Hey guys, I have a huge favor to ask of you. I’m sure you’ve seen this pooch on my Instagram before if not all over my friend Ross’s BeerAdvocate (IndyDad), TalkBeer (IndysDad), and Facebook pages. Indy has been diagnosed with osteosarcoma, recently had his leg amputated to relieve some of his pain, and is currently doing bi-weekly chemotherapy treatments. Needless to say, these are tough times for Indy and his medical bills are piling up.
A GoFundMe page has been set up by Michelle and Ross to help offset some of those costs. Every little bit helps. To help kickstart things ever further, I would like to donate some bottles to be raffled off, and I know there are some others in the beer community who would like to donate bottles as well. I’m going to start the first box off with two bottles from yesterday’s Sour’d in September release, Flaming Fury Batch #2 and Barrel Select Pomegranate. I’m sure between all of us going up, we’ll be able to donate bottle(s) of what they’re releasing at Hill Farmstead during Zwanze Day next weekend as well.
UPDATE 1: We’re splitting up the bottles to 6 bottle prizes to give more people the opportunity to win. Denis has graciously donated a bunch of bottles to help out with the raffle, more than enough to fill out one of the boxes on his own. Pics to follow.
UPDATE 2: Indy will be present during the raffle! Michelle will be bringing him over after work so we can draw the prizes at Sausage Fest.
UPDATE 3: Fresh delivery of goodies came in last night. Pic of the sessiness added below!
UPDATE 4: Oliver’s has donated a $50 gift card! Read below how we’re going to handle that for out of towners.
UPDATE 5: Mike G over at TalkBeer has also donated a bottle of Hill Farmstead Peleg and Westy XII. Since he’ll be shipping it from his location I’ll be tacking that onto the Hill Farmstead box!
UPDATE 6: The crew over at Westmere Beverage just added a growler/t-shirt combo. Jeremy at Westmere will be sending the box directly to the winner.
UPDATE 7: SammyJaxxxx over on BeerAdvocate has donated a nice box of Westies and Loons. Sammy will be sending the box directly to the winner.
UPDATE 8: Hill Farmstead Dorothy and Convivial in hand, thanks to Mike Smith (vonnegut21 on TB/BA). Plus New England Attempted RedRum from Ben Drinks Beer.
SOUR BOX :
- Captain Lawrence Flaming Fury Batch #2
- Captain Lawrence Barrel Select Pomegranate
- Cascade Vlad the Impaler 2011
- Sang Royal 2009
- Upland Viola
D.E.N.I.S BOX :
- Sang Noir 2012
- Keegan Ales Super Kitty 11/28/10 #214 of 500
- Dark Lord 2011
- Pelican Mother of all Storms 2010
- Pelican Mother of all Storms 2013
- Big Sky Ivan the Terrible 2012 #2541 of 4200
HILL FARMSTEAD BOX (contingent on what’s available on Zwanze Day and rest of box will be filled from our cellars):
- Peleg / Westy XII
$50 OLIVER’S GIFT CARD
- If the winner is local, you will get the gift card directly and you can spend it how you choose.
- If the winner is not from the area, then Ross and I will reach out to you and see what types of beers you like and availability of beers to you and your area. We’ll then head down to Oliver’s and put together a box which the Oliver’s crew will send out.
SAMMY BELGIAN BOX
- Westy 12
- Westy 8
- Westy Blonde
- Lambickx (2012)
- Cantillon Iris
- Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic-Bio
- De Ranke Noir De Dottignies
WESTMERE GROWLER / T-SHIRTS BOX:
- Westmere is donating a branded swing top growler filled with beer of the winner’s choice. Check their growler page for the latest updates.
- Westmere T-Shirt x 2
For every $10 you donate to Indy’s Fund, you’ll get an entry into the raffle. Shoot me an email at BeerTraveler@thefuj.com after you’ve donated with your amount. Please make sure when you donate you do not do so anonymously so I can double check things. We’ll be drawing the raffle at Sausage Fest on the 27th (the winner does not have to be present).
You know as a fellow beer lover and dog lover this kind of thing would devastate me if something like this happened to Kuma, and like Ross and Michelle I’d be doing everything in my power to make things better for my pooch. If you are a like-minded beer geek and dog lover, make sure you donate. And if you are an individual, brewer, bar owner, bottle shop owner or distributor and have other bottles you’d like to contribute, please reach out to me at BeerTraveler@thefuj.com. Thank you all!