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November 20, 2012
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Fundraising, one 'firkin' at a time

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Kannah Creek Brewing Company taps a firkin (fur-kin) keg every Monday at 5 p.m., and now the first Monday of every month is also going to be a special event - "Firkin Fundraiser."

Kannah Creek plans to donate 100 percent of sales from its firkin keg every Monday to a different local charity. Each firkin has approximately 80 pints that are sold for $4 each.

Fundraising efforts will kick off Monday, Nov. 26, and Kannah Creek will donate firkin keg sales to the Dan Keenan Mobility Fund, as well as any cash donations received that night.

Keenan is currently in the advanced stages of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and he has a wheelchair-accessible van he wants to share with other ALS patients after he's gone. The van must be paid off in full before it can be available to other patients, however. Only half of the van's $43,400 has been paid and fundraising at the first Firkin Monday will help pay the balance.

"Dan Keenan doesn't have much more time and Kannah Creek Brewing Company wants to help him achieve his goal of paying it forward," a Kannah Creek press release said.

And on Dec. 3, firkin proceeds will be used to purchase toys for less fortunate children in the Grand Valley.

For more information, call Kannah Creek Brewing Company at 970-263-0111. You may also visit, or like it on Facebook at

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