October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and two local breweries are hosting events in support this Thursday night.
The first is NoDa Brewing, which has hosted a Pink Pint Night in partnership with Charlotte Radiology for the past five years (you may remember they opened the new location at 2921 N. Tryon St. during last year’s Pink Pint Night).
The event is free and open to the public, and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Carolinas Breast Cancer Fund, “a Levine Cancer Institute initiative that increases access to life-saving mammography screenings and follow-up care for uninsured women.”
This year’s Pink Pint Night lasts from 4-8:30 p.m., with live music and food trucks on hand. But more than just a chance to raise funds for a worthy cause, it’s also an opportunity for the brewery to unveil a pink and punny beer. This year’s special pink brew is Breast of Show, a Belgian pale ale brewed with cherries and hibiscus. (Past beers brewed for the event include Get the Party Tarted, Thanks for the Mammaries, Breast Friends and Breast Wishes.)
Those who raise $150 or more can become VIPs, which gets you reserved seating, appetizers, a Pink Pint Night glass, two beer tickets and a private bar featuring two of the brewery’s beers. You’ll also be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to the Carolina Panthers game against the San Diego Chargers on Dec. 11. You can learn more about becoming a VIP here.
Given the success of Pink Pint Night, it’s perhaps not surprising that Three Spirits Brewery and Mecklenburg Radiology Associates have teamed up to present Clink to Pink on the same night from 5-8 p.m. The event is presented in partnership with Novant Health and raises funds for the Susan G. Komen foundation.
Advance tickets are $10 and include a commemorative glass (while supplies last) and two pints. Tickets go up to $15 at the door. There will be raffles, live music, and a food truck parked outside. There’s no pink beer, but Three Spirits will be tapping its new pumpkin spice ale (it doesn’t yet have a name, but they’re taking suggestions on Facebook). Justin Morehead will be playing live music from 5-8 p.m., and two food trucks — Cheesecake Carousel and SOCA Mobile Eatery — will be parked outside.
Images: Charlotte Radiology, Novant Health