Our Making Beer Make a Difference ® feature for the month of August is Stewart’s Caring Place! This year, Stewart’s is celebrating their 20th anniversary. They joined us in the taproom in July to help brew a very special beer to celebrate! On draft NOW is our collaboration brew – Ignite Hope Strawberry Rhubarb Blonde Ale. 11% of all Ignite Hope sales will be donated back to Stewart’s Caring Place to support individuals & families on their cancer journey.

What is Stewart’s Caring Place?
Stewart’s Caring Place opened its doors in October of 2004, with the goal of providing support services and programs, in a relaxed and caring environment, at no cost to individuals and families touched by cancer. Stewart’s provides an array of programs and services, including wigs & beauty programs, group fitness classes, food pantry and nutrition services, and much more.

Stewart’s was founded by a group of community members led by Mimi Surloff, the wife of the late Dr. Stewart Surloff – a podiatrist from Akron who’s dream was to open a facility that offered non-medical support services to those affected by cancer in his community after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

Why is it important to the Ignite Team?
Cancer is a word that many know all too well, and cancer support and awareness is a cause that is very near and dear to the Ignite team. Many individuals on our team have been touched by cancer in some way, and we feel that having a space like Stewart’s Caring Place in the community is crucial. Through the support of individuals and organizations in our community, Stewart’s can make an impact on so many.

We hope to see you in the taproom soon to enjoy a pint of Ignite Hope & join us in Making Beer Make a Difference ® with Stewart’s Caring Place!