HAPPY BIRTHDAY US!
A little over a week ago, we turned a whopping ONE YEARS OLD! We forwent a celebration on the day itself in favour of something bigger, more fun, and more prehistoric…
That’s right—we’re celebrating our birthday by releasing an extra-special, dinosaur-based beer! Dinosaurs Will Die, the papaya and guava Gose I brewed with Marble Brewery back in 2018, was the beer that started this whole thing, so it felt only right that we did a re-brew of sorts.
Birthday Dinosaurs is an evolution of Dinosaurs Will Die, a papaya and guava Berliner Weisse that’s actually pink this time. With a ridiculously fun label, this is the perfect way to celebrate this tiny project going a full 12 months.
And what a year it’s been! The original aim was to brew one beer a month, totalling 12 beers across the first year. We actually brewed 27 beers with over 30 different collaborating partners in the UK, Denmark, Norway, Germany, and across America, with breweries big and small. The as-yet unconfirmed total of donations will be close to £25,000, benefiting charities across the world fighting a broad range of issues impacting the LGBTQ+ communities. It’s been an epic journey so far.
Absolutely none of this could have been achieved without the incredibly generous support of our Patreon subscribers. There is no other source of funding for the project, so every single pledge has meant the world, and, as I don’t pay myself for the work I do on this project, 100% of the money goes to running the project, brewing delicious beers with great people, and raising funds for incredibly important charities. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. To say thank you, all Patreon subscribers will be sent a discount code for the soon-to-be released new merch, and I’m also going to be popping a little something extra in the post, as a personal ‘thank you’ from myself.
To help us celebrate, we’d love for you to to snap a photo of yourself enjoying Birthday Dinosaurs, at 6PM on Friday the 8th, and post it on social media using the hashtag #BirthdayDinosaurs. We figured there’s enough going on on Instagram Live that you don’t need another livestream, but if you could share a beer and a photo, that would be amazing. We’re also asking people to fill this image in and share on social, to help look back at this crazy year.
FINALLY, we’re running a competition! Want to win a bunch of Birthday Dinos? We’re giving out prizes for the best birthday party thrown in honour of Queer Brewing. How much you get involved is up to you: from baking a dinosaur-themed cake to dressing up as a T-Rex for a day, anything goes. Just make sure you post a photo by midnight on Thursday using the hashtag #QueerBrewingParty. Winners will be announced on Friday evening!
That’s all for now! Thanks again for all of the support over this past year—it’s been incredible. Here’s to another, even queerer, year.
All the love in the world,