25 August 2011

DuClaw to Release Homebrew Competition Winner, Donate 100% of Brewery Sales to Charity

From the DuClaw press release:

Baltimore, Md. (August 23, 2011)—;DuClaw Brewing Company, a Maryland-based craft brewery, announces its H.E.R.O. ’10 homebrew will launch on tap Thursday September 1 at the Bel Air, Bowie and Arundel Mills DuClaw Brewing restaurant locations and in 22-ounce bottles at select local beer merchants. To celebrate the launch, DuClaw will be donating all H.E.R.O. ’10 brewery sales to the Towson-based charity the Cool Kids Campaign.

“We are extremely honored to be chosen by DuClaw as a charitable partner and recipient of such a generous donation,” commented Sharon Perfetti, executive director and co-founder of the Cool Kids Campaign. “This comes at a special time for our organization as we have recently opened our first Learning Center in Towson. DuClaw Brewing’s support will help make the center a success, as well as help us to achieve our mission of providing educational support to children with cancer.

“Just as our DuClaw team is passionate about the art of the craft, we are equally passionate about giving back, hence the name of our H.E.R.O. brew,” said Dave Benfield, founder and president of DuClaw. “We look forward to supporting the Cool Kids Campaign and the success of the Learning Center with not only the sales of our homebrew, but with the support of our DuClaw team and community.” 

The H.E.R.O. ’10 craft recipe is a full-bodied, jet black Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter with a roasted malt flavor accented by notes of chocolate, coffee and peanut butter. The creators of the brew, Tony Huckstein and Doug DeLeo, are homebrewers from Baltimore County whose recipe was chosen by DuClaw brewmasters over 48 other craft recipes. H.E.R.O. ’10 will make its tap debut at a release event at the Bel Air, Bowie and Arundel Mills DuClaw Brewing restaurants on Thursday, September 1.

1 comment:

hophead said...

While it is great that all of the proceeds are going to charity, they should change the name of the beer from HERO to ZERO referring to the amount of peanut butter flavoring in this beer. Don't waste your money. Donate the money directly to the charity.