Four of Seattle’s breweries, and one of Seattle’s bottleshops, teamed up to create a beer to benefit the local food bank. Mr. Hazy’s Neighborhood, a hazy double IPA, gets tapped this Saturday, April 15th at Ladd & Lass Brewing in the University District. (722 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105.)
- Big Time Brewery
- Burke-Gilman Brewing
- Ladd & Lass Brewing
- Project 9 Brewing
Following the official release, you’ll find the beer at all of the participating businesses: Big Time Brewery, Bottleworks, Burke-Gilman Brewing, Ladd & Lass Brewing, and Project 9 Brewing. They’ll all donate $2 per pint to the University District Food Bank.
The official release party at the Ladd & Lass taproom on Saturday will include the beer on tap, raffle prizes, birdhouse decorating (while supplies last), and a coloring contest. MexiCuban Food Truck will be there from 3:00 until 7:00.
For more beer-related events around Washington, check out the Washington Beer Blog’s events page.
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Can’t make it out to drink the beer? You can donate directly to the University District Food Bank here.
About the University District Food Bank:
For nearly four decades, University District Food Bank has helped prevent hunger in Northeast Seattle neighborhoods. Each week, more than 1,300 different families receive the groceries they need to prepare nutritionally balanced meals at home.
In July 2016, after an incredible history at University Christian Church, we moved into a purpose built new home co-located with 49 units of affordable housing operated by LIHI and YouthCare, a job skills training café operated by Street Bean, and an amazing rooftop garden where we grow produce for the food bank.
Last year, we had 58,000 customer visits and distributed over 2.4 million pounds of food.
Approximately 30% of our customers are infants and children, 55% are adults, and 15% are senior citizens. 15% of our customers are also unsheltered, so we try to provide them with ready-to-eat foods when they visit the food bank.
Our home delivery program reaches almost 400 home-bound customers every week. Our backpack program, at 14 nearby schools, provides almost 550 kids with meals and snacks for the weekend when school meals aren’t available.
Our two off site food pantries located at Mercy Magnuson Place and North Seattle College provide groceries to another 200 households a week.
Two-thirds of our food bank households have at least one person working at a job full time but rely on the food bank to help save a few dollars to use for other monthly expenses. One-third of food bank customers report looking for additional employment.