Eugene (KMTR) – Denny Conn, an avid Eugene home-brewer, attended a beer camp with other home brewers last year. Now he is giving what he brewed to help a FOOD for Lane County. Last November Conn was invited to Sierra Nevada Brewing Company's beer camp in California.
His group brewed 20 barrels—620 gallons—of beer. Conn has decided to donate his share.
The beer is called "Alternate Ending." Three kegs of it are on tap at the Bier Stein on East 11th Avenue in Eugene. It’s a German Alt Bier style dark brew. It’s described as having “a malty flavor including hints of lemon, mango and passion fruit.”
Alternate Ending sells for $5 a pint with all proceeds going to FOOD for Lane County."
“I think providing food for people is a really wonderful thing to do there's a really big need for it,” Conn said. “And I really like the way the organization is structured and the amount of money they pass through to the people who need the services.”
There are 120 pints per keg. If you do the math, at $5 a pint—and if all three kegs sell—that’s $1,800 which will provide 5,400 meals for hungry families.The Bier Stein expects to sell of the brew by the weekend, so beer-lovers should get in quickly to try it Alternate Ending.