We are very, very excited about this Thursday's Smuttynose Brewing Night here at the Taproom. As if it weren't enough that we'll be pouring 6 or 7 different Smuttynose brews, we've all been as moved and concerned with the devistation in Haiti as a lot of you, so we decided to take 100% of sales from the cask that they'll be sending our way and donate it to H.E.L.P (Hatian Education & Leadership Program). H.E.L.P. is a great program that offers university scholarships to Haitian high schoolers who would otherwise never be able to afford a higher education. Of course, the devistation from the recent earthquake in Haiti is mind-numbing. But we're also aware that Haiti has for decades been one of the poorest countries in the world, and in fact the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Money and resources are obviously needed in their re-building efforts, but as a more long-term solution to Haiti's problems, H.E.L.P. provides Haiti's brightest kids with the opportunity to become highly educated, which in turn helps land them good-paying jobs, which in turn helps lift families and communities out of the cycle of poverty.
Now that's something to drink to. Cheers!