It is with great happiness I report the results of our Holiday Do Gooder Pie sale to support and raise awareness for Laughing Bear Bakery We sold 87 pies in December. Which means St. Patrick Center will be getting a total of 87 pies! (We already sent 50 pies over to cover them for the holiday week!) A huge thanks to all of you that bought pies and to Civil Design Inc. for splitting the cost on an additional pie to be donated. 100% of the proceeds from all sales were used to buy more pies!
The re-cap of our November/December Do Gooder Pie sale shows we will end up purchasing over 410 pies during this holiday season from Laughing Bear. They put ex-offenders back to work making tasty pies. Please, please look for their baked goods when you are out and about. It also meant you, our incredible customers, the Civil Life and Civil Design ended up being responsible for 115 pies donated to Peter & Paul Community Services and 87 to St. Patrick Center. Both of those organizations do good work providing programs for our areas homeless.
This is a huge bright spot in what turned out to be a below average sales year for the Civil Life. However, it reminded me, all of our staff here and all of our incredible customers that together we can do a lot of good and that it takes all of us working together to make this crazy world a better place. Thank you for being our customer. Thank you for believing in the Civil Life.
We wish you the best in 2019! Stay tuned to the Civil Life. 2019 will be our best year yet!
Another Holiday Reminder from Your Friends at the Civil Life
Dear friends and regulars, we hope to see you all with your friends, family, and visitors over the holiday season. Please note that Christmas Eve falls on a Monday. Though the pub is normally closed Mondays, we WILL be open this coming Monday 24 December from Noon until four pm.
Stop in for canned beer and growler fills. In cans, we have our classic English-style ESB and Northern English Brown Ale as well as very limited quantities of our favorite American Brown Ale.
Rest assured, we also have Brown on draft to fill growlers. Burton on Holt is on draft now as well. This classic Burton Ale is malt rich, like a liquid Heath Bar, perfect for celebrating winter holidays.
And don’t worry about last minute shopping. We have plenty of gear, including T-shirts, hoodies, rugby shirts, yard signs, tin signs, pint glasses, and more. A long, warm, Civil Life soccer scarf might be just the thing. Or a hat. Wear your Civil gear with pride. Don’t forget Be Civil stickers to adorn any holiday gifts you are wrapping.
Please stop in for a pint Christmas Eve! We’d love to see you. We will be glad to help you stock up on Civil Brew. Make sure to get enough for Tuesday, as we will be closed Christmas Day.
Also consider Do-Gooder pies, a tasty way to donate desert to the homeless this holiday, as well as supporting Laughing Bear Bakery. They provide good jobs to ex-offenders, giving them a better chance at success and stability. See Jake’s posts about this great cause.
Amidst holiday shopping and donations, it’s O.K. to think about yourself, too. You deserve a reward. A pint of Civil Life Beer is calling your name.
In case you were wondering how to close out your holiday drinking season, we will be open NYE from 2 to 10 pm!
See you soon and Happy Holidays!
The Civil Blog has returned. It is predominantly authored by Civil Life Barman, Dr. Patrick Hurley, who can be found tending to our bar patrons on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. He is also responsible for tending to our draft lines, which is recognized as one of our most important tasks. Special guest writers will appear from time to time. We hope reading this blog will give you much insight about the Civil Life and most importantly help you understand a bit more about all of us that work here and the beers we put our hearts into.