Hop Nuts and HUDL Brewing participate in Nationwide Ales for ALS
Two breweries in the newly dubbed brewery row in the arts district of Las Vegas created one-of-a-kind brews with proceeds going to help end ALS.
Hop Nuts Brewing and HUDL Brewing join hundreds of breweries from across the United States that are participating in Ales for ALSTM this summer. The program raises money for ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) in Cambridge, MA. ALS TDI is the world’s most comprehensive drug discovery lab focused solely on ALS.
Since 2013, breweries participating in Ales for ALS have raised over $2,750,000 for ALS research at ALS TDI. A dollar of every pint sold will benefit ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute, to discover and develop potential treatments for ALS.
“We heard of the ice bucket challenge, and we are excited to be brewing the ‘Thirsty Thurtle Pale Ale’ in our effort to continue the awareness of a disease that so many perish from,” Skip Norfolk, co-founder of HUDL Brewing said. “We opened our brewery as a gathering place, and we’re rallying behind the scientists at the institute to find a cure.”
Hop Nuts Brewing Ales for ALSTM beer is named, “Rain Drops in the Sea,” an unfiltered West- Coast IPA. It is inspired by ALS Survivor and musician Jason Becker, which Hop Nuts head brewer Tom Harwood had a personal connection with. He worked with Jason’s family in developing the name, which is a reminder that we are all a small part in something much larger. The beer first became available May 21st, 2021, is available at both their locations in downtown and Tivoli Village.
HUDL Brewing Ales for ALSTM beer is named “Thirsty Thurtle,” a pale ale inspired by Las Vegas local, ALS advocate, and warrior, Teresa Thurtle. She lost her grandmother and father to the disease, with her and her brothers having a high probability of developing ALS. Additionally, military members are twice as likely to develop ALS than those who didn’t serve. Teresa is an Air Force Veteran, which makes her fight for a cure is two-fold: for both her immediate family and her military family. The beer will premiere on June 3rd, 2021, at their location in the arts district off Main Street.