Cascade Lakes Brewing Company is doing something special, maybe even a little hoppy for a local non-profit.
The Central Oregon based brewery created a “Pawsitive” Pale Ale benefiting Brightside Animal Center.
Shelter manager Patricia Bowling says proceeds will be used to add 16 outdoor kennels to their Redmond location.
“Our dogs have always had inside and outside kennels,” Bowling said. “But the outside kennels were in such disrepair that it started to be a danger to them.”
This is the second year Cascade Lakes has created a beer that Brightside receives a portion of profits from.
New outdoor kennels were a priority then as well.
“We’ll have concrete slabs again, every dog will have their own individual kennel,” Bowling said. “We’ll have all different sizes of kennels because we get everything from pocket pets all the way up to great danes.”
Every drink purchased does some good for both the pets and the employees.
“They [the animals] can safely go outside, they don’t have to worry about metal prongs or places that need to be repaired, and they get in trouble,” Bowling said. “It’s a cleaner environment. We don’t have old, rusty areas that they [the employees] can also get hurt on.”
$1 of every Pawsitive Pale Ale six pack and a portion of merchandise, raffle tickets, and draft sales from the release party will directly benefit Brightside.
The release party will be Saturday, June 5th from 2-7p.m. at the 7th Street pub in Redmond.