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Microbrews for Martha & Mary....

Poulsbo Viking who helped put together the event’s “Here We Drink” Passports at the passport assembly party on August 30 at Western Red Brewing.

To Benefit “Beyond Bingo.... Activities for Seniors”

For the second year in a row, community members across Kitsap will gather in support of Martha & Mary with a fun and festive event called Microbrews for Martha & Mary. Purchase of the event’s “Here We Drink” passport and web app will lead participants on a tour of Kitsap’s best craft beer between October 1—31. Fifteen Kitsap breweries involved in the event will be contributing a portion of their profit from each pint purchased by passport holders.

Organizers hope to raise $10,000 to benefit “beyond bingo” style enrichment endeavors for senior residents living at the non-profit care company’s Health and Rehab Center in downtown Poulsbo. This includes additional funding for an exciting new virtual reality system designed specifically for senior-users by MyndVR. Scheduled for implementation this Fall, Martha & Mary will become the first senior care facility in the state to offer this type of technology-based programming aimed at enhancing the quality of life of seniors in their care.

This year’s event is already shaping up to be bigger and better than before with the addition of 6 more brew houses rallying behind the cause, a slick new web app that assists the breweries in recording and tracking drink purchases and special commemorative drinking glasses for sale.

Kitsap craft brewery participants, from Port Orchard to Kingston, include:

  • Bad Bulldog’s Brewery - 941 N Callow Ave, Bremerton, WA 98312

  • Bainbridge Brewing - 9415 Coppertop Loop NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

  • Der Blokken Brewery - 1100 Perry Ave NE, Bremerton, WA 98310

  • Dog Day’s Brewing - 260 4th St, Bremerton, WA 98337

  • Downpour Brewing - 10991 NE State Hwy 104, Kingston, WA 98346

  • Hale’s Barrel House - 1509 N Wycoff Ave, Bremerton, WA 98312

  • Hood Canal Brewery - 26499 Bond Rd NE, Kingston, WA 98346

  • Lovecraft Brewing - 275 5th St #101, Bremerton, WA 98337

  • Silver City Brewery - 206 Katy Penman Ave, Bremerton WA & also at the Kitsap Mall

  • Sound Brewery - 19815 Viking Ave NW, Poulsbo, WA 98370

  • Slaughter County Brew Company - 1307 Bay St, Port Orchard, WA 98366

  • Slippery Pig Brewery - 18801 Front St NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370

  • Valhöll Brewing - 18970 3rd Ave NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370

  • Western Red Brewing - 19168 Jensen Way Northeast Ste 100, Box 2905, Poulsbo, WA 98370

  • World of Beer - Kitsap Mall

And 8 Lutheran congregations in the region are sponsoring the fundraiser:

  • Bethany Lutheran

  • Our Savior’s Lutheran

  • Peace Lutheran

  • Port Madison Lutheran

  • Poulsbo First Lutheran

  • Silverdale Lutheran

  • Spirit of Life Lutheran

  • Vinland Lutheran

Pastor Kent Shane of Poulsbo First Lutheran, a lead event organizer explained that in 2017, the event honored Martin Luther and the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. “This year we are raising our glasses to Luther’s wife Katherina (Katie) Von Bora.” he said. “She was well-known throughout Germany to be a very fine brewer of beer.”

A wrap-up party for the event is planned for November 1 from 6:30PM – 8:30PM at Western Red Brewing in Poulsbo. Aside from the outstanding Western Red beer selection, attendees can expect fun prizes, a special trophy presentation to the brewery that collects the most donations and the Grub Hut Food Truck serving up their delicious burgers.

“Here We Drink” Passports, including access to the web app, are available now for $15. Visit to see the full list of the participating breweries and churches to purchase your passport, or visit Martha & Mary Health and Rehab Center in Poulsbo. Prost!

About Martha & Mary:

Martha & Mary has been meeting the care needs of Kitsap children, seniors and families since 1891. Today they offer a family of care services, including senior housing, rehabilitation, home care, care management and long- term care in addition to childcare, early learning and school-age programs.

Contact Jennifer Bailey, Marketing & Communications Manager 360.394.4023

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