Locust Lane Craft Brewery Selling ‘Dancing Diamonds’ Pale Ale To Benefit THON
For the fifth straight year, Locust Lane Craft Brewery is selling craft beer For The Kids.
The Malvern-based brewery, founded by three Penn State and Delta Upsilon alumni, launched “Dancing Diamonds” in the fall and asks for a donation on all four-pack purchases.
Owner, brewer, and managing partner Tom Arnold founded Locust Lane with fraternity brothers and THON supporters Jason Cartwright and Bryan Brockson and have made an annual gift to Four Diamonds since the brewery’s inception.
Cartwright and Brockson were heavily involved in THON during their years in Happy Valley, and the trio founded Locust Lane Craft Brewery with fond college memories in mind and a focus on giving back, just like THON.
“[THON] was at the top of the list having the experience those guys had in college,” Arnold said.
Dancing Diamonds is a 5.5% hazy pale ale with notes of apricot, pineapple, and citrus for a light, airy, and refreshing finish in an attempt to create a brew “everybody can enjoy.”
“This one was something we’re always tinkering with different hops, so we got some new, nice, juicy, fruity-type hops to make it a very flavorful, very bright, easy-drinking pale ale,” Arnold said.
The brewery is selling Dancing Diamonds for $10 with the expectation all four-pack purchases include a donation. In years past, Locust Lane sold four packs for closer to $15 with a $5 donation to Four Diamonds included but found this time around that brewery visitors have given more with an open-ended donation option.
Arnold believes Locust Lane has donated an estimated $10,000 to Four Diamonds since the launch of Dancing Diamonds in 2019, which would cover the cost of newly approved cancer drugs for one month, 66 days of outpatient Leukemia treatment, or 13 experiments in search of a cure at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital, according to THON.
Folks can purchase four packs of Dancing Diamonds in person and make a donation in Malvern or opt to ship the beer and make donations in increments of $5 online.
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