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Sprecher Hosts Beer Benefit
The barley altruism will benefit Oklahoma tornado victims and Colorado forest fire victims.

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I’ve got to hand it to Sprecher Brewing Company (701 W. Glendale Ave.) for being concerned about its fellow man. On Thursday, July 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. the brewery hosts a disaster relief benefit for Oklahoma tornado victims and Colorado forest fire victims. A mere $20 gets you in the door and earns you access to appetizers, two beers, unlimited soda and live music offered by Katie Lafond and Ethan Keller. Additional Sprecher beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase. Kudos to Sprecher. Barley altruism is something that I can definitely get behind. 

Barley Pop of the Week

This week’s beer doesn’t even exist anymore (at least I don’t believe it does). Has there ever been a beer better suited for the Fourth of July than Red, White & Blue? I drank my fair share at Marquette’s legendary Avalanche Bar where Red, White & Blue cans were just 60 cents. The first can was always tough to choke down, but after fighting through your gag reflex, the subsequent beers got easier to drink. For the sake of nostalgia, the odd tasting brew deserves a mention during Independence Day.

Quick Taps

I heard last week that Nomad bartender Josh Malone purchased the venerable dive Bruno’s on Brady (aka: Listwan’s). I’ll keep you posted on what Malone plans to do with it.

I’m headed to Omaha this weekend. Looking forward to a visit to Krug Park and downing my share of the delicious Odell IPA.

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Events Brewing

Thursday, July 4: Fire up the grill and fill a cooler full of your favorite (domestic) brews because it’s Independence Day.

Saturday, July 6: Taste “staff favorites” at Three Cellars (7133 S. 76th St.) from 1 to 4 p.m.

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