Ales for ALS 2017!
Now in its fifth year, Ales for ALS has raised over $1,250,000 for ALS research. Invitations for
the 2017 program have been sent, if you are a brewer and are interested in participating, please
read about the program below and feel free to contact us.
The 2015 hop blend was designed by Bear Republic's Rob Kent, Bell's Brewery's John Mallett, Sierra Nevada's Ken Grossman & Brian Grossman and Beachwood BBQ and Brewing's Julian Schrago.
Loftus Ranches and Hopunion have created Ales for ALS to support a very worthy cause -
ALS research. They have offered participating brewers access to a proprietary hop blend,
free of charge, in exchange for participation in Ales for ALS™. While we would like to
work with every brewer in the United States (that would really raise a lot of research
funding!) we are limited by the hop blend supply. Participating brewers receive an
invitation from Loftus Ranches and Hopunion. Each will brew special beers with these
hops and will donate a portion of the sales to ALS TDI, the world's leader in ALS research.
What is ALS? (AKA: Lou Gehrig's Disease)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to
due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain.
- There is no known cure for the disease.
- The average person survives only 2-5 years following diagnosis.
- About 5,000 people in the US are diagnosed with ALS each year.
- There are about 30,000 people in the US diagnosed with ALS today.
- The worldwide population of ALS patients is estimated at 450,000.
About ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS.net)
The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is the world's leading ALS research
organization and aims to discover and develop effective treatments and a cure for ALS. Built by and for patients,
the Cambridge, MA based drug development institute operates as a 501c3 nonprofit: combining the optimal
entrepreneurial practices of a biotechnology and pharmaceutical company with the passion and urgency of a nonprofit
mission. For more information, please visit us online at www.als.net.