Two Beers Brewing creates a beer to help feed people in need
April 14, 2016 - 10:45 AM- by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog -
Two Beers Brewing Company announced today that it is partnering with Lifelong, a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS since 1983, to create a new beer: Lifelong Lager, a beer to help feed those in need.
Lifelong Lager is described as a Helles Lager, a crisp and flavorful beer designed to benefit Chicken Soup Brigade, Lifelong's food assistance program. There will be a kickoff event at the Two Beers Brewing tasting room on Friday, April 22nd and then the beer will be tapped at more than 150 restaurants and bars across Western Washington the following week. For each keg sold, Lifelong will receive $50. Bars and restaurants interested in getting involved should contact the brewery directly (contact info below).
Here is the official release information straight from Two Beers:
Two Beers Brewing Partners with Non-Profit Lifelong to Create Lifelong Lager, Helping Feed Those in Need
Two SoDo-based businesses partner to brew a crisp, flavorful Munich Helles Lager benefitting Lifelong’s food program, Chicken Soup Brigade
SEATTLE (April 12, 2016) - Two Beers Brewing Company is proud to partner with local non-profit Lifelong to bring the Seattle community Lifelong Lager! This crisp, flavorful, Munich Helles Lager has been brewed specifically to raise money for Lifelong’s food program, Chicken Soup Brigade, which provides nutritious meals to individuals in Washington living with serious illnesses like HIV and cancer.
With a special preview event at Two Beers Brewing’s SODO tasting room on Friday, April 22, Lifelong Lager will be tapped at more than 150 restaurants throughout Western Washington on Thursday, April 28, supporting Lifelong’s Dining Out for Life event. For every keg sold, Lifelong will receive a $50 donation to help fund the Chicken Soup Brigade. Kegs will continue to be available to bars and restaurants throughout Western Washington until the end of May.
“We consider this kind of creative community involvement an important part of our mission,” said Joel VandenBrink, founder & CEO of Two Beers Brewing. “The team from Lifelong have all been long time supporters of the brewery, and we’re excited to be able to return the favor on an annual basis with this delicious beer.”
“Chicken Soup Brigade is so grateful for this partnership with Two Beers. Without support from civic-minded local businesses like the brewery, Chicken Soup Brigade would not be there for the most vulnerable people in our community.” added Paul Getzel, Director of Chicken Soup Brigade.
Chicken Soup Brigade, founded in 1983, improves the nutritional health of individuals living with chronic conditions and hunger. Chicken Soup’s clients have specific health challenges, such as HIV, diabetes, kidney disease, cancers, or disabling arthritis. Most are living below the Federal Poverty Level, and all require assistance in managing their nutritional health. Chicken Soup offers a comprehensive food and nutrition program designed not only feed people but to nourish them. In 2015, Chicken Soup Brigade provided vital food and nutrition services to almost 1,700 people in the Puget Sound region, as well as filled and distributed 35,652 grocery bags and served 167,234 meals.
Restaurants and bars interested in carrying Lifelong Lager are encouraged to contact Two Beers Brewing’s Mark Satterly at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, follow Two Beers Brewing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@twobeersbrewing), or visit www.twobeersbrewery.com. To learn more about how you can help Lifelong and its Chicken Soup Brigade, visit www.lifelong.org.
About Two Beers Brewing Co.
Two Beers Brewing Co. began operations in a small Seattle basement in 2007 and today, produces fifteen unique beers including eight year-round, seven seasonals and a host of intricate infusions in its 4,800-square-foot SoDo brewery. Two Beers Brewing can be found in Seattle-area bars and restaurants, with tastings kegs and growler fill-ups available at their tasting room located at 4660 Ohio Ave. S. in SoDo, open weekly Tuesday - Thursday from 3-8 pm, Fridays from 3-10pm, Saturdays from 1-10pm and Sundays from 1-6 pm. Select products can also be found in 22-ounce bottles and 12-ounce cans at bars, restaurants and local retailers throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho. For more information, visit www.twobeersbrewery.com.
Lifelong has been a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS since 1983, when we first passed a soup can around Volunteer Park and collected $42 to help feed, house and stand by those who were fighting this disease. Building on our rich experience of caring for the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals, we are now serving people with a wide diversity of other serious illnesses, especially those disproportionally affected by health disparities. Among our services is Chicken Soup Brigade (CSB), Lifelong’s food and nutrition program. Always delivered with both clinical skill and a warm heart, CSB is the only nonprofit kitchen in the Pacific Northwest that delivers nutritious, balanced, and medically appropriate meals to people living with debilitating conditions, free of charge.