Long Beach, CA — Just when you thought the holidays were over and there wasn’t reason to celebrate, it’s Russian River Pliny The Younger time! In lieu of customers battling long lines for the mere chance of scoring a pint of this hoppy, boozy delight, the Beachwood family will once again turn the “I want my Pliny” frenzy into Beachwood BBQ’s 3rd Annual Pliny Fights Cancer Charity Raffle.
For those unfamiliar, Pliny the Younger is a highly coveted full-bodied Triple India Pale Ale that is released just once a year in very limited quantities from Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa, CA. Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach and Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in downtown Long Beach are fortunate enough to be among the few places pouring Pliny the Younger on draft in Southern California.
Beachwood will be raffling off 130 of pints from this year’s Pliny The Younger kegs with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Melanoma Research Foundation, in honor of Long Beach elementary school teacher Tony Carbone who passed away in 2008 at age 34 from Melanoma Cancer.
Last year the Beachwood team sold 1800 raffle tickets and raised $9,000, which combined with the money raised in 2012 Beachwood has donated over $17, 000 for the Melanoma Research Foundation. “We hope to raise over $10,000 this year,” says Beachwood BBQ’s Co-owner Gabe Gordon. “This cause is so close to our hearts and the perfect way to give back”.
How It Works
- Raffle Tickets will be on sale January 14th at 11:30am through February 22nd at 10pm.
- Tickets will be available for purchase at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach and Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in downtown Long Beach.
- The cost is $5 per ticket—no limit to how many you can buy—CASH ONLY.
- On February 24th, 130 raffle tickets will be drawn at random. The drawing will be streamed live on the New Brew Thursday webcast, winners will also be notified via email or phone.
- Winners will be alerted of which Beachwood location to redeem their pints of Pliny the Younger. Redemption period is between February 25th and March 6th, 2014.
ABOUT TONY CARBONE:
Tony Carbone was a loving son, brother and husband. He was a gifted musician and inspiring Long Beach elementary school teacher. In 2005, at the age of 31 he was diagnosed with Stage 3 Melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. It soon traveled to his brain and the odds were against him. However, he never gave up hope and battled the disease for 3 years. Sadly he lost his fight on March 6, 2008 at the age of 34. Tony was one of a kind. He was always the life of the party. Anyone that was lucky enough to have met him would say how funny, original, honest and kind he was. His passing has left a gaping hole in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. Yet the way he lived his life has served as an inspiration to those he left behind; living life to the fullest everyday, pursuing your passion and doing it with a loving heart and smile.
ABOUT BEACHWOOD BBQ & BREWING:
Beachwood BBQ serves slow-smoked, dry-rubbed, southern style barbeque and fresh, hand-crafted beer. Founded in 2006 by husband and wife team Gabriel Gordon and Lena Perelman, Beachwood BBQ is just blocks from the beach in Seal Beach, CA. In 2011 Beachwood teamed with Julian Shrago, a well-known Southern California home-brewer, to open Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in downtown Long Beach, CA. The new location features a full brewery, serving only the finest in craft beer with taps changing daily! You can check out a real-time tap list at both locations by visiting the HopCam at www.beachwoodbbq.com