Beer is delicious on its own, but it tastes even better when the proceeds go to a good cause. As is the case with Oak Highlands Brewery, which is donating 10 percent of its Oktoberfest brew proceeds to the AiRS Foundation from Aug. 1 through Oct. 31.
Formally the Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery, the nonprofit helps women who have had mastectomies and other body-altering treatments for breast cancer with reconstructive surgeries. Since insurance companies rarely cover such procedures, many survivors are left with a body they don’t recognize after the cancer has retreated.
The brewery’s seasonal Oktoberfest lager is rich with malt and light on hops, a classic fall flavor. It’s available now in the tap room, benefitting AiRS for the next two months.
Mark your calendar for Sept. 23 when the brewery will host a traditional Oktoberfest complete with everything German, from music to food (dust off those Lederhosens). The party runs from noon-6 p.m. at the tap room, 10484 Brockwood Road. During the event, 10 percent of all proceeds will go to AiRS. (This is not to be confused with the Lake Highlands Exchange Club’s Oktoberfest, set for Sept. 30 at Flag Pole Hill).