Midnight Mass Holiday Ale
For the fourth year in a row, Beer Church teamed up with a local brewery to produce a beer to support a worthy cause. We once again teamed up with Two Beers Brewing to benefit Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Details below.
Beer Church Midnight Mass was being distributed to select bars around the Seattle area.It was available from mid November through early January.
About Midnight Mass
- November 21, 2011 -
Midnight Mass Holiday Ale is a northwest-style Winter Warmer. It weighs in at 6.8 percent alcohol by volume. It features a complex and rich malt backbone which gives the beer a dark mahogany hue. A variety of different Washington-grown hops provide a spicy aroma and an unmistakable northwest character. This beer is reminiscent of traditional a Winter Warmer but features an unmistakable Northwest character. In other words, the beer has a hoppy bite that is familiar to local beer drinkers. The grain bill included all Briess products: Pale Ale Malt, Aromatic (Munich) Malt, Carapils Malt, C-80 Malt, and Rye Flakes. The hop schedule included the following hop varietals: Bravo, Calypso, Falconers Flight, and Warrior.
This beer supports the CCFA’s mission to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Crohn's and ulcerative colitis are chronic disorders that affect the digestive tract. Various forms of these disorders impact the lives of millions of Americans.
Beer Church is a Seattle-based organization that creates fun, affordable and easy ways for beer drinkers to contribute to worthy causes. This is the third in a series of benefit beers that Beer Church has created with local breweries.
Because of generous donations from our sponsors (Briess Malt, Puterbaugh Farms, and Taphandles Inc) this beer began making money for the cause as soon as we fired up the brew kettle.
Announcing the release of Beer Church Midnight Mass Holiday Pale Ale by Two Beers Brewing Company
For Immediate Release
November 28, 2011
A beer for the holidays benefitting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
(Seattle, WA) Beer Church Midnight Mass Holiday Pale Ale, Brewed by Two Beers Brewing, will be released for distribution on Monday, November 28th. Expect to see it on tap around the Seattle area in the coming months. It will also be available at the Two Beers Brewery taproom in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood.
This is the third in a series of beers conceived and promoted by Beer Church, a Seattle-based organization dedicated to creating ways for beer drinkers to contribute to charitable causes. Proceeds from the sale of Beer Church Midnight Mass Holiday Pale Ale benefit the Northwest Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).
“With the help of Two Beers Brewing and our sponsors we were able to create a beer reminiscent of a traditional Winter Warmer but with an unmistakable Northwestern twist,” says Kendall Jones, Director of Beer Church. “We wanted to brew a beer to help people enjoy the holiday season and also celebrate the spirit of giving. With the support of Briess Malt & Ingredients Company, Puterbaugh Farms Hops Direct, and Taphandles, Inc. we were able to create a beer that started raising funds for the CCFA the minute we fired up the brew kettle.”
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The organization also works to increase awareness of the diseases and improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by the diseases.
“Doctors diagnosed me with Crohn’s almost three years ago,” says Joel Vandenbrink, owner and Brewmaster at Two Beers Brewing. “Since then I have learned that the average person with Crohn’s goes 11 years without the proper diagnosis. People need to be educated about Crohn’s and the CCFA is one of the best sources for this to happen.”
About the Beer
A northwest-style Winter Warmer, Beer Church Midnight Mass weighs in at 6.8 percent alcohol by volume. A complex and rich malt backbone gives the beer a dark mahogany hue. A variety of different Washington-grown hops provide a spicy aroma and an unmistakable northwest character.
To give the beer a hearty quality befitting the season, the grain bill featured a number of different malts donated by Briess Malt & Ingredients Company. Among the specialty grains used were Carapils® Malt, Rye Flakes and Briess Aromatic® Malt. The hop schedule included liberal portions of four Washington-grown hop varietals donated by Puterbaugh Farms Hops Direct. Taphandles, Inc. generously donated the tap handles.
"Midnight Mass Pale Ale is a sessionable Winter Warmer that is perfect if you want to sit down and drink a few while staying warm by a fire," says Vandenbrink, who was excited to be involved in a project benefitting the CCFA Northwest Chapter. “I was amazed at how everyone we asked so easily came onboard for the project. From the grains to the hops, from to the tap handles to CCFA Northwest Chapter, it is fun to partner with good people at good companies.”
Each bar that pours Midnight Mass Holiday Pale Ale has agreed to make a donation to the CCFA Northwest Chapter.
About the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Foundation ranks third among leading health non-profits in the percentage of expense devoted to research toward a cure, with more than 80 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends going to mission-critical programs. http://www.ccfa.org/chapters/northwest/
About Beer Church
Beer Church is a Seattle-based organization dedicated to one simple principle: make the world a better place one beer at a time. To that end, Beer Church organizes fundraisers and creates other opportunities for beer lovers to contribute to the community. http://www.beerchurch.com
About Two Beers Brewing
Two Beers Brewing Company began in a small Seattle garage in 2007. Today, Two Beers Brewing produces twelve beers including five year-round, seven seasonal and a host of intricate infusions in its 4,800-square-foot SoDo brewery and tasting room. With a strong belief in supporting the local economy, Two Beers Brewing takes pride in using Washington ingredients to create all of its handcrafted beers. http://www.twobeersbrewery.com
Briess Malt and Ingredients Company – http://www.briess.com
Puterbaugh Farms Hops Direct – http://www.hopsdirect.com
Taphandles, Inc. - http://www.taphandles.com