British Beer Company & Harpoon Brewer Partner To Give Back This Thanksgiving

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    A special evening of Harpoon Grateful Harvest Ale will benefit local food banks

    BOSTON, MA (November 2012) – The British Beer Company and the Harpoon Brewery have joined forces to support local food banks this Thanksgiving. On Thursday, November 15 th at 5:00 pm, all 12 British Beer Company locations will simultaneously tap a keg of Harpoon’s Grateful Harvest Ale, the brewery’s limited edition cranberry ale. Proceeds from the sale of Harpoon Grateful Harvest pints will be donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank.

    This special evening will be the only night that beer lovers will be able to try the Harpoon Grateful Harvest Ale on draft, aside from at the brewery. The Harpoon brewing staff kegged 12 barrels for this night only, while the remainder of the Grateful Harvest was bottled. All are welcome to join the festivities, free of charge, though attendees who would like to enjoy a beer must be 21 years or older and present proper ID. For a list of British Beer Company locations and directions, visit

    Harpoon Grateful Harvest is now available in 6-packs. The brewery is donating $1 per 6-pack of Grateful Harvest sold to the local food bank in the area in which it was purchased, and anticipates approximately $35,000 will be donated to local food banks this year, bringing the program’s three-year total to $85,000. This is part of Harpoon’s greater mission to give back to the community through their charitable arm, Harpoon Helps. So far in 2012 alone, the Harpoon Helps program has raised more than $480,000 for local charities, donated more than 40,000 pints toward local charity events with approximately 300 local non-profits supported, and has performed hundreds of volunteer hours at local organizations. For more information about Harpoon’s commitment to the community, please visit

    Though the British Beer Company’s growth has been dramatic in recent years, growing to having 12 pubs in three states, the company and its principals have maintained a commitment to distinctiveness, forging a unique personality for each one of its pubs. Unlike many other local and national restaurant chains, each British Beer Company looks different, boasts its own atmosphere and provides a personalized experience for its patrons. Each community of a British Beer Company location relies on its local pub and pub managers to pitch in to better their town. Collectively, the 12 locations have raised over $100,000 for local charities.

    For additional information about the Harpoon Brewery, the Harpoon Helps program, and Harpoon Grateful Harvest Ale, please contact Liz Melby at For additional information about the British Beer Company, and to see a list of locations, please contact Graham Wilson at

    About the Harpoon Brewery
    The Harpoon Brewery was founded by beers lovers, Rich Doyle and Dan Kenary. In 1986 Harpoon was issued Brewing Permit #001 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, since it was the first brewery to brew commercially in Boston after a dormant period of about 25 years. Harpoon’s line of craft beer features its award-winning IPA and UFO Hefeweizen beers, along with four special seasonal selections. In 2000 Harpoon purchased a second brewery in Windsor, VT, making Harpoon the 8th largest craft brewer in the US. Harpoon has since introduced two lines of limited edition beers, the 100 Barrel Series and the Leviathan Series, as well as the all-natural Harpoon Cider made from freshly pressed, local apples. For more information about Harpoon beers and visiting the breweries, visit

    About the British Beer Company
    Since 1997, the British Beer Company Restaurant and Pub has delivered a uniquely American take on the role of the British pub in local community life. By serving as the traditional hub of the communities in which it does business, the British Beer Company provides a place for friends and families to refresh, refuel and reconnect in an unhurried and welcoming atmosphere. Each British Beer Company location is committed to giving back to their community. Whether it’s providing food and help at a food pantry or supporting the local booster club, the British Beer Company is a good citizen, first and foremost. For more information about the British Beer Company, visit

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