Dirty Pretty, Fighting Pretty & Burncycle collaborate on Breast Cancer Awareness “Battle Brew”

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the new Portland-based Dirty Pretty brewing invited Kara Skaflestad of Fighting Pretty and Lianne Saffer of BurnCycle to join brewer Marie Kusa and head brewer, Carston Haney in crafting Battle Brew.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a nationwide effort every October. The Portland small business and creative community have come together to raise awareness and money for the cause and celebrate local leaders who are currently fighting or have fought cancer.

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The result of the collaboration, brewed at Dirty Pretty’s SE Powell location (the former Ross Island Brewery space) is Battle Brew: a blonde ale with blackberry and raspberry that will be pink in hue in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. 25% of keg sales will be donated to Portland-based non-profit Fighting Pretty, whose mission is to help women battling cancer feel strong and beautiful. Participating bars and restaurants who carry the beer will also be able to donate proceeds from beer sales to the cause. Beer will be available on a rolling basis throughout the month at Loyal Legion, Etc Eatery, Jackknife, Oven & Shaker, Dig A Pony, Secret Sauce Burger and Beer O’ Clock amongst others.

“Helping other women battling cancer feel strong and beautiful is something we focus on everyday.” says founder of Fighting Pretty, Kara Skaflestad. “After my own battle with breast cancer almost 10 years ago, I knew I wanted to start something that would make a difference.” To date, Fighting Pretty has sent over 6,000 care packages full of beauty and inspirational items to women battling all types of cancer to all 50 US states and 7 countries globally. Plus, on October 1, Skaflestad was featured on the TODAY Show building 400 Pretty Packages for New York cancer patients.

To celebrate the initiative and launch the beer, there will also be a BURNMVMT on Thursday, 10/25 held at The Evergreen and led by Lianne Saffer, BurnCycle trainer who was amongst the group that brewed the beer. BurnMVMT brought to you by BurnCycle, is a series of pop up workouts hosted all over the Pacific Northwest, all off-the-bike and all designed with our community in mind. Each event raises funds and awareness for local charities + organizations. BurnMVMT was founded on the firm belief that movement stimulates positivity and drives community. Lianne, BurnCycle/BurnMVMT instructor, says “My language is movement. Throughout my battle with cancer, I have only become more aware of the privilege that is movement. Especially when that movement involves a community of people pushing for strength, gratitude, and building energy as a collective.”

Tickets to the BURNMVMT event and afterparty available here

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Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com