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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.)