Over the past 16 months, we’ve tried virtual variety beer events: pixelated beer and food pairings, Zoom flights and festivals, shares and bingo.
All of them were fun, some had great beer lines and interesting brewer signs, but all lacked one common ingredient – you. You, the Tallahassee Beer Company, your bottles, your jokes, and your fellowship / fellowship.
It lacked the daps, handshakes and hugs that come with reuniting with friends over good beers. The faces of new tastes were missing – wide-eyed wonder reveling in the latest decadent stout from Tallahassee, Tampa, St. Pete or Portland. Or that “wrinkled face” that severe bitter can induce – visceral reactions and stories shared with people in a friendly setting.
But, on Wednesday July 14, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., we’re back, baby!
You see, our bottle actions, while focused on beer, are powered by the community – people who help people. People ravaged by a wildfire, a brewer devastated by a hurricane weeks before opening, or parents Hanging Tough while caring for children who are sick or in need of extra care.
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Charity Bottle Actions are equally an Oktoberfest and a boost to the unsung heroes, the people who stand up and fight every day to be a voice and a light for those who need it most.
People like Kelly and Kimberly Griffin, who – through mutual friend Justo Cruz (owner of Tally Mac Shack) – in 2018 shared their story about balancing all the things raising a family throws at you. – with the extra layer of having a child with Down’s syndrome. . A shared story, a connection established and an idea born.
What if we take the concept of bottle sharing, go big like our beer scene does, add a donation element and fundraise for different charities? The first beneficiary, the Tallahassee Down Syndrome Association, and, in what seemed like a sign from the divine, the due date was sheer luck March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day. The result?
Well, we think DSAT President Amber Davis Williams said it best: âIt’s partnerships like this that help raise awareness across all segments of our community and raise the essential funds needed for this. serving people with Down syndrome and their families. We cannot thank them. sufficient!”
A great time for a great cause; you help provide support and education for families with children with Down’s syndrome.
While we have hosted several charities in the years since this premiere, DSAT at Deep Brewing Company has become a staple on our March calendar. In fact, we predicted the bottle share for 2020, and then in the blink of an eye the world changed. No cliffhanger ending, no “I’ll be back” proclamation, just canceled plans and lots of questions.
Bottle shares are finally back after too long a delay
We knew there would be bottle shares on the road, but as weeks turned into months and months turned into a year, we weren’t sure when, where, or what they might look like. But we continued to store and cellar beer, waiting for the day when we can once again blow peaks together.
As the number of vaccinated increased, cases declined and our community slowly emerged from the pandemic, it made sense to pick up where we left off, with DSAT, Deep, Tally Mac, a slew of beers and raffles filled. of price. to rally the Tallahassee brewing community.
July 14th can’t come soon enough!
A community event, the bottle sharing protocol is simple: organize a walk, bring a bottle, make a donation ($ 20 suggested), have a good time!
A group of familiar favorites will join us with Mac Shack, Rankin Tacos, Red Shed Bar-B-Que and B Mani’s Sweets and Eats giving food: always grab a bottle to share. New to the food line, OysterMom will scale samples of its fresh and locally grown oysters on site.
In addition, restaurants and businesses in the area generously donated raffle prizes; places like Riccardo’s Italian, Madison Social, World of Beer, Quick n Save, 1861 Distilling, Float Tally, and Tallahassee Pedicabs.
Grand prizes include tickets to upcoming beer festivals such as Brews by the Bay, SGI Brewfest, Elder Care Oktoberfest and Tallahassee Beer Festival. A $ 20 donation will entitle you to one raffle entry with additional entries for every dollar donated beyond.
The party starts at 6 p.m. at Deep’s 2524 Cathay Court # 2 and ends at 10 p.m. When the festivities are over we don’t want anything to spoil your good vibes, so enjoy $ 5 off your Lyft return – on us – by using promo code 850beers when planning your trip to or from the event.
Let’s drink beer and do good.
Matthew Crumbaker is the co-founder, along with Danny Aller, of TLH Beer Society, a group of passionate craft beer enthusiasts. Contact the Beer Society on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or by email: [email protected]
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If you are going to
What: Tallahassee Beer Society Charity Bottle Share to support Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee (DSAT)
Or: Deep Brewing Company – 2524 Cathay Ct # 2 Tallahassee, FL
WhenJuly 14: 6-10 p.m.
Cost: Donation of $ 20 (100% of proceeds to DSAT) and a bottle to share