11 May


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Imagine the city destroyed. President Obama has called the devastation from last month’s tornado in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, among the worst he’s seen. And some don’t even know it happened. Now remember the conviction and communal ties that mark the craft community. Who more appropriate to help rebuild? Through the power of beer drinking, of course. That’s Tuscapolooza.

After a long TXGPO hiatus – I think our last event was the social at Alamo Drafthouse! In December! – we’re helping out with an event next Sunday, May 22, to benefit those devastated by the Alabama tornado tragedy. And for you it means one thing: Sweet beer swag.  Everyone will get a raffle ticket with entry for the chance to win one-off, rare beer bottles from Texas and beyond; Girls Pint Out shirts and pint glasses; and more. There will also be a separate auction for more exclusive items, including shirts signed by Texas brewers, a sweet goodie basket from Saint Arnold, and a REALLY rare beer.

The event starts at 11 at Firkin & Phoenix at 1915 Westheimer. It’s a $20 crawfish boil for all the mudbugs you can eat, plus music by Pete Simple and Westbound. And taco trucks. They’re planning more Sunday Funday activities, like a possible dunk booth. All of the proceeds from the crawfish entry fee (includes crawfish, raffle ticket, music, maybe more depending on entering sponsors) and 25% of F&P’s other sales for the day will go to the UA Acts of Kindness Fund, which will directly benefit Tuscaloosa and the U of Alabama relief efforts in Tuscaloosa.

Come ‘Polooza for a cause, y’all.

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