Visit the Beveridge Place Pub this Thursday, November 21st, for the annual release of Beer Church's fund raising beer. The event will feature three unique beers from three local breweries. Expect things to be in full swing by 6pm.
More on Beer Church
Beer Church is a Seattle-based organization dedicated to one simple principle: make the world a better place one beer at a time. To that end, Beer Church organizes fundraisers and creates other opportunities for beer lovers to contribute to the community. http://www.beerchurch.com
This year the Beer Church is happy to announce the release of three, collaborative, beers from local breweries. Much like previous years, the brewery is encouraged to design a beer that pays homage to the hops it receives.
More on the beers featured at this year’s Beer Church launch party.
- Alex Dittmar, owner and Brewmaster at Airways Brewing, describes his Beer Church Ale as similar to an Extra Pale Ale (XPA), focusing almost entirely on the base malt and copious quantities of the hops. The beer is a deep gold color and weighs in at 6.5 percent Alcohol by Volume (ABV) and 68 IBU (International Bitterness Units).
- At Georgetown Brewing, Reid Spencer created a beer that is deep yellow/gold, relying largely on late hop additions—a technique some refer to as hop bursting—to showcase the hop's characteristics. Georgetown Brewing’s version of Beer Church Ale offers hop lovers a whopping 85 IBUs. In addition to HBC 366, Reid also used some other hop varieties to see how the experimental hop blends with other, more familiar hops.
- Like the Airway’s recipe, Two Beers Brewing opted to single-hop the beer, using only the HBC 366. Like Georgetown, Brewmaster Joel Vandenbrink relied on the hop bursting method to maximize the hop character. According to Vandenbrink, “My beer is ridiculously tasty. It is mahogany in color, with burnt, toasty citrus notes and a dank aroma, 68 IBUs and 6.6 percent ABV.”
Did we mention that Great Western Malting company (from Vancouver, Washington) donated over 3,000 pounds of malted barley. Plus Hop Union LLC of Yakima donated 88 pounds of a limited edition variety, known only as HBC 366.
More on HBC 366
According to Hop Union, this experimental, high alpha acid hop variety features an exceptional aroma profile, which includes notes of citrus, tropical and pine. Next year HBC 366 will receive a name and become a regular offering. To date, the three Beer Church Ales are among just a small handful of commercial beers produced using this experimental hop.
Continuing the tradition of donating all sales to a luck charity, from pints of beer that carry the Beer Church endorsement, this year's recipient is the Northwest Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).
This is the fifth year that Beer Church has worked with local breweries to create limited-release beers to benefit charitable causes. Beer Church is a Seattle-based philanthropic organization dedicated to creating ways for beer drinkers to engage in charitable giving. Proceeds from the sale of Beer Church Ale benefit the Northwest Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Foundation ranks third among leading health non-profits in the percentage of expense devoted to research toward a cure, with more than 80 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends going to mission-critical programs.
In fact many people don't realize that owner & brewer Joel Vandenbrink is unfortunately one of those impacted by Crohn's.
“Doctors diagnosed me with Crohn’s almost five years ago,” says Joel Vandenbrink, owner and Brewmaster at Two Beers Brewing. “Since then I have learned that the average person with Crohn’s goes 11 years without the proper diagnosis. People need to be educated about Crohn’s and the CCFA is one of the best sources for this to happen.”
Please stop by Beveridge Place Pub to help promote a local and unique cause - charitable giving through beer.