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Benefit Celebrating the Life of Tom McHugh

Join us for a day of celebration in memory of our chef, Tom McHugh.  Tom joined the Amery Ale Works team in 2017, building our kitchen into what it is today.  If you’ve enjoyed the beer brisket nachos or our Thursday night pizza, this incredible individual has indirectly impacted your life.  

Battling metastatic prostate cancer for over seven years, Tom was a symbol of strength and courage.  He brought so much to this team, this bar(n), the patrons and all of the individuals in his life that he has touched.  

We hope that you can join us alongside Tom’s incredible family for a Celebration of Life and Benefit in his honor on Saturday May 18th. We will begin the day at 12pm to share memories and Toast to Tom followed by a day long benefit to celebrate our dear friend, chef Tom McHugh.

12pm – Celebration of Life: Sharing Memories, Stories, and a Toast to Tom

2pm – Beanbag Tournament ($20/per team due day of event)

2pm-10pm – Live Music: The Robert’s Brothers, Gravel Road and the Rick’s Duo

All Day - Raffles, beer specials, and Tom’s Build Your Own Burger Bar

If you are interested in volunteering to help out at this event please sign up with this link: Volunteer4Tom.

If you would like to sign up in advance to play in our Tosses for Tom Bean Bag Tournament please follow this link: Tosses4Tom. $20/team due on the day of the tournament.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation to the family, please follow this link: Donations4Tom.

If you are interested in donating a raffle item or basket to the benefit, please reach out to

All proceeds from this benefit will go directly to Tom McHugh’s family, his wonderful wife, Candice McHugh who also works at Amery Ale Works and Clear Lake School District. Please join us in support of this incredible family and to celebrate the life of one incredible individual, Thomas McHugh.

Earlier Event: May 12
Mother's Day Succulent Make and Take
Later Event: May 22