October 23, 2018

Shining Star Pale Ale: A Success!

$1,107 Raised from the Shining Star Beer Kit

Northern Brewer is proud to announce that $1,107 will be donated to the Sanneh Foundation based on 10% of the profits made from Shining Star beer kit sales thus far in 2012. Sales of the beer kit have been strong, which is no surprise given that it supports a great cause, a great team and isn't a half-bad beer to boot!  The kit brings together the MN Stars FC, the Sanneh Foundation and Northern Brewer to support soccer as a way to bring communities together and give back. Homebrewers, beer lovers, soccer fans and players can collectively pat themselves on the back for raising this money to support the efforts of the Sanneh Foundation. Northern Brewer will continue to donate 10% of the profits from this beer kit through 2012. Meanwhile, the MN Stars look good this season and will hopefully make another championship run. Cheers to good works, good beer and the beautiful game!

Shining Star - About the Kit

Bright and intrepid, great hops on a grassy backdrop, and superb interplay between all the elements. Wait, are we talking about the beer or the Stars Soccer team? The two converge in this tribute beer to The MN Stars FC, the 2011 North American Soccer League Champions. To support their worthy efforts we've developed a hop-forward pale ale of the American school. Palisade hops lend a smooth bitterness while Centennial and Columbus provide brisk citrus, pine, and grassy flavors. A measured contribution of crystal sweetness from Bairds Light Carastan rounds out the flavor and makes for a sessionable ale, perfect for watching the latest match or unwinding after a game. Northern Brewer is donating 10% of profits from this kit to the Sanneh Foundation, a charity that focuses on soccer as a way to make a difference in the lives of inner city kids.