Cheers to Brit Antrim

Short notice, but if you are in the San Diego area looking for some great and rare beers for a good cause, I highly recommend you stop by O’Brien’s Pub this afternoon, where there is a fundraiser for Brit Antrim happening, with lots of special beers, raffles, and a silent auction.

From O’Brien’s:

“On Saturday the 27th we are hosting a very special fundraiser for our friend Brit Antrim. Brit is a San Diego native and former brewer at Anderson Valley, Kona and Great Divide who suffered a severe spinal cord injury.  From noon to 6 pm we will be tapping some very special beers and holding a raffle and silent auction to help raise money for Brit’s medical care.  We’ll have unique beers from Avery, Automatic, Port Brewing, Hollister, Russian River, Sierra Nevada, Maui, Stone and more.  The auction will have some amazing items including a beer engine, rare Westveleteren, a Lost Abbey box set and Great American Beer Festival tickets.”

Here is the flyer for the event  liquid-therapy-july-27-2013

I got to know Brit over several judging sessions for the Great American Beer Festival, and have always enjoyed having a beer with him. He has a great sense of humor and is a very talented brewer. I found out after his accident that he is also a fine photographer, and has been able to continue that passion after the injury.

Many brewers in the craft industry typically get little or no insurance benefits, and Brit’s medical bills are so massive that he needs all the help we can muster. Please join me in supporting Brit’s recovery.