You all know that SweetWater loves keeping it local. Well, we’ve joined up with the folks at Camp Twin Lakes and their Fifth Annual Spin for Kids Fundraiser that’s running Oct. 23-24, 2010. Camp Twin Lakes runs camps for kids with special needs and serious illnesses that are well-equipped for those kids’ health requirements, teaching them confidence and giving them a much-needed recreational outlet. It’s a pretty great cause, so not only have we created a bike team to participate in the fundraising bike ride, but we’ve also put together a special brew for the occasion, Crank Tank Rye’d Ale, coming to Atlanta in 22 oz. bottles early this September.
Yeah, we know that selling beer to benefit sick kids may come off a little weird, but, hey, they say “stick with what you know.” And we know that this is going to be a real tasty one. Crank Tank Rye’d Ale is made with 25% rye malt and has been dry hopped to the spokes with Mt. Hood and Centennial hops, with an ABV of 6.2%. Yowzah.
Our blog will continue to keep you in the loop about the ride and the beer, but here are the details for now:
If you’d like to join us, you can come ride with the SweetWater team at Camp Twin Lakes’ residential camp facilities in Winder and Rutledge, Georgia and then join in a post-race festival at the camp in Rutledge on Oct. 24th. All ages and skill levels are invited to participate, as they offer 5, 27, 47, 62, and 100-mile rides. Our goal is to log at least 27 miles, if our beer bellies don’t slow us down. To ride with Team SweetWater or to sponsor one of our riders – and receive a limited edition SweetWater and Spin for Kids shirt – visit Spin For Kids.
And when you’re buying that delicious Crank Tank or another of SweetWater’s lip smackin brews at one of the many retailers around town that are in on the campaign, be sure to look for the displays, posters, and post cards we’re setting up throughout Metro Atlanta. We’ll be giving away a Giant Boulder bike to one lucky customer. Look for the bike and sign up for your chance to win on the SweetWater team page at Spin for Kids.