News: Diamond Knot Brewing with Hand in Hand charity, support foster care, with events in December.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA – Diamond Knot Craft Brewing is working hand-in-hand with Everett’s Hand in Hand to make a difference in the lives of children from our local community.

This holiday season the brew crews from both the Brewery & Alehouse in Mukilteo and the Brewpub @ MLT in Mountlake Terrace prepared and served dinner to the organization’s children and families. The Brewpub crew headed to Hand in Hand’s Everett location to help cook and serve Thanksgiving dinner for more than 300 people, while the Brewery & Alehouse crew cooked and served dinner on Thanksgiving Day for 150 Hand in Hand soccer players and their families at the Mukilteo waterfront location.

“Giving back is a part of our company’s DNA,” said Sherry Jennings, Diamond Knot’s Dir. of Marketing. “It’s not something we have to do. It’s something we love to do. We could simply give, but giving ourselves and our time is much more fun as a team.”

Brewery & Alehouse General Manager Korey Mackenzie was almost at a loss for words after Thanksgiving dinner.

“Being able to serve and share the holiday with members of the community was a very moving experience,” he said. “I am so thankful to have a team that embraced the opportunity to do something special on their holiday that went way beyond themselves.”

“I was struck by the compassion and kindness of all the people associated with Hand in Hand,” said Rick Berlin, general manager of the Brewpub @ MLT.

Hand in Hand’s mission is to provide critical care and support for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, drug raids, abandonment and other dangerous circumstances and are entering foster care. They support foster families and offer prevention and family stabilization resources for the community. According to the organization’s website, “On any given day, there are more than 10,000 children within the state’s foster care system.”

Children in crisis are taken to Safe Place. In the process of finding permanent homes for these children, Hand in Hand also operates Selah Homes, a network of private homes that provide stability during the sometimes bumpy transitions. The Village Impact Project is the third of the organization’s programs. The Project oversees a robust number of soccer teams, as well as encourages community partnerships to bring experiences to the children, or vice versa.

Serving Turkey dinners isn’t the only Diamond Knot partnership with Hand in Hand. Both the Winter Warmer Invitational at the Brewpub @ MLT on Dec. 7 and the Ho!Ho! Bash at the Brewery & Alehouse on Dec. 14 will be fundraisers for Hand in Hand. For the month of December, you can donate needed items for the children at each site, including the Production Brewery & Taproom on Chennault Beach Road in Mukilteo.

Eight Breweries on Tap for Warmer to Benefit Hand in Hand
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA – Come celebrate the holiday beer season with Diamond Knot and seven fellow breweries for the 3rd annual Winter Warmer Invitational at the Brewpub @ MLT Wednesday, Dec. 7from 6-8 p.m.

Local breweries include At Large Brewing, Triplehorn Brewing, Pike Brewing, Double Bluff Brewing, Decibel Brewing, Chuckanut Brewery and Hellbent Brewing. There will also be charity raffles, an ugly sweater contest and craft beer tasting with flights featuring all participating breweries. Not only will there be raffle items from the participating breweries, nearby businesses such as Double DD Meats, Snohomish Pie Company, Espresso Break Coffee Stand and Cousins Hair Salon. Raffle proceeds will benefit Hand in Hand.

Mukilteo Brew Crew Prepares for Ho!Ho! Bash for Hand in Hand
MUKILTEO, WA – Diamond Knot’s Industrial Ho!Ho! Winter Ale has a cult following, and fans welcome the chance to taste several Ho!Ho! vintages in one place, at one time. This year’s long-anticipated Ho!Ho! Bash is on the calendar for 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Brewery & Alehouse on the Mukilteo waterfront.

Diamond Knot will be pouring Ho!Ho! from 2015 and 2016, bourbon-barrel aged 2015 Ho!Ho! and Ho!Ho! on nitro. In addition, there will be a charity raffle of special DK items, as well as items from local businesses with all proceeds benefiting Hand in Hand.

How to Give to Hand in Hand at Diamond Knot Craft Brewing Locations
Hand in Hand is always in need of items for families and children they serve in the Everett community. For more information on what to donate at donation boxes at Diamond Knot locations, go tohttp://www.handinhandkids.org/#/get-involved/ongoing-needs-list.

Watch for event information on Diamond Knot’s Facebook pages: DiamondKnotAlehouse and DiamondKnotBrewpub. For info about Hand in Hand, visit handinhandkids.org. For information about what items are needed for donation, visit http://www.handinhandkids.org/#/village-impact-project/ongoing-needs-list.

Founded in 1994, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing is a privately held company and Snohomish County’s oldest continuously-operating, independently-owned  brewery. Handcrafted Diamond Knot ales can be found in 12 states, British Columbia and Japan, both in bottles and on draft. Additionally, Diamond Knot operates three production breweries and two full-service restaurants in Washington; the Brewery & Alehouse in Mukilteo and the Brewpub @ MLT in Mountlake Terrace. Diamond Knot prides itself in providing craft beer, exceptional food and lively experiences, as well as being charitable members of the communities in which it operates.
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