2017 Allison release – A raspberry wheat beer made with lemon peel, corriander and locally harvested honey from Sarasota’s own Aloe Organics. Over 700 lbs of raspberry were also used in the making of this delicious, approachable brew giving it a slight acidity and dark pink color.
2017’s version of “Allison” represents the second release in the series for Calusa Brewing and is created in celebration of the strength and fortitude of those afflicted by cancer.
100% of the profits from draft sales of Allison on 10/15/17 will be donated to Aloe Organics to help get the pending 501(c)3 charitable organization, Aloe Gives, up and running so that they can continue their mission of providing healthy, organic, immune supporting fruits and vegetables in a time of need.
Aloe Gives is a pending 501(c)3 non-profit organization that partners with Aloe Organics farm to provide healthy produce and nutrition education to Florida’s children through produce donations to hospitals and cancer centers combined with practical hands-on learning in partnership with community schools.
A little history:
Allison Francis Hall Nelson 1981-2012 or “Aloe”, was a wife, daughter, sister and friend. At age 28 and two months away from her wedding, she was diagnosed with stage four metastatic breast cancer.
For Allison, that invevitable thought of “what will I leave behind?” came early and suddenly. She saw an opportunity within her own family, longtime ranch owners, and decided to set aside a portion of the Hall Family ranch to grow organic, healthy produce. She, along with her parents Kay and Lewis, siblings Emily and Miles, and husband David would create a farming business targeted at children with cancer called Aloe Organics and sell the produce to schools, hospitals, restaurants and grocery stores, with a large portion of the vegetables donated directly to children with cancer through the Children’s Cancer Center.
Aloe Gives represents an extention of that dream…
To honor Allison and continue to grow awareness, Calusa Brewing will be making a beer called “Allison” and releasing it in October of every year. The beer will be a different recipe every year but will always be called “Allison” and will always include an ingredient from Aloe Organics.
Please join us in honoring a dear friend and raising awareness and some funds for a great cause.