Our friends at Fieldwork Brewing are finally doing a cask.
Head Brewer Alex Tweet hasn't done one up in Oakland yet, and that was by design. "I always swore I would never do a cask unless it was for charity, this will be a fun way to make that true," he said in an email. At 6pm on October 4th (tonight), he'll break the seal literally and figuratively when the brewery offers up a dry-hopped and casked version of Galaxy Juice and Churro, separately.
Oakland late-game reliever Sean Doolittle will be on hand, and hopefully we can convince him to actually tap the second cask physically. "I don't know about that, man, I don't want to waste any beer!" joked the lovable lefty.
Doolittle will be on hand to help draw attention to one of his favorite charities, Swords to Plowshares. The community-based not-for-profit specializes in providing housing, training, and legal assistance to the over 3,000 veterans in the Bay Area each year. They also educate over 1,500 professionals that engage with veterans so that they can better understand their needs, and also advocate local, state and national governments on behalf of those who have served.
All of the proceeds from the cask will go to Swords to Plowshares, and Fieldwork will also match on-site donations, dollar for dollar, up to $1000. As the baseball season comes to a close, it'll be a good way to unwind, reminisce, and have some fun with a purpose. "Let's have a few beers to raise money for charity!" agreed Doolittle, even as he admitted he'd have to jump right back into training later in the month.
Picture by By Keith Allison on Flickr (Original version)UCinternational (Crop) - Originally posted to Flickr as "Sean Doolittle"