New York Craft Breweries Build Brighter Futures for Homeless New Yorkers with the Center for Urban Community Services at Special Beer Tasting Event

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Raise UP: Beer features a selection of brews from six of New York’s best breweries and cideries, with 100% of proceeds to support CUCS’s work helping New Yorkers rise from poverty, exit homelessness, and be healthy.

“We are delighted to have these breweries, all regional entrepreneurs, partner with us in bringing people together to build brighter futures for our fellow New Yorkers,” said CUCS CEO Tony Hannigan.

On October 18th in the heart of Chelsea, the Center for Urban Community Services | CUCS will host Raise UP: Beer, featuring six of New York’s finest craft breweries, and welcome a gathering of friends, donors and partners dedicated to helping New Yorkers rise from poverty, exit homelessness, and be healthy with CUCS.

Thanks to the contributions of The Brooklyn Brewery, Graft Cidery, Peekskill Brewery, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Brewery Ommegang, and Harlem Brewing Company, CUCS will ensure that 100% of the proceeds will go to CUCS’s work.

“We are delighted to have these breweries, all regional entrepreneurs, partner with us in bringing people together to build brighter futures for our fellow New Yorkers,” said CUCS CEO Tony Hannigan.

The event will take place October 18th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at the airy Caelum Gallery, at 526 W 26th St #315, New York, NY.

The breweries contributing are:

The Brooklyn Brewery. Like its namesake borough, The Brooklyn Brewery is made up of a rich collection of characters from all over the world. Together, these Brooklynites have assembled the skills to transform a home brewing hobby into a brand that has become an international beacon for good beer. It will provide an array of brews: Brooklyn Oktoberfest, Brooklyn Sorachi Ace Saison, Bel Air Sour and Post Road Pumpkin Ale. http://www.brooklynbrewery.com

Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. In 2015, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company opened Westchester County’s only brewery. Since then, Captain Lawrence has more than tripled its brewing capacity. With 9 core beers available year-round, 11 specialty sour brews, and 5 seasonal offerings, Captain Lawrence “has a beer for everyone to discover and love.” http://www.captainlawrencebrewing.com

Peekskill Brewery. Founded in 2008 and led by owners Kara Berardi, Keith Berardi, and Morgan Berardi, Peekskill Brewery, also known as PB, is “craft obsessed from the top down.” To PB, craft is clever, quality, and fresh. These are the elements PB uses to deliver innovation every day. Authentic and without pretense, PB’s mission is to make bold, authentic beer with techniques that honor the crafts rich history—while pushing forward with innovations that challenge convention. Featured brew will be Paramount Pale Ale.
http://www.peekskillbrewery.com

Brewery Ommegang. Brewery Ommegang opened in 1997 on 136 acres of land that used to be a hop farm near Cooperstown, the 19th century’s hop production epicenter. Expected brews include Witte, Abbey Ale, Hennepin and a special limited release. http://www.ommegang.com

Graft Cidery. Founded by siblings Kyle and Sarah Sherrer, Graft Cidery pays respect to the old world style of cider making while simultaneously experimenting with modern brewing techniques. They harness the flavor profiles created from century-old European traditions and develop unique and innovative styles that take a nod from the best craft beer producers in the world. Featured brews will be Farm Flor and Lost Tropic. http://www.graftcidery.com

Harlem Brewing Company. Founded in Harlem in 2000, Harlem Brewing has more than 17 years of history and brewing tradition. Harlem Brewing is unique because of its focus on unusual flavors and infusions, but more importantly, because of its passion for its Harlem heritage and flavorful recipes. Expected brews are Sugar Hill Golden Ale and Harlem Renaissance Wit. http://www.harlembrewing.com

Raise UP: Beer tickets are on sale now at http://www.cucs.org/raiseupbeer.

About CUCS:
CUCS helps people rise from poverty, exit homelessness, and be healthy. It excels at developing affordable housing and providing programs that link housing, training, health, and social services for homeless, formerly homeless and low-income individuals and families. Every year 56,000 individuals find support and services with CUCS. http://www.cucs.org

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