CAMBRIDGE, MA – This summer, 76 breweries from 25 states are
participating in Ales for ALS™, a unique craft brewery-based fundraising initiative benefiting ALS research.
Since 2013, Ales for ALS has generated $500,000 for the ALS Therapy
Development Institute, a
nonprofit biotech where scientists actively discover and develop treatments for
ALS. This year’s goal is to raise $300,000 to accelerate important research
into ALS treatments and cures.
Each Ales for ALS brewer receives a
of experimental hops donated by B.T. Loftus Ranches and Hopunion to create a limited edition beer,
donating a minimum of $1 per pint sold to the Institute. Most Ales for ALS beers
will be available between June and August 2015.
“Every 90 minutes someone in the US is
diagnosed with ALS, and this program should give them hope: Hope for a future
where ALS can be stopped. The craft brew industry has been a crucial partner in
making significant advancements in ALS research through the funding raised from
the Ales for ALS program. We are grateful to have the support of dozens of
craft brewers and the thousands of people who show up to try their unique Ales
for ALS beers each year,” said Steve Perrin, Ph.D., CEO and CSO of the ALS
Therapy Development Institute.
In addition to craft brewer
participation in Ales for ALS, the campaign will incorporate festivals,
parties, and homebrew competitions. Locations and dates are listed online at the Ales for ALS website.
For more information about Ales for ALS, please visit www.alesforals.com.
2015 Ales for ALS™ Brewers: Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment,
Aeronaut Brewing Co., Alvarado Street Brewery, Bale Breaker Brewing Company,
Barley Browns Beer, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Bear Republic Brewing Company,
Bell’s Brewery, Big Grove Brewery, Boston Beer Company, Brewery at Abigaile,
Brown’s Brewing Co., Cambridge Brewing Company, Cape Ann Brewing Company,
Cellarmaker Brewing Company, CH Evans Brewing Co., Cigar City Brewing, Cisco
Brewing, Columbus Brewing Company, Coronado Brewing Co., Deschutes Brewery
Inc., Double Mountain Brewery, Drake’s Brewing, Eagle Rock Brewery, Excelsior
Brewing Co., Faction Brewing Company, Fat Head's Brewery, Fiction Beer Company,
Founders Brewing Company, Fremont Brewing Company, Front St. Brewery, Golden
Road Brewing, Great Basin Brewing Co., Great Lakes Brewing Co., Hardywood Park
Craft Brewery, Harpoon Brewery, Hilton Head Brewing Co., HopSaint, Iron Springs
Pub and Brewery, John Harvard’s Brewery and Ale House, KUKA (Andean Brewing
Company), La Cumbre Brewing Co., Latitude 42 Brewing Co., Mad Jack Brewing Co.,
Monkey Paw Brewing, Mother’s Brewing Co., Mt. Tabor Brewing Co., New Belgium
Brewing Company, Noble Ale Works, NOLA Brewing, Odell Brewing Co., Pike Brewing
Co., Pizza Port Brewing Co., Recess Brewing LLC, Russian River Brewing Company,
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Societe Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Co., Stone’s
Throw Brewing, Straight to Ale, The Brew Gentlemen Beer Company, The Brooklyn
Brewery, The New Buffalo Brewing Co., The Rare Barrel, Third Street Aleworks,
Thorn Street Brewery, Triple Rock Brewery, Triple Voodoo Brewery and Tap Room,
TripleHorn Brewing Co., Tröegs Brewing Company, Uinta Brewing Co., Union Craft
Brewing, Voyageur Brewing Company, Weyerbacher Brewing Company, Willimantic
Brewing Co., and Wormtown Brewery.
About the ALS Therapy Development Institute
The ALS Therapy Development
Institute and its scientists actively discover and develop treatments for ALS.
We are the world's first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on
ALS research. Led by people living with ALS and their families, we understand
the urgent need to slow and stop this disease. For more information, visit www.als.net.