With this year’s Brews For New Avenues event cancelled, organizers are offering an online experience to raise money for New Avenues for Youth. Earlier this year the group hosted an online beer auction and this fundraising will continue with another, larger auction and the sale of a rare beer, Cantillon Cuvée de l’Espérance that begins on Saturday, July 18th.
In blending the new Cantillon Cuvée de l’Espérance, BFNA Co-Chair Don Lowman visited Cantillon this past November to assist in creating this blend exclusively for New Avenues for Youth. This gueuze consists of equal parts 1, 2, and 3-year old Lambic, with the third year aged in Cognac barrels. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds will benefit programs and services for homeless, at risk, and foster youth in the Portland area via New Avenues for Youth.
You may purchase one and only of the following two options:
$500 (plus $23.49 fee) for two (2) 750ml bottles, two (2) pieces of special glassware, and admission to a virtual guided tasting with Jean Van Roy on Friday, September 4th at 12 pm Pacific / 3 pm Eastern/ 9 pm CET. The tasting should last between 30-45 minutes with time for Q&A at the end. It is expected that you consume one of the two bottles during this event.
The sale begins this Saturday at Noon PST and you can purchase bottles by clicking here. Quantities are limited (very limited in the case of the Jean Van Roy tasting), and you may be put in a queue before the sale begins. Distribution will begin in early August.
Brews For New Avenues will continue with another Online Auction from July 23 – August 1, 2020 and a Virtual Event on Saturday, August 1st from 1:00-1:30pm. The team at BFNA will feature some enticing bottles from their cellar all to raise money for New Avenues for Youth.
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.