As some of you may have heard, we (three Bitch Beer contributors Caroline Wallace, Sarah Wood & Jessica Deahl) will be departing for Europe in a few weeks to conduct interviews and research for a very special upcoming travel & history themed beer book.
It’s a great opportunity & we are incredibly excited to get to work on our next book. However, the trip is tempered with some challenging financial realities. With mounting travel costs like airfare, a month of accommodation and interpreters for interviews in six different languages coming out-of-pocket before we can even put fingers to keys, we are admitting that it is time to ask for some serious help from our readers and community members.
The (hopeful) solution?
Bitch Beer’s first ever “Blog-a-Thon” will be going down online & at Craft Pride from open to close TODAY (Sunday 5/10). We’ll be posted up from 1pm to 1am doing a 21st century spin on the ol’ telethons of yesteryear, live blogging along the way.
For every donation milestone we hit toward our remaining goal of $6,000, we’ll release juicy new content on this site, host a silent auction, have special tappings, perform crazy antics, and best of all–give out some seriously awesome raffle prizes to digital and in-person donors (listed below).
WAYS SUPPORTERS CAN CONTRIBUTE:
–DONATE DIGITALLY AT WWW.BITCHBEER.ORG/DONATE
Any time between now & the end of the Blog-a-Thon!
Eligible for raffle prizes for every increment of $10 donated. No need to be present to win.
We’ll be calling out raffles all day so the earlier you donate, the more chances to win.
-DONATE IN PERSON AT THE BLOG-A-THON
Cash & Square donations accepted.
Eligible for raffle prizes & additional swag for every increment of $10 donated. No need to be present to win.
–PARTICIPATE IN THE SILENT AUCTION AT CRAFT PRIDE
Running from 1-9pm during the Blog-a-Thon.
–ORDER SCREEN PRINTS FROM JESSICA’S LOVE AUSTIN BEER SERIES
In person during the Blog-a-Thon or at www.loveatxbeer.com any time!
-ORDER A LOVE AUSTIN BEER T-SHIRT VIA TEE SPRING
We need a few more orders for the shirts to be printed: http://tspr.ng/JZ4OGtsc
-BUY A BEER AT CRAFT PRIDE DURING THE BLOG-A-THON
Our generous hosts have offered to donate a portion of beer sales!
Raffle & Silent Auction Prizes
Prizes at the event today include: a custom retro cooler from craftbeercoolers.com, the new Arctican from CORKCICLE, tickets to Austin Maifest Texas-German Bier Festival, Brewery tour tickets and river tubing tour tickets from Atxcursions, $50 giftcard + swag from WhichCraft Beer Store, private bottle shares/cellar raids with Bitch Beer, VIP tours of Blue Owl Brewing, posters from Landland, a food tour for two from Austin Eats Food Tours, an awesome Saint Arnold Brewing Company gift basket, Thirsty Planet Brewing Company prize pack including admission for 4 to the tasting room, a light up Real Ale Brewing Company LED sign, a Twisted X Brewing Co. gift pack which includes tour & tasting for seven + t-shirts, hats, glassware, wall signs and other great swag from Wright Bros. Brew and Brew, Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company, Circle Brewing Company, Guadalupe Brewing Company, (512) Brewing Company, Zilker Brewing Company, Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, Save The World Brewing Co. & maybe just a few more surprises!!!
Special Tappings + Cellar Releases
On the beer front, as we hit $500 donation milestones today we’ll signal the friendly Craft Pride bar staff to release the following special beers in the order below…
–Deep Ellum Brewing Company Four Swords tapping
–Prairie Artisan Ales Vanilla Noir & 2013 Boulevard Brewing Company Saison Brett cellar release in the bottle shop
-2013 Real Ale Devil’s Share tapping
-2015 Southern Star Brewing Company Black Crack release in the bottle shop
-2014 Real Ale Scots Gone Wild tapping
-2015 (512) Wild Bear & 2013 (512) Whiskey Barrel Double Pecan Porter release in the bottle shop (very limited).
We’re proud to have been able to offer free content on Bitch Beer for the last three years without running advertisements or “sponsored posts,” but this book really is a very different animal.
We hope you’re able to join us for the Blog-a-Thon, and we thank you very much for any support you are able to offer.
-Sarah, Caroline & Jessica