Brewing Up a Helping Hand

(L-R) Chris Lampe, Keith Weinhold, Chris Wilson, Ann Fatzinger, Bob Fauteux, Natalie DeChico

(L-R) Chris Lampe (WBC Production Manager), Keith Weinhold (LVHN), Chris Wilson (WBC Head Brewer), Ann Fatzinger (LVHN), Bob Fauteux (WBC National Sales Manager), Natalie DeChico (WBC NJ Sales)

Every year, hundreds of women in Weyerbacher’s home, Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, are diagnosed with breast cancer. For many of these women, this means countless doctor visits, months of treatments and more. All too often this means lost wages and insurmountable bills during what is possibly the most trying time in that woman’s life.

Weyerbacher, in connection with The Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund of Lehigh Valley Health Network, is brewing up some help. Althea, which in Greek means “healing”, is a beer for giving back. For every bottle of Althea sold Weyerbacher will donate $1 to The Breast Cancer Assistance Fund to help these women—our mothers, daughters, wives, sisters and their families—cover costs like travel, child care, prosthesis and more. 

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Keith, Chris and Natalie on the brewdeck.

Althea, based on a recipe developed by our New Jersey sales representative Natalie DeChico, will be a Belgian-style Dubbel with Italian plums added which should finish around 8.5% ABV.  Althea will be packaged in 750ml cork and cage bottles and will hit the shelves in October 2013 to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a limited run with an extremely important purpose and will move quickly. With a recipe developed by a woman for women, this is a unique and delicious way for beer lovers to support women in their fight against breast cancer.

Natalie adding plums!

Natalie adding plums!

Based in Easton, PA, Weyerbacher Brewing Company is dedicated to making bold, innovative beers which challenge style boundaries. With all of our recent growth, we started looking for ways to help the community around us. Weyerbacher already donates a portion of proceeds from another beer called Last Chance IPA to Animal Rescue organizations each month. We continue that tradition with Althea and look forward to providing a delicious beer which people can enjoy while feeling great about helping this noble cause!

Be sure to pick up a bottle of Althea and help the women in need around you!

Weyerbacher employees showing solidarity for this cause!

Weyerbacher employees showing solidarity for this cause!

Keith, Ann, Natalie, Chris and Dan

(L-R) Keith Weinhold & Ann Fatzinger (Lehigh Valley Health Network), Natalie DeChico (Weyerbacher New Jersey Sales), Chris Wilson (Head Brewer) and Dan Weirback (Owner: Weyerbacher Brewing)

Specifics on the beer itself, the label and of course more photos will be posted soon!  Be sure to sign-up for our newsletter, follow us on twitter and like us on facebook!  Cheers!

posted by Bill Bragg in New Beer News,News,Press and have Comments (9)

9 Responses to “Brewing Up a Helping Hand”

  1. avatar August West says:

    Great work guys!!! This is why I support your Brewery. That and the fact that the Beer is SOOOOOO good!!! Hey Natalie, I can’t wait to try your ALE. Italian Plums!!! Sounds Sweet (No pun intended.)

  2. avatar Chris says:

    Wow! That sounds amazing! Any chance this will be available in sixtels? I’d be extremely interested in one.

  3. avatar Sandy says:

    Are you going to have the pink t-shirt available for public to buy. If so how much. Cancer runs in my family. My father died of cancer and my one sister lost her left breast to cancer.

    • avatar Bill Bragg says:

      We are designing a nicer one for the public – it will say a little bit about the beer and show the graphic. We intend to sell it for $20 – donating a full $10 per shirt to the same place as we are the bottle sales. We’ll widely publicize it once we have it available! Thanks for inquiring!

  4. avatar Alex says:

    Will Althea be available in South Carolina?

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