Seventh Sun “First Beer” Auction in Dunedin
The Florida craft beer movement continues at a breakneck pace, and the latest to join the fray is Seventh Sun Brewing Company. In a press release last week, the newest brewery in Tampa Bay announced that they will auction off their first pint to support charity.
Seventh Sun Brewing Co. Auctions First Beer at Unveiling
Dunedin, FL –December 11, 2011 – Seventh Sun Brewing Company in Dunedin, FL plans to unveil their beer on Jan 7th; the first glass poured will be up for auction, proceeds benefitting the Homeless Emergency Project (HEP).
Owner Justin Stange began brewing beer shortly after opening on December 2nd. Since that date, Seventh Sun has been offering guest taps of beer in the same styles the pair plan to offer – a mix of Belgian style ales, sour beers and a variety of IPA’s.
The brewery will open with all ten hand-blown glass taps pouring Seventh Sun beer for the first time on January 7th. Those vying for the first taste can bid on Ebay (or search Ebay with item # 230719655159) and take their pick of the first of the ten beers to be poured.
Proceeds of the auction will be donated to Clearwater’s Homeless Emergency Project (HEP), one of the oldest and largest providers of housing and support services for the homeless in Pinellas. Visit www.ethep.org for more information.
“We feel very lucky to have the opportunity to begin this venture and we wanted to give something back, especially to a cause that is helping where so many people are hurting right now,” says owner Devon Kreps. “We really hope that given the spirit of the holiday season, we will be able to raise a substantial amount for HEP. Getting a family back on its feet takes a lot of resources and every donation whether financial or by volunteering time, makes a difference.”
Seventh Sun’s official launch happens at 1012 Broadway in Dunedin with the first beer pouring at 2:00pm on January 7th. HEP will also have a booth for those wishing to donate or inquire.
Justin and Devon are very active in the Tampa Bay craft brew scene and are a welcome addition to a growing group. I have had the pleasure of sampling some of their beers as they built their brewery, and they have all been fantastic. Join me in welcoming them as well as supporting them in their efforts to make a difference.