Drink Beer for a Good Cause and Because It's Beer Tonight at Community Beer Co.

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It's not as if anyone really needs a reason to drink a few beers, but sometimes it's nice to feel like your booze habit can actually benefit others. If you're a fan of local beer and want to get a little tipsy for a cause, head to Community Beer Company tonight for the perfect mix of doing good and drinking good beer.

You'll get to sample some of Community's fresh and delicious craft beers, like their award-winning Witbier or a hoppy Mosaic IPA, while you raise a little cash for lupus research. You'll also be able to take a tour of their massive brewing facility. And because you'll probably need a little something to soak up those high ABV beers, Jack's Chowhound food truck will be there serving up their famous pulled pork grilled cheese sandwiches and other greasy delights.

Local musicians Blake Burrow and Sam Randles will be on hand to provide a little background music for the pet-and-family friendly festivities, and you should probably bring a little extra cash for the silent auction. According to event organizer Shelley Shuttlesworth, you're going to want to bid on some of these "awesome prizes," including a vacation to Mexico and the Dominican Republic and Texas Rangers tickets.

Shuttlesworth, a sales representative in the healthcare industry, was diagnosed with lupus during college, and hosts fundraisers throughout the year with her group Shelley's Heroes to benefit the Alliance for Lupus Research. Since 1999, this organization has raised over $90 million to fund research into treating, preventing, and eventually, curing lupus, a disease that affects 1.5 million people.

Instead of just buying a six-pack and sitting on your couch, do something productive for a change. At this event, you can contribute a little cash to a good cause while supporting a great local brewery. Your $20 ticket will get you a tour of the brewery, two craft beers, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Alliance for Lupus Research. If you aren't able to purchase tickets before the event on Eventbrite, a limited amount will be available at the door.

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