Terrapin and Shmaltz Reunion Ale 2012 Released

Terrapin Beer Co., Shmaltz Brewing, and Alan Shapiro (founder of SBS Imports) have once again joined forces in one of the most unique and worthwhile collaborations in craft beer.

One beer style, two great breweries, and one great cause... The Reunion: A Beer for Hope fundraising campaign. Each brewer starts with the same basic beer style and list of adjuncts, and then all bets are off! The result is two beers that are the same and yet totally different! The whole effort is to raise funds to support the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research in the name of Virginia MacLean, who succumbed to the disease in 2007.

The Beer
This year’s beer is a dark ale brewed with cinnamon, vanilla, and cocoa. It reminds us of a rich mug of Mexican hot chocolate! The beer will be available in 22oz bottles and on draft, and will be available in all of Terrapin’s & Shmaltz's markets starting in late July.

The Cause
Worldwide over 1,000 people per day are diagnosed with this cancer of the plasma. IMBCR is one of the world's leading independent researchers. Their work not only affects myeloma patients, it also produces benefits in areas such as lymphoma and breast cancer.

For those of you located in states where you are unable to purchase REUNION the best way to support Virginia's vision of bringing hope to others is for you donate the $5 or more you may have spent on pints or bottles directly to IMBCR. Please visit the donation links on this page to help us make a

Pete & Alan

Pete Slosberg's image used courtesy of Pete's Brewing Company.