Alford’s Beer Tasting Event has Proceeds going to Wounded Warriors

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People from the community came to Alford's Distributing for a night of beer and music to spread awareness of the Wounded Warrior Project.
People from the community came to Alford’s Distributing for a night of beer and music, and to spread awareness of the Wounded Warrior Project.

IMPERIAL – Alford’s Distributing hosted its second annual Crown Craft Beer Tasting Saturday and donated all proceeds from the event to Imperial Valley’s Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project honors and assists military members who have incurred a physical or mental injury during or after the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.

 

“This is our second year of the Crown Craft beer invitations and all of our proceeds will be going to the Wounded Warrior Foundation to aid them in their fight against the struggles they have with their experiences over seas,” said Brandon Adams, Alford’s craft beer manager.

There was a wide variety of craft beer served to those who came to support the local cause. One available beer came from local brewer Humble Farms from Holtville.

With live music playing throughout the night, adults of all ages enjoyed the festivities, and tasted beers from all over California like Ballast Point, Alpine Beer, and Elysian Brewing.

As people approached the booths to sample the different beers, representatives of each brewery had information ready for them so tasters learned how the beer was brewed and what ingredients went into it to give it that certain flavor.

“There is so much knowledge here tonight with all the craft beers, since it is still new here to the Valley, and I’m glad I got to work with the city to bring people out for a good time and for a good cause,” said Jeff Alford.

With a great designated driver program hosted by the city, members of the community got to come out for a good time and with good food, beer and music, but also spread awareness of the hardships the wounded warriors face and how to make a difference.

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