north-fork-breweryThe North Fork Beer Shrine and Brewery have always had a long standing relationship with the Whatcom Humane Society. From participating in auctions to donating free pizzas to anyone who adopts a black cat, almost all their fundraising efforts go towards supporting the Humane Society.

This Friday will be your chance to support the Humane Society by taking the trek out to North Fork and drinking some delicious brews.

Every year, North Fork takes part in the Humane Society’s Annual Fundraiser by donating an auction item any beer lover would kill for: a chance to brew a beer of your choice with North Fork’s head brewer Eric Jorgensen.

This year the fundraiser earned over $10,000 to go towards the Whatcom Humane Society. The auction winners of the North Fork Brewing Experience Prize met with Eric to brew a pumpkin ale.

“This is the first and only pumpkin ale North Fork will ever brew,” Eric assured me when discussing the event. The ale is used with only half the spices typically used in a pumpkin brew recipe. The ending result is subtle notes of spices creating an incredibly balanced taste as opposed to the feeling of taking a bite straight out of a pumpkin.

Pedro’s Pumpkin Ale will go on tap this Friday and to celebrate, North Fork is donating $1 of every pint purchased to go towards the Whatcom Humane Society Animal Shelter and Wildlife Rescue Center. This is the only chance you’ll get to taste a pumpkin ale from North Fork, plus you’ll raise money for a great cause in the process. Here’s your excuse to head out and get your Tap Trail Passport stamped at the fall/winter map’s newest location!