Georgetown Brewing Co. celebrates its ninth-annual release of its limited-edition Bob’s Brown Ale on Wednesday, May 14, at 3 p.m. at the Nickerson Street Saloon (318 Nickerson St.).
The goal for the 2014 release of Bob’s Brown Ale is to raise at least $90,000 for about 3,000 nights of housing for families with seriously ill children at the Seattle Ronald McDonald House. Since first brewed in 2006, Bob’s Brown Ale has raised more than $420,000 for the Seattle Ronald McDonald House.
Manny Chao, co-founder of Georgetown Brewing and namesake of their flagship beer, Manny’s Pale Ale, began brewing Bob’s Brown Ale in honor of his friend, Bob Hirsch. Hirsch died of cancer just after celebrating his 21st birthday; May 14 is his birthday. The Seattle Ronald McDonald House was chosen by Hirsch’s family as the recipient of the funds raised through Bob’s Brown Ale to show their appreciation for the comfort and support they received while living there during his cancer treatment.