When the powerful Nepal earthquake struck on the 25th of April, many people across the planet asked what they could do, what they could give, how they could help.
Several fundraisers and drives and benefits sprung up in all corners in the days that followed, all with one clear end-point in mind: Send relief to those people stricken by the quake and send it fast.
That includes the brewers of Southern California, and the tavern and pub owners, too, and so they shall, on Saturday, May 9. The Crawl 4 Nepal encompasses a number of locations, from Little Tokyo to Echo Park to Burbank.
Organized by Kelly Erickson and Nicholas Gingold, of Girls Who Like Beer and California Brewmasters respectively, Crawl 4 Nepal works like this: Visit any one of the places on the roster, order the special draught beer -- the bartender will tell you which one is the fundraising foam -- and watch all of the proceeds from your pint benefit Global Giving.
If you can't attend, you can still help out at the Crawl 4 Nepal Global Giving site right now.
If you plan on attending, there are over 25 places in both LA and Orange County, so you can find someplace, surely, nearby. Girls Who Like Beer says "They're are a lot of local places, so don't drink and drive!"
As for the Day of Action participants? The now-over-two-dozen-strong spots include King Harbor Brewing Company, Mohawk Bend, Cismontane Brewing, Phantom Carriage Brewery, Bread & Barley, Blue Palms Brewhouse...
"Long-term recovery" for the region is one of the goals of Global Giving, in addition to immediate response. You can get to know the organization here.