Why You Should Raise a Pint to Platypus Brewing and Adoption in November


Why You Should Raise a Pint to Platypus Brewing and Adoption in November

Platypus Brewing collaborated with Reformation Brewery of Woodstock, Georgia and Boomtown Brewery of Los Angeles to create a special beer in support of National Adoption Month.


November 9th is #WorldAdoptionDay! To celebrate, Reformation Brewery brewed a Hazy Pale Ale with Galaxy hops, a collaboration between Reformation Brewery (Woodstock, GA), Boomtown Brewery (Los Angeles, CA), and Houston’s own Platypus Brewing.

Later this week, Platypus will keep the good vibes flowing with Hole(y) Mole(y). Proceeds from the sale of Hole(y) Mole(y) will benefit DePelchin Children’s Center, an accredited foster care and adoption agency.

Hole(y) Mole(y) is a 5.5% porter with pumpkin spice and cocoa nibs to usher in the fall beer drinking weather in Houston. It is available in the taproom only. A second beer release will be announced later this month.

The owners of Platypus and Reformation have both adopted children and wanted to highlight National Adoption Month to raise awareness of the need for foster families and forever families for children of all ages in all communities.

Platypus Brewing has established itself as a family-friendly pub in the historic First Ward neighborhood of Houston. The brewery is located not far from the original DePelchin Faith Home founded in 1892.


National Adoption Month’s 2019 theme is ‘Youth Voices: Why Family Matters’. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Adoption Week, and in 1995, under President Bill Clinton, the week was expanded to the entire month of November. National Adoption Month is an initiative of the Children’s Bureau with a goal to increase national awareness and bring attention to the need for permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. foster care system.

DePelchin Children’s Center believes every child deserves to be safe and healthy.

An accredited foster care and adoption agency, DePelchin serves the most vulnerable children and families in Texas and works to break the cycles of abuse and neglect. Our approach to caring for children integrates prevention, foster care, adoption and post-adoption programs to improve the mental health and physical well-being of children who are at risk of entering or are in the State’s child welfare system.

Founded in 1892, DePelchin is a nonprofit organization with locations throughout Houston and across Texas and gratefully receives support from individuals, foundations, corporations, government grants and the United Way.

Go grab a beer for a good cause, and dig in to learn a little bit more about how your household could help break the cycle for a kid. All they need is love.

Beers to you, Houston

Beer Chronicle Team
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