Monday, October 22, 2012

The Power of Beer

I continue to be amazed by the power of beer!  I've told you in the past how generous and caring this community of  home brewers, that we now consider family, can be.   I wish you could see and understand how diverse this group is and how supportive they are of each other.  It is an interesting bunch to say the least and I love them all.

A few weeks ago one of our brew buddies posted that he was going to be a part of the Walk for Autism in honor of his daughter.  Like they always do, the brew club decided they would support the effort and contribute what they could to the cause.  Hubby and I put our heads together to figure out how we could contribute.  Hubby came up with a great idea.

One of our favorite hangouts, Brewmasters Bar and Grill, hosts Homebrew Humpday one Wednesday each month. The way it works is a home brewer donates his home made beer and donations are collected for charity.  AWESOME!  Hubby decided this is what we would do to help the cause and we put the word out.

Hubby took 10 gallons - yep - 10 gallons of his now famous and award winning home brew.  The first keg was tapped at 6:00 and by 8:00 the second keg was kicked.  That's 10 gallons of beer gone in two hours! Needless to say the response was overwhelming.  We couldn't have imagined such a great crowd.  The best part is we raised over $450 for the Autism Society.  How crazy is that?!?
Beer is there in good times and bad.  Beer brings people together and sometimes can tear us apart.  Beer is there when we need it most and sometimes when we don't.  Beer has let many paths cross that may never have otherwise.  Beer is a means for us to show generosity and support for each other.  
Beer does not judge.  Beer is good!

This may sound crazy, but I know my life if fuller and richer because of the power of beer.

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