Colorado Beer Lovers Plan to Man Up
If you were surprised when we told you about the North Carolina company that just began selling cookies to pair with craft beer, then you’re not going to believe this story. Oskar Blues Brewery – the craft-in-cans pioneers from Longmont, Colorado – will soon host an event called “Man Up” that pairs four of their award-winning brews with five varieties of Girl Scout cookies!
The event, meant for adults only and organized by Elizabeth Winn and a council of local supporters, will highlight the contributions that men have made for Girl Scouts across the United States. The Longmont Times-Call reports that they will also discuss the many changes made in the Girl Scouts organization over the years, in hopes of growing the 10,000-person pool of adult volunteers in Colorado and increasing the ratio of males to females involved.
“Man Up” will also function as a fundraiser. Proceeds of the tickets, which will sell for $25 each, go directly to the 2,400 Girl Scouts in the St. Vrain Valley area. Each Colorado Girl Scout gets $329 annually from the organization. The more successful fundraising events and awareness campaigns are at driving attention and money into the program, the more local projects, summer camps and troop development activities the girls will be able to enjoy.
Planners of the event are relying on the tried and true method of tempting men with beer to wake them out of their slumber and spur some activity. Not only will attendees get samples of Oskar Blues beer, but they will also have the opportunity to tour the brewing facility. The canning line may be of particular interest, as Oskar Blues was the first to put craft beer in cans for distribution, an environmentally smart and cost-effective method that has seen a surge of popularity in recent months.
No word yet on the pairings, but I can’t imagine a much more satisfying combination than eating Thin Mints and drinking Ten Fidy to support your (current or future) daughter. Can you?
Your choice. Your beer. Drink up.