The North Fork Brewery in Whatcom County will be joining forces with a local husband and wife team to raise funds in support of Old Dog Haven, a Washington based non-profit organization. As they have done for previous hike-a-thons since initially becoming involved with the event in 2012, The North Fork Brewery has created a featured beer to coincide with the fundraiser. The charity brew, Gray Muzzle IPA, will be available at their location on Mt. Baker Highway, plus at ten additional establishments throughout Whatcom County and Seattle.
Jennifer and Jason Sonker have hosted the Shadow Hike-A-Thon fundraiser, in memory of their little dog Shadow, since she tragically passed away in 2011. Over the past eight years, the event has raised more than $55,000 for local animal charities, with $14,000 of that going to Old Dog Haven in 2018. The couple credits their partnership with The North Fork Brewery for the success of the event. “Folks in the PNW really love hiking, beer, and dogs so we feel like this is the perfect combination for the event’s continued success” states Jason.
The Shadow Hike-A-Thon takes place June 20-23, 2019. Additional details including hiking times, locations, and how to make a donation in support of the event can be found at: www.facebook.com/events/384012745530205.
The North Fork Brewery, Pizzeria, and Beer Shrine located at 6186 Mt Baker Highway, Deming features freshly-brewed, small batch ales, lagers and barrel-aged sours and is well known for its hand tossed pizza. The restaurant opens at 12:00pm, seven days a week, and welcomes diners of all ages. Find more information about The North Fork Brewery at www.northforkbrewery.com