Now in its fifth year, Ales for ALS™ is a national fundraising and awareness campaign that was developed in Yakima and raises funds to #endALS. In 2016, 115 breweries participated, across 33 states. Over the last five years, these breweries have raised a total of $1,250,000 for ALS research. The Yakima Valley kickoff event and a preceding golf tournament are hosted by Bale Breaker Brewing Company.
Loftus Ranches and YCH Hops created Ales for ALS™ in 2012 to support a very worthy cause - ALS research. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to paralysis, due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain. About 5,000 people in the US are diagnosed with ALS each year.
Breweries across the country who participate in Ales for ALS™ have access to a unique proprietary hop blend, free of charge, in exchange for participation in Ales for ALS™. Each brews a special beer with these hops and donates at least $1 per pint to ALS TDI, the world's leader in ALS research.
Bale Breaker Brewing Company participates by creating a unique “Bubba’s Brew” each year from the hop blend offered by the Ales for ALS™ program. This beer is released at the Yakima Valley kickoff weekend events, the 2nd Annual Birdies for Bubba Golf Tournament on July 14, and the 4th Annual Ales for ALS™ Event on July 15.
ABOUT BIRDIES FOR BUBBA – July 14, 2017
Join Bale Breaker at River Ridge Golf Course for the 2nd Annual Birdies for Bubba Golf Tournament on Friday July 14. Part of our Ales for ALS™ fundraising efforts, this is a great way to spend a Friday! Our 9-hole two-person scramble tourney at River Ridge Golf Course includes prizes for KP's, fun side games on every hole, putting contest, food specials from River Ridge, and local craft brews. This year, compete for the hole-in-one prize from Stewart Subaru: a 2017 Subaru WRX STI (value $40,164). All ages welcome! Don't golf? Visit the Spectator Green anytime for yard games and music where you can enjoy the sun. Single players $60, Teams $120 and 100% of proceeds go directly to ALS-TDI. 12:30pm Shotgun start at River Ridge. Sign up online! https://www.birdiesforbubba.com/
ABOUT THE ALES FOR ALS™ FUNDRAISING EVENT – July 15, 2017
On July 15, Noon-9pm, everyone is invited out to the Bale Breaker lawn to enjoy great beer, food, and games at this free & family-friendly event. Check out live music by The Shreds and food by Guerra's Gourmet, Hop Town Pizza and Kim's Got Smoke. Bale Breaker donates $1 from ANY pint sold that day to ALS-TDI, the research organization dedicated to ending ALS