The beer is so named because we think cancer sucks – so we are using it to raise money for a local charity. ChemoSabe is what we like to call a Big Black Wheat as it comes in at 8.5% ABV. We added just a touch of Wasabi which just adds some complexity to the beer, not heat.
It started because Rob heard about a little girl in the Philadelphia suburbs (Phoenixville) named Gabby who was diagnosed with a rare form of a cancerous brain tumor. We decided to raise money to help her and her family through this troubling time by selling this beer at the taproom in 12oz glasses and donating $2 per glass to her as well as charging an extra $10 for a growler fill which went directly to her as well. You can learn more about her at Get Well Gabby.
Sadly, Gabby has since passed away, but ChemoSabe will live on; raising money for local families fighting cancer.
In 2012 asked our Facebook fans to help us locate a family fighting childhood cancer who we could reach out to help. The world is small – and it was an old friend of Rob’s who told us about a local family in need. We reached out to them and they indeed needed some help and so we donated proceeds from our 2012 campaign to Callie. Sadly, Callie has since passed away as well. Our thoughts and memories of both Gabby & Callie will live on.
This year we will be raising money for another local family in need. Stay tuned to learn more.