WASHINGTON, November 29, 2014 – Brawny, bare bottomed, bearded brewers from the Sheboygan, Wisconsin, area are featured in the buff for a calendar that is raising money for charity.
The 2015 Brew Men Calendar features 11 brewing professionals with artfully arranged elements of their craft.
The gentlemen, from 3 Sheeps Brewing, 8th Street Ale Haus and Plymouth Brewing Co. will be donating the money raised by calendar sales to the Movember Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on men’s health issues, including prostate and testicular cancer.
The calendar is the first effort of the group whose goal is to raise funds via their group Brewers Against Bad Things. The idea for the group came about when, surprise, the guys were sitting around knocking back a few brewskis.
Kurt Jensen, owner of 8th Street Ale Haus, began talking about doing charity work leading to the calendar idea.
Grant Pauly, founder of 3 Sheeps, said he hopes the calendars will raise awareness and stimulate conversations about men’s health:
“I was down in Chicago when someone who saw the group photo on our Facebook page came up to me and we ended up having a 20 minute conversation,” he said.
Its not all cheesecake though. For craft beer fans, each month of the calendar focuses on 11 different steps of the brewing process from grain to tap. A group shot with a Happy Holidays message found for the December photos.
The photos were shot by Mike Wiesman, a professional photographer and craft beer enthusiast. Calendars can be purchased for $20 at BrewMenCalendar.com, 3 Sheeps Brewing Co., 1327 Huron Ave., Sheboygan; 8th Street Ale Haus, 1132 N. 8th St., Sheboygan; Plymouth Brewing Co., 222 E. Mill St., Plymouth; various bars, liquor stores and grocers throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Calendar’s can be ordered and donations also accepted on the Brewmen Calendar website. http://brewmencalendar.com/ 100% of the proceeds from the calendar will go to fight Men’s Prostrate Cancer. From the website:
“… prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in the United States. 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Over 10% of men 18 years and over are listed as fair or poor health. Over 5% will be diagnosed with depression. By creating this calendar we hope to get people talking about these facts and how we can change the face of men’s health. We encourage you to hang this calendar and talk about the facts. Use it as a catalyst for health conversations.”
The men featured in the calendar will host their first fundraising event 4 p.m. Wednesday at 8th Street Ale Haus. Additional fundraising events will be held around Wisconsin and Illinois.
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