PORTLAND, OREGON ... – Over 700 beer enthusiasts gathered on Saturday, September 12 for the 4th Annual Brews for New Avenues and raised more than $58,000 for New Avenues for Youth’s programs that help youth at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Combining the city’s philanthropic spirit with its love of all things craft beer, this year’s event, held at the Leftbank Annex, featured the world’s largest rare beer auction as well as exclusive bottlings and kegs from 50+ different local, national and international breweries.
“It’s been incredible to see breweries, private collectors, our generous bidders, and attendees channel their passion for craft beer into being part of the solution to ending youth homelessness,” says Sean Suib, Executive Director at New Avenues for Youth. “Thanks to the beer community’s continued support and dedication, we’ll be able to help even more youth overcome their barriers and realize their potential.”
The highest bid of the night was $3,000 for a bottle of Grote Dorst 2008 Oude Geuze Magnum. Bottled by the famous lambic café, Grote Dorst, only 15 Magnums were ever released. The next highest bid was $2,600 for a set from Toppling Goliath featuring Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout (KBBS), ranked the number one and two beer in the world.
For a complete list of this year’s sponsors and for more information, go to www.brewsfornewavenues.org
About New Avenues for Youth
New Avenues for Youth takes a complete approach to addressing youth homelessness and its root causes, delivering support and resources that enable foster, at-risk, and homeless youth aged 14-24 to overcome their barriers and realize their potential. For more information about New Avenues for Youth, visit www.newavenues.org
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