The 3rd annual “Run Your Glass Off” 5K was a hit! My Fiancee and I hosted our annual Brew N’ Q race. We made a hoppy Red Ale called Rillo Red for the event (you can see that post here), my brother smoked wings and butts all day for the post race meal, we got to enjoy a beautiful jog down the Silver Comet Trail, and we raised over 500 dollars for Loving Arms Cancer Outreach Center (learn more about that charity here). It was a great day spent with friends and family and our biggest turn out yet nearly 50 people!
However, this is a bittersweet post for me. Over the past several years I’ve been home-brewing and calling my beers Cold Glass Brewery Beers. It has been a wonderful time making beers for/with friends and family. I started seriously brewing several years ago with my then girlfriend (now fiancee) and it has been a blast calling them Cold Glass Beers, we’ve made logos and labels for each beer with friends and family helping along the way. It has been fun, but I recently quit my day job to pursue founding an actual brewery with a business partner in Carrollton, GA. So hopefully the 5K will continue, but it will be under a different brewery name. I’m psyched about the next step and look forward to growing this new brewery into a wonderful place for friends, family, and patrons to enjoy!
Special thanks to my mom for so many little works of art you drew for some of the beer labels. Special thanks to my Dad for that long night before the first 5k where we bleached all the shirts by hand (and everything else you do). And special thanks to my brother for funding & making some of the best damn BBQ for all the racers. Special thanks to Ben for all your help on brew days. And a very special thanks to my wonderful Fiancee Gillon, you are selfless, caring, and fearless, you’ve believed in this since the first stove top brew. Thank you for everything Gillon.
Here’s a few pics from the event.
Thanks to everyone. See you at the next 5k.
UPDATE (July 2016): I spoke with my business partner today and we will be hosting a 5k for charity at the new brewery! So be on the look-out for the Printer’s Ale 5K.