Well friends, we did it! Another successful TNWBF and we have you to thank. We continue to be amazed at the support we receive for this event, brewers, sponsors, patrons, you guys are all so very awesome! As we’ve stated before, after we pay our bills, the money for this event goes to New Hope Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center. A cause that it is very near to our hearts. Tonight we presented a check – for $20,000!!!
Thanks to everyone who came out to the check presentation, to the event, who supported our efforts, championed the cause and are always so very willing to raise a glass along side us. Together, we were able to make an awesome donation!!! Thank you!!!
Until next year! Prost!
The Tennessee Winter Beer Fest Donates $20,000 to New Hope
Local children’s charity receives record donation from beer fest board
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. May 6, 2016 – The board of the Tennessee Winter Beer Fest (TNWBF) presented a contribution totaling $20,000 to the New Hope Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center yesterday. The funds were raised during the fifth annual beer festival held in February 2016.
Rob Shomaker, one of the TNWBF board members, presented the check donation to representatives of New Hope at a special event hosted at The Casual Pint in Maryville. The funds will assist with New Hope’s day to day operations as well as special events and programs.
“The TNWBF simply began as an idea for local residents to taste some of the finest craft brews,” said Shomaker.” We also knew we wanted a charity to benefit from this event. Since 2012, we have donated to New Hope Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center, reaching a record $20,000 in 2016.”
Several local organizations are engaged with the TNWBF. The South College Professional Brewing Science Program, Knox Brew Tours and The Causal Pint sponsored the event. Kroger, Alcoa Aluminum and Grayson Subaru donated water to the event. The Talley Ho Inn, Townsend Gateway Inn, and the Highland Manor Inn all donated 10% from the rooms booked for the TNWBF. Multiple other individuals and companies have also donated to the silent auction during the event.
Breweries that attended the 2016 event were Saw Works Brewing Company, Bluetick Brewery, Fanatic Brewing Company, Depot Street Brewing, Yee-Haw Brewing Company, Balter Beerworks, Crafty Bastard Brewery, Blackhorse Brewery, Johnson City Brewing Company, Holston River Brewing Company, Last Days of Autumn Brewing and Calfkiller Brewing Company.
About Tennessee Winter Beer Fest
The Tennessee Winter Beer Fest began in 2011 as an idea. Since its inception, it has raised and donated $30,000 to New Hope Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center. The mission of TNWBF is to promote the regional craft beer culture within East Tennessee through intimate events and gatherings while supporting local charities. The TNWBF board is made up of Nathan Robinette of the Casual Pint, Adam Palmer of Saw Works Brewing Company, Michael Tally of The Talley Ho Inn, Steve Fillmore of Miss Lily’s Café, Mike Adams of Charter Communications, Andy Atkinson of Charter Communications, Johnny Miller of the Casual Pint, Todd White of The South College Brewing Science Program, Don Kline of Knox Beer Snobs and Rob Shomaker of Knox Beer Snobs.
About New Hope Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center
Founded in 2003, New Hope, Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center, is a child-friendly, safe place for child victims of sexual and physical abuse or trauma. Children along with their non-offending family members receive the services necessary for a journey of healing within an environment that is designed to be the “child’s office”. The Children’s Advocacy provides a place for the District Attorney, Department of Children’s Services, Law Enforcement, and medical personnel to come together to coordinate and deliver services. One Story. One Time. One Place.