JOIN CIDERS FOR ALS!

When you join Ciders for ALS, you will receive a special blend of experimental hop varietals each year, free of charge, to make your own unique cider. In return, we just ask that you donate a minimum of $1 for every glass sold of your specialty cider, to advance ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI).
WHAT IS CIDERS FOR ALS?
Ciders for ALS is a national fundraising campaign to raise funds and awareness for ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. The program is modeled after our Ales for ALS™ program but instead of brewing beer from the annual hop blend, cideries produce cider. Loftus Ranches and Yakima Chief Hops donate a unique hop blend, developed by master brewers, to select cideries across the country. Cider makers create a special cider from the hops and donate a portion of their cider's sales to ALS TDI.
WHY JOIN CIDERS FOR ALS?
  • Associate your cidery with a great cause.
  • Gain local and national exposure via promotion and press releases.
  • Feature on our social media channels.
  • Become a part of ALS research to #EndALS.

HOW IT WORKS
Create a cider that will make a difference. This is the program in few simple steps:
1. The New Hop Blend is Made
1. The New Hop Blend is Made

A new hop blend is developed by master brewers for the new Ales for ALS season and, new in 2020, for Ciders for ALS.

4. The Brewers Craft the Brew
4. The Cidery Craft the Cider

With inspiration from the hops, cider makers create their cider.

2. The Season Begins
2. The Season Begins

Each season begins and ends with the calendar year. Cideries contact our team to receive an invitation to the program.

5. The Brew is Enjoyed
5. The Cider is Enjoyed

Cideries sell and promote their new Ciders for ALS cider.

3. The Brewers Order FREE Hops
3. The Brewers Order FREE Hops

Cideries makers choose the quantity and delivery date of their FREE hops.

6. The Impact is Seen in the Lab
6. The Impact is Seen in the Lab

Cideries donate $1 per glass of cider (sold in their taproom), or $10 per case of 12 bottles to ALS research at ALS TDI by the end of the calendar year.

1. The New Hop Blend is Made
1. The New Hop Blend is Made

A new hop blend is developed by master brewers for the new Ales for ALS season and, new in 2020, for Ciders for ALS.

2. The Season Begins
2. The Season Begins

Each season begins and ends with the calendar year. Cideries contact our team to receive an invitation to the program.

3. The Brewers Order FREE Hops
3. The Brewers Order FREE Hops

Cideries makers choose the quantity and delivery date of their FREE hops.

4. The Brewers Craft the Brew
4. The Cidery Craft the Cider

With inspiration from the hops, cider makers create their cider.

5. The Brew is Enjoyed
5. The Cider is Enjoyed

Cideries sell and promote their new Ciders for ALS cider.

6. The Impact is Seen in the Lab
6. The Impact is Seen in the Lab

Cideries donate $1 per glass of cider (sold in their taproom), or $10 per case of 12 bottles to ALS research at ALS TDI by the end of the calendar year.

THE 2020 HOP BLEND
Each year, Loftus Ranches and Yakima Chief Hops donate a unique hop blend developed by master brewers to select cideries across the country. Once cider makers accept our Ciders for ALS invitation, they select their desired quantity of hops and schedule their delivery date.
ALS TDI
HOW DOES CIDER FUND ALS RESEARCH?
Ciders for ALS participants donate $1 to ALS TDI for each glass sold of their specialty Ciders. Donations directly fund cutting-edge research at ALS TDI, the world's foremost drug discovery lab focused solely on ALS.
Programs like Ciders for ALS provide vital support for ALS TDI and their mission to discover and develop effective treatments and cures for every person with ALS.
If you are a traditional cidery, we understand that the donation per glass could be less due to the aging process and overhead cost.
WHAT IS ALS?
Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease or Motor Neuron Disease (MND). It is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and swallowing, and paralysis while leaving the senses intact. Most survive three to five years after diagnosis. An estimated 500,000 people worldwide live with the disease. There is no effective treatment nor cure.
ABOUT THE ALS THERAPY DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
The ALS Therapy Development Institute and our scientists actively discover and develop treatments for ALS. We are the world's first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Led by people with ALS and drug development experts, we understand the urgent need to slow and stop this disease. Learn more at www.als.net.
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