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


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!


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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Tianjin! WE Brewery to host ‘Twin City’ bash


WE Brewery is putting Tianjin on the Maovember map once again! This year’s party is called Twin City.

Part one will be held in Tianjin on November 17 where, from 5 PM, WE will have a dedicated tap: every rmb30 pour goes to Maovember.

The next day. WE’s Steve Wang will deliver the money to Beijing and participate in the fifth annual charity corn toss tournament at The Irish Volunteer. Party times two!

Key details: 5 PM until late, November 17, at WE Brewery, Yi He Li, Xi An dao, He Ping District in Tianjin. More details here.

As Steve Wang says, “The more you drink, the more you give!”

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