“Strong ale for a weak economy” to benefit CA Forward

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The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company has sent a five-pack of its popular Budgetary Alement Ale to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the rest of the state’s “Big Five,” in honor of the recent passing of the state’s budget, which was a record 100 days overdue.

One dollar ($1) from every sale of Budgetary Alement between now and the end of the year will be donated to California Forward – a nonpartisan organization dedicated to reforming California’s fiscal and budgetary ails.

“A strong ale for a weak economy,” Budgetary Alement was created by Lenny Mendonca, co-founder and co-owner of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. It has been on the brewing rotation since February 2010 and can be found at the restaurant and several major retail outlets.

California Forward Co-Chair and former Speaker of the Assembly Robert Hertzberg said, “California Forward is committed to ensuring we fundamentally fix California’s broken budget and governance and we hope that some Budgetary Alement can help lubricate that conversation.”

“We hope Governor Schwarzenegger, Assembly Speaker John Perez, Assembly Minority Leader Martin Garrick, Senate President pro tempore Darrell Steinberg and State Minority Leader Dennis Hollingsworth can take a moment and set partisan issues and budgeting stress aside to enjoy a nice, cold bottle of our handcrafted Budgetary Alement,” said Mendonca. “We’re very proud of our ale and know it’s helped many of our guests take the edge off during a rough economy.”

The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company has a passion for politics, handcrafted beer and coastal cuisine. Budgetary Alement is one of several special bottles the Brewing Company has created in its 10-year history commemorating state and national politics. During the last presidential election, guests in the restaurant and bar could vote between the Obama Ale and McCain Ale, with the Obama Ale eventually winning by a landslide.


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