Karl Strauss Curates Local Beer, Art, & Music for an Event to Benefit the San Diego Food Bank

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Karl Strauss encourages San Diegans to give back – while enjoying handcrafted beer, local art, and independent music.

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Our B.A.M.! events were created to give back and support our local community

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is throwing a holiday version of their popular B.A.M.! [(B)eer, (A)rt & (M)usic] event series this Saturday, November 22 at their Tasting Room in Pacific Beach. Admission is free and features rare beers plus art from the comic book artists of IDW Publishing and live music by local favorites Dead Feather Moon – fresh off their win for Best Alternative Band at the San Diego Music Awards.

The event’s beer line-up is packed with small-batch brews, including the debut of Karl’s holiday beer release, a Scotch on Scotch Ale. “We’re stoked for people to taste Five Wee Heavy Bells,” says Karl Strauss Brewmaster, Paul Segura. “It’s a traditional Scotch Ale that we aged on Scotch-soaked American Oak chips. This beer is big, complex, and definitely a winter warmer.”

In addition to the Scotch on Scotch ale, Karl Strauss is tapping an impressive line-up of other small batch beers including: Grapefruit Blackball Belgian IPA, Dead Albert's Society (a Red IPA brewed in collaboration with Monkey Paw Brewing), Barrel-Aged Tripel, Peach Saison, Queen of Tarts Dark Sour and Wreck Alley Imperial Stout with Mostra Coffee.

For this B.A.M.! Karl Strauss is partnering with the San Diego Food Bank and incorporating a food drive. “Our B.A.M.! events were created to give back and support our local community,” says Matt Rattner, President, Karl Strauss Brewing Company. “What better way to continue in this spirit – especially around the holidays – than by partnering with the San Diego Food Bank?” Guests are encouraged to bring 2 or more canned food items to help out those in need. “Give a little, get a little,” hints Rattner. “We have an awesome beer related perk for those who bring in food items.”

James Floros, CEO of The San Diego Food Bank, says “We’re thrilled to team up with Karl Strauss during our Holiday Food Drive. There are 370,000 people in our community that depend on the Food Bank every month – there's no way we could meet their needs without the help of generous folks like the people at Karl Strauss."

For more information about the Karl Strauss B.A.M.! Series, as well as how to get involved with The San Diego Food Bank, visit http://www.karlstrauss.com/events.    

B.A.M.! Series #4 Event Details:
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time: 5pm-8pm
Location: Karl Strauss Tasting Room & Beer Garden, 5985 Santa Fe Street, San Diego, 92109
Admission: Free
Band: Dead Feather Moon
Artists: Comic Book artists from IDW Publishing

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About Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Karl Strauss Brewing Company has pioneered the San Diego beer scene since 1989 with innovative beer releases like Big Barrel IIPA, Wreck Alley Imperial Stout and Mosaic Session Ale. The brewery has won 65 medals over the past four years and its Red Trolley Ale is one of the most award winning beers in the world. The company is currently ranked #41 on the list of the country’s top craft breweries with sole distribution in California. 2014 has been another exciting year of double-digit sales growth. For more information visit http://www.karlstrauss.com or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739. Share it. Cheers.

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