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For writers, it can often feel as though we're typing up hundreds of words at a clip then jettisoning them into a black hole. It's always nice to be reminded that people actually read what you put out there. Comments, retweets and emails help keep one of the most solemn professions from being so lonely. It's especially gratifying when proof of readership comes from individuals on a writer's beat.

Yesterday, I posted about Green Flash Brewing Company taking a beer they initially crafted to raise money to fight breast cancer and making it available nationwide. As part of that piece, I lamented the fact that most other fundraiser beers only come around once and then go away forever. One such beer I cited was Ingrid's One-in-Eight, a Belgian amber ale brewed collaboratively by Ballast Point Brewing Company and Coronado Brewing Company (CBC). No sooner had the cyber ink dried before I received a message from Ballast Point specialty brewer Colby Chandler (pictured) stating that he and CBC director of brewery operations Shawn DeWitt had just brewed Ingrid's One-in-Eight the night before.

Talk about timing. And speaking of timing, the new batch will be ready to go by the start of the New Year. It will be a bit different, however, in that Chandler and DeWitt went with a California Ale Yeast versus the Belgian strand employed the first time around. Other than that, all of the ingredients will remain the same and, once again, proceeds from the beer (which was again made using donated time, supplies and ingredients) will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

*photo source: foodgps.com

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