If there’s two things Seattle area breweries do well, besides brewing great craft beers of course, it’s collaboration and doing what they can to benefit worthwhile charitable causes. That’s what Beer Church is all about.
This year, Beer Church has teamed up with Georgetown Brewing Company (recent winner of the GABF Gold Medal for their Bodhizafa IPA), Airways Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor), Big Al Brewing Company and Two Beers Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) to brew this year’s Beer Church IPA. Proceeds from this beer will go to benefit the the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
Here is the full press release from Beer Church:
(Seattle – November 7, 2016) On Saturday, November 12th Georgetown Brewing releases Beer Church India Pale Ale, a beer brewed in collaboration with three other Seattle-area breweries. Proceeds from the sale of the beer benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Northwest Chapter.
Beer Church India Pale Ale was brewed by Georgetown Brewing Company in collaboration with Airways Brewing, Big Al Brewing, Two Beers Brewing and Beer Church, a Seattle-based organization that finds easy ways for beer drinkers to contribute to worthwhile causes. This is the sixth year that Beer Church has organized and promoted this annual project.
The beer will be released at Beer Church Turkey Bowl, an annual fundraiser now celebrating its 18th anniversary. The sold out bowling party takes place at West Seattle Bowl on Saturday, November 12 at 6:00 P.M. The public is welcome to attend the event, participate in the silent auction and raffle, and enjoy the beer.
Following the official release, Beer Church India Pale Ale will be available at each of the participating breweries’ taprooms, as well as select local restaurants and pubs. Keep an eye on beerchurch.com for a list of locations that will tap this draft-only beer.
“We’re pleased to be involved with this project that benefits the CCFA,” said Reid Spencer, Head Brewer at Georgetown Brewing. “It was a great opportunity to work with Beer Church and our neighboring brewery friends at Two Beers, Airways, and Big Al, and experiment with some exciting new hop varieties.”
Ingredients for Beer Church India Pale Ale were donated by Great Western Malting Company of Vancouver, Washington and YCH Hops of Yakima, Washington. Georgetown Brewing donated its facilities and other resources, while the collaborating breweries helped develop the recipe and contributed to the brewing of the beer.
“This is just another example of the generosity of the local beer and brewing industry,” said Kendall Jones, the President and Founder of Beer Church. “The breweries were happy and excited to support the effort, but beyond that, without the support of YCH Hops and Great Western Malting, none of this would be possible. Their contributions are, literally, the backbone of the beer. Their involvement plays a key role in the fundraising component of the project.”
Beer Church India Pale Ale uses three different hop varieties to create its unabashedly hop-forward character. Along with Ekuanot™ hops, the recipe includes two newly developed, experimental hop varieties that have yet to be named (currently designated as HBC 344 and HBC 522). All of the beer’s hop flavors are supported and balanced by the use of 2-Row Malted Barley and White Wheat Malt. Beer Church IPA clocks in at 6.3 percent Alcohol by Volume (ABV) with the hops providing pine-citrus, tropical and herbal flavors. It is a bright golden beer with a dry body and light mouthfeel.
About the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. For more information visit www.ccfa.org.
About Beer Church
Beer Church is a Seattle-based congregation of beer enthusiasts that creates easy, fun ways for people to contribute to worthwhile causes. Since 1997, Beer Church has organized and hosted beer-themed fundraisers for a variety of causes and to date has raised over $100,000 for its beneficiaries. For more information visit www.beerchurch.com.
Beer Church IPA, as noted above, will arrive this coming Saturday the 12th at Georgetown Brewing (and at the other participating breweries thereafter). It will also be available at the 18th Annual Beer Church Turkey Bowl, which kicks off at the West Seattle Bowl on the 12th at 6 pm. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can find the event page for the Beer Church Turkey Bowl HERE.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.