Recap | BIIH holds hockey bash at Irish Volunteer

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Update: Since the party, BIIH member Terry Linton has raised rmb 2,750, fellow member Thomas Garran donated rmb 1,000 and a further rmb 200 was raised in T-shirt sales. Well-done, guys!

The Beijing International Ice Hockey crew traded ice sheets for cubes on Saturday night as they held a fund-raising bash at Irish Volunteer / Hockey Bar. The event included a silent auction and personal donations on top of the sale of the annual BIIH mustache T-shirts. Add live music and lots of beverages and it was a fun night. The total for Saturday was over 39,000 mao (rmb3,900), with the guys saying T-shirts sales are still to come. Well-done, BIIH!

Recap | Schnapps-fest at Groovy Schiller’s!

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Schnapps from Germany, Austria and Switzerland featured at a Maomember fundraiser last night by newcomer Groovy Schiller’s. Attendees each paid rmb150 to try nine Schnapps, with co-owner Johan Marchart explaining the differences between them.

Meanwhile, fellow co-owner Jack Zhou was running a darts game. For rmb20, players threw three darts with each the left and right hand. Anyone over 80 points won prizes, including single malt.

After a night of raising glasses and throwing darts, Groovy Schiller’s had raised 31,600 mao (rmb3,160) for Maovember!


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Recap | Caravan hosts second ‘Mao’roccan’ Thanksgiving feast!

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After a popular feast last year, Caravan returned with second helpings of its ‘Mao’roccan’ Thanksgiving meal. From the ras el hanout butternut squash soup to the turkey with sweet potato and cranberry tajine, Caravan owner Badr Benjelloun put a Moroccan twist on holiday classics.

Guests were asked to buy Maovember pins and donate rmb100 minimum for the meal, with seatings at both 6 PM and 8 PM. Caravan also donated sales of mulled apple cider, donated by Orchard Pig. After the meal, Caravan went from Mao’roccan to rockin’ as customers enjoyed live music.

With money from 45 pins and ‘Mao’roccan’ meals, a dozen mulled cider and personal donations, Caravan raised an impressive 74,500 mao (rmb7,450) for Maovember!

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Recap | ‘Paws for a cause’ with Dog Pub Crawl!

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The first Maovember Dog Pub Crawl saw dozens of our four-legged friends, of almost every shape and size, tour the Sanlitun area. Everyone gathered at the first stop Beer Mania, then visited The Local, XL Bar & Restaurant and Paddy O’Shea’s before winding up at Jing-A. At each venue, the people got a beverage while the pooches got snacks courtesy of Penny’s Food Studio. With 31 attendees, these “paws for a cause” raised 31,000 mao (rmb3,100) for Maovember!

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Recap | Irish Volunteer / Hockey Bar pitch in with corn toss classic!

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The annual Charity Corn-Toss Classic at Irish Volunteer and sibling venue Hockey Bar is a cornerstone Maovember event. Each year, people congregate to compete, enjoy comradeship and beverages, and raise money for good causes.

The 5th edition of this event was no different as 12 teams participated in a round robin tourney to determine the corn toss champ. With teams paying rmb100 each, and rmb3,500 in team sponsorships courtesy of Martin Winchell and Jen Ambrose, the competition alone raised 47,000 mao (rmb 4,700). In the end, veterans Tom McCabe and Mike Kusy edged new teammates Steve Wang and Big Mike 21-18 in a freezing-cold nail-biting finale.

Irish Volunteer also raised money via craft beer donated by WE Brewery, Crown Royal donated by blog Beijing Boyce and drinks donated by the bar. That raised an additional rmb 2,900 for a one-day total of rmb 7,600. Irish Volunteer has also sold rmb 1,000 worth of Maovember pins this year!

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Recap | WE Brewery’s Tianjin-Beijing ‘Twin Cities’ mission!

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Craft brewers WE put Tianjin on the Maovember map once again this year. Then took that charitable spirit on the road to Beijing.

The “Twin Cities” bash saw WE Brewery dedicate a tap to Maovember from 5 PM to close. After much guzzling, and with people making additional donations, WE raised a whopping 61,650 mao (rmb 6,165).

But WE wasn’t done. Owner Steve Wang not only brought a keg of his beer to Beijing the next day to sell for charity at the annual corn toss tournament but also entered a team that had rmb 2,000 in sponsorships!

Check out these photos to see WE in action in both cities!

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Recap | CHEERS Fiesta Latina steps up with 32,000 mao!

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The Shuguangxili branch of CHEERS got the weekend off to a fun start with a Fiesta Latina party. Guests danced the night away while enjoying a free flow of sangria and gluewine for rmb50. With money from drinks, dancing and donations, the event raised 32,000 mao (rmb 3,200) for Maovember.

CHEERS has been supporting Maovember all month, including a “win your weight in wine” contest and a rmb600 donation from the team in Chengdu!

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Recap | Q Mex raises 41,000 mao in charity quiz!

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The fourth annual Q Mex Bar & Grill charity quiz tested not only the brain power of participants but also, with two teams tied after the fourth and final round, their drinking prowess.

A voluntary donation of rm100 got teams a free pitcher of beer and most took advantage of the offer. Q Mex also raised funds through a tequila auction, sales of Day of the Dead shirts and rmb10 for every margarita and tequila shot sold.

The night saw fierce competition under the guidance of quiz masters Carlos and Faye and Q Mex manager Lucy Li. And that tie at the top meant a beer-chugging finale to discover the winner and a fine end to a fun night.

All in all, Q Mex raised 41,000 mao (rmb 4,100) for Maovember!

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