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West Seattle Herald Friday, June 24, 2011 9 Pub crawl a success Steve Shay Jeff Gilbert shows the t-shirts he was selling at Feedback Lounge during a recent pub crawl that introduced locally-brewed LOWMAN BIU beer. Proceeds of beer and t-shirt sales go to local charities. By Stove Shay A pub crawl June 15 was a big success as over 200 people sam- pled the newly presented LOW- MAN BR,U beer at 10 area pubs. The beer is being brewed at Big Al's Brewing in White Center and will only be served in West Seattle and White Center pubs. The name is a portmanteau with a play on West Seattle's Lowman Beach and of course L6wenbriu beer. The 10 participating pubs donated the pro- ceeds from those beer sales to vari- ous charities and will continue to do so as long as the beer is served. Big A1 plans to have a fall/winter beer and so on, to continue With the charity. The participating pubs and their charities include The Bridge for Dogs For Dogs, Mission for Sum- mer Concerts at Hiawatha, Shad- owland for West Side Baby, West 5 for the Southwest Historical Soci- Veteran Benefits Meeting Saturday, June 25, 2011 I 1:30 pm Seating is limited, please call to reserve your place. Learn how you can receive $1949 as a veteran or $1056 as a surviving spouse! i El Dorado f West To RSVP call: Brianna Sam, Executive Director 206/248-1975 1010 SW 134th Street I Burien, WA 98146 ety/Log House Museum, Loc61 for Roxhill EIementary School, Feed- back Lounge for West Seattle Hel- pline, Easy Street Records for West Seattle Food Bank, Big Al's Brew- ing for White Center Food Bank, Company Bar for West Side Baby and Beveridge Place for Camp Long Environmental Education. The concept of an exclusive West Seattle beer was the brainchild of Feedback Lounge co-owner Jeff Gilbert. He told the West Seat- tle" Herald that he sold 16 dozen t-shirts with the beer's logo within two and a half hours of the pub crawl start. Proceeds to go to West Seattle Helpline, like his beer sales. "It defines the taste of West Seattle," Gilbert said of LOWMAN BR,U. "I came up with the idea a year and a half ago. It took me a while to convince my business part- ners because they understood the logistics of it. I don't deal in logis- tics. I deal in fantasyland, promo- tion. I cold-called AI and pitched it to him. He listened to me. I asked how many kegs he'd need to sell to break even. I said, 'I could do that.' That was our starting point. He believed in what we were doing. I said, 'It's only for West Seattle. It's not going anywhere else. That got him interested. I said, 'We've got our community, West Seattle here. Let's put a ring around it.'" "I love the fact that someone brewed a beer in our area, for our area," said Aaron Debnam, man- ager of Seattle Fish Company in West Seattle, who was pub-crawl- ing from Feedback Lounge to the Beveridge Place next door. "Lowman Beach is a very local place and good for them, Debnam added. "You drag your boat across the park, on the beach. I put my canoe in there. If they launch a new West Seattle beer I think a really good name for it would be 'Kenyon Hall'. It's unappreciated, but if you know it and have experienced it. It's appreciated. Also, they could name a new beer 'Alki' after the beach that is a special, special area to have your West Seattle experi- ence." Gary Sink is the owner of Bev- eridge Place. "We've always been community-oriented here," he said. "My wife and I were involved with Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail before we owned the pub. Now we have less free time to volunteer, but still want to give back to the com- munity?' West Seattle's Tefi Ensley of the kitty rescue Furry Faces Founda- tion was stationed at Beveridge Place, her organization's "south headquarters" cheering on other participants Steve Shay can be reached at steres Avian King of Ola Salon & Erik Gracey sample West Seattle's. exclusive LOWMAN BRAU at Beveridge Place during a recent pub crawl. Cremation? makes Center at vour place to and celebrate a special 'would your family less? than a hundred years, Lawn Cemetery has a part of the fabric of West and the choice of ,ns to honor memories lives. We are to offer our state of the )n Center at art Cremation Center to Who want to spend a very special time with one. The tastefully gathering room, adjacent Crematory Sanctuary, is a perfect place for catered celebrations or quiet Visit us for a free no-obli tour and see the difference. Forest Lawn -West Seattle's only full service cremation, funeral and cemetery 6701 30th Ave. S.W., Seattle For directions or more please call 206 932-0050 www.forestl