Brewskis for benevolence

— Photo by Ralph Stewart

The Portuguese-American Club hosted a benefit beer tasting this past Saturday, Oct. 22, to raise money for its Fundraising Committee. The committee raises money for scholarships and charities, aid to the sick and needy, and holiday gifts and meals.

Fourteen beers were tasted at the sold-out event and after votes were tallied, the winner was the new Guinness Black Lager, not sold for retail quite yet as the company is still trying it out among crowds in the U.S. and Northern Ireland.

Offshore Ale Co. donated two beers: The Evil Pumpkin and Octoberfest 2011, which tied for fifth place. According to Susie Madeiras, chairperson of the Fundraising and Benevolent Committee, “The reps from Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners, Vermont, and Shipyard from Portland, Maine, were very pleased with the turnout and want to do another bigger tasting in the future.”