Colorado Brewery and Harley's Dream Team Up to Raise Awareness about Puppy Mills

A small Colorado brewery with a big heart has stepped up to help an organization that honors the legacy of Harley, the 2015 American Hero Dog and a little Chihuahua with a big dream. "Hops and Harley" is on June 24th, you won't want to miss it!

Harley spent 10 years suffering abuse in a small cage in a puppy mill, never knowing the touch of a kind hand - until he was rescued and found a loving home. City Star Brewing, located in Berthoud, Colorado, learned the plight of the puppy mill dogs through Harley. “Hops and Harley” became a reality, and this year will be its fifth annual.

This dog-friendly, craft beer event is designed to not only create awareness about puppy mills, but will also be fun for the entire family. All proceeds from the event will go directly to Harley's Dream to help educate the public about the realities of the commercial dog breeding industry.

“Hops and Harley” will take place on June 24th in Fickel Park in downtown Berthoud, just 3 blocks west of City Star Brewing. There will be live music, food trucks, activities for children and dogs, a photo booth, puppy mill education, great beer and more! More information about "Hops and Harley" can be found here: www.hopsandharley.com

Harley’s story is one of rags to riches. During his 5 years of freedom, this tiny Chihuahua raised more than $1,000,000 to set-free and care for puppy mill dogs. He educated and inspired people world-wide, teaching them that they, too, can make a difference. Millions of people mourned when Harley passed away on March 20, 2016, but his legacy lives on, and his dream WILL become a reality.

Harley’s Dream was established in 2016 to create awareness and educate the public about the commercial dog breeding industry, also known as puppy mills. They believe that a grassroots approach by large groups of concerned citizens is the most effective way to bring about change. Their focus is to encourage advocacy by providing the tools necessary to educate children and adults alike.

Learn more about Harley and his dream on his website at harleysdream.org

City Star Brewing is not only known for its generosity, but also for its great beer; as evidenced by their numerous awards. This small town brewery first opened its doors in 2012 and has since become a destination for craft beer lovers.

City Star Brewing offers award-winning, small batch ales, hand crafted on a 3.5 barrel brew system in the heart of downtown Berthoud, Colorado. The small town brewery was awarded Gold and Bronze medals at the famous, Great American Beer Festival in 2015 and 2013. City Star first opened its doors in 2012 and has since become a destination for craft beer lovers near and far.

City Star's taproom is open daily in downtown Berthoud, Colorado: Mon-Wed 2-9pm, Thu-Fri 2-10pm, Sat 12-10pm and Sun 12-9pm. Six "mainstay" brews are always on tap: Cowboy's Golden lager, Local Yokel pale ale, Red Necktar American red ale, All American IPA, Bandit Brown and Night Watchman stout. In addition, four taps are always dedicated to specialty beers. Visit their website at citystarbrewing.com

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