2019 Human Powered Brewery Tour
Established by Eden Van Essen
Rocky Mountain Chapter
Our Route this year!

    Event Details

    On February 16th, 2019 we are gathering for the 12th annual Human Powered Brewery Tour. This event was started in 2008 by Celeste and Scott in memory of our cousin Annie. In 2008 our cousin Annie O'Donoghue passed away from ALS. In her honor we got all our friends together and made a tour of the local breweries in our hometown of Fort Collins, and made a toast to her honor at each stop. Annie was a wonderful woman and we were certainly gutted to the core at her passing. Afterwards we thought it would be a great idea to do the tour every year in her honor, to celebrate what an amazing and vibrant person she was. She would have just loved the event. So we did. But sadly 4 years later in October 2011, we lost another cousin to ALS, Bob Giffin, so the event has become even more personal and meaningful to us since. Bob was the second youngest cousin of the family and was such a loving person with a passion for life and fun. We gather every year at New Belgium Brewing at 11:00 am, and raise a glass to Annie and Bob and everyone else who should still be with us. We pass the hat around and everyone donates what they can to ALS. There's no entry fee, we keep expenses low to people can give more. Then we move to all the other local breweries, making new friends and memories along the way and making sure we honor the ones we've lost, and making sure we're thankful for the ones we've still got.

    This is our 12th year, and over the years we have met new friends and shared many fond memories with family and friends. Help support families that have loved ones with ALS, by donating to the Rocky Mountain Chapter. Donations in advance are appreciated and welcomed! Please click the donation button above, select "give directly" and give generously.

    Registration FAQs
    No registration required.

    Event Questions:
    Please contact Celeste O'Connor (third party host)

    Additional information can be found via the event's Facebook page

    Where are we going?

    New Belgium 11 am

    Snowbank 11:45-1 pm

    Horse and Dragon 12 pm

    Funkwerks 12:45 pm for bikers

    ODell 1:30-3 pm

    Prost 3-4 pm

    Can I buy a shirt?
    T-Shirts will be sold at New Belgium before the toast at 11a. New designs as well as previous years will be available for purchase of $25. Should we run out of T-Shirts, more will be ordered and delivered to you at a later date.

    Anything else I should know?
    A raffle will be held at O'Dell at approx 2 pm.

    What about my tax receipt?
    Forms will be provided to receive a tax receipt from ALS for any donations made during the fundraiser

    Prefer to make a donation by check? Print and submit this form with your gift.


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    Dollars Raised
    Goal: $7,500
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