Personal Note: I’m proud to be a founding member of this group uniting beer enthusiasts and craft-beer industry folks to come together to protect and promote basic civil rights and equal rights! Equality is one of my CORE VALUES and seeing what is coming down from the top right now is unacceptable to me, and I intend to stand tall, speak up and fight for all people, love, and our basic rights as humans. Please join me in doing what is right by our fellow citizens and people of the world, drink amazing beer, and live boldly together! Oh, and this event is just the beginning. Watch for more events coming soon and ways to get involved!
(Press Release): Portland, Ore.: Beer Party PDX, a grassroots organization of local industry leaders, is excited to announce their first fundraising event. Coinciding with President’s Day, the event on Monday, February 20, 2017 is intended to increase awareness of civil rights issues and will raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Beer Party PDX’s stated mission is “to organize members of the PDX beer community in order to effectively protect and promote basic civil rights including voter access, freedom of speech,and equal rights.” The founding members include bar and brewery owners, brewers, business consultants, and writers.
The Beer Party PDX Launch Event takes place on Monday, February 20 at participating businesses. 100% of the revenue from donated kegs will go to the ACLU. Participating bars include Bailey’s Taproom, Bazi Bierbrasserie, Beer Mongers, Belmont Station, Imperial, Lombard House, Roscoe’s, Saraveza, The Thirsty Sasquatch, The Upper Lip, Tin Bucket, and Uptown Market. Breweries that have generously donated kegs include Baerlic, Base Camp, Bull Run Cider, Burnside, Cider Riot!, Coalition, Crooked Fence, Culmination, Double Mountain, Heater Allen, Machine House, Matchless, Montavilla, New Belgium, Ninkasi, Pfriem, Ruse, The Commons, Three Magnets, Uptown Market, and Vertigo.
This is the first of many planned events with the intent of garnering attention for civil rights issues and increasing participation and action on local, statewide, and national levels.
If you would like to participate in a future event, or want to inquire about becoming a member of Beer Party PDX or hosting a Beer Party event, visit www.beerpartypdx.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Beer Party PDX: Founded in 2017 in response to the ongoing attacks on civil rights, the environment, and democracy as a whole, Beer Party PDX’s mission is to organize members of the PDX beer community in order to effectively protect and promote basic civil rights including voter access, freedom of speech, and equal rights.