This community raised over $2100 for the Fairport Fire Dept.
Last year the FFD brought us an old fire helmet, specifically for FBC (you can see it in the pics below) and it was so cool that we thought we would reciprocate. When we started this fundraiser over a month ago, we built our own boot and placed it on the bar. When one of the Firemen heard about it, he donated his old boots and we were off to the races. We placed both boots around the brewery and our customers began to fill them with their spare change, but it didn’t look like we were going to come close to filling those boots, so we added a FBC basket. The basket retailed for around $200 and included a mug club membership. Customers responded well and before long we were getting calls from other companies that wanted to donate baskets or merchandise to the cause! It was becoming contagious! We continued to post on Face Book and Forge Hot Sauce joined in the fun and dropped by with a basket filled with their awesome hot sauces. Next to join in to support our Fire Fighters was My Favorite Toy Box in Fairport with a basket of their own. The Fairport Mercantile brought in a hat and a gift certificate and then Genesee Waterways Center said that they too would like to donate to the cause. (Best part was none of these donations were solicited – these merchants just wanted to be a part of supporting our local Fire Department! Then Damien Mulconry of Mulconry’s Irish Pub jumped in with a $100 gift certificate to the pub and bought $100 in tickets. Lorraine Staunch then donated a beautiful painting and the promoters of Fairport Music Fest donated four all day tickets a t-shirt and a really nice golf shirt. Even our bartender Lori donated a really nice bird house to the cause.
At the end of the day we had many items donated and it helped us generate more ticket sales. Tickets sold for $10.
Here is Kevin wearing the helmet and carrying the boot!
This community should be proud of itself. This was an amazing community effort and it shows that there is a lot of love in this community!
Thanks to everyone who donated, bought our participated in this fundraiser! You guys know who you are and you are the best!!!!! Cheers!
Help us help our Local Fairport Fire Department!
Buy a Raffle Ticket at the Tap Room for $10 or here online and get a Chance to Win a FBC Gift Basket Worth Close to $200.
100% of the Proceeds Go To Our Firefighters! Order online and we will fill out your ticket for the drawing on June 11th. The lucky ticket will be pulled out of a real fireman’s boot!
Gifts include a One Year Membership to the FBC Mug Club with your own mug with all of the Benefits of the Club! We have also included our Scum Jumper Artwork Tee-Shirt and an Insulated Growler Bag. Also included are two Growlers with Two Free Growler Fills!
Let’s Support Our Fire Fighters! You Never Know When We Might Need Them – to Support Us!
Winner to be drawn around 6/10/14
Sorry folks we are going to enjoy Easter Sunday with our families! We will be closed on Sunday and will re-open on Monday for normal hours! Enjoy your day!
The Oatmeal Stout is back on tap tomorrow! We are calling it “McShane’s Oatmeal Stout”
J. J. McShane came over from Ireland to help build the great embankment which turned out to be a big engineering challenge. The goal was to build a 70 foot high embankment on top of Irondequoit Creek for the distance of a mile. Think quicksand. More can be read on the Perinton Historical Society’s web page. Nice video at Low Bridge Productions.
Many locals were re-introduced to the Great Embankment when it flooded into Bushnell’s Basin and destroyed many homes in 1974 as DPW crews attempted to tunnel a sewer under the canal.
McShane’s oatmeal stout, like the canal, is neither one dimensional nor overwhelming so come on in and try it. Let us know what you think!
Extending the term is the right thing to do…. it rewards our early adopters and protects our newest members from getting cut short.
We started the mug club at the beginning of this year. We bought 100 mugs and have sold a bunch of them so far. As a matter of fact five mug memberships were sold just last night. Originally the term was going to be just for this calendar year but as more memberships are sold we decided to extend the term until they are all sold.
(Pictured above was Steve’s Mug patiently waiting for him)
“It is so cool to visit the tap room and see all these beautiful people drinking out of their beautiful mugs! It’s a love fest.”
The membership runs $100 for both the initiation and the years membership. Each mug holds 22oz of cold beer but the member is only charged for the price of a pint. The difference is an extra 6oz at no charge. The mugs are one of a kind and the customer gets to keep them at the end of the their membership. If the customer wants to renew their membership for an additional year they just pay ($52) the annual renewal fee and the mug is kept at the brewery as long as the membership is intact.
How to get in? Just go to the tap room and talk to your bartender?
Here’s to our Mug Clubbers! May your mug always be be with you!
Hey! In an effort to communicate better, we are developing an online calendar so you can visualize what we have going on.
This will evolve but wanted to share what we have so far. Here you can see who the bartender is and their hours etc. Events will also be posted so you know what is going on or where to find us. Cheers!!!!