This event is so special it deserved a spot on the front page....
If you weren't aware, Harpoon Brewery has a philanthropic branch of their company formed in 2003 called Harpoon Helps. According to the Harpoon website, their mission is "to support local charities throughout New England with donations of fresh Harpoon Beer and volunteerism hours." Each year they donate thousands of dollars in merchandise, not to mention many free barrels of beer during their dozens of charitable events.
On Sunday November 14, 2010 Harpoon Brewery is proud to hold their 4th Annual Harpoon Helps Grateful Harvest Beer-B-Q at their Boston brewery. With food being prepared by the New England BBQ Society (NEBS), and beer being poured by Harpoon, this fundraiser is sure to be a hit! Tickets are $55 each, and the event is limited to 250 tickets in total, so it will be a reasonably intimate event. The event begins at 3pm with passed hors d'oeurves with beers (I'm assuming to be sold) and the buffet-style, sit-down dinner will be served at 4pm. The price includes turkey with all the trimmings, 3 Harpoon beers (niiiice!), and a commemorative Beer-B-Q beer mug.
If that wasn't great enough, 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank's Food Fund/Turkey Drive. For every $13 donated to the Great Boston Food Bank, they can distribute a 12-14 lb turkey to a family in need. Naturally this is a great cause, so we're hoping people can help out. If you're unable to make the Beer-B-Q, please head to the GBFB website to make a private donation.
For more information on this event, please visit the Harpoon Brewery website or click here.
The brewery has also released their Harpoon Grateful Harvest Ale, which is available in stores now through December in six-packs only. It's a limited release beer, so they only brewed so many barrels. I tried it last week, as well as picked up a six-pack, and it is pretty damn good. On top of being a good beer, $1 from every six pack is also donated to a local food bank in the area it's purchased in.
I will be reviewing the beer here soon! Stay tuned for more details!