Step back in time at Bellingham Beer Prom on June 30

 

On June 30th in Bellingham, Kulshan Brewing presents Beer Prom, an 80s-themed collaborative beer festival. Baby blue tuxedos are optional. The short version, seven of Bellingham’s breweries asked other breweries to be their dates. That is, to make an 80s-inspired beer to serve at the event. In all, 15 breweries are involved. (Sounds like someone is taking two dates to the prom. I knew a guy like that in high school.)

Dress in your best 80s attire and enjoy beer, food, music and more. Take a selfie with a real Delorean, though selfies didn’t exist back then.


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Beer Prom happens at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom in Downtown Bellingham on Saturday, June 30th. The event is a fundraiser for Lydia Place, a social services organization that battles homelessness. More about the event and Lydia Place in the press release below.

You can learn more and get tickets to Beer Prom here:


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https://beerprom.brownpapertickets.com/

Tickets are also available at Kulshan Brewing.


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Participating breweries:
Kulshan + Old Schoolhouse
Chuckanut + Reuben’s
Menace + San Juan Island Brewing
Wander + Icicle Brewing
North Fork + Matchless + Triceratops
Boundary Bay + Atwood Ales
Illuminati + Scrappy Punk

Wear your favorite 80s fashions
80s costume contest
Royal Beer Court
Rad Raffle Prizes
DJ Moonbot
Dancing
StrEAT Food
Photos with a Delorean
All proceeds benefit Lydia Place
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Tickets also available for $20 each in the Kulshan Brewing Taprooms

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Here’s the official press release:

BEER PROM BENEFIT BREWS HOPE + FUNDING TO FIGHT HOMELESSNESS

Kulshan Brewing Company and Lydia Place present Beer Prom, an 80s Beer Fundraiser

BELLINGHAM, WA – On Saturday, June 30th, Kulshan Brewing Company and Lydia Place invite you to dress in your most outrageous 80s prom attire, and head to Bellingham Beer Prom at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom in Downtown Bellingham. Beer Prom is a collaborative beer-brewing event, engaging six local breweries that have each asked a brewery outside of Whatcom County to the dance. Each prom partnership has already started the brewing process for a one of a kind 80s themed Beer Prom Brew. These six collaborative beers will debut at the dance, along with a mystical DeLorean and more 80s themed delights. Proceeds from Beer Prom benefit Lydia Place, a Bellingham non-profit agency dedicated to disrupting the cycle of homelessness and promoting sustained independence for current and future generations.

Founded in 2012, Kulshan Brewing Company’s mission is to sustainably produce exceptional beer, bring people together, maintain a fun and fulfilling workplace for staff, and give back to the community.

Megan Bailey, Brand Manager of Kulshan Brewing stated, “Our number one priority for this event (Beer Prom) is to support Lydia Place. The work Lydia Place does is important to the Bellingham community and we are happy to be working with them in support of their mission.”

Kulshan’s second priority with this event is the opportunity to further develop the ever growing beer community in Bellingham, and connect with communities outside county lines. Bailey shared, “Bellingham has a special and unique beer community. Kulshan wants to help further develop this by welcoming other breweries with open arms! We are one big brewing family and we are excited to welcome other breweries outside of Bellingham so they can come in and celebrate this awesome culture.”

For Lydia Place, Beer Prom demonstrates how collaborative partnerships can create opportunities to work together to find solutions to challenging community issues like ending homelessness.

Lydia Place Community Engagement Director, Shultzie Willows, shared, “Lydia Place relies on the power of partnerships and collaborative engagement to help bring awareness and funding to support our critical housing programs and services. Beer Prom, and our partnership with Kulshan Brewing, checks both of these boxes, and demonstrates what’s possible when we collaborate rather than compete.”

Proceeds from Beer Prom will be used to support housing, parent education, counseling and subsidies that impact more than 150 households at any given time.

Beer Prom event highlights include collaborative brews from Kulshan and Old Schoolhouse, Chuckanut and Reuben’s Brews, Menace and San Juan Island Brewing, Wander and Icicle Brewing, Boundary Bay and Atwood Ales, and Illuminati and Scrappy Punk. Each collaborative beer will be judged by a popular vote on which brew is the BEST of show. The two breweries with the most votes will then be crowned Beer Prom royalty and presented as the Royal Beer Court. A raffle with participating beer brew swag, fun prizes, StrEAT Food Café, DJ Moonboot, and other 80’s delights round out this fun and thematic event raising awareness and critical funding for Lydia Place.

Get your Beer Prom ticket, put on your poofy-puff sleeves, and on June 30th help crown the Royal Beer Prom Collaborative Couple at the first Beer Prom benefitting Lydia Place.

Find tickets and more at https://beerprom.brownpapertickets.com

 

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