Brewer’s Ball raises over $310,000 for cystic fibrosis research, programs and care.
Washington, DC – For over a decade, the Metropolitan Washington, DC chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been serving up hope, one pint at a time. The gala returned for its 12th year on March 5th at the National Building Museum.
The 12th Annual Beer Institute Brewer’s Ball Presented by matchboxfoodgroup and Anheuser-Busch continued to feature more than 30 of the very best local and regional craft breweries, as well as some national players. Beyond the beers, over 25 great restaurants kept attendees well-fed while The VIPs keep the crowd moving with live music and dancing.
Recent research shows great potential for additional treatments that will similarly affect a larger percentage of people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Although great progress has been made, there’s still a lot of work to do to put a cure in the hands of every person with CF.
Brewer’s Ball has grown immensely along with the DC area’s craft beer scene. When the event first started, there were no production breweries in DC or Northern Virginia. Now, over a decade later, the event now features breweries in the DMV that have opened in the past five years.
Local favorites like DC Brau, Port City, Flying Dog, and Hellbender joined nationally renowned brands like Dogfish Head, Allagash, and New Belgium at the event. In fact, folks from two local breweries, Adroit Theory and Belly Love Brewing Company, came together to make a special collaboration brew which was served exclusively at the Brewer’s Ball. Named “Brooke’s Currant Obsession,” this brew honors 15-month old Brooke who lives with CF (and is the daughter of one of our Brewer’s Ball committee members).
Area restaurants like Ted’s Bulletin, Hill Country Barbecue Market, Matchbox, and Charlie Palmer Steak pull out the culinary stops.
More information can be found at: dcbrewersball.org.