Our Toast to Boston
By: Liz Melby, Harpoon Helper Published:
April is a wonderful time in Boston, and here at the brewery we have always eagerly anticipated the many great things going on in the city this time of year. But as we approach the anniversary of the Boston Marathon tragedy, we move into April with heavy hearts as the events of last year remain very fresh in our minds. While so much has changed for us this past year, much also remains the same. We love this city, our hometown. We love the Boston Marathon. We will forever toast this wonderful event, a true symbol of courage and resolve. We’ll cheer on the runners who have been training for months throughout this unrelenting winter, and we’ll toast their loved ones who have supported them all along. We’ll proudly rally behind our colleagues, Jessie Cox and Jon Schwartz, who will be running 26.2 this year. Most importantly, we’ll do our part to honor the victims of last year’s tragedy.
On April 15th we will host a Brewed for Boston Night at our beer hall in Boston to raise funds for The Stepping Strong Fund. And on Marathon Monday, Harpoon Helps will make a $1 donation to the Stepping Strong Fund for every Harpoon IPA purchased at participating bars and restaurants along the Boston Marathon route. This fund holds special significance for us, as Gillian Reny and her family have been close friends with Harpoon’s co-founder Rich Doyle and his family for many years.
Our hearts and minds are and always will be with the city of Boston, especially this time of year. Here’s to our hometown.