This beer will be released on Novemeber 11th in the SweetWater Taproom during their Seconds Please Food Festival. You’ll be able to find this beer in the distribution market shortly after.
Ryan Hidinger ignited an important movement – people he’d never even met were so touched by his battle with cancer, they rallied to provide financial support. From this grew The Giving Kitchen (TGK), the non-profit organization that provides monetary assistance and critical peace of mind to service industry employees who’ve fallen on hard times. As for the liquid? Our friend Ryan inspired that, too. In Fact, the chef came to SweetWater and created the recipe with our brewers. You’ll taste the juniper berries – one helping was steeped in the brewhouse, then a second helping was added during the dry hop. The result is a slightly spicy and tangy taste with a nice, balanced citrus flavor and aroma.
From the label:
You’re holding Second Helping IPA, a truly unique beer – and not just because of the generous Centennial, Chinook, and Simcoe hops, and steeped juniper berries. This beer is special because 100% of the proceeds from it go directly to Giving Kitchen, a non profit organization that provides emergency assistance to food service workers
In the years since GK’s founder Ryan Hidinger helped us brew the first batch, we’ve raised more than $325,000 for their mission. Its our way of saying thanks to those who serve our beers every day.
Drink this brew, we’ll donate for you
Hops: Centennial, Chinook, and Simcoe
Availability: 16 oz Cans & Draft
How To Visit: SweetWater Brewing is available on our Atlanta Brewery Tour: Full Pint, Brewery & Baseball & Private Custom Tours
For more information givingkitchen.org
Giving Kitchen grew out of a beyond-expectation response to the devastating, stage-four cancer diagnosis of Chef Ryan Hidinger in December 2012. Ryan was well-known in the Atlanta restaurant community for his work at Bacchanalia, Floataway Café and Muss & Turner’s. And he and his wife, Jen, were beloved for their supper club called Prelude to Staplehouse, which they hosted for several years as a precursor to opening their dream restaurant.
The response to Ryan’s diagnosis – initially from friends within the restaurant industry, and then quickly from an ever-expanding community across Atlanta – was truly heroic: an outpouring of love and financial support to help with his expenses not covered by insurance.
Jen said that this outpouring gave Ryan a peace of mind that she believes extended his life by at least six months. The community’s overwhelming response to the Hidingers’ crisis set the intent, beliefs and values for Giving Kitchen.
To this day, thanks to the leadership and vision of the Hidinger family and our donors, partners, staff and board, Giving Kitchen has supported over 3,000 food service workers in need of emergency assistance.