Pete Slosberg reunites with old wicked friends for good cause
In the early days of the craft brewing business, Pete Slosberg brought Alan Shapiro and Virginia MacLean to help lead his emerging namesake brewing company and take his Wicked Ale to new heights. While these long-time friends ultimately pursued different professional paths, some 18 years later they have reunited to create a beer inspired by Pete’s early recipes.
Reunion – A Beer For Hope is an organic imperial brown ale brewed by Slosberg and Dan Del Grande at Bison Brewing Company’s organic brewery in Berkeley, CA. It will be sold in 22 ounce screen printed bottles via Shapiro’s SBS-Imports distributor network in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, and Illinois.
All profits generated by SBS from the sale of Reunion will benefit The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research in Los Angeles, CA (www.imbcr.org).
“Alan informed me that our good friend Virginia had been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma – a form of bone cancer,” Pete Slosberg recalled. “He later called with the idea of reuniting to create a beer to celebrate our friendship and bring hope to Virginia and others battling this disease.”
Reunion is a collaborative beer created by Slosberg and Del Grande and inspired by
Pete’s original recipe. It is brewed with 6 different organic malts, 3 different hops and dry-hopped. It is 7.5% alcohol by volume.