ORANGE BEACH, AL - On Saturday Sept. 21 join some of the State's most well-known breweries at the Perdido Beach Resort for a late afternoon festival featuring artisanal craft beers and special food pairings with all proceeds benefiting the Jacob …
ORANGE BEACH, AL - On Saturday Sept. 21 join some of the State's most well-known breweries at the Perdido Beach Resort for a late afternoon festival featuring artisanal craft beers and special food pairings with all proceeds benefiting the Jacob Mogan Fund.
The event will be from 5-7 p.m. on the Beach Deck and will include live music by 30° North, an exciting new local band. Kevin Corcoran, Broker/Owner of Re/Max Gulf Shores and Chairman of the Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce, will be serving as Master of Ceremonies for the event.
"We are very excited to be able to host this event for such a deserving young man and family,’ Chef John Hamme, Executive Chef at Perdido Beach Resort, said. “Our goal is to pair an eclectic grouping of craft beers from throughout the state with food pairings using local produce, Conecuh sausage, Alabama seafood and other locally acquired fresh food items.
“We want to showcase the outstanding selection of craft beer available in Alabama, many of which can now be found in select locations on the Gulf Coast."
"I've had a relationship with Back 40 Brewery for a number of years and believe that a successful Chef gives back to his community,” Sous Chef Brandon Burleson, said. “When reviewing possible fall charity events we realized there was no more deserving beneficiary than the Jacob Mogan Fund. I received amazing support from the hotel ownership and began to work with a group of volunteers to help put this together. Local support has been overwhelming and our volunteer group has truly made this a reality."
Tony Marzullo is the director of operations at Perdido Beach Resort.
“When discussing serving as host for this charity event I believe we all recognized that the Mogan family gives a tremendous amount to this area and we wanted to be able to give something back in their time of need,” Marzullo said. “We are humbled to be able to do this for Jacob and look forward to hosting a successful afternoon with all proceeds going to the Jacob Mogan Fund.”
“We are excited to partner with Perdido Beach Resort in sponsoring this event” Patti Link, General Manager of SanRoc Cay Marina, said. “As part of the Orange Beach Entertainment District this is a great chance to support a very worthy cause by joining with the hotel in hosting this fundraiser. Being able to do something this meaningful brings a whole new level to what an Entertainment District should be.”
Participating Breweries include Back 40 Brewery from Gadsden, Blue Pants Brewery from Madison, Fairhope Brewery, Good People Brewery from Birmingham and Straight to Ale from Huntsville.
Each will have unique food pairings matched perfectly with the breweries offerings.
Wine, cocktail and other refreshment stations also will be located throughout the tent along with big screen televisions donated by Gulf Coast Audio/Visual for those football fans that can’t miss a moment of the game.
Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 the day of the event and may be purchased through the Perdido Beach Resort Guest Services department 251-981-9811, the businesses of SanRoc Cay Marina or RE/MAX of Orange Beach, 26021 Perdido Beach Blvd. and RE/MAX of Gulf Shores, 645 Gulf Shores Parkway. Tickets may also be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com/event/453970
About the Jacob Mogan Fund
Jacob Mogan, a 14-year-old Gulf Shores, AL Middle School Student, tragically had a stroke on his spinal cord on May 29. This incredibly rare occurrence has left him paralyzed from his midsection down to his toes.
He has been treated by The Shepherd Center for Spinal Cord Injury in Atlanta and recently returned home to continue us physical therapy. This fund was established to remove all possible stress to allow the family to focus on Jacob’s rehabilitation and recovery.
The Mogan family has been very involved in the coastal community for many years. Jacob’s father, Matt, is Chairman of the Alabama Gulf Coast Area Annual National Shrimp Festival, one of the most exciting celebrations held on the Alabama Gulf Coast every October.