Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Join the National Toast Sept. 30

Plans for A National Toast to the memory of Michael Jackson have been finalized.

Download the poster: The 8x11 pdf; The 11x17 pdf.

Add your event: a) Add it to Upcoming with a "MJBeerHunter" tag (see the list on the right). b) Send it via e-mail and we'll add it. c) Add it as a comment below (and we'll add it to the master list).

Download a banner: Grab one of these banners to promote the Toast at your website.

Publish the list of participants: The download page also has the code to add the list of participants to your website or blog.

Here is the message going out to establishments that wish to participate:

"At 9:00 pm EST on Sunday, September 30, beer drinkers across the continent will raise a glass to the memory of the man who did more than anyone to further the cause of good beer, the one and only Beer Hunter, Michael Jackson. And your establishment can play a part!

"Participation is simple. Just download a copy of the official poster and print out as many as you want, adding in the details of your particular event. It could be a single toast, an all-night celebration or a more organized remembrance. Then decide how you'd like to contribute to the National Parkinson Foundation, whether “passing the hat” for donations, contributing all or a portion of the night’s revenue or selling a single keg for the charity.

"When your donation is ready, send your check to the National Parkinson Foundation or to the National Parkinson Foundation Attn: Kay Houghton.

"As long as they say "Tribute to Michael Jackson" in the memo line, they will all be attributed to this event. The address is 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue / Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136-1494. Canadian participants are advised that the NPF also operates 5 Centers of Excellence in Canada and does issue tax receipts for all contributions, including those from Canada.

"A ceremonial contribution on behalf of all the participating bars, restaurants and brewpubs will be made at the Great American Beer Festival on Saturday, October 13. See www.beertown.com for GABF information and tickets."

If you are a consumer, let your local know about this event and to stock some extra large hats for Sept. 30.


Anonymous said...

MJBeer Hunter

Rogue Ales will Join the Toast on September 30th at the following locations:

Rogue Distillery and Public House, Portland, OR
Brewers on the Bay, Newport, OR
Bayfront Public House, Newport, OR
Rogue House of Spirits, Newport, OR
Rogue Aquarium Cafe, Newport, OR
Issaquah Brewhouse, Issaquah, WA
Eugene City Brewery, Eugene, OR
Rogue Astoria Public House, Astoria, OR
Rogue Public House, San Francisco, CA

Anonymous said...

The Columbia Grill & Bar at the Sheraton Portland Airport will raise our collective glasses to Mr. Jackson Sept. 30.

8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220

Jerry said...

The J. Clyde in Birmingham, Alabama will toast Mr. Jackson September 30th. $2 per beer sold all day will be donated to the cause and we will also accept partner donations from our fellow beer drinkers.

Anonymous said...

The Bier Garden in Portsmouth, Virginia will raise our glasses to the beer hunter himself on sun. sept. 30
434 high street portsmouth, va

Unknown said...

Empire Brewing Co., 120 Walton St., Syracuse, NY will host a toast to MJ. See you there.

Anonymous said...

The Willows in Honolulu will host a gathering of beer lovers on September 30th. Meet at the Willows Cafe (the outdoor bar) at The Willows starting at 1:00 pm HST. We'll join the rest of the world in toasting the Beer Hunter at 2:00 pm HST. Willows Beer Club prices will be extended to all who attend. We'll be selling raffle tickets for beer schwag. Proceeds from the raffle sale will be sent to the National Parkinson's Foundation.

Anonymous said...

The Bier Garden in Asheville, NC will be remembering Michael Jackson on Sept. 30. We will raffel of beer giftbaskets and donate all procedes from one of our kegs to the National Parkinson's Foundation.

chestertonian said...

The Dailey household in Springfield, Ill., will join in: me, the Mrs., and our two sons, aged 7 and 2. :-0

Anonymous said...

Sierra Grille in Northampton Massachusetts will be taking part in the toast...ands donating its beer profits for the night to the Parkinsons Foundation

Anonymous said...

Blues BBQ in Charleston, WV will also be participating in the toast...

222 Leon Sullivan Way
Charleston, WV

Anonymous said...

David Boston Said.....

Met w/ MJBeer Hunter at several National Conventions,will never meet another man like Him. EVERYONE in This Industry owes Him, No less, than a Toast. Boston's Bistro & Pub in Dayton,Ohio since 1981.We will Donate One Keg of Arrogant Bastard Ale Gross $'s to National Parkinson's Foundation Sept 30th 5:00-10:00. 937.461.1002

Anonymous said...

Maduro in Madison, Wisconsin is hosting a toast from 8 pm till close on teh 30th. Happy Hour prices on all beers all night and discounts on whiskey.

Anonymous said...

The Blind Tiger in NYC, will being joining the national toast to the great Michael Jackson on Sept. 30th. A portion of the day and night ring will be donated to the cause.
The Blind Tiger
281 Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10014

Beerking said...

Bangkok Blvd
1300 Central Park Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 785-7370
Will be hosting the National Tribute to MJ 7-9:30 PM on Sept 30th.

-Lyle C. Brown

Anonymous said...

the Local Brew will join the toast and in honor of Mr. Jackson, the proceeds from all sales on that day will be donated to NPF.

Anonymous said...

Cafe Amsterdam in Anchorage Alaska will be hosting the toast with a super special line up of liquid lovelies from local breweries and meadries. All the following are donated and all proceeds go to NPF.
Midnight Sun - Obliteration II
Alaskan - "Rough Draft" Dunkel
Sleeping Lady - Double IPA
Glacier Brewhouse - IPA
Silver Gulch - Old 55
Kassik Brew - Otter Creek Amber
Kenai River - Resurrection Sun Ale
Moose's Tooth - IPA
Great Bear - Black Solstice Bitter
Homer Brewing - Broken Birch Bitter
Haines Brewing - Auction T's & Hats
Kodiak Island - Sweet Georgia Brown
Celestial Meads - Fantastic 12
Ring of Fire Mead - Honeymoon
Unibroue - 6L of La Fin du Monde
Maybe Ken will even break out his secret cache of Alaskan Smoked Porter... I mean in honor of The Bard of Beer's favorite, or should I say, one of his favorites.
Offical Toast will be given @ 5PM by Dr. Fermento (Jim Roberts).

Alaskan Brewing said...

Alaskan Brewing Co will join the toast on September 30 at 5:00 pm Alaska time. Join the Brew Crew at 5429 Shaune Dr, Juneau, as all the day's tips will be donated to the National Parkinson's Foundation.

Anonymous said...

I am attending the national toast at my local Flying Saucer in down town Fort Worth Texas, which is the very place I had the honor of meeting Michael Jackson about 9 years ago during one of his beer tours around the world. It was one the greatest moments in my life. Michael will be sorely missed.

Anonymous said...

We at Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa, CA, will raise our glasses with IPA, blonde, stout barrel-aged, funky, sour, and belgian-style ales at 6pm tonight in honor of Mr. Jackson. He was the single biggest advocate for American craft beer and exceptional brews around the world, as well as the world's greatest expert on whisky! Vinnie and I are honored to have known him and will miss him greatly.

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