Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Carolina Brewery will raise awareness and funds in support of Susan G. Komen by transforming its popular “Sky Blue Golden Ale” into “Sky Pink Golden Ale.” Susan G. Komen is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer forever. The first brewery in the triangle area and fifth in North Carolina, Carolina Brewery is a pioneer for craft brewing is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. 

Sky Pink cans will be available in limited-edition six-packs with pink can tops, courtesy of PakTech, at participating retail locations throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. The much-loved Kölsch style ale will also be available on draft at Carolina Brewery’s two brewpub locations—the original in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the Pittsboro, North Carolina location opened in 2007—and participating restaurants throughout the Carolinas.

Sky Pink pint glasses, koozies, and hats will be available throughout the month at Carolina Brewery.

“Sky Blue Golden Ale is one of our most popular, flagship beers, and we’re thrilled to support breast cancer awareness and research through the inaugural ‘Sky Pink’ campaign,” says Robert Poitras, co-founder of Carolina Brewery. “We hope this will spark an annual tradition to look forward to each October, for many years to come.” 

“We are appreciative of the support that Carolina Brewery is providing to end breast cancer forever in our community,” says Pam Kohl, executive director of Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate (NCTC). “Their donation, and yours, will make a difference in the lives of women and men in our 29 North Carolina county service area.”

Carolina Brewery’s breast cancer awareness efforts will culminate in a donation to Susan G. Komen NCTC Chapter at a check ceremony on November 10 at their Chapel Hill Brewpub. 

Since Carolina Brewery’s founding in 1995, the number of craft breweries in the region has exploded, with more than 120 in North Carolina alone. Carolina Brewery's unique strength lies in its rich history—while the company has grown over the past two decades, its mission remains the same: to brew the highest quality craft beer, made using only the best ingredients and techniques.

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