If you follow at all the beer blogs, you may have noticed that last weekend marked the one year anniversary of the sudden and tragic death of Michael Jackson, the pioneering beer and whisky writer and, for me, a mentor of sorts. You also probably only learned of it after the fact and so didn’t even get the chance to raise a glass to his memory.
Well, thanks to the Pike Brewing Company of Seattle, I come to you now with an idea of how to remember Michael AND do some good in this world. On Sunday, September 28, Pike will honor the anniversary of the Michael Jackson Toast which was organized last year to remember Michael and raise money for the National Parkinson Foundation. In the words of the Pike Brewing newsletter:
"As a tribute Michael and all he gave back to the beer community, please join us in toasting his memory with Pike Pro-Am Porter. For every pint of Pike Pro-Am Porter sold that day, Pike will donate 100% of the proceeds to the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation. If you'd prefer a different tipple, just drop a donation in the dedicated growler on the bar. Let's see how many growlers we can fill! Please help Pike by contributing to the N.W. Parkinson's Foundation."
Sounds like a great idea for a Sunday night event, I think.