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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Brewer's Ball

It's the Brewers' Ball co-chair Scott Langerman (r), and I.
Despite the name, more than one brewer(y) was present! It was the 2007 Brewers' Ball to benefit the fight against Cystic Fibrosis presented last evening, for the third year in a row, at the Galleria in the Lafayette Center of downtown D.C.

Clipper City donated beer as did several other local breweries and brewpubs; and we staffed our booths to pour the beers. (Interestingly, the new Dominion/Fordham/Anheuser-Busch brewery sent beer but no volunteers; similarly so, Wild Goose/Flying Dog.)

At times, it was a strange disconnected feeling, realizing that all of the frivolity - beer, music, dancing - was about those afflicted with CF.

It especially hit home for me when the parents of the child who was the face on the beer coasters that evening - suffering with Cystic Fibrosis - stopped by my table to personally thank me. You don't feel very worthy at a moment like that.
rep from Hook and Ladder
I contributed a silent auction item. The winners will have me at their houses hosting a tutored beer tasting, food catered by Chicken Out.

Pictured to the right is the rep for Hook and Ladder Brewing Company, a brewery lately in the news. Their booth was adjacent to Clipper City's.

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