>Several breweries held specials for Black Friday this year including Payette Brewing in Garden City, ID. They had special dark and heavy beers from other breweries with special glassware, the first 20 were given away for free. They also started collecting canned food and clothing for their local Rescue Mission.
>Grandstand helped sponsor the 6th Annual North Carolina Black Friday Cask Event in Durham, NC at Triangle Brewing Company. The event included food, music, a souvenir glass and over 20 casks from state breweries.
> Dozens of breweries gathered in New York City for the NYC Craft Beer Festival – Winter Harvest. The event was postponed to December with a new location after Hurricane Sandy hit the area.
> Figueroa Mountain Brewing in Buellton, California celebrated their 2nd Anniversary this month with live music, food, games and beer including a Pumpkin Ale served from an actual pumpkin.
>Grandstand is excited to be sponsoring the annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk in Lawrence, KS for the fourth year in a row. The 5k run helps raise money for the Arthritis Foundation.
>This year, in lieu of a holiday card and in the spirit of holiday giving, we are adopting several families from the Ballard Community Center in Lawrence, KS. Thank you for your support. Happy Holidays from Grandstand!