Even Boston-area craft brewers are rising to the occasion. Jack's Abby, located in Framingham, MA and brewer of beers like Hoponius Union (a delicious India-style pale lager in case you were wondering), held a benefit for the victims of the bombing on April 17 at Tavern Framingham. Despite having less than 24 hours to arrange the event, an amazing 25 breweries donated beer and the event raised over $8,800. Gary Dzen (99 bottles, boston.com) reported that participating breweries included Ides & Marshall Wharf Brewing Company, Ipswich Ale Brewery, Tree House Brewing Co., LLC, Clown Shoes Beer, Allagash Brewing, Tuckerman Brewing, Atlantic Brewing, John Harvard's, Cape Ann Brewing, Night Shift Brewing, Oxbow Brewing. Maine Beer Company, Left Hand Brewing, Battle Road Brewing, and Brash Brewing. All monies were donated to the recently created One Fund Boston. You can make your own donation here.
Over on the other side of town, Harpoon Brewery will be donating 100% of the beer and pretzel sales from its next three "Brewed for Boston" Nights. The Nights take place on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 PM at the brewery's recently renovated beer hall.
Such acts of kindness and selflessness make me even more proud to support craft beer. Cheers!