Without any fanfare or hoopla, Will Bruin recently paid a visit to Georgetown Brewing in Seattle, where he helped brew a batch of beer for a good cause. The Seattle Sounders forward assisted in the creation of Will Brewin’s Thumbs Up IPA, a beer to benefit Kick Childhood Cancer Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital. (Pictured above: the MLS is offering special Kick Childhood Cancer pre-match jerseys.)
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It’s not just what Will Bruin and Georgetown are doing. As in past years, this September the Sounders FC and the entire MLS are working to raise awareness of, as well as funds for, childhood and adolescent cancer research — the MLS’s Kick Childhood Cancer campaign.
Back to Will Bruin and Georgetown Brewing. Admirably, Georgetown doesn’t like to toot their own horn about these kinds of things, so I like to toot it for them. The hugely philanthropic brewery, which regularly does way more than you know to support causes like this, will release the beer on September 8th and donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the Kick Childhood Cancer Guild. The beer will be available on tap at the brewery’s taproom by the pint and also in growlers to go.
Like many of you, maybe even most of you, I have lost friends and family to childhood cancer. I hope you will join me in helping Georgetown Brewing support this most worthy of causes.
For more news about recent beer releases, visit the Washington Beer Blog’s New Beer Releases page.