Our newest seasonal release was about ready to bottle when the floods hit in early May. It seemed that the only thing that matched the scale of the disaster was the overwhelming generosity of the people of Nashville in the weeks that followed. We had our own fundraiser for the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee the week after, and were amazed by the response of the craft beer-loving community here in Nashville. We wanted to figure out a way to keep that momentum going throughout the summer.
We decided to donate part of the proceeds from our Summer Ale to flood relief programs. One of the local artists who created one of the great posters for sale at www.LiftUpNashville.com, Derrick Castle, agreed to donate his artwork for the label. We will be donating 20% of the sales of our Summer Ale to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and our distributor RS Lipman has agreed to match that as well.
Summer Ale is a light clear golden ale, with a crisp hop bitterness. It's totally refreshing in the summer heat, and wherever you see it this summer, know that part of your beer money is going directly to help your neighbors rebuild!
You know we at Bites love us some Yazoo brew, whether at the new, expanded taproom in the Gulch, or in bottles at your favorite beverage retailer. Here's another reason to sip a cool one this summer.
Meanwhile, if you're Bonnaroo-bound, don't forget to stop by the Brooers tent, where Yazoo will be offering Hefeweizen and Dos Perros to slake the powerful summer 'Roo thirst.