DCBrau and UrbanStems Launch First Ever Hop Bouquet to benefit Miriam’s Kitchen

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The “Brew-quet” is part of a two-week partnership launching on Monday, September 15, in conjunction with the release of DC Brau’s first Oktoberfest, a true Marzen lager.

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We are thrilled to be a part of such an innovative and exciting project to support Miriam’s Kitchen and to work with UrbanStems to bring a beer-centric bouquet to the DC market.

DC Brau Brewing Company and UrbanStems - DC's on-demand flower delivery startup - pay homage to the wedding origins of the first Oktoberfest celebration by launching the first-ever commercially available bouquet made with live hops. The “Brew-quet” is part of a two-week partnership launching on Monday, September 15, in conjunction with the release of DC Brau’s first Oktoberfest, a true Marzen lager.

All proceeds benefit Miriam’s Kitchen from the $35 purchase of the Brew-quet (hop and flower) bouquet and includes a limited edition DC Brau & UrbanStems can-style pint glass, with free delivery throughout DC and Arlington, Va. within an hour via bike messenger. The flowers make their debut at DC Brau’s Saturday growler hours and Oktoberfest release. Orders can be placed on UrbanStems.com for delivery on September 15-26.

“Each day, we serve roughly 300 chronically homeless individuals with first rate meals and case management services, and we want each and every person to feel appreciated,” says Emily Hagel, Miriam’s Kitchen’s director of kitchen operations. “The fresh flowers we place on every table are an important gesture that tells our guests that they are welcome, that they belong, and that we respect their human dignity. We’re thrilled to partner with two great local companies and to be chosen as the beneficiary for the Brew-quet.”

Since launching in February, UrbanStems has made its mission to encourage Washingtonians to spread happiness through flowers. Whether it’s been sharing flowers with the Christ House or delivering flowers to those going through rough times “just because,” UrbanStems looks to make a positive impact around DC. Partnering with DC Brau fulfills their goal of working with other local companies to help those in need.

“Beer and flowers both make people happy,” says Jeff Sheely, UrbanStems co-founder. “We are delighted to work with DC Brau on this unique way to spread happiness throughout the District while also making a difference with a charity that is doing such great work in our community.”

“Developing meaningful partnerships with other local businesses and cultivating community are paramount for us at DC Brau.” says Mari Rodela, DC Brau’s Chief Community and Culture Officer. “We are thrilled to be a part of such an innovative and exciting project to support Miriam’s Kitchen and to work with UrbanStems to bring a beer-centric bouquet to the DC market.”

About DC Brau
DC Brau Brewing Company, founded in 2009, is located in Northeast Washington, D.C. Co-founders Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock are DC locals with a passion for brewing, complemented by years of experience in beverage distribution. DC Brau’s signature brews include: The Public (Pale Ale), The Corruption (IPA), and The Citizen (Belgian style Ale), with seasonal and special brews to follow. For more information on DC Brau, visit http://www.dcbrau.com.

About Miriam’s Kitchen
Celebrating 30 years of service, Miriam’s Kitchen is committed to ending chronic homelessness in Washington, D.C. Miriam’s Kitchen advocates for permanent supportive housing as a long-term solution, while meeting short-term needs by providing healthy meals and high-quality social services to more than 5,000 homeless individuals each year. http://www.miriamskitchen.org

About UrbanStems
The perfect flowers, delivered right now. UrbanStems (https://urbanstems.com) is a local tech startup offering a curated selection of premium seasonal bouquets starting at just $35 with free on demand delivery (within an hour or so!) in Washington, DC and Arlington, VA. We’ll even send you a photo confirmation when they arrive. It's never been easier to send happiness!

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