Craft Brew Tapped for Annual Autism Awareness Event

Mill House Brewing Company Announces Return of Mr. Anderson Ale Tradition, crafting a philanthropic beer to raise funds and awareness for Anderson Center for Autism

Poughkeepsie, New York…Anderson Center for Autism and Mill House Brewing Company are teaming up again this year to raise funds and awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (which, according to the Centers for Disease Control, impacts 1 in 68). The annual tradition of crafting a beer with the namesake of Anderson’s founder, Victor V. Anderson, comes with a special event open to the public where proceeds from beer sales directly benefit programs and services provided by Anderson Center for Autism. This year, the event will take place on March 30th from 5-7pm at Mill House Brewing Company, 289 Mill Street in Poughkeepsie. Tickets are $30 for staff of Anderson Center for Autism; $40 for non-staff. Beer, wine, and appetizers are included.

“This special and unique brew, first developed by Jamie Bishop and Larry Stock of Mill House Brewing, not only honors our long history in delivering services to people with special needs, but also gives us an opportunity to help locals learn more about autism. We are incredibly grateful to the Mill House team for being a part of our circle of support, and look forward to a fun evening as this year’s version of Mr. Anderson Ale is made available for everyone to enjoy,” said Eliza Bozenski, director, Anderson Foundation for Autism.

Victor V. Anderson founded the organization, which was first called Anderson School, in 1924. Grandson Vance Gage, who served as honorary brewmaster when the first batch was created, now serves on the Anderson Center for Autism Board of Trustees.

The ale is described as being smooth and malty, and according to Bishop, “has signature Scottish flavors as its base,” adding, “of course it’s extra good when you know that the proceeds are benefiting a local organization doing great work in our community.”

Following the launch event on March 30th, $1 of every pint sold by Mill House Brewing Company during April (Autism Awareness Month) will be donated to Anderson Center for Autism.

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Our mission at Anderson Center for Autism is to optimize quality of life for people with autism.