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Team Left Hand hosting fundraiser for MS Society

Movie-night-FLORIDASince 2008, a group of Left Hand Brewing Company employees and friends have banded together to help put an end to Multiple Sclerosis by supporting and raising funds for several MS bicycle rides around the country. One of these supporters is Brown Distributing Company’s Carolyn Graham. A long-time Jacksonville resident, Graham has been a powerhouse in the world of craft beer for many years. Over the past few years she has used her reach within the beer industry to sponsor and help spread the word about events that raise funds to help with the vital work of defeating MS.

The next event on August 6 supports the Left Hand Brewing Company Bike MS PGA TOUR Cycle to the Shore Ride and the Team Left Hand fundraiser night at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter. Join the Team Left Hand bicylists and other for an evening of FUNdraising and fellowship as the group presents a viewing of the outrageously funny movie “Office Space.”

Along with the movie, guest will be given to opportunity to enjoy several Left Hand Brewing Company beers, and purchase food from Chew Chew Food Truck and 5Loaves 2Fish Mobile Kitchen. In addition, there will be a number of items up for bid in a silent auction including brews from Funky Buddha, Cigar City, 7venth Sun, a brewery tour for six plus a pint and more from Intuition and a wide array of Single Malt Scotches, vodkas, gins, bourbons and more.

In the over seven years Team Left Hand has been fundraising for MS, they have collected over $1 million. The group vows they will not stop supporting and riding in MS events until a cure is found and MS stands for Mystery Solved.

The event takes place at National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter at 8940 Western Way Suite 16 on Thursday, August 6 beginning at 6:00 p.m. A donation of $10 is requested for guest 21 and over, $5 for guests six to 20 and kids under five are free.

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2015 in Events

 

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Highland Brewing hosting several Jacksonville events in May

???????????????????????????????Highland Brewing Company has been a staple in Asheville, NC for more than 20 years where they have created beers that they describe as a, “Wee bit different.” The brewery along with their local Jacksonville distributor, Brown Distributing Company, has recently announced several fun and exciting events scheduled to highlight their exceptional brews.

The first event will take place Tuesday, May 12 at The Parlour behind Grape & Grain Exchange in San Marco. The tasting event will feature Highland’s Gaelic, St. Terese Pale Ale, Black Mocha Stout, Kashmir IPA and current seasonal on tap as well as a selection of shandies created by the Craftologists at The Parlour. Also at the tasting, guests can enjoy samples of Troy & Sons Platinum, Oak Reserve, Blonde and GGX-barrel aged whiskeys. Cocktails will also be available. The event runs from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Oscar Wong, founder and owner of Highland Brewing Company with your's truly, The Jax Beer Guy.

Oscar Wong, founder and owner of Highland Brewing Company with your’s truly, The Jax Beer Guy.

The second event is a Highland Brewing Company beer dinner hosted at Total Wine & Spirits in the St. John’s Town Center in Jacksonville. The dinner will feature dishes created by the culinary wizards at Southern Roots Filling Station and paired with five to six Highland brews. In addition to the delicious food and drink, Leah Wong Ashburn, Highland’s president and co-owner will be in attendance and will speak about the brewery and the impact it has had on her life, Asheville, NC and the region’s amazing beer culture.

Highland Brewing Company was founded by Oscar Wong who, after retiring from a career as a successful civil/structural engineer, landed in Asheville in 1994. He started Highland Brewing “as a hobby” in the 3,500 square foot basement of Barley’s Taproom in downtown Asheville. Over time his brewing ambition grew and the brewery moved to its current location. The brewery operates from a 50 barrel main brewing system and a 3 barrel pilot system that is used for special projects and test batches. In a typical week the brewery cranks out 500-700 barrels of delicious beer that translates to over 30,000 barrels a year.

Highland is committed to being as green as it can be by recycling nearly everything. Through responsible practices, the brewery is able to restrict waste that must be hauled to a landfill from the brewery to less than a single dumpster a week. Spent grain, yeast, hops and filter media is given to local farmers as feed for livestock. The amount of water used is restricted to about 2.5 barrels per barrel of beer opposed to the typical brewery’s s

even barrels. Highland even installed 1,045 solar panels on its roof to reduce their dependency and draw on local power resources.

Ticket information for the Highland Beer dinner can be found at the Total Wine & Spirits website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jacksonville-fl-beer-class-beer-and-food-pairing-with-highland-brewing-company-tickets-16616638814.

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2015 in Beer Dinner

 

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