Sip a “Graduate Golden Ale” and support a budding WSU student

With every pint sold of a limited edition beer by Ten Pin Brewing company, a portion of sales will go towards student scholarships at Washington State University.

WSU is partnering with the Moses Lake-based brewery, Yakima Chief Hops and College Hill to hold the ongoing fundraiser. Graduate Golden Ale debuted last month at release parties around the state. The next release party is happening Friday, Sept. 12 at Tommy’s Tap House in Richland, and will coincide with the WSU football game.

For each purchase of a pint of Graduate Golden Ale, one dollar will go towards a scholarship fund for students in the wine and beverage business management program at WSU’s Carson College of Business.

“We thought what a great way to celebrate the beer culture of Washington,” said Byron Marlowe, clinical assistant professor of hospitality and wine and beverage business management at WSU Tri-Cities. “We’re hoping to complement what we’re already doing in the wine industry and maybe prep the groundwork for programming in the future around the beer industry.”

This is the second year that beer sales will help fund scholarships. Last year, Old School House Brewery in Winthrop released a limited edition beer called the Scholar Pale Ale. Last year’s fundraiser raised about $1,000.

About 200 kegs of this year’s specialty beer have been produced. In addition to the release parties, going forward any purchase of a pint of Graduate Golden Ale as well as keg purchases will continue to help support student scholarships.