Breweries from across American will step up to raise money for Ales for ALS, a national fundraising and awareness campaign that were initiated in Yakima, Washington. Over the course of the past five years the organization has raised $1.65 million to help find a cure of ALS.
Back in 2012, Loftus Ranches and YCH Hops created Ales for ALS to support a very worthy cause for ALS research. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or more commonly known as 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.
Yakima based Bale Breaker Brewingwill be one of eight participating Washington breweries this year and has two events lined up during the month of July 2018. In total there will be 171 participating breweries from across American and one each in Germany and Japan brewing a beer to support ALS.
Each of these breweries will have access to a unique proprietary Ales for ALS hop blend. This year’s blend is composed of 40% Ekuanot®, 15% HBC 438, 15% HBC 344, 10% Simcoe®, 10% Loral®, 5% HBC 630, and 5% HBC 520. There is no charge to brewers for this amazing hop blend. Ales for ALS brewers agree to donate $1.00 to the ALS Therapy Development Institute for each pint of the resulting Ales for ALS™ brew sold. The funds raised are spent immediately on its mission to discover and develop effective treatments for ALS.
Bale Breaker Brewing is releasing two Ales for ALS beers for 2018 with its new Bubba’s Brew Hazy IPA and Double Bubba Imperial IPA. Both beers will debut at the brewery’s Ales for ALS Fundraising Event on Saturday, July 14, 2018. In addition to this fundraising event Bale Breaker will also host the 3rd Annual Birdies for Bubba Golf Tournament on Friday July 27.
Here are additional details on each of the two Ales of ALS events coming up this month.
ALES FOR ALS™ FUNDRAISING EVENT – July 14, 2018
On July 14, Noon-9pm, everyone is invited 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 Chronic Foods, Hop Town Pizza and Kim’s Got Smoke BBQ. Bale Breaker donates $1 from ANY pint sold that day to ALS TDI, the research organization dedicated to ending ALS.
BEER: Bale Breaker used the Ales for ALS™ hop blend to create Bubba’s Brew Hazy IPA and Double Bubba Imperial IPA. Both beers will debut at the Fundraising Event at the brewery. After the event, Bale Breaker continues to donate $1 to the ALS Therapy Development Institute for each pint of Bubba’s Brew and Double Bubba sold.
NEW THIS YEAR!glassybaby, the seattle-based artisan glassblowing company, will be hosting a pop up shop from Noon-5:00pm at the event. 10% of all glassybaby sales at this event will be donated to ALS TDI. Can’t make it? From July 14- July 21, enter giving code ‘als’ and 10% of your online order will be donated to ALS TDI.
BIRDIES FOR BUBBA – July 27, 2018 https://www.birdiesforbubba.com/
Join Bale Breaker at River Ridge Golf Course for the 3rd Annual Birdies for Bubba Golf Tournament on Friday July 27. 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. Single players $60, Teams $120 and 100% of proceeds go directly to ALS TDI. 1:00pmShotgun start at River Ridge. All ages welcome to visit the Spectator Green for yard games and music where you can enjoy the sun and fun.
Special thanks to Title Sponsors Morgan Stanley, Fieldstone Communities and Crafted Eatery & Bar and Albatross Sponsors Poppoff Concrete and PayneWest Insurance.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.