Saturday, January 20th will wrap up the 4th Annual Marker Drive (which runs from 1/16 thru 1/20) with a Coloring Day and Celebration of Life in memory of Finley Chrislip. Finley would have been celebrating his 7th Birthday on Sunday, January 21st.
We are collecting Crayola Pip Squeak Markers and Crayola Window Markers which will be donated to Children's Mercy Hospital. This year we hope to eclipse the 1,000 package mark. With your donation of a package of markers, you'll receive $1 OFF any standard pour. Taproom members will receive $2 OFF any standard pour with their donation. This discount is valid for the entire week, 1/16 thru 1/20.
Our Coloring Day activities will start at noon on Saturday with LOTS of cool pages to color, including your favorite Crane Brewing Company labels and an AMAZING superhero likeness of Finley drawn by the talented, Chris Rau. This event is KID FRIENDLY, so please feel free to make this a family affair. As always, we have our favorite local soda, Polly Pop, available for our young patrons.
We will also be conducting a silent auction with a number a great items up for grabs donated by our friends at Colony Handcrafted Ales, Cinder Block Brewery, BKS Artisan Ales, Martin City Brewing, Stockyards Brewing, Tallgrass Brewing, Fringe Beerworks, Red Crow Brewing, The Brewkery/Lucky Elixir Kombucha, Central States Beverage, Worldwide Beverage Group, Shelton Brothers, North Kansas City Beverage, Boozy Botanicals, Tapcade/Screenland Armour, Ruins Pub, HopCat, bd's Mongolian Grill, Third Street Social, Waldo Pizza (Lee's Summit), Grinder's Stonewall, Jerry's Bait Shop, with other donations coming in daily. There will also be some INCREDIBLE beers to bid on from noted beer enthusiasts across the Metro. Bidding on the silent auction items will begin when the Taproom opens at noon and will close, promptly, at 5:30pm. Proceeds from the auction will be used to purchase additional markers.
Michael Crane will be on-hand giving FREE brewery tours beginning at 2pm. Michael's tours are a fun time as no one at Crane is more passionate about what we are doing than he is…
American Fusion will be set-up at 4p with Chef Tito serving up his delicious cuisine. If you've never had anything from American Fusion, you're certainly in for a treat!
Crane Brewing fans will also get a sneak peek at our Spring seasonal, a Strawberry Basil Saison, the first in our new Serif Series.
If you can't join us in person on Saturday, there are still two other ways you can contribute to this great cause:
1) You can donate via PayPal at: [email protected]
All monies collected will be used to purchase a variety of markers at cost from Excel Office Supply. This will allow us to buy more markers and have them shipped directly to the hospital.
2) You can order your choice of markers from our wish list on Amazon that will ship directly to us. Link: amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2Y9UHZ09I2WTR?&sort=default
Thank you all, in advance, for helping to keep Finley's memory alive. It means so very much to us…