We love being a big part of our amazing community here in Charlottesville.
When Lynsie was nominated as a member of Cville’s Finest for this year’s Brewer’s Ball to benefit Cystic Fibrosis at Three Notch’d Brewery, she jumped at the chance. It’s a been a fun and humbling few months learning all about Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Lynsie has been working toward meeting her fundraising goals leading up the the Ball. If you’re interested in donating, email Lynsie at firstname.lastname@example.org or
This week was the release of Three Notch’d Brewery’s special collaboration beer with other local brewers, like our friend Kevin at Random Row, Pro-renata, Blue Mountain, and more. Lynsie was invited to the behind-the-scenes breakfast where this 65 Roses brew began its fermentation process.
Last night it was ready to be tasted by all!
Next time you’re at a local brewery or restaurant, ask for 65 Roses. $1 from every pint sold will benefit CF! And in case you’re wondering why this delicious Belgian Blonde is called 65 Roses, here’s a sweet story:
A boy born with CF had a mom that would stop at nothing to fight for a cure for CF for her son and others. She was on the phone constantly talking about Cystic Fibrosis to whomever she could who could help make a difference through research and fundraising. One day, her son approached her and asked why she always talked about “65 roses” so much. Puzzled, she stopped, listened carefully and realized that when he had heard her over the years talking about Cystic Fibrosis, it sounded to him like 65 Roses. And thus, the sweet name for this annual brew was born!
Vie offers a very special thanks to the CFF and Three Notch’d Brewing for their efforts and support in finding a cure for CF.
For this Memorial Day Weekend, try making our take on beer-braised brats with the 65 Roses brew! And don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the upcoming Brewer’s Ball on June 14th!
MAIN 65 Roses Brewer's Ball Brats
Yield 6 subs
This year Founder Lynsie Steele was nominated as an honoree for the 2018 Brewer's Ball at Three Notch'd Brewery to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). This is our kick off recipe to launch this amazing fundraising effort!
1 tsp olive oil
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 pkg hot or sweet Italian sausages or brats
1/4 tsp salt
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 can or bottle Three Notch'd 65 Roses brew (or any lighter colored beer)
1 pkg hoagie rolls, sliced in half
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 tsp onion salt
1 pkg mozzarella cheese, shredded
- In a pressure cooker or on the stove top, saute onions and bell peppers in olive oil for a few minutes to soften.
- Make space for the sausages and add them, making sure that they sit flush against the bottom of the pan.
- After 5 minutes of browning on one side, flip and repeat for an additional 5 minutes.
- Add salt and red pepper flakes, and pour beer over top. If using a pressure cooker, set cook time to 10 minutes on high pressure and secure lid. If using the stove top, bring mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes, adding more liquid as needed to prevent scorching.
- Once onions, peppers and sausages are done, remove from heat and keep warm.
- While sausage mixture is cooking, prepare rolls: Slice almost in half your hoagie rolls, slather with butter and sprinkle with onion salt (watch our video).
- Place rolls in a 350 F preheated oven to bake slightly and toast, about 10 minutes.
- Remove, fill with onions, peppers and sausages, drizzle with hot sauce if desired and top with shredded mozzarella cheese.
- Place back in the oven to melt cheese for 5 minutes.
- Remove, close subs and slice sandwich in half.
- Serve hot!