Great Western Malting recently donated over 77,000 pounds of malt to support a charity initiative initiated by longtime customer Georgetown Brewing. The malt was used to brew roughly 17,000 cases of Manny’s Pale Ale, one of their flagship beers. This release is particularly special because for over 17 years, since Georgetown Brewing was founded, Manny’s has only been available on draft.

The 6-week limited release in response to stay at home orders and closing of on-premise eating and drinking will benefit more than the consumers who have been missing this particular craft beer. Georgetown Brewing is donating 100% of the profits from the sale of Manny’s cans to charities that support restaurant workers throughout the state of Washington.

“We are thankful and appreciative of the opportunity to follow and support Georgetown’s efforts in recognizing those in the community impacted especially hard and giving back” said Mike O’Toole, President, Great Western Malting.

This large quantity of Premium 2-Row malt required 2 bulk load trucks to get it from the Great Western Malting malt house to Seattle in mid-April.

Manny's beer in pint glasss

In addition to Great Western Malting’s donation, we are purchasing 200 cases to share among the Great Western Malting community – not only to support the cause, but to support our team as we all continue to adapt to meet the needs of an evolving industry.

“Manny’s Cannies” are expected be available to purchase by the 6-pack at the brewery in Seattle Saturday May 23rd and in stores May 27th, 2020.

Read Georgetown Brewing’s announcement at: