4 Breweries Donating to Breast Cancer Research This Month
By Joe Pye
Each is contributing funding to a different breast cancer research organization.
Four months before Melissa Jannes turned 31, she was diagnosed with breast cancer – one of the roughly quarter-million newly diagnosed cases in the United States every year.
While enduring a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments, her husband Manny was her caretaker – and opening Black Flamingo Brewing Co. in Pompano.
In July 2019, Melissa was declared cancer-free, and Manny used his brewery to donate $1,000 to breast cancer research. Jannes is now one of several local brewers who craft pink beer every October to support breast cancer research…
1. Black Flamingo
The Pompano Beach brewery is donating $2 of every “I Love the Ta Tas” draft to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “I Love the Ta Tas” is an American sour ale brewed with raspberries, dragon fruit, and hibiscus.
2. Barrel of Monks
Two business partners of the Boca Raton Belgian style brewery are radiologists and have diagnosed many breast cancer cases throughout their careers.
Every year Barrel of Monks donates $2 from every case of its “Witty in Pink” raspberry witbier to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a wing of the American Cancer Society.
3. Tarpon River Brewing
The Fort Lauderdale brewpub is donating 10 percent of this month’s sales of “Pink Slip” to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. “Pink Slip” is a fruited sour ale with a raspberry taste upfront with a bright, lemony, tart, acidic finish.
4. 3 Sons Brewing Co.
The recent DDD featured brewery is selling pink wrist bands for $5. Customers with wrist bands will get $1 off of all full-pour draft beers in the taproom.
Proceeds will be donated to the Men’s and Women’s Club of Dania Beach cancer research foundation.
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