“We are thrilled to give back to a great organization like the National Sports Center for the Disabled through a fun competition with friends,” said Living the Dream owner Carrie Knose. “When our breweries realized that we both supported the NSCD in the past, it seemed fitting to collaborate.”
The IPA Throw Down donations consisted of the breweries donating $1 for every pint of their chosen IPA that was sold at their tap rooms from March 19th to the 30th as well as a silent auction on March 30th. Items from the silent auction were donated by Living The Dream, Strange Craft, KBCO, Sweet Action Ice Cream, Mellow Mushroom, Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply, Sports Authority, Winter Park, Gigi's Cupcakes, and Alamo Drafthouse.
“Colorado Craft Beer Week is such a great platform to celebrate the amazing beers our state produces,” said Strange Craft owner Tim Myers. “We wanted to come up with a fun way to utilize Colorado Craft Beer Week to incorporate our brewery’s other passion of giving back to the community.”
The IPA Throw Down featured Living the Dream’s Empty Trophy Case IPA against Strange Craft’s Breakfast Grapefruit IPA. In the end, Strange Craft Beer won the IPA Throw Down and a special wrestling-sized belt, but more importantly everyone was happy to come together and generate a meaningful donation for the NSCD.
The National Sports Center for the Disabled provides outdoor therapeutic offerings to over 3,000 people with disabilities year-round. The NSCD helps athletes with almost any type of disability learn new sports and set goals.