Hamilton, Ontario – Following the success of last year’s release, local not-for-profit Max’s Big Ride to End Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is proud to be teaming up with Hamilton’s Grain & Grit Brewery to brew the second edition of ‘Max’s Big Beer’.
The beer is named after eight year old Max Sedmihradsky who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal disease that doesn’t allow his muscles to develop and currently has no cure. For the past four summers, Max and his father Andrew have ridden their cargobike 600 km between Hamilton and Ottawa to raise money for a cure. So far they’ve raised over $170,000 and are hoping to reach $200,000 by the end of 2019.
Last year, Grain & Grit’s Joe and Lindsey donated 50 cents from every can sold to Jesse’s Journey, a Canadian charity dedicated solely to funding research related to finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. They raised a total of $1500 which was directed to the Gunning Group Lab at the University of Toronto Mississauga. This year they will be doing the same again, and their generosity will help Max and his family move closer to their fundraising and awareness goals.
Although young Max can’t drink Max’s Big Beer, he certainly influenced everything about it from the flavour combinations to the style of beer and the name. It’s a Milkshake IPA with Peach and Vanilla – two of Max’s favourite flavours – and this year’s new and improved recipe contains fuzzy peach candy and real vanilla beans for a crisper, lighter and even more delicious result.
This limited edition beer will be available to purchase from Friday May 24th, and will officially launch on Sunday June 2nd with a big party between 12 noon and 4pm at the brewery featuring Dover Boys Food Truck, games and fun for the whole family!