Get Ready For Some…Charity!
Thanks to the generosity of the Alchemist Brewery in VT, I’m $250 closer to reaching my goal for raising money for The Stratton Foundation. Thank you! I consider my board setup incomplete without my Heady Topper sticker and this wonderful donation encourages me to ride through the entire 24 hour race next weekend.
So, have you donated yet? Every dollar helps and you could grab yourself an animated GIF of your favorite beer label. Donate today, I only have 1 week left to raise money! (All funds go to The Stratton Foundation, I don’t receive a single nickel)
Win Your Favorite Beer Label Animated!
The Stratton Foundation raises money to help families directly affected by disaster and also provides critical necessities such as nutrition, housing, heat, and school supplies to children.
The website is secure, fast and easy to use. At the website you will be able to choose an amount to donate and receive email confirmation of your donation. Even a single $1 really helps, plus you’ll have the chance to win your favorite beer animated!
(I want to be clear that I don’t personally receive a single penny from any money you donate to my campaign. I’m doing this fundraiser because I love snowboarding and I want to give back to the community and also to my fans as a thank you for helping me.)
Bakke Hill Black Lager
Bakke Hill Black Lager is a Schwarzbier brewed by Fish Brewing Co. out of Olympia, WA. This beer is extremely smooth and rich but at the same time very mild. Subtle notes of chocolate and coffee from start to finish, this would be a great beer to introduce someone who is afraid of “dark” beers (and trust me, no light escapes this black hole of a beer!)
Enjoy the GIF? Enjoy snowboarding/skiing? Consider helping me raise money for The Stratton Mountain & Valley Community Benefit Foundation. The website is secure, fast and easy to use. At the website you will be able to choose an amount to donate and receive email confirmation of your donation. Even a single $1 really helps! For more info and to donate. click here!
Stratton 24 Hour Race
Hello everyone! I’m mixing it up this week with my own label to kick off my fundraising page for the 2nd annual 24 Hours of Stratton event (a ski/snowboard race event in Vermont). Last year the event raised over $175,000 for the Stratton Foundation. The organization provides critical necessities such as nutrition, housing, heat, and school supplies to Vermont children. Our team, the Eddie Troopers, hopes to raise $12,000. My personal goal is to raise $3,000 of that amount. If each Tumblr follower donated just $1 I’d reach my goal by 8x! (And that makes for a lot of happy kids)
Thank you very much, every penny counts! I have 1 month to reach my goal.
All donations are 100% tax deductible. We thank you for making a donation and if you are in the area on that weekend, please come over and cheer us on. The base lodge will be open all night long and there will be lots of fun events going on all weekend. We hope to see you there.
Cane And Ebel
Cane and Ebel is a “hopped up red rye ale” brewed by Two Brothers Brewing in Warrenville, IL. This beer was a sweet hoppy surprise balanced with a touch of spicy rye. What type of hops you ask? Only “the wackiest new Hops we could lay our hands on” according to the bottle. Yum!
Thunderstruck Coffee Porter
This delicious porter is brewed by Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, North Carolina using roasted coffee beans by Dynamite Roasting Company. I’ve always thought that porters and coffee were made to be with each other and this beer didn’t let me down one bit. I found it to be very chocolatey with a pleasant coffee flavor on the backend.
Fun fact: As a hiker I thought it was cool to learn that this beer is named after a protected mountain top in Western North Carolina. To learn more about how the brewery works with a local non-profit to raise awareness about the importance of land and water conservation, visit their page “For the Love of Beer & Mountains.” C-ya on the trails!
Barbapapa is a Russian Imperial Stout brewed by Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project in MA. According to the brewers, “Barbapapa is ‘Barbe a Papa’ as in the French name for cotton-candy: ‘Father’s Beard’. Our ‘father’ has an appropriately thick black beard adorned with mementos of Pretty Things past (and future?).” I love a label with meaning!
Omission IPA is brewed by Widmer Brothers Brewing in Portland, Oregon and has been specially crafted to remove gluten. But what’s even more important is that this beer tastes damn good. If you know anyone who has a gluten allergy or intolerance (or simply a craving for a good IPA) I highly recommend this smooth and flavorful IPA with a surprising 6.7% ABV. Plus, it’s fun to hand them the beer and watch their expression when you tell them that it is gluten free.
It isn’t a Beery Christmas unless I can score a couple bottles of Great Lakes Brewing Christmas Ale with the help from my friend Jess visiting family in NY. This stocking stuffer is brewed with honey, ginger, cinnamon and everything merry.
Double Dose IPA
Double Dose IPA is one of the best beers I’ve ever had. Perfectly hopped, this limited edition beer was brewed by Otter Creek Brewing in collaboration with Lawson’s Finest Liquids in Vermont. That’s Lawson’s brewer Sean Lawson on the left and Otter Creek brewmaster Mike Gerhart on the right. Mmm, tasty teamwork at its best.