You may not have noticed it, but Rubicon Brewing is quietly raising lots of money for local charities. Their 501c Wednesdays have hosted a variety of organizations who get a cut from the daily till and a chance to promote their organization to the beer loving public.
This Saturday, Rubicon will host the Northern California Brewers Guild and the California Small Brewers Association for a fundraiser for the craft beer industry itself. Both organizations are active in promoting craft beer among consumers, businesses and lawmakers. The highlight of this event, without a doubt, will be the two silent auctions of rare beer. How rare? Some of these beers have never even been for sale to the public.
If you are a collector of celebrity memorabilia and autographs, you’ll want to take home one of these bottles of Life and Limb, a collaborative beer between Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head. Both owners, Ken Grossman and Sam Calagione, have autographed the bottles. As they are both rockstars in the beer world and Ken’s autograph on items is pretty rare, these should fetch a good price.
If you, like many others, are going crazy for sour beers, you will want to take home a trio of Veritas from Lost Abbey. All three are barrel-aged, experimental sours that are generally only available for purchase from the brewery itself on a special release day. Get funky!
Normally only available at their annual music festival, this beer from Mammoth Brewing is a great example of beer label art.
…And there are many, many more, including verticals of different vintages of cellar selections from Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, Ballast Point, Mad River, and North Coast, and special selections deep from the cellars of brewers across California. Beers are still trickling in to Rubicon, so there will be a number of surprises being added to the books until Saturday.
If this wasn’t enough, Rubicon will have specials on BBQ and guest beers all day long. Auctions will last from 1-4pm and 5-8pm.