ATLANTA, Georgia – Scofflaw Brewing Company has brewed a special release of its popular Basement IPA to raise money for cancer research. The one-off, triple-hopped version of Basement IPA featuring Galaxy hops will be on tap and sold in specially labeled F*** Cancer six-packs at the brewery’s tasting room in the Bolton neighborhood of Atlanta’s Westside on Saturday, Feb. 24.
The goal is to raise $10,000 for cancer research. The event is dedicated to Scott Selig, who worked as the president of Selig Enterprises up until his death from cancer Oct. 30.
“We recently lost our friend Scott Selig, a young, talented man that was taken from us and from our community,” said Matt Shirah, the co-founder and President of Scofflaw Brewing. “Scott was often described as a visionary. We are working with Scott’s family business to carry his vision forward and I thought it might be a good idea to leverage our Scofflaw attitude and sometimes attention attracting culture to raise money for this cause on Feb. 24th, which would have been Scott’s 48th birthday.”
“This is part of a larger fund-raising project,” continued Shirah, “headed by Scott’s niece Jordan Shoulberg and Khaki Loughran.” All profits from the sale of this special release will be donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The special addition of Basement IPA features oats in the malt bill to provide extra haze and a creamier mouthfeel for the 7.5% ABV beer. Citra and Galaxy hops in the boil are augmented by a triple dry hop addition of Galaxy. Visitors to Scofflaw can purchase six-packs for $18 as well as order pints of F*** Cancer from the bar from noon until 9 p.m.
The commemorative can label featuring lettering in pink was created by artist Josh Jameson and just 200 cases will be produced. For those who would like to stop by the tasting room just to make six-pack purchases, additional sales stations will be set up at the brewery. Commemorative F*** Cancer T-shirts in various colors will be available while they last.
Since opening in August of 2016 Scofflaw Brewing has built a tradition of helping charities as well as individual families in the community. The brewery has previously promoted events on behalf of the Arthritis Foundation, Breast Cancer Awareness, the Georgia Craft Brewer’s Guild, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Bosley’s Place for rescue dog adoption.
About Scofflaw Brewing Co.
Co-founded by Matt Shirah and Brewmaster Travis Herman, who developed beers on a one-barrel system in the basement of the home of Shirah’s mother-in-law, Scofflaw opened in August of 2016. It has been named by BeerAdvocate, Paste Magazine, USA Today, Craft Beer & Brewing and RateBeer.com as one of the best new breweries in America. Follow Scofflaw on Facebook, Instagram and on Twitter @ScofflawBrewing.