Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland is taking the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness to fight ALS. At 11 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 21), the staff will dump pitchers of beers on each other -- capturing the moment on video, of course.
The brewpub also will donate $1 to the ALS Association for every pint of Hop Drive Session IPA sold from Thursday through Sunday. (NOTE: The brewery originally said it was going to start Friday but later announced it would start Thursday to donate even more money.) Jeff Draeger, assistant general manager, noted that plenty of people are taking the challenge but not donating to the cause.
In other Market Garden news, the brewpub has set the date for its third annual Pumpkin Beer Fest. It will start at 4 p.m. Oct. 9. The event will feature 12 pumpkin beers, with more of a focus on local brews this year, including Market Garden Castle Pumpkin Ale served out of large pumpkin firkin. The brewery is still working on the beer list.