Heavy Seas Beer released the following message today:
"Many of you might remember Mick Kipp, aka Mick T. Pirate, who provided food at many of our past festivals. Sadly, Mick passed away last spring. Originally we had planned a singular event on September 19th to raise money for an education fund for Mick's daughter, Matoaka.
As with any nautical excursion, sometimes there is a change of course. We have decided not to do a special event on September 19th, but rather to celebrate his life by donating 10% of the net proceeds from our Beer & Bacon Fest and our next 3 festivals to Matoaka's education fund.
This means that when you attend our next 4 festivals, not only will you have an extrAARGHdinary time, but you will also be contributing and supporting our friend Mick and his dream to send his daughter to college."