Drink beer, fight cancer

By BeertownNZ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 Auckland

Black Sands Brewing is working with West Auckland Trusts to help a Trust employee beat cancer.

Heather Moore has an inoperable brain tumour and doesn’t qualify for funding for medication. Her treatment costs $80,000 per year. 

West Auckland Trusts are community trusts controlling alcohol retailing throughout the West Auckland area. The Trusts are running a fundraising campaign to assist Heather. West Auckland-based Black Sands has made a one-off Pacific Pale Ale (5%) to join the campaign. 

Black Sands owner Ian Hebblethwaite says the 1200L batch of Pacific Pale Ale has been bottled and sold at cost to the Trusts, which then retail it and donate all profits towards Heather’s medication. 

Weezledog’s Mark Jackman donated his labour to brew the fundraising ale. “It’s an easy-drinking Pacific Pale Ale, we wanted it to be accessible to everybody. We've left it unfiltered and unpasteurised though, so there's a definite craft beer approach to what we've made. It went on sale last week and they’ve been trucking through it.”

Black Sand’s Pacific Pale Ale (5%) – An approachable pale ale with a rich, sweet biscuit malt base to balance the zesty lemon/lime and tropical hop combination provided by the Southern Cross and Motueka hops. Unfiltered, unpasteurised and uncompromised, this is an easy drinking all New Zealand pale ale. 25 IBU. Available now at West Auckland Trusts outlets - $7.99 for a 500mL bottle, including a $3 donation to Heather. 

Go to Heather’s Give A Little page to donate, and follow her progress on Facebook here.


By BeertownNZ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 Auckland