Support the South Coast with Jingle Bells and Beer!

Why wait for the temperatures to drop to get back into the holiday spirit? Unbox your Santa hats and dig out your holiday sweaters for the 1st Annual Christmas in July Food Drive and Fundraiser at Walt’s Pourhouse, a benefit to keep our communities of the South Coast fed this summer.

Walt’s Pourhouse and ORCCA have partnered up with Ninkasi Brewing Company to encourage the South Coast to embrace the holiday spirit and help keep their neighbors fed this summer! Located at 1880 N. 7th St in Coos Bay behind the Highway 101 Toyota Dealership, doors will open at 4pm and admission for the event is only $2 or 2 non-perishable food items. Face 4 Radio will be treating ears with acoustic Christmas tunes all day and a live electric set starting at 9pm.

As a part of their Beer is Love donation program, Ninkasi has saved and donated 2 kegs of their popular holiday beer “Sleigh’r” just for the event! “Sleigh’r” will be sold for $2 all night, and all proceeds from the 2 kegs will go towards keeping the South Coast fed.

“Our neighbors on the South Coast still often find themselves in need of assistance during the summer,” says Mary Schoen-Clark, CEO of ORCCA. “We thank Walt’s and Ninkasi for embracing the holiday spirit this July and invite our community to do the same and support this fantastic event!”

Soak up the rays in the ORCCA beer garden out back, where Walt’s will be running a BBQ with brats and dogs! Anyone who comes dressed as a Santa or in an ugly sweater tank top will get a free raffle ticket, with the opportunity to win small prizes all night and a grand prize at the end of the night!

All proceeds from the cover charge, BBQ, and Ninkasi’s “Sleigh’r” will go towards helping to distribute food to the South Coast Food Share Network of 30 partner agencies. The South Coast Food Share is a program of the Oregon Coast Community Action, a non-profit network of programs that help feed, house, warm, and educate the communities of the South Coast. For more information, please call (541) 435-7754 or learn more at

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 and is filed under Local Events, Local News, Public Service Announcements.