Beer For Brains' Off-Centered Experience Lets You Drink For a Good Cause

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Louis Dolgoff, beer aficionado and Founder of the Beer For Brains Foundation
Talk to Louis Dolgoff for a moment or two and you'll understand what a busy guy he is. He's working on a beer pairing television show for PBS. He continues to orchestrate several ornate, beer-tasting dinners all over the country for Dogfish Head Brewing and then there's his latest venture: a foundation dedicated to fighting brain cancer.

Created in memory of Dolgoff's wife, who lost the battle with cancer last year, the Beer For Brains Foundation is a philanthropic group of craft brewers hoping to put and end to to brain cancer with beer-related charity events. Events, Dolgoff says, that are nothing like the beer festivals you may be used to.

The foundation's first event, dubbed the "Off-Centered Experience," is going down on Saturday, October 2 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. Dolgoff says, "It's going to be like you went to the great wedding in the world."

For a charity donation of $75, attendees can expect more beer than you can shake a frosted mug at including kegs from breweries usually unavailable in Arizona. Dogfish Head Brewing, Port Brewing, Stone, Founders, Three Floyds, Devil's Back Bone, NOLA and many, many more breweries are shipping kegs of their best. Between brews, a "Mid-Atlantic Feast" consisting of Maryland crab cakes, steamed shrimp and philly cheese steaks are available for noshing.

What there won't be are any of those pesky pour tickets. Just drink all you want taking comfort in the fact that all of your entrance fee is benefiting the Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center in Phoenix.

For more information about the Beer For Brains Foundation and the 2010 Off-Centered Experience, visit the official Beer For Brains Foundation site or Facebook page.

Want to get a jump start on the Off-Centered Experience? Head to Papago Brewing tomorrow for the Off-Centered Finale where you'll have a chance to win VIP tickets to the October 2 event.


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Carrie Morgan
Carrie Morgan

If you like wine or craft beer - this is a "can't miss" event! And the cause just doesn't get any better - brain tumor research by the world's leading center for brain research - Barrow's. My dad is being treated there for a stage four glioblastoma, and they do fantastic, game-changing work there. Please, please support this cause and buy a ticket today. I hope to see you there!

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olllllo

As a veteran of many beer fests across the country, this is among the best. I've been to GAFB too and as a 1 day event, it's pretty comparable in terms of access to the geekiest beers.

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