Ales for ALS 2014!
We are excited to announce that 69 brewers from 22 US States are on board for Ales for ALS 2014. Be sure
to check out the 'Participating Brewers' page to find a brewer near you. We can accept no more brewers
this year due to a depleted hop supply. If you have a brewer suggestion for 2015, please email
Blend designed by Russian River's Vinnie Cilurzo, Bell's
Brewery's John Mallet and Sierra Nevada's Ken Grossman
Loftus Ranches and Hopunion have created Ales for ALS to support a very worthy cause –
ALS research. They have offered participating brewers access to a proprietary hop blend,
free of charge, in exchange for participation in Ales for ALS™. While we would like to
work with every brewer in the United States (that would really raise a lot of research
funding!) we are limited by the hop blend supply. Participating brewers receive an
invitation from Loftus Ranches and Hopunion. Each will brew special beers with these
hops and will donate a portion of the sales to ALS TDI, the world's leader in ALS research.
What is ALS? (AKA: Lou Gehrig's Disease)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to
due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain.
- There is no known cure for the disease.
- The average person survives only 2-5 years following diagnosis.
- About 5,000 people in the US are diagnosed with ALS each year.
- There are about 30,000 people in the US diagnosed with ALS today.
- The worldwide population of ALS patients is estimated at 450,000.
About ALS Therapy Development Institute
The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is the world's leading ALS research
organization and aims to discover and develop effective treatments and a cure for ALS. Built by and for patients,
the Cambridge, MA based drug development institute operates as a 501c3 nonprofit: combining the optimal
entrepreneurial practices of a biotechnology and pharmaceutical company with the passion and urgency of a nonprofit
mission. For more information, please visit us online at www.als.net.