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Brewery Fundraiser Will Benefit Multiple Sclerosis

Moustache Brewing Co. in Riverhead will host Dexterity Issues: A Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser on Thursday, January 14, and donate all proceeds from beer sales to fund research, programs and treatments for those living with MS. A special double IPA, also named Dexterity Issues, will be released during the event.

Held at the 400 Hallett Avenue tasting room between 4 and 9 p.m., the event aims to help brewery founders Lauri and Matthew Spitz reach their $10,000 fundraising goal. Their efforts will culminate in a race up 66 flights of stairs at 30 Rockefeller Plaza on February 28, 2016, to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

“Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that damages the nerves in the brain causing interruptions in the brain’s communication with the body. It sucks,” Matthew Spitz said in an email to Moustache patrons. “Common problems range from trouble walking, clumsiness, blurred or double vision, slurred speech, exhaustion, cognitive impairment (sounds a lot like being drunk all the time), numbness and tingling, pain and stiffness, spasticity, becoming blind, paralysis… Pretty much, if the brain controls it, it may be affected. I was diagnosed with MS over two years ago and I really want someone to find a cure.”

Donations may be made online at nationalmssociety.org.

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