Memphis has some of the most charity-minded restaurants in the country, with chefs from the top eateries who regularly participate in charity events, both serving up food and serving the food, to local brewmasters who think up a new concoction of hops just to raise money to fight Multiple Sclerosis.
The Bosco's team takes to the road — Photo courtesy of Bosco's Squared, Memphis
The boys behind the brewing at Bosco's Squared, the Overton Park-area microbrewery, have teamed up with a group of cyclists who are riding in charity road races, both to kit out the group with all the gear they need for the fund-raising rides, as well as creating a beer in the team's honor - Derailleur Ale. The light, hoppy brew is named after a bicycle mechanism, and sales of the ale at the restaurant's four locations in Memphis, Nashville and Franklin, TN as well as Little Rock, AR, benefit the MidSouth MS Society.
Drink - and ride - for a cure — Photo courtesy of Bosco's Squared, Memphis
The Bosco's team - made up of 12 men and women from the Memphis area - will ride in two 150-mile rides for the Mid-South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in both Memphis and Nashville; they will also ride in Little Rock's Big Dam Bridge 100 ride.
There's short shelf life for this particular draught, which will be sold until the batch is gone. But, the benefits of hoisting this particular ale will be felt long after the ride is over and the beer is gone, as the money raised benefits a very worthy cause.