Craft Brewers Nationwide Collaborate on Epic Bottle Auction For ‘We Are Stoneman Douglas’ Charity Event

50 vintage and rare signed bottles from over two dozen breweries will auction online to raise funds for victims’ families and survivors of the tragic Parkland, FL shooting.

 

OAKLAND PARK, FL (April 5, 2018) – Following the horrific events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida this past February, brewers from across the country are coming together to offer assistance and support to those affected most. Over two dozen brewers nationwide have donated rare and vintage bottles of beer — many of which are signed by owners, founders, and head brewers from companies such as Stone Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and more — in what has become an epic and unique lot of craft beer for the ages.

This lot is being auctioned online via the We Are Stoneman Douglas site (https://one.bidpal.net/wearemsd, click “Auction Items” on menu) with proceeds benefiting the Broward Education Foundation’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas fund. One hundred percent of all funds generated by this project will directly benefit the families of victims, survivors, and those affected by this tragedy. A second lot of signed barrel-aged and vintage beers from Funky Buddha Brewery, and a private dinner for 30, will also be auctioned.

This online auction (with over 50 other incredible auction items) is being organized by the Parkland Golf & Country Club located in Parkland, FL with assistance from Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, Florida. Individuals can bid on the online auctions through Sunday, April 8th. Due to regulations, these bottle lots will be available for local pickup only.

“This has been an amazing show of support and solidarity from brewers around the country, most of whom signed on and contributed unbelievable beers within minutes,” says Ryan Sentz, co-founder of Funky Buddha Brewery and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School graduate. “Although this tragedy was horrific beyond words, we can take heart in the incredible response from the community and others that shows we have the strength and bravery to rise above it and make a true difference in people’s lives.”
 
Bottles include (pictured above):
Funky Buddha Lot:
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**Editor’s Note: The writers at Mashing In typically prefer to write their own content, but we all decided it was best to immediately post this press release verbatim due to its important subject matter and the timely nature of this auction.**

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Harpoon Brewery and Odell Brewing Co. Release EHOP Collaboration

ehop-modalHarpoon Brewery (Boston, Massachusetts) and Odell Brewing Co. (Fort Collins, Colorado) have announced that their collaboration beer – 100 Barrel Series #59: EHOP – has been officially released as a limited offering.

In celebration of being two employee-owned, independent breweries, Harpoon Brewery and Odell Brewing Co. have come together to brew 100 Barrel Series #59: EHOP as “a declaration of brewing independence.” Harpoon Vermont brewer Tom Graham and Odell brewer Bill Beymer collaborated to create two recipes of this Oatmeal Pale Ale: “one brewed at Harpoon in Boston, Massachusetts and the other brewed at Odell in Fort Collins, Colorado.”

Harpoon Brewery’s version of this Oatmeal Pale Ale is “light golden in color with a subtly tropical hop aroma and a slightly bitter finish.”  7000 pounds of oats were used in Harpoon’s recipe and were sourced from King Arthur Flour, “a renowned flour company based in Norwich, Vermont, and one of the nation’s foremost employee owned companies.”  The beer comes together as a hop-forward Oatmeal Pale Ale that weighs in at 6.6% ABV and 32 IBUs.

Harpoon’s version of 100 Barrel Series #59: EHOP was officially released at a launch party with King Arthur Flour on Tuesday, October 18 at the brewery location in Windsor, Vermont.  This limited release has now started seeing distribution in 22 oz. bottles and on draft (kegs are extremely limited) in select areas within Harpoon Brewery’s distribution area.  Odell Brewing Co.’s version of EHOP will be available on draft exclusively at the brewery’s Tap Room.  No matter where you track it down, be sure to get your taste of 100 Barrel Series #59: EHOP while you can because this Oatmeal Pale Ale is sure to disappear with a quickness.  Prost!

Vital Information on 100 Barrel Series #59: EHOP (Harpoon Version) collaboration from Harpoon Brewery and Odell Brewing Co.

Release – Limited, launched late October 2016
Style – Oatmeal Pale Ale
ABV – 6.6%
IBUs – 32
Appearance – Light, golden straw
Aroma – Tropical fruit and melon
Mouthfeel – Slightly dry
Taste – Tropical fruit and melon
Finish – Slightly bitter
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & limited draft
Beer Finder – http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/beer-finder