud to sponsor the first-ever Rock Out ALS Brewfest. We do so in partnership with Rock Out ALS (a Woodinville non-profit) and Triplehorn Brewing. The event takes place at Triplehorn Brewing in Woodinville on Saturday, July 2nd from noon until 8:00 and features live music served up alongside a number of beers from the Ales for ALS program. All proceeds from the festival benefit ALS TDI, the leading research organization working on a cure for ALS.

At the event, eight Ales for ALS beers will be poured. Of course, Triplehorn will also pour other beers too. Along with music and beer, there will be an Ice Bucket Challenge (by now we all know the drill), informational speakers, and food by Meat on a Mission. Admission is $25.00 which includes a five-ounce commemorative tasting glass and eight tasting tickets to sample the Ales for ALS beers.

rock_out_ALS_fest

The breweries involved include Triplehorn Brewing, Pike Brewing, Fremont Brewing, Mt. Tabor Brewing, Bale Breaker Brewing, Deschutes Brewing, Double Mountain Brewing, and Ordnance Brewing. All of those breweries are participants in the larger, nationwide Ales for ALS program. This year, the program will see 150 of America’s breweries produce beers using a very special hop: the Ales for ALS blend (read about it).

Among the bands performing at the Rock Out ALS Brewfest, Four on the Floor (pictured above), the classic rock tribute band fronted by yours truly. (I am the lead singer, etc.) Exact performance times have not yet been determined. We will post updates as soon as that information is available.

rock_out_als

When Rock Out ALS approached the band (and the blog) about this opportunity to help, we were more than happy to donate our time and talent. Four on the Floor has gained some notoriety in recent years by playing at breweries and beer festivals around the area, so this seemed a natural fit. Also, we recognize what an important cause we are supporting

“We’re pretty excited about the opportunity to raise money for ALS TDI by highlighting the beers made because of their campaign,” says Michael Miller, founder and president of Rock Out ALS. “Typically we’ve been known for putting on live music events for ALS awareness, and there WILL be some music involved, but drinking a beer FOR ALS is a lot more fun than drinking beer BECAUSE of the disease.”

Since its formation in 2012, Ales for ALS brewers have sold tens of thousands of pints and raised over $600,000 for ALS research. Participating breweries receive an experimental blend of hops each year from Loftus Ranches (a top Yakima hop grower) to be used in the Ales for ALS brew. This proprietary blend, distributed by YCH Hops, is only available to brewers in the program. Each brewery develops its own recipe. The result is an array of unique beers only available between the months of June and August.

ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. When these cells die, voluntary muscle control and movement dies with them. Patients in the later stages of the disease are totally paralyzed, yet in most cases, their minds remain sharp and alert. Once diagnosed, typical life expectancy is just two to five years.

Every day, an average of 15 people are newly diagnosed with ALS — more than 5,600 people per year. As many as 30,000 Americans may currently be affected by ALS. Annually, ALS is responsible for two deaths per 100,000 people.

The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI – www.als.net) and its scientists actively discover and develop treatments for ALS. ALS TDI is the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Led by people living with ALS and their families, they understand the urgent need to slow and stop this disease.

For more information about the Brewfest, other Rock Out ALS events, or about ALS in general, visit www.rockoutals.com

Rock Out ALS Brewfest
Saturday, July 2nd 2016
Noon til 8:00

Triplehorn Brewing
19510 144th Ave NE #6
Woodinville, WA 98072
map


Cheers to our sponsors, like…



Cheers to our sponsors, like...