Craft beer is one of my great passions, but it’s still a distant third place behind the first two great passions in my life: My beautiful wife, Lynn and my two furry, four-legged dachshund girls: Brandi & Bailei. I love all dogs, especially dachshunds, which is why I wanted to help Diamond Knot Brewing spread the word about helping out Oregon Dachshund Rescue and their little buddy in need: Kramer. Kramer was born Thanksgiving 2012 with a genetic deformity of extreme knuckling in front paws and knuckles.
Here is some more info from Diamond Knot Brewing:
Diamond Knot Craft Brewing has launched a month-long fundraiser in September for Oregon Dachshund Rescue and specifically Kramer, a
young Dachshund who is need of major surgeries to help him live a normal doggy life.
Call it Dogtoberfest. We’re pulling out all the stops to help Kramer with the help of Lilly, Diamond Knot’s brewery dog, who just happens to be a Dachshund, too. When Diamond Knot founder Bob Maphet donated to Kramer’s cause, he knew the company could do so much more to help. He and the team decided to match up to $500 in donations raised from this little weiner dog and the very worthy organization, Oregon Dachshund Rescue, which sees up to 3-5 rescues each day.
In addition to the month-long donation drive, Lilly has some fun planned over the weekend of Sept. 21-22. There will be food and “Yappy Hour” drink specials all weekend long, and on Sept. 22, the Production Brewery & Taproom comes alive with Dog Costume and Frisbee toss contests, giveaways, hot dog feasts and beer specials. Local celebrity judges have been invited and are looking forward to joining in the fun.
Can you spare a few bucks to help Kramer get the surgery he needs to lead a more normal life? Please visit Diamond Knot’s Kramer Page (link above) to learn more about Kramer and pledge whatever you can to help. Just keep Kramer out of your beer! In case you weren’t aware, the hops used in the brewing of beer are highly toxic to dogs.
Also, just a reminder, Thursday night is cask night at Diamond Knot Brewing. Tonight’s cask: Diamond Knot IPA dry-hopped with Simcoe hops.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.