Breakside Brewery and Salt & Straw Sponsor Beer Float Fundraiser
This Sunday, April 1, 2012 Breakside Brewery and local ice cream maker Salt & Straw will be sharing the last of their collaboration projects in a charity event at Breakside’s NE Portland Pub. The ‘ice cream beer social’ will feature beer floats made with Breakside’s Salted Caramel Sweet Stout and Salt & Straw’s Bailey’s with Irish Stout ice cream. The two foodstuffs are both collaborations between Breakside brewmaster Ben Edmunds and Salt & Straw churnmaster Tyler Malek. Malek based the recipe for the ice cream on Breakside’s award winning Dry Stout and used the same malted and roasted barleys that the brewery uses in the beer. For the sweet stout, Edmunds blended a traditional export stout with a salted caramel syrup based on Salt & Straw’s sea salt with caramel ribbon ice cream.
All sales from the stout float will benefit the Food Works Youth and Farm Program, a part of Janus Youth. The event will run Sunday, April 1, from noon until 11 at Breakside (820 NE Dekum), or until the stout and ice cream run out!
About Food Works Youth and Farm Program
Food Works is part of Janus Youth’s much larger, Village Gardens Program, a 140,000 square foot urban agriculture initiative that is based in three North Portland public housing communities, St. Johns Woods, Tamaracks and New Columbia where the bulk of families liver 200% below the federal poverty level. Designed to address hunger, employment and community health issues, Village Gardens includes community-run organic gardens in each of the three neighborhoods, an accompanying orchard at the New Columbia and Tamaracks site, an organic laying hen project, afterschool and summer activities for over 100 children, community health workers (all of whom live in the public housing neighborhoods and have been trained by Multnomah County’s Health Department), our newly opened healthy corner grocery store that is community-run and is in the heart of the New Columbia development (Oregon’s largest mixed income/public housing site), and the Food Works program that includes a 2 acre, Oregon Tilth Certified, organic, entrepreneurial farm on Sauvie Island that is run by teenagers living in the three low-income neighborhoods. Food Works markets its organically grown produce at two summer farmers markets (Portland State and St. Johns), at New Seasons, and at our new community run grocery store, Village Market. In addition to produce grown for sale, Food Works’ teens also donate over 5,000 pounds of fresh produce to their low-income neighbors in St. Johns Woods, New Columbia and Tamaracks. Because healthy eating is major issue in low-income neighborhoods that struggle with obesity, the Food Works’ youth also hone their cooking skills through the cooking they do each day when working on their farm and through leading cooking and nutrition workshops in the three neighborhoods.