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Children with Hydrocephalus are the toughest people we have found so far, and we have made it our mission to use our company as a vehicle to improve their lives.

In early 2015, I learned that my daughter Lucy (born Feb 2015) has Hydrocephalus (along with craniosynostosis), a condition in which fluid builds in the brain, and is only treated with brain surgery. Now at 4 years old, she has already undergone 3 brain surgeries and 7 hospital stays with more likely in her future.

Lucy is tough. Every child I’ve met with this condition is tough.

Unfortunately, there is little funding for research in this area. People with Hydrocephalus are fitted with a shunt, which is a pump-like device in their brain. Nearly 100% of shunts fail within 10 years, which means additional brain surgery to revise the shunt when it fails. Many sufferers have had 20 or more brain surgeries.

I am selfish. I want to raise as much money as possible so one day my daughter may have a better option. Using Locust Cider & Brewing Co, we can make a difference.




Support our team as we WALK TO END HYDROCEPHALUS in honor of Lucy and all of those living with this incurable brain condition. All donations go towards cutting edge research.


Join any of our WALKs or DONATE directly through our Locust Cider Team Pages:

SEATTLE on 8/10
DENVER on 9/1



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There are 3 ways you can help:

  1. BUY OUR CIDER. A portion of sales from our bottles and cans go to the Hydrocephalus Association. Look for them in a store near you.
  2.  JOIN THE SWARM CLUB. For every new club membership, we donate $25 to the Hydrocephalus Association. The rest will go towards new packaging highlighting our donation for every bottle or can sold.
  3. JOIN OUR TEAMS as we walk to end hydrocephalus in SEATTLE on August 10th, in DENVER on September 1st, and DALLAS/FORT WORTH on September 28th. SIGN UP or DONATE directly to the Hydrocephalus Association through our donation pages (see above).

Please join us in this cause. We are building our business around it, and nothing in the world is more important to me.

Jason Spears, founder of Locust Cider & Brewing Co