The overwhelming support was outstanding, and the tasting room was packed! Some of you may be aware that the WCBC was started right here in Temecula January 2013, and we were honored to be celebrating our 4 year anniversary with many of our original members and not to mention raising money for Michelle’s Place (Breast Cancer Resource Center). Refuge sold over 347 pints in 3 hours and a generous portion of that along with our raffle sales were donated to such an outstanding foundation.
As a tribute to Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia we decided to call our beer “Your Highnessness” and it was a total hit. Aromas of Cocoa Nibs and a balanced hint of Charred Anaheim Chilies on nitro paired so well with a gorgeous chocolate cake, cinnamon buttercream frosting, topped with glitter, donated by Little Bean Bake Shop in Temecula.
We partied, we raffled, and raised over $617 for Michelle's Place that night! The graciousness and generosity of Refuge Brewing was so much more than we hoped for, and now looking back at that fateful night at SD Golden Hop Farm, I see it was destined to be nothing less than perfect! Now we can’t wait to see what 5 years brings!
Thank you to a few of our friends that we couldn't have done it without: Curt and Diane Kucera Refuge Brewery, Tom Keiinoi from What's on Draft whatsondraft.tv, Garth from Craft Brew Republic http://craftbrewrepublic.us, Backyard Bottleshop @backyard_bottleshop, Kelsey Waild @honeysideup, Jamie Goebel from Michelle's Place michellesplace.org, and everyone who came out!