I’m in the beginning stages of trying my hand again at a beer dinner this fall to benefit Lou Gehrig’s Disease research, a cause I am personally dedicated to and have raised money for several times. This summer marks the 5th anniversary of my father’s death at the hands of this disease so I wanted to do something that I think he’d be interested in this time, which obviously is great beer and great food.
Just call them. Tell them what you typed (expound upon it when they ask), and offer to talk to them face-to-face if need be. Tell them where we are located, and run it by Nuggent. Its such a small group (20 people) that I am sure any brewery would donate a 12 pack for a good cause (especially if you credit them in some newspaper writeup or something along those lines). The Market also carries some really nice beers and would certainly donate a few.
You may also want to check on state laws. In most states, a brewery or wholesaler can only donate beer if there is some sort of special event license. While they are easy to obtain, they usually can only be obtained by the actual 501(c)3 organization that will benefit from the event. Obviously it would be illegal for you to actually serve anybody under age, as it would be illegal for the university to permit you to do so if you were holding the event on campus. If you are going to attempt this without obtaining any needed license, or otherwise outside the law (underage drinkers), you may want to keep it far under the radar. I am not familiar with your state laws or how aggresive the liquor board is, but any publicity may draw their attention and neither you, nor the breweries that would be involved will want to risk the fine that would come with an unlicensed event serving underage drinkers.
Originally posted by AZeagle
A HUGE THANK YOU to Corey at Rozi’s, Buckeye Brewing Co., Thirsty Dog and Hoppin’ Frog for their over-the-top generosity!!! I can’t express my appreciation enough. Ohio at its best.
It was nice to meet you at Hoppin Frog!
Originally posted by BeerVirgin72
It was great to meet you too! I’m glad you’re interested in the event too, I just posted the details in them metro forum but will repost here for others interested who are in the area:
WHAT: The event is a dinner prepared by me using local foods, paired with
Ohio microbrewery beers: Thirsty Dog, Hoppin’ Frog and Buckeye
Brewing Co. will be featured at the dinner for your enjoyment.
WHY: For the benefit of Lou Gehrig’s Disease (or ALS) research. This is a cause I’ve supported for 5 years since the disease claimed my
father. In memory of the 5th anniversary of his death, I thought he’d
especially appreciate an event featuring our two favorite
things, beer and food. Funds raised will go directly to Project ALS
( http://projectals.org) in the hopes that continued, proactive research
will find a cure for this terminal, neuromuscular degenerative disease.
HOW: The event features a 5 course meal paired with samples of 9 different beers. Admission is $35. Have to be 21 to participate. Email me your information and you will be randomly selected by an objective outsider. Only 10 people can win the dinner, but there will also be a raffle where you can win prizes like a Pumpkin Beer gift basket donated by Rozi’s Wine and Liquor House, custom made cake from local baker extraordinaire Liz Keeney, gift certificates to the Village Deli and Middle Ground, beer steins and a Kenyon blanket from the College Bookstore.
WHEN&WHERE: Oct. 25th at 6pm, Weaver Cottage, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH.
Grilled hot italian sausage with lemon and cilantro
Stuffed pumpkin blossoms with local chevre and ricotta
Local cheese plate with Beckwith Orchard apples and cider with mini BORIS pancakes and honey
*sorbet palate cleanser in between courses of Thirsty Dog’s Raspberry Ale
Buckeye Brewing 76 IPA, Zatek, Old Mammoth Stout
Hoppin’ Frog Wee Heavy Scotch Red Ale, BORIS Oatmeal Imp. Stout
Thirsty Dog Lunar Lager, Old Leg Humper, Raspberry Ale, Labrador Lager
If you’re interested either reply here or BM me! Cheers and thanks to Buckeye, Hoppin’ Frog and Thirsty Dog for their seriously generous donations!