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A Toast To Ray Benefit On August 1st

Ray and Jimmy (along with Lagunitas Rep Mark Sljukic) at Brewers 4 Brewers in March.

The third annual July Good Beer Month has been bittersweet. As most of The Good Beer Seal community are aware, Good Beer Seal and Beer Sessions Radio co-founder Ray Deter passed away. To celebrate Ray’s life, The Good Beer Seal community will close out the month with “A Toast to Ray,” on Monday, August 1st from 7-10 p.m. at Ray’s bar, dba Brooklyn (113 North 7th Street in Williamsburg). All proceeds from the event will go to the Ray Deter Memorial Fund, to benefit Ray’s family, including his two sons.

“A Toast to Ray” will be co-sponsored by Beer Sessions Radio/Heritage Radio Network, Jimmy Carbone and the Good Beer Seal, and Jonathan White of Boblink Farm, which will be providing a whole pig, raw oysters, cheese and bread. Local breweries (Sixpoint, Saison Dupont, Brooklyn Brewery, and Kelso, among others) will be donating limited beers for purchase. Other vintners will be donating whiskies, bourbons and other rare spirits. Food will be provided by Fette Sau, Tchoup Chop, Jimmy’s No. 43, Heritage Foods USA, and Waterfront Ale House. Snacky Tunes will dj, with more entertainment TBA.

Ticket options include a $20 all-you-can-eat-pay-for-your-drinks or a $50 drinks-included option. You may also donate additional funds directly to Ray’s family from the ticket link. Admission includes access to a silent auction of rare beers and spirits provided by Spuyten Duyvil and importer B United, among others.

Visit The Good Beer Seal for more information and updates.