Tim & Ray met at a Singlecut Tap Takeover at SD, when she worked for Singlecut.
SingleCut was founded in 2012 by Rich Buceta, who sold his sold his collection of vintage guitars to finance the brewery. It was the first production brewery in Queens since Prohibition.
Beer names are generally musically themed: lyrics, bands, artists, musical instruments.
We selected this charity last month and are bringing them back again! Sania, Tim’s daughter, is a big advocate of the LGBT community. In light of the BLM movement, we felt it appropriate to highlight and support this Albany-based group dedicated to advocating for people of color in the LGBT community.
IOOV’s mission is to work for and ensure the physical, mental, spiritual, political, cultural
and economic survival and growth of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people of color communities.
They Seek to…
As society is becoming more aware of the current and historical challenges faced by people of color and more conversations are being had about Black Lives, we wanted to make sure that the conversations and movements were inclusive of the diversity that exists within the Black/People of Color community so that when people hear “Black Lives Matter” they know that it means ALL Black Lives including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Black Lives. Therefore, when IOOV’s CEO met with the City of Albany to commission a Black Lives Matter mural/art instillation on Lark Street, she requested that the message be couched in between two Progressive LGBT flags. This initiative garnered local and national attention for its intentional and intersectional approach.
Tandra R. LaGrone, CEO