Great Beer. Great Cause.
Beer-lovers from around the world come together to end ALS through Ales for ALS™, a fundraising program where breweries craft great beers from a custom hop blend and donate the proceeds to ALS research. Cheers to beer and to helping #EndALS!
Proudly partnering with Untappd!
Proudly partnering with Untappd!
Great Beer. Great Cause.
Beer-lovers from around the world come together to end ALS through Ales for ALS™, a fundraising program where breweries craft great beers from a custom hop blend and donate the proceeds to ALS research. Cheers to beer and to helping #EndALS!
Proudly partnering with Untappd!
Making an Impact in ALS Research
In 2013, a hop farming family created Ales for ALS™ to raise funds and awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. To date, the program has raised over $3,500,000 for ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). Breweries from 38 states and three countries have participated, brewing delicious and unique beers while supporting a great cause. Check to see if you can try a brew near you!
Making an Impact in ALS Research
In 2013, a hop farming family created Ales for ALS™ to raise funds and awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. To date, the program has raised over $3,500,000 for ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). Breweries from 38 states and three countries have participated, brewing delicious and unique beers while supporting a great cause. Check to see if you can try a brew near you!
How It Works
Once accepted into the program, Ales for ALS™ brewers receive their requested amount of the unique hop blend, created and donated annually by Loftus Ranches and YCH Hops exclusively for this program. Participating brewers are given this amazing hop blend at no cost!
Ales for ALS™ brewers are asked to donate $1 to ALS TDI for each pint of the resulting Ales for ALS™ brew sold. The funds raised go directly to ALS TDI's research lab, where their research team works to discover and develop potential treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Initial invitations have been sent for the 2021 Ales for ALS™ season. If you would like your brewery or a brewery near you to receive an invitation, click here.
How It Works
Once accepted into the program, Ales for ALS™ brewers receive their requested amount of the unique hop blend, created and donated annually by Loftus Ranches and YCH Hops exclusively for this program. Participating brewers are given this amazing hop blend at no cost!
Ales for ALS™ brewers are asked to donate $1 to ALS TDI for each pint of the resulting Ales for ALS™ brew sold. The funds raised go directly to ALS TDI's research lab, where their research team works to discover and develop potential treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Initial invitations have been sent for the 2021 Ales for ALS™ season. If you would like your brewery or a brewery near you to receive an invitation, click here.
"We are taking action now and supporting ALS TDI, so that our children, and our children’s children can look forward to a time when ALS is not in our family, but instead just a mention in their history books."
Cheryl Hanses, Co-founder of Ales for ALS
Cheryl Hanses
Co-founder of Ales for ALS™
"As a homebrewer I competed in Ales over ALS competitions and in 2013 brewed to honor two men who had recently been diagnosed. Friend Eric has since died from ALS. Brother-in-law Ed still suffers from the disease today. When we opened True North Ales in 2017, my son and I jumped at the opportunity provided by Ales for ALS™, brewing our Ice Bucket Pale each year as a means of raising money and awareness. We are just doing our part to help End ALS. It's personal."
Gary Rogers, Brewer at True North Ales
Gary Rogers
Brewer at True North Ales
Learn more about why Ales for ALS™ brewers work to end ALS.
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Brewers and beer drinkers from all over the country support ALS research through Ales for ALS™. Together, we remain united in our love of beer, and our mission to find treatments for ALS.
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About ALS
Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neuron disease (MND). ALS is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and swallowing, and eventually paralysis while leaving the senses intact. Most people live two to five years after their diagnosis, with an estimated 30,000 people in the US and 450,000 worldwide living with the disease. Currently, there are no effective treatments or cures.
About ALS TDI
The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is the world's foremost drug discovery lab focused solely on ALS. As a nonprofit biotech we operate without regard to profit or politics.
Led by drug development experts and people with ALS, our Cambridge, Massachusetts based lab is funded by a global network of supporters unified to and ALS. Our mission is to discover and develop effective treatments for ALS.
Learn more at www.als.net.
About ALS
Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neuron disease (MND). ALS is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and swallowing, and eventually paralysis while leaving the senses intact. Most people live two to five years after their diagnosis, with an estimated 30,000 people in the US and 450,000 worldwide living with the disease. Currently, there are no effective treatments or cures.
About ALS TDI
The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is the world's foremost drug discovery lab focused solely on ALS. As a nonprofit biotech we operate without regard to profit or politics.
Led by drug development experts and people with ALS, our Cambridge, Massachusetts based lab is funded by a global network of supporters unified to and ALS. Our mission is to discover and develop effective treatments for ALS.
Learn more at www.als.net.