By Kathy Chouteau
East Brother Beer Co. and Rosie the Riveter Trust are heading to Richmond’s Craneway Pavilion Mon., July 3 from 4-9 p.m. for “Raise a Glass for the Cause: The 2nd Annual Pride + Purpose Beer Festival to Benefit Rosie the Riveter Trust.”
That date will be familiar to locals, who know July 3 is when Richmond celebrates Independence Day a little early—with the ensuing City of Richmond’s fireworks show at the Craneway providing the perfect “grand finale” for the beer fest, per Rob Lightner, co-founder of East Brother. He said that the festival “promises an unforgettable experience for beer enthusiasts and patriots alike.”
On hand at the Pride + Purpose Beer Festival will be a wide selection of more than 60 beers, half of which will be lagers, originating from more than 25 NorCal breweries and a few selections from SoCal. All proceeds from the festival will benefit the Rosie the Riveter Trust—the nonprofit that supports the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historic Park—and additional community programs.
The Pride + Purpose Stage will also feature live music performances, popular Bay Area food trucks and local makers looking to break ground as entrepreneurs.
“The Pride + Purpose Beer Festival pays homage to the iconic Rosie the Riveter and her unwavering spirit of hard work, dedication and community,” said Lightner. He added that this year’s festival will put lagers in the spotlight, not only for their historical significance, but also the laborious craftsmanship that goes into brewing these beloved beers.
To purchase tickets or for more info about the Pride + Purpose Beer Festival, click here. The Craneway Pavilion is located on the waterfront at 1414 Harbour Way South in Richmond.