Beer event to raise money for autism charity

Staten Island, NY – An autism fundraiser being held in the form of a beer event will be taking place at the Snug Harbour Cultural and Botanical Gardens in Livingston on January 24.

It’s the second annual event of its kind and proceeds will be donated to the Autism Speaks organization. In 2014 the event raised almost $ 10 000 and is on track to be a success again this year. According to organizers, the “Brew for Autism” will offer 40 different types of beer including both home-brewed and craft selections and confirm that various brewers will be in attendance from Barrier Brewing to Sixpoint, Greenport and Singlecut Beersmiths.

Additionally, some of the participants have opted to make it a collaborative effort with Flagship Brewing and Cascade joining forces to develop a “Super Session Ale” and others choosing to think outside the box by going forward with plans to offer brews featuring citrus and coconut profiles. However ultimately, their primary goal is to raise funds for a charity that provides a significant amount of support to families who have been impacted by the disorder. An event organizer states:

 “As the number of children diagnosed with autism continues to rise in Staten Island, so does the need for support.”

Tickets are 55$ online and $65 at the door.

 Source: Pamela Silvestri on the Silive.com website: Brew For Autism: Staten Island’s first large-scale craft beer event of 2015 is for a good cause