In the midst of all this discussion on whether this beer bill is a good thing or a bad thing, Bristol sent out an email for a call to community action. I am in Arizona so I won’t be there, but I sure wish I was, because I’d love to get Mike Bristol explanations on how the bill would potentially affect Bristol.
Here’s the information. I think everyone who reads this blog should be there for information’s sake:
Bristol Brewing Co. Hosts Save the Ales Event on March 23
WHEN: Wed., March 23 at 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bristol Brewing Co. – 1647 South Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80905
– From business and community leaders to craft beer advocates will gather in the Tasting Room for a letter-signing event asking local legislators to say “no to HB1284.”
– Visual representation of the community ales, for example, the Local 5 fire truck and Smokebrush’s toaster vehicle.
ABOUT SMOKEBRUSH PORTER
Fashioned in the Robust Porter style, mahogany-hued Smokebrush Porter is a richly roasted, gratifying brew. A clever combination of malts smoked on peat and beechwood add an ever-so-slightly smoky character to the finish. 100 percent of the profits from this beer go to Smokebrush’s creative community efforts, like the Uncle Wilber Fountain.
ABOUT LOCAL 5 ALE
Local 5 Ale is an ESB, a delectable ale that’s mild, malty and brewed for the heroes among us – 100 percent of its profits go to the Colorado Springs Firefighters Local 5. They use the money to properly host the families of their fallen comrades who fly in for the national Fallen Fire Fighters memorial services, held in Colorado Springs every year.
ABOUT CHEYENNE CAÑON ALE
Whether flying down the Chutes on a mountain bike, hiking (panting) up the Columbine Trail or picnicking by Helen Hunt Falls, when locals spend time in North Cheyenne Canon Park, they always come home happy. Not to mention inspired to help maintain it for our children’s children. Hence Cheyenne Canyon Pinon Nut Ale. The smooth, roasty brown ale with a hint of inspiration gives back 100 percent of its profits to the Friends of Cheyenne Canon so they can do what they do best: nurture the nature we love.
ABOUT VENETUCCI PUMPKIN ALE
Every year since 2007, Venetucci Farm allocates 2,000-pounds of ready-to-pick pumpkins for one of Bristol Brewing Co.’s most anticipated Community Ales – Venetucci Pumpkin Ale. At a 5.7-percent alcohol by volume (ABV), Venetucci Pumpkin Ale is a velvety rich and malty treat with distinct pumpkin notes and subtle spice character. Served in limited 22 ounce bottles and on draft at the brewery, 100 percent of the profits benefit Venetucci Farm – a working farm committed to growing healthy food for the Colorado Springs community. In addition, Bestway Disposal picks up spent grain from the brewery on a year-round basis, hauling several hundreds of thousands of pounds to Venetucci Farm for livestock feed and soil conditioning.