DUBCO Announces Release the Tulips Fundraiser for Parkinson’s Research on April 10


This Sunday, Long Islanders can have a beer for a good cause at DUBCO.

Last year, DUBCO production manager John Fragoli offered a beer to raise money for Parkinson’s research. After getting the green light, he brewed his first batch of “Release the Tulips”, a nod to the flower of Parkinson’s disease.

“It’s a very approachable Hazy Moon IPA, a little floral, a little residual sweetness,” Fragoli said of his 7.5% ABV creation. “It was designed to be as accessible to as many different people as possible.”

Now, Fragoli has helped organize the brewery’s first Release the Tulips fundraiser. The event, which will begin at 2 p.m., will raise funds for the American Parkinson’s Association.

Food, and of course plenty of beer, is in store for those who come, with the Eat Me Drink Me food truck anchored on site.

Various restaurants, bars and brasseries offered more than 20 different prizes for raffles. Among the most coveted prizes is a signed New York Islanders jersey.

Recipes from Release the Tulips beer, as well as sales of Fagoli’s self-published poetry book, “Thoughts from the Brew Deckwill be added to the donations.

While the event will bring good times to those who attend, fundraising has a more personal meaning for Fagoli.

“I’m actually a caregiver for my dad who has Parkinson’s and his dad had it before him and my stepdad has it too,” he said. “It’s a cause very near and dear to my heart.”

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