In my post from earlier today, I mention the kindness and generosity that I’ve seen from breweries, and beer people in general, over the past few years, and now I have another example of it.
However, I wanted to again list and give credit to all of the breweries that have donated beer to the event: Jack’s Abby Brewing, Ipswich Ales, Tree House Brewing Company, Brash Brewing Company, Clown Shoes, Allagash Brewing Company, Maine Beer Company, Battle Road Brewing Company and Three Tides & Marshall Wharf Brewing Company. These breweries have gone out of their way, and they deserve credit.
The Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont is also showing its heart. Today, co-owners Suzanne Schalow and Kate Baker announced that they are donating the $1,700 they raised in their effort to open the Craft Beer Cellar New England Annex to the familes and children of those affected by Monday’s bombings.
Also today, all day, the Craft Beer Cellar is opening its doors to brewers, beer fans and anyone in general to come into the store to drink some good beer, eat some food and to share their thoughts about what happened. All beers from Massachusetts will be 10 percent off today. The store will also be collecting donations from those who would like to contribute.
“We’re just focusing on the community today,” said Schalow, who is encouraging people to come and work from the store rather than be alone. “We want to open our doors to the public and create a safe haven for anyone who wants one.”
If I wore a hat, I’d tip it to all of those involved in both events. They’re good causes and deserve to be supported.