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Hops for Hope 2014 Benefiting New Hope Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center | Friday, May 2nd



Howdy beer fans,

It’s that time of the year again! Hops for Hope is right around the corner and it’s shaping up to be the best yet! If you’ve followed our ramblings over the last several years, you’ll know this is one of our favorite events to be a part of. First off, New Hope Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center is about bringing new hope to victims of child abuse. New Hope provides a safe place for sexually or physically abused children and the non-offending parent or caregiver  to come and receive the care and resources they need. New Hope is about healing and helping. The thing is, they rely on the funds they raise each year to keep the lights on and provide these critical services. Hops for Hope is one of the key events that helps them do just that and it just so happens to revolve around something we all love dearly – craft beer!

BCCAC_logo_kidsHops for Hope is in its 6th year and this is our 4th as being a part of the team. What we love about this event is that it is an intimate evening in the mountains with some of our favorite people, favorite brewers, awesome food and through the process we’re raising money for the kids. While we’ve held the event at The Dancing Bear Lodge in the past, the recent fire caused us to seek alternate arrangements. Luckily for us the folks behind The Lily Barn stood tall and told us to come on down!

Here’s what you need to know:

Date/Time: Friday, May 2nd, 6-11pm VIP event from 5-6pm

Where: The Lily Barn in Townsend

Accommodations: The Talley Ho Inn has rooms set aside and a shuttle that will run to/from. Give them a shout!

Tickets: Give the center a call at 865-981-2000. $60 gets you in, food (incredible menu prepared by Miss Lily’s Cafe), beer and permission to dance yourself silly. Only 300 tickets are available and they sell out each year – don’t delay! UPDATE: Tickets are also available at The Casual Pint in Bearden AND The Market in Maryville.

Brewers: Saw Works Brewing Company, Calfkiller Brewing Company, Highland Brewing, Blackhorse Brewery, Yazoo with several others in the works.

VIP EVENT: New this year is a VIP event that begins at 5pm. Eagle Distributing is bringing us an awesome lineup of Bourbon County beers and Eagle’s own Jeremy Walker will be taking us through a tasting of these fine brews –  a first for East Tennessee! – Bourbon County Brand Stout, Intelligentisia Coffee Stout and Backyard Rye. These great beers will be paired with hors d’oeuvres prepared by Miss Lily’s Cafe. Seating is limited to 25 people and the cost is an additional $40. A special thanks to Eagle Distributing for their support of New Hope and for making this event possible.

What are you waiting for?! Give New Hope a call at 981-2000 today!


Hope to see you there, prost!