The Hummingbird Fund will partner with Starr Hill Brewery this August to raise money for ALS research. Starr Hill is brewing a “Hummingbird Ale” and hosting a release party on Saturday, August 5, at both the Crozet and Charlottesville tap rooms to celebrate this new brew. The events, which are free and open to the public, will raise money for ALS research. Register for the event here. Registration is appreciated, but not required.
This special, limited-edition Hummingbird Ale is made possible thanks to a collaboration with Ales for ALES, a fundraising program where breweries create delicious beer and use proceeds to support ALS research.
Proceeds from sales of Starr Hill’s Hummingbird Ale will go to ALS research through ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI), which developed the Ales for ALS program. ALS TDI, a nonprofit biotech company, is the world’s foremost drug discovery lab focused solely on ALS. We are seeking sponsors for this fundraising event to help us reach our goal! Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and benefits here.
A dual-location kick-off event for the release of the “Hummingbird Ale” is free and open to the public. It will take place on Saturday, August 5 at the Charlottesville Starr Hill Tap Room (located inside the Dairy Market) and at the Crozet Starr Hill Tap Room. Details about event timing are below.
Dual-Location Kick-off Event Schedule:
Charlottesville Tap Room event (located inside the Dairy Market, 946 Grady Avenue) will kick off at 2pm and include the following:
- 2:30pm: Hummingbird Fund’s initial event presentation begins, featuring Dr. Jim Plews-Ogan
- 3 to 5pm: Live music with local band 3 Piece
- 4pm: Hummingbird Fund’s second event presentation, also featuring Dr. Ogan, will take place during the band’s set break (around 4pm)
Crozet Tap Room event (located at 5391 Three Notch’d Road) will kick off at 5pm and include the following:
- 5:30pm: Hummingbird Fund’s initial event presentation begins, featuring Dr. Jim Plews-Ogan
- 6 to 8pm: Live music with local band South River Strings Band
- 7pm: Hummingbird Fund’s second event presentation, also featuring Dr. Ogan, will take place during the band’s set break (around 7pm)
This partnership with Starr Hill and ALS TDI aligns perfectly with the Hummingbird Fund’s work to act as an accelerator for innovation in ALS access, research, and advocacy. The August 5 dual-location event will take place at the Charlottesville Tap Room inside the Dairy Market Food Court and at the Crozet Tap Room. Charlottesville will have live music from 3pm-5pm, and Crozet will have live music from 6pm-8pm. The Crozet Trolley will be offering a shuttle service to and from both locations. Customers who make a donation of at least $1 can ride the trolly all day for no additional cost. Most importantl: all proceeds from sales of the new Hummingbird Ale will benefit ALS TDI and ALS research! Register to attend or donate to help meet the fundraising goal by clicking this link.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Here’s a look at the opportunities for and benefits associated with sponsorship at this event!