It has been some time again since my last blog. With more than 75 employees, 2 maxed out breweries, and a crazy busy brewpub, it's definitely getting harder to find time to do the things I enjoy the most. Although I do post on Facebook (more often but relatively infrequently), some of you have expressed that you still actually enjoy reading my blog. For that, I thank you!
So here we are and it's already October, my favorite month of the year. Aside from it being beautiful in Sonoma County, we host our annual month-long fundraiser for the Sutter Women's Health Care Center of Santa Rosa, which brings me great joy! All of the money we raise/donate goes directly to help uninsured or underinsured women AND men in our community receive life saving screening and treatment for Breast Cancer. Recently we have become acquainted with several recipients of our fundraising efforts. Some of their lives have been changed or even saved by the services offered by Sutter. That said, I'm super excited to announce that a dozen of these amazing women are coming to our big kick off party on October 1st and will be our very special VIP guests! The festivities kick off around 7ish with my favorite ladies from Wild Card Belly Dance performing 2 sets at 8pm and 9pm. Check out our special Breast Cancer Awareness Month page on our website during October for more info on raffle items, how to get this year's cute shirt and other interesting things! Last but not least, we are releasing "Framboise For A Cure 2013" on October 1st at the pub on draft and in bottles to go. Vinnie makes this very special beer solely for our fundraising efforts so we could make even more money to help people in their battle with Breast Cancer. Last year the Framboise alone netted nearly $40,000!
In other news, Vinnie and I are attending our 20th Great American Beer Festival next week. There is a ridiculously dorky picture of us at one of our very first GABF's in the vault at the pub for all employees to see each and every day. I'm wearing kind of baggy super high wasted jeans with my shirt tucked in and a really cheap belt. Vinnie has no gray hair and looks like he is 12. It's awesome! For those of you attending, we are pouring Pliny the Elder, HopTime Harvest Ale, Shadow Of A Doubt, Propitiation (sour barrel-aged porter), and Framboise For A Cure. If you do come by our booth, please let me know that you still read my blog! You will probably make my day :-)