If you didn’t already know, #suicideprevention is an issue I’m pretty active in, whether through being vocal about my own experiences with counseling, or my #NSPAMP project as an alderman. Tuesday was a big brew day for my friends at both Hope For The Day and Old Irving, as we all tossed our collective energy into brewing a new double dry-hopped double IPA called Hops For Hope (7.5% ABV / 50 IBU). Brewed to commemorate and mark the month of May as #mentalhealthmonth, #hopsforhope will be available in cans and on tap at Old Irving’s indoor beer garden and taproom on 5/16/19 (ALONG WITH 15-20 OTHER LOCAL BREWERIES) for an indoor beer festival to celebrate #illinoiscraftbeerweek! There will be limited local distro too, so check with Louis Glunz Beer!
Special shouts and props to owner Jeff Linnemeyer and head brewer/partner Trevor Rose-Hamblin for leading the charge with Hope For The Day on starting the conversation about suicide and mental health. Most people shy away from connecting the discussion on suicide and mental health with alcohol, as if the two are mutually exclusive and can’t be uttered in the same sentence. Thankfully, we have people like Jonny Boucher and Mike Vinopal taking mental health and mental health education out of the shadows and breaking the stigma. Any time is a good time to check in with yourself and your friends. Just because we’re beer heads don’t mean we ain’t human. #talkaboutsuicide - Joel
Brewery: Old Irving
From: Chicago, IL 🇺🇸