Ales for ALS is a joint effort between Loftus Ranches and Hopunion to raise funds and awareness for the treatment and cure of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The organization donates a proprietary hop blend to a small number of breweries, which are invited to create a special brew and donate a portion from each sale towards ALS research. Voyageur Brewing Company was honored to be selected to participate last year, and is very happy to brew for this cause again this year. Head brewer Jason Baumgarth named this year’s ale Lucky #4 Grapefruit IPA after Lou Gehrig’s number and his self-described status as the “luckiest man in the world.” This beer is an homage to a great sport and a great spirit, and we hope you’ll love this limited edition ale. Enjoy Lucky #4 Grapefruit IPA at All Pints North in Duluth this weekend, and in the taproom while it lasts. You can read more about this worthy project at their website http://www.alesforals.com/.