Monday, October 5, 2015

Ways North Texans can raise a pint in the fight against breast cancer

Image credits: Dallas Brew Scene/Uber, Susan G. Komen/Shannon Brewing Co.,
Oak Highlands Brewing Co., 903 Brewers (click to enlarge).

If you've seen the pink ribbons around town or on social media, or if you noticed the show of pink by the players during NFL games this past weekend, you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month all across the country. Should you be looking for a way to help, the North Texas craft beer community is doing its part to help raise funds and awareness for this disease in the following ways:

Shannon Brewing Company - First Annual Susan G. Komen Happy Hour

Fresh off celebrating the brewery's first anniversary, Keller's Shannon Brewing Company will host its First Annual Susan G. Komen Happy Hour on Friday, October 9 from 4 to 9 p.m. Stop in for a pint of fire-brewed Irish ale and pick up one of the pink Shannon koozies the brewery will be selling all month long in an effort to raise funds for the cure.

Donate directly: Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Oak Highlands Brewery goes pink for Oktoberfest

Oak Highlands Brewery in Dallas will hold its inaugural Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 10 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oak Highlands will donate 10% of the sales from its seasonal Oktoberfest beer, as well as 10% of ticket sales to their Oktoberfest event to the North Texas Bridge Breast Network. Tickets are $20 online, or $25 at the door, with attendees receiving tokens for three beers and a commemorative Oktoberfest pint glass.

Donate directly: North Texas Bridge Breast Network

Dallas Brew Bus / Uber - Brew Crawl for Breast Cancer

The Dallas Brew Bus has teamed up with Uber to take riders on a trip to visit five local breweries on Saturday, October 17 from 12 to 5 p.m., with 100% of the net proceeds going to Bradie James' Foundation 56. Your ticket price of $50 gets you a pink brew crawl t-shirt, a branded sample glass and four 4-ounce samples at the following breweries: Community Beer Company, Deep Ellum Brewing Company, Four Corners Brewing Company, Noble Rey Brewing Company and Texas Ale Project.


Donate directly: Bradie James' Foundation 56

Flying Saucer on the Lake - Brews for Boobs

This is the third year for the Lake Saucer's annual Brews for Boobs event benefiting the Save the Ta-Tas Foundation. Happening Saturday, October 24 at 11 a.m., in addition to offering an array of special tappings and bottle releases, the pub will hold hourly raffles and a silent auction.

Donate directly: Save the Ta-Tas Foundation

Grapevine Craft Brewery - Drink Pink, Save Lives

Visit Grapevine Craft Brewery on Wednesday, October 28 at 6 p.m., for a special tapping of Prickly Pear Wheat. The beer is part of the brewery's Taproom Series, and it's color just so happens to coordinate with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Donate directly: National Breast Cancer Foundation

903 Brewers Blonde is now permanently pink

Hoping to inspire breast cancer awareness every day of the year, 903 Brewers in Sherman announced plans in July to offer the brewery's 903 Blonde Ale in year-round pink packaging. Now available at retail outlets around North Texas, a portion of the proceeds from each case sold goes to Women Rock, Inc.

Donate directly: Women Rock, Inc.

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