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Craft Brews for Good News at La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

BraveCort Beer Fest fundraiser nets about $20,000 for pediatric brain cancer research, outreach

Contestants in the Oct. 11 BraveCort Beerfest and Stein Holding Contest on Girard Avenue.
Contestants in the Oct. 11 BraveCort Beerfest and Stein Holding Contest on Girard Avenue.

La Jollans savored some of San Diego’s finest craft beer and took part in a masskrugstemmen (beer stein holding contest) Saturday night, Oct. 11, in connection with the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival.

In the end, James Schropp of Encinitas held his stein aloft the longest (more than 17 minutes), winning a home kegerator.

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The event, a fundraiser for the BraveCort Foundation, a nonprofit that raises money for pediatric brain cancer research and awareness, netted about $20,0000, organizers said. In addition, Geppetto’s Toys is donating 10 percent of sales during La Lolla Art & Wine Festival weekend to BraveCort.

Julie, Andrea and Pat Dahlberg at the BraveCort Beer Fest and Masskrugstemmen. The fundraiser for pediatric brain cancer research was held for the first time Oct. 11 at the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival.
Julie, Andrea and Pat Dahlberg at the BraveCort Beer Fest and Masskrugstemmen. The fundraiser for pediatric brain cancer research was held for the first time Oct. 11 at the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival.
(Pat Sherman)

BraveCort was founded by La Jolla Art & Wine Festival co-organizer Andrea Dahlberg, who lost her young son, Cort, to brain cancer several years ago. Each day, an average of 13 children in the United States are diagnosed with a brain tumor. BraveCort.com