The New Jersey Brewers Association is holding a special event at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing in Cherry Hill on Tuesday, October 24th from 6-8 pm to raise money for the New Jersey Craft Brewers PAC. Tickets for the event are $25 and will include 2 full pours of special beers and light fare. These two entities are working throughout the state raising brewery awareness and fighting for better laws for all of New Jersey’s breweries. A PAC, or political action committee, is a type of an organization that pools campaign contributions from members and donates those funds to campaign for or against candidates, ballot initiatives, or legislation. PAC’s are a way to pool resources to be able to affect change and, in today’s political climate, donating to a PAC that shares your beliefs is one of the best ways to make your money work with like-minded people and have your voice heard.
A great percentage of New Jersey’s Breweries run on shoestring budgets who entered this business for the love of beer and the art of beermaking, not to be millionaires. That is why it is so important that the brewing community has these organizations to stand behind them and help them navigate the laws, give direction, and work with State Representatives and their constituents for better legislation for New Jersey Breweries.
We also sometimes forget about all of the people that breweries employ. In addition to the brewer, you have taproom servers, delivery drivers, assistant brewers, cellarmen, merchandisers, sales reps, and many more people that make a living from the brewery that needs our help as well.
If you love New Jersey Breweries and want to support them this is a great way to spend a few bucks. If you cannot attend the event and still want to contribute you can also follow the ticket link and donate whatever you can to help support a cause you believe in, from places that you enjoy to patronize, is money well spent.