Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Twisted Pine Brewing - Benefit for Boulder Autism Society

This past Sunday, April 17th, between 12:00 and 6:00 p.m., Twisted Pine Brewing of Boulder, Colorado, hosted an event to benefit the Autism Society of Boulder County (ASBC). Given Twisted Pine's history of constantly giving back to the community, the donation of 1$ per pint of beer sold to the ASBC is just one more reason to hold it in such high esteem. The event itself, appropriately held during the recognized "National Autism Awareness Month," put on a Brewery Olympics ($10 recommended donation) between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. - featuring blind keg tapping, a chug-off, beer trivia, a frozen t-shirt contest, and a "ridiculous relay" - and a Silent Auction containing various beer-related collectibles and gift certificates to nearby areas, among other items. This event was just one of the many fundraisers the brewery plans to host this year, having already raised $3400 for the Kiwanis Club last month (an organization that aims to improve the quality of life among disadvantaged children and youth in a number of ways). It surely assisted the ASBC in furthering its mission to "raise autism awareness in Boulder and Broomfield Counties by supporting all individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), their families, and professionals." I'm particularly glad to report this, as my youngest brother was diagnosed with autism several years ago.

Keep up the great work, Twisted Pine - along with contributing to the eclectic world of craft beer!

Peace and Love!