Here’s another super-cool event happening during Seattle Beer Week: the annual release of Bob’s Beer, by Georgetown Brewing. This year the kickoff event takes place at the Nickerson Street Saloon on Saturday, May 12th at 3:00. Details below.
For the unaware, Bob’s Brown Beer is probably the most-philanthropic of all Washington-brewed beers in modern beer history. It’s hard to get an exact figure out of Georgetown Brewing because they don’t want to draw attention to themselves, but last I heard the total was approaching $1 million raised for the cause: Ronald McDonald House Charities of WA and AK. This year they’re stepping up and brewing more than a brown beer and will introduce a total of four beers to the Bob’s Beer lineup.
Can’t make it to Saturday’s event but still want to support the cause? Not a problem. Just keep an eye out for any of the Bob’s beers. Drink ’em and that’s all it takes.
Want to know more about this amazing program, how it started, what it does, and who the heck is Bob anyway? See the article below that I wrote for Sip Northwest magazine.
Here’s the release announcement from Georgetown Brewing. Below that, the article I wrote for Sip Northwest back in 2014.
SATURDAY, MAY 12, NICKERSON ST. SALOON, NE QUEEN ANNE/FREMONT, 3PM
★ BOB’S BROWN ALE ANNUAL RELEASE! ★
NOTE: IT’S TWO DAYS EARLY THIS YEAR!
It’s one of the biggest days of the year, when we release our limited edition Bob’s Brown Ale at the Nickerson Street Saloon and raise a bunch of money for Ronald McDonald House Charities. If you don’t already know, we brew Bob’s once a year, with all proceeds from sales donated to RMHC in honor of Manny’s friend Bob Hirsch. But it’s extra special this year because we brewed 4 – yes FOUR – versions: Bob’s Brown Ale, Bob’s IPA, Coffee Bob’s, and Sour Bob’s. Sometimes it’s nice to mix it up every once in awhile, ya know? Do you know what else is extra special? An appearance by the amazingly talented RMHC supporter Walter Jones! What hasn’t changed is we’re still raffling off prizes, having a live auction, Creeping Time is still playing some music on the patio, and we’ll be drinking beer. The Nickerson keeps it family friendly so you have no excuse not to go.