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March 15, 2011

Update: Buy beer, help Japan relief efforts

In response to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that have devastated Japan, a couple of Baltimore bars are raising money to help with relief efforts.

Pratt Street Ale House will give the American Red Cross $1 for every pint of Strongman Pale Ale it sells. The beer was hopped entirely with Japanese Sorachi Ace.  Co-owner Justin Dvorkin said the bar has about 15 kegs of the beer, a batch that should last until the end of the month.

At Slainte Irish Pub, $1 of every pint of Guinness sold on St. Patrick's Day will go to the Red Cross as well.

Money raised by the Red Cross - $10 million so far, the organization said today - will go towards helping victims of the natural disasters, as well as to the hundreds of thousands who have been evacuated as a result of what may be the most serious nuclear accident since Chernobyl. 

Also, several charities, including the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders and the International Medical Corps, are taking donations directly at their respective websites. (via BiB and D@L)

Update: U Street Music Hall in DC also said Tuesday that it will donate all door proceeds from March 26 to the Red Cross and ongoing relief efforts. DJ Tittsworth will be appearing that night, when the cover will be $10. 1115 U Street NW.

Photo: U Street Music Hall Facebook

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Posted by Erik Maza at 3:04 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


In the Guiness thing all month long? just on st. patricks day? ?? Today?

@foo: updated for clarification

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