The Avenue Pub in New Orleans, Louisiana is in the process of organizing a rare beer auction to benefit the families affected by the BP oil spill in the Gulf. The auction will take place on August 28 at the pub, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Gulf Relief Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that put on the Gulf Aid concert.
In order to make the event a success, they need the help of the beer geek community. They are looking for donations of rare beers that would fetch a good price in an auction, especially beer not found in Louisiana. As you can see on the auction’s web page, they have a very nice list of beers that have already been donated, including many personal donations, but the more beer they have the better.
If you have a bottle or two of something you would like to donate, please contact Polly Watts, owner of The Avenue Pub at 504-586-9243 or email@example.com. She can give you more information on where to send the beer, as well as info for tax write-off purposes.
How awesome would it be to put our beer geekery to a good cause? Please consider supporting the effort. Remember, good beer karma comes around. If you give up a cherished treasure, more will surely come your way in even greater abundance.
(A special thanks to Chris Willoughby for letting me know about this event.)
wow. this looks pretty interesting. i’m actually going to be in NO during that time. i may stop by to check it out. if you have any items you want me to bid on, let me know!
They are working on some sort of system for Proxy bidders also for those who can’t make it to NO. Internet Alcohol auctions in Louisiana are Illegal though.
They are working on a way to bid while still out of town. We will be called Beer Buddies and myself along with some other beer nerds in New Orleans will be who you will go through. Polly(owner of Avenue Pub)will be releasing more information later! Thanks for the plug!