On October 21, 2016, over 400 guests gathered on a wonderful Fall evening to celebrate Pro Bono month with craft beer from 20 Alabama breweries, wine and cider from Church Street Purveyors, dinner from Taco Mama, and S’mores.  The weather was perfect and so were the cheerful faces enjoying the music by 45 Surprise, food, wine, and brews!

Rocket Republic brought their A-game to Pro Bono Brews 2016 and took home top honors at Best Overall!  They created a warm inviting environment in their tent, complete with a fireplace, for guest to enjoy samplings of their amazing Steampunkin’, Coffee Cream Ale, and Dark Matter.  Guests and Judges alike couldn’t stay away!   Congratulations to all of our award winners and we look forward to seeing all of our brewers again next year.  Special thanks to our guest Judges who were assigned with the difficult task of sampling all of the yummy brews provided.  It’s a tough job but someone had to do it!

Best Overall:  Rocket Republic
Fan Favorite:  Ironside Winter Warmer from Below the Radar
Best Presentation:  Goat Island Brewing

Thank you to our incredible sponsors and volunteers!  YOU make Pro Bono Brews possible, and we are so grateful for your continued support of the MCVLP.  A special thank you to the following committee and event volunteers:

  • Erin Atkins
  • Geoff Blough
  • Heath Brooks
  • Denise Brown
  • Jeff Brown
  • Amy Creech
  • Kathryn Davis
  • Phil DeFatta
  • Katherine Elmore
  • Nora Hickman
  • David Holt
  • Catherine Garland
  • Tyler Mann
  • Ben McArthur
  • Ellen Melson
  • Nanette O’Dell
  • Judge Dennis O’Dell
  • Holly Ray-Kirby
  • Carie Partain
  • Tom Ryan
  • Taze Shepard
  • Michael Timberlake
  • Jon Townsend
  • Trey Woodfin
  • Chris Wooten
  • Angela Young
  • Emily Young
  • Justin Young
  • Beth Zinn

Best Overall Award 2016Rocket Republic 2016