Löwman Bräu charity beer returns
Friday, June 8, 2012 (press release)
A simultaneous community-wide re-launch at The Feedback Lounge, West 5, Shadowland, Mission, Big Al Brewing, Locol, Beveridge Place Pub, Company Bar
It was a year ago that Big Al Brewing’s LÖWMAN BRÄU – West Seattle’s first charity beer – was first introduced to the community. Followed by WHALE TAIL ALE and HI-YU BRU, the charity cycle begins all over again with the relaunching of LOWMAN BRAU, tiltin’ taps on Friday, June 8, 2012 and pouring all summer.
“I really liked WHALE TAIL ALE and HI-YU BRU, but I have a particular fond spot in my stomach for LÖWMAN BRÄU,” says Feedback Lounge owner Jeff Gilbert. “I’m pretty sure I drank more of it than anyone else. I was merely doing my duty for my community.”
All the Big Al Brewing charity beers have benefited everything from the West Seattle and White Center food banks, to West Side Baby, The Holy Rosary Parish, Hiawatha Concert Series and many more. This time around there will be one beneficiary of the percentage of combined sales of LÖWMAN BRÄU.
“As a group it was decided to help out the annual Hi-Yu Festival, a traditional summer celebration in West Seattle that struggles financially every year to produce their annual events,” Gilbert says. “Without them, we’d be just like any other neighborhood. And this is the West Side – we roll large here.”
Hi-Yu is a non-profit organization, established in 1934 by West Seattle’s service clubs to produce a summer festival to promote the West Seattle community.