Recently a dozen of Portland hospitality industry professionals, mainly notable local chefs, formed a bicycling group named Sack Lunch PDX. The goal of this group is to raise money as part of Chefs Cycle that is a national fundraiser for No Kid Hungry. In the month of May, Sack Lunch PDX will ride 300 miles over the course of three days in the Santa Rosa, California area.
The goal of Sack Lunch PDX is to raise $55,000 to assist in the long term goal of ending childhood hunger. To assist in this goal Rogue Ales has stepped in with a beer named in honor of the team, Sack Lunch Ale. For each pint sold, Rogue will donate $1.00 to Sack Lunch PDX. Just $1.00 can provide 10 meals for kids.
Sack Lunch Ale, a 100% Oregon-grown hoppy IPA, can be found around Portland with its distinctive, custom bike tap handles at the following locations:
New Seasons – Woodstock
Hop City Tavern
Airbnb Portland Office
Rogue Eastside Pub
Rogue Distillery and Public House
Team members of Sack Lunch PDX include Chris DiMinno, Anna Abatzoglou, Krista Anderson, Christopher Carriker, Matt Christianson, Arielle Clark, Jason Elstad, Jason French, Rick Gencarelli, Colin Howard, Kayt Mathers, and Thomas Pisha-Duffly.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 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 Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.