Sunday, February 18, 2007
Reunion Beer: A Round Worth Buying
Pete Slosberg, who founded Pete's Wicked Ales, Alan Shapiro and Virginia MacLean became friends nearly two decades ago in the early days of building that brand. Now they have come back together under less fortunate circumstances, but with a much more important mission.
MacLean was recently diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a form of bone cancer. She is one of about 1,000 people a day worldwide who learn they have this currently incurable form of cancer. The trio have decided to come back together with the mission of raising funds for the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research in Los Angeles.
Reunion: A Beer For Hope, an organic imperial brown ale brewed at Bison Brewing Co. in Berkley, Calif., is being sold in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado and Illinois. The 22-ounce bottles sell for $4.99, with all profits going to support the efforts of the IMBCR.
If you see this beer at a local retailer, buy it. Without even tasting it I can tell you it will be the best beer you buy all year.