2012 Recap

Lions, Tigers and Beers 2012
Northdown is pleased to say that last years’ Lions, Tigers and Beers was a huge success!
Amazing beers, amazing raffles and amazing people — all to benefit the Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota. The Wildcat Sanctuary is a non-profit, no-kill facility providing sanctuary to wild cats in need & actively involved in ending the private ownership of exotic animals. Thank you again to our 2012 co-sponsors — our friends at 3 Floyds, Surly, & Mikkeller — three of the world’s best breweries! Our goal was to raise at least $5000, which would feed two tigers for a year!

Not only was our goal met, but thanks to everyone that attended we raised $5370!!!

Here’s a partial recap of the draft line-up from 2012:
Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast – 10% Coffee Imperial Stout
3 Floyds HBI – 6.5% Coffee Oatmeal Stout
ATG/Mikkeller Bloody Show – 5.5% Lager with blood oranges added
Surly Five (Pentagram) – 6.66% Wild/Sour Ale
3 Floyds Barrel Aged Robert the Bruce – 9.5% Scottish Ale aged in bourbon barrels.
Nonge O Tiger Triple – 9.0% Belgian Styled Triple from Denmark
3 Floyds Live a Rich Life – 9.0% Belgian styled IPA
Mikkeller Not Just Another Wit – 5.5% Belgian Spiced Wheat
Surly Abrasive – 9% Double IPA
Piece The Weight – 5.5% Light Pale Ale
Surly Hell – 4.5% German styled Keller Lager
Mikkeller Monks Elixir – 10.5% Belgian styled Quad
3 Floyds Blackheart – 9%
Revolution Cross of Gold – 5% Golden Ale
3 Floyds Zombie Dust – 6.5% Citra Hop Pale Ale
De Molen Amerikaans – 4.5% Bitter Dry hopped with Amarillo
3 Floyds Tiger Jelly – 8.5% Belgian styled strong ale
Mikkeller 1000 IBU – 9.6% American styled Double IPA
Surly Schedunfreude – 5% German styled Dunkel Lager
3 Floyds Al-Dabeyoun – 9% Belgian styled IPA
Mikkeller Tiger Baby – Bottles American Pale Ale 5%
Mikkeller/3 Floyds Boogoop – Bottle 10.4% Barleywine

2012 Raffle/merch info:

Some of the general raffle items include:
–> Gift certificates from Revolution Tattoo, MetroVet Center, Paddy Longs, Pioneer Tattoo, Long Room, Insight Studios, Trenchermen, & Animal Emergency & Treatment Center.
–> Artwork from Left Handed Wave, Photos of two of the cats at the Wildcat Sanctuary, a handmade quilt, hand-drawn artwork from the drink & draw being held by incredible graphic novel artists.
–> Schwag &/or rare beers from Mikkeller, 3 Floyds, Surly, Piece, New Holland Brewery, & Duvel.

Raffle Grand Prizes:
–> 6 year flight of 3 Floyds Dark Lord
–> Private Tour & Tasting with Todd at Surly
–> Rare Surly Collection
–> Flight of eight bourbons donated from West Lakeview Liquors: Blantons Barrel 252/Buffalo Trace Barrel 304/Buffalo Trace 309/Eagle Rare 015/Eagle Rare 021/Evan Williams Barrel 431/Willet 3yr Rye/Willet 20yr Bourbon
–> Signed tap handle from all three breweries on a custom-made display rack.

Thank you again to everyone who helped make this event a huge success last year, and we hope — with your efforts — we can double our donation in 2013!