Each year, Stone Brewing does a fun charity event where employees and fans dye their hair a particular color and ask people to pledge money to their charity — The Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos, Looks Like Me!, The Palomar Family YMCA and the Palomar Pomerado Health Foundation. I’ve considered it every year but each year I prove how lazy I really am, because I never do. But I like to at least support the efforts of those who do step up. This year the color was green, the color of hops. I could have given to a number of friends at Stone, like brewmaster Mitch Steele (who’s been my roomie for GABF judging) or co-founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner. But instead I chose Dave Hopwood, who’s Stone’s northern California sales rep. I’d like to say it’s because he’s most deserving, but the reality is I saw his plea for donations on Twitter first a few weeks back. That being said, he certainly is deserving, and so is the charity. I see Dave a lot at local events and he’s a member of my Philopotes Society, too. Today he tweeted that’s he’s still short of his modest goal so I’m posting this in the hopes of helping him reach that goal. C’mon people, it’s for the kids. Anyway, to donate to his cause, visit his Stone Dye-Hards page. If you’d prefer to donate to another Stone Dye-Hard, check out the full list of Dye-Hards. But hurry, donations must be in by August 30.
Dave Hopwood, gone green for charity.