Photo by Crystal Luxmore
It is, unfortunately, all too easy to find people whose lives have been impacted by cancer. It seems we all have been affected by this disease, whether through someone we know, someone we love, through personal diagnosis, or sadly, perhaps through a combination of all of the above. Here at Garden Brewers we are no exception.
Having lost someone very dear to us to breast cancer, Beer 4 Boobs, which raises money to donate to Breast Cancer support services, is an important event for us.
Sonja, who is a co-organizer of the Beer 4 Boobs events, is pictured above carrying our son Davis while Erin Broadfoot mills grain in the foreground. The photo was taken by Crystal Luxmore at Black Oak, where the beer was brewed. These three women, all mothers, collaborated on "You Little Devil!" a Belgian Golden ale made with an entire box of a Lucky Charms! The cereal went into the mash and the marshmallows went into the boil. It seems appropriate that you can try this very special "mama's brew" this coming Mothers Day, right here in Hamilton!
This year the Hamilton Beer 4 Boobs event will be held at The Ship (Address: 23 Augusta St, Hamilton, ON, L8N 1P2 Phone:905-526-0792) from 1pm – 6pm on Sunday May 11, 2014. All proceeds from this events ticket, raffle and beer sales will go to Breast Cancer Support Services, an organization that provides comfort and support to women and families living with breast cancer in the Hamilton and Halton regions.
Come on down to support a great cause, and while you're there be sure to also try "In the Rhubarb"; an All-Brett beer infused with Rhubarb. It's a collaborative effort between Our Brewer, The Ship, and Amsterdam's Iain McOustra.
Tate Graham of The Ship and Victor North of Garden Brewers, enjoying the hospitality of Amsterdam Brewery. Photo by Iain McOustra.
The Pilot System at Amsterdam Brewery, where "In The Rhubarb" was brewed.
Also pouring- "You Dunkel'd My Battleship!" a Hamilton-exclusive Dunkelweiss, hop-bursted with glacier. This beer was collaboratively brewed by The 3 Brewer's Ross Lyle and our brewer on site at The Ship on their nano brewing system!
Brewing “You Dunkel’d My Battleship!” and LARPing with Ross Lyle of The 3 Brewers on the nano system at The Ship. Photo by Tate Graham.
The theme of this years event is "Yeast-Forward Beers". Here is the yeast we selected to ferment our Dunkelweizen!"
Tickets will be will be sold at the door. They are $25.00 each and will include 1 sample beer ticket, and a commemorative sampling glass. This event is 19+ and CASH ONLY. (ATM available)
Additional beer tickets can be purchased at the event.
We hope to see you there,
-The Garden Brewers