Craft beer has always had a conscience and a desire to give back to the community. In my travels, I’ve been to countless craft beer events that also serve to benefit various charitable organizations and raise money for some worthwhile causes, etc. In that spirit, Bellevue Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) has teamed up with KZOK (102.5 FM) and Columbia Distributing to introduce KZOK Classic Rock Amber.
Set to release tomorrow, August 6th, this complex and hoppy Amber Ale will not only quench your thirst for delicious craft beer but also help benefit a number of different local charities.
According to Bellevue Brewing’s own John Robertson: “After working to bring this project into the light for the last 30+ months, we as a company could not be more proud of this new collaboration with Seattle-based, iconic broadcaster, 102.5FM KZOK.” “In short, this collaborative partnership will help to raise awareness and funds for local charities while, it is hoped, welcoming increasing numbers of beer consumers into the market segment, “CRAFT BEER,” that we all know and love, which is all about independence, community, and quality. With the support of our distributor, Columbia Distributing, we will work diligently to continue increasing product availability.”
Here is the full press release from KZOK, Bellevue Brewing and Columbia Distributing:
(Seattle, WA) KZOK 102.5 today announced the launch of the first of several new KZOKthemed craft beers from Bellevue Brewing Company. KZOK CLASSIC ROCK AMBER is a deliciously complex, hop-forward amber ale, locally sourced and available in bottles at local, quality grocers and bottle shops beginning on Tuesday, August 11. However, fans can get the first taste of the specialty beer and also purchase bottles at the KZOK CLASSIC ROCK AMBER LAUNCH PARTY at the Taproom at Bellevue Brewing Company, 1820 130th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA on Thursday, August 6th from 6:00-8:00PM. Danny Bonaduce and Sarah, along with Gibbons, Paul, and Tori from the KZOK Morning Show will all be on hand to celebrate the launch.
A portion of the proceeds generated from the sale of all beers flowing from this program will be directed to an ever-changing roster of charitable beneficiaries, starting with Northwest Harvest as they work to end childhood hunger in Washington. Additionally, Bellevue Brewing Company’s distributor, Columbia Distributing, will participate in the charitable efforts, with a portion of proceeds to benefit Ronald McDonald House. Throughout the year, new varieties of beer will be available at retailers and local pubs and eateries throughout the Bellevue Brewing Company’s distribution network, providing an opportunity for more craft beer and classic rock enthusiasts to join the fun!
KZOK-FM is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. Producing original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming broadcast via on-air, online and mobile platforms, CBS RADIO reaches more than 70 million consumers nationwide each week. As a part of CBS Corporation, the division owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 markets – including the top 10 as ranked by Nielsen Audio – as well as an extensive array of digital assets. CBS RADIO distributes its programming via AM, FM and HD Radio stations, Radio.com and CBS Local Digital Media apps, making engaging with audiences easier than ever before. For more information, please visit http://www.cbsradio.com.
Bellevue Brewing Company (“BBC”) is Bellevue’s first, locally owned craft brewery featuring award-winning, distinguished ales and lagers in a large, family-friendly taproom alongside mouthwatering American cuisine! BBC is committed to supporting local children and will contribute a portion of sale proceeds to benefit a constantly rotating roster of local children’s charities. To learn more about the BBC, visit http://www.bellevuebrewing.com.
Columbia Distributing is one of the nation’s finest beer, cider and non-alcoholic beverage distributors. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company has distributed some of the best known brands in the beverage business since 1935. Today Columbia Distributing and its 2,500+ employees service over 20,000 retail customers covering more than 135,000 square miles in Oregon and Washington. The company’s success is based on the deep-rooted tradition of delivering quality products, timely service and a genuine concern for customers’ needs. For more information, visit http://www.coldist.com.
As noted above, you can get your first taste of KZOK Classic Rock Amber at tomorrow’s launch party at Bellevue Brewing. You’ll also have the chance to meet Danny Bonaduce and Sarah, along with Gibbons, Paul, and Tori from the KZOK Morning Show. Come on out for a great time and some great beer.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.