National Bike Month Meets Beer: Drink if you Love Bicycling

Schooner Exact in SoDo

Ah, spring!  It’s the beautiful time of year when winter-logged Seattleites emerge blinking into the light and commence celebrating the foreign feel of sunshine. After months of indoor activities, figuring out how to celebrate the great outdoors can be difficult, but one thing is clear: a summer session IPA is a good place to start.

Enter SoDo-based Schooner Exact Brewing and its Ale-Liance IPA. Brewed specifically to celebrate May’s National Bike Month, the light and refreshing Ale-Liance IPA gives you a chance to support biking in Seattle while enjoying a beer. For each keg of this golden-amber brew sold, Schooner Exact will donate $25 to the statewide bicycle advocacy organization Washington Bikes. That money then helps provide education and advocacy for bikes, create safe and healthy streets and work towards a balanced transportation system, not only in Seattle but also across Washington state.

In further interest of beer and bicycles, Schooner Exact is hosting happy hour events featuring the beer every Friday in May. We’re halfway through the month, but you can still catch all the good times on Friday, May 23 at The Pine Box on Capitol Hill. Also, stop in at Fremont’s bar and restaurant The Sixgill on Friday, May 30, where owners Rick Weersing and Ellen Kelley will donate an additional $1 to Washington Bikes for every pint of Ale-Liance sold. The beer will also be on tap at West Seattle’s Beveridge Place Pub and Brouwer’s Café in Fremont, making it even easier to score a bike-supporting brew.

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