It's that time of year folks, The Younger has hit Philly and this year we got one! To do something special with this ridiculously rare keg, we are making it a group event: four beers each from four of our favorite breweries, each with ties to one another and Russian River. The beer needs to be tapped fresh, so what better time than right before one of Philly's marquee beer festivals (and one only a few blocks away), The Brewer's Plate! And because we are blessed to be doing well enough to land this whale, we are also doing something to give back. Full proceeds from The Younger, $1 from each beer sold that day, and full proceeds from our raffle will go to help "Kelly's Kids" a worthwhile cause for somebody in our community that is struggling to make it. Further details on the raffle and charity below. THE YOUNGER All kegs tapped between 2:00 to 2:15 pm. Younger tickets are $8 each CASH ONLY, sold at our door beginning at 11am. Limit one ticket per person, each ticket grants you one 6oz pour. All tickets must be redeemed between 2pm-5pm. Any beer left at 5pm will be sold, ticket holders that weren't able to get back within that three hour window will be refunded. THE BREWERIES & THE BEER Russian River Brewing: the awesome brewery that brought this together. We will be pouring from them: Supplication, Sanctification, Pliny The Younger, Pliny The Elder. Allagash Brewing Company just brewed Friendship beer with RR and Brasserie Cantillon in Brussels. We won't have that here, but a pretty sick list regardless: Four, Odyssey, Interlude, Monmouth Red. Suzanne Woods from Allagash will be here to host. Firestone Walker Brewing Company: these guys are actually brewing Pliny The Elder for RR as they are getting new tanks installed up at RR. Pouring: Opal, Pale 31, Easy Jack, Union Jack. Jenny Hobbs from Firestone will be here to host. Anderson Valley Brewing Company: NorCal neighbors and good friends of Russian River, these guys also have ties to Firestone by purchasing equipment when Firestone moved up, and ties to Allagash as the same nerd (BRU beer guy's little brother) consulted on launching the sour program at AVBC and the Coolship at Allagash. Pouring: Rye IPA, Mendo Mello, Smoked Rye Helles, Horse Tongue. Ryan 'Big R' Niehbur will be here to host. We will also have a keg of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Grapefruit Sculpin on draft. They have no ties to anything relevant, but this beer is killer so what the hell... THE RAFFLE $5 per ticket CASH ONLY, drawing at 5:15pm. If the winner is not drawn, we will draw a "backup" in case we are unable to reach the winner by phone. Please make sure you write your phone number on your ticket legibly!! The prize will be one bottle each: RR Consecration & Temptation, Allagash Midnight Brett '13 & '14 vintages, Firestone Sucaba & Double DBA, AVBC Bourbon Barrel Boont Amber & Huge Arker. THE CAUSE *beyond our house committal, we will be accepting additional donations with boxes to drop cash at the door and the bar. Kelly Sheehy had nieces Alex, 9, and Faith, 7, and a nephew Ben, 6 years of age abandoned by their parents in New Orleans in 2012. Kelly, stricken by endmitrosis, unable to have children of her own, and one quick to do anything to help anyone, felt compelled to take the youngsters in and give them a chance at a decent life in Philly. The state of Louisiana made it quite difficult to for her to adopt but a year later she brought them back to Pennsport. All three have developmental issues, with the middle child Faith non-verbal autistic. It's a heart-warming story of adoption dealing with the struggles of raising an autistic child but it's one that has a happy ending. Kelly can only work two days a week to make sure she's available for the kids to take them to a variety of therapy both occupational, and psychological. This unexpected mom is an nothing short of an earth angel and is most appreciative of any funds that comes her way to help provide for her kids, her unexpected but life-affirming new roommates.