The event will raise money for Pass the Hat, a nonprofit that helps Northern Kentucky residents battling cancer.
“It’s great to celebrate two years of the new Wiedemann, but we’re still just getting started,” Wiedemann owner Jon Newberry said in a news release. “And so is Pass the Hat, a wonderful Northern Kentucky charity that’s making a real difference for people fighting cancer. We’re happy to join with our good friends at Pompilio’s to drink beer and help the cause, and I hope a ton of Wiedie fans can join us.”
To read the full news release, see below:
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Wiedemann’s Fine Beer Celebrates 2 Years with Fundraiser for Pass the Hat!
NEWPORT, KY---The Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Co. is celebrating its second anniversary with a fundraising party and bocce ball tournament at Pompilio’s restaurant on Friday, Aug. 1.
The party starts at 5 pm with live music by the Turkeys on the patio by the bocce ball courts, delicious Pompilio’s appetizers, and of course, plenty of Wiedemann’s Fine Beer, including the first tapping of Wiedemann’s Oktoberfest brew.
The evening will once again feature the Wiedemann’s Bocce Ball Championship, a fundraiser to benefit Pass the Hat, a Northern Kentucky non-profit that helps local residents battling cancer. Register at http://register.wiedemannbeer.com/. Raffles for great prizes and Split the Pots will also be part of the evening’s festivities. Pompilio’s and the Wiedemann Brewing Co. will donate $1 to Pass the Hat for each $3 Wiedemann beer sold.
“Pass the Hat is thrilled to have the support of this great local brewing company,” said Sheri Heffern, co-founder of Pass the Hat and a cancer survivor. “The party at Pompilio’s is a terrific way for people to help local cancer patients in need and at the same time enjoy great-tasting beer and food.”
The new Geo. Wiedemann Brewing Co. was founded in 2012 by long-time local beer journalist and beer enthusiast Jon Newberry. Wiedemann’s fine beers, including flagship brew Special Lager, Wiedemann’s Royal, and the newly released Oktoberfest, are available throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Distribution has recently expanded to Columbus, across southern Ohio and to southern Indiana.
With ownership and management back under local control for the first time since 1967, plans are actively underway to return brewing operations to a new Wiedemann Brewery in Newport. Look for a further announcement with more details in the coming months.
Wiedemann’s has been the mark of fine Bohemian-style beer since German immigrant George Wiedemann opened his original brewery in Newport in 1870. Wiedemann beer signs are still on display at many of the area’s finest local establishments, including Pompilio’s, whose ornate wooden bar was delivered from the original Wiedemann Brewery by horse-drawn carriage in the early 1900s.
“It’s great to celebrate two years of the new Wiedemann, but we’re still just getting started,” said Wiedemann owner Jon Newberry. “And so is Pass the Hat, a wonderful Northern Kentucky charity that’s making a real difference for people fighting cancer. We’re happy to join with our good friends at Pompilio’s to drink beer and help the cause, and I hope a ton of Wiedie fans can join us.”