WHAT WE DO
At Hops & Handlebars, we are committed to fostering community by highlighting local Sacramento creatives, makers, and businesses in fundraising efforts via donations and sponsorship; sharing stories about people’s experience with prostate cancer; educating the Sacramento community about prostate cancer prevention, treatment and support; and remembering Dr. Benjamin Pessah by telling his family’s story.
Hops & Handlebars is organized by Anna and Ryan Pessah, in memory of Dr. Benjamin Pessah - Ryan's father. Dr. Pessah was a humble podiatrist who cared deeply for his family and patients. Dr. Pessah was diagnosed with an aggressive prostate cancer in February 2014 and passed away in April 2016.
We love to highlight our local Sacramento beer scene. This year we're excited to partner with local breweries and beer gardens:
At Ease Brewing Company
Big Stump Brew Co
Check out our Events page for more details
Help us change the face of men's health by rocking a mustache! Mustaches have become a symbol of men's health awareness - and they're not just for men! Put down your razor and pick up the cause by joining our team's Grow & Give Campaign!
All proceeds for Hops & Handlebars are donated to ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer. ZERO invests in patient support programs, research, and awareness. They help save lives, educate and test men, and unite communities to make prostate cancer a national priority.
WHO WE ARE
Anna is a purpose-driven person who enjoys bringing communities together towards a common goal. After losing her father-in-law to prostate cancer, Anna has applied her passion to educating, organizing, and fundraising for prostate cancer awareness.
Mario is the founder of We are Sacramento and co-owner of Tomato Alley Collective. His goal is to inspire people to get involved and help eachother. He loves Sacramento I just want to see everyone win. He only hopes to make Sacramento proud.
CHIEF MUSTACHE OFFICER
Ryan is passionate about helping others especially those fighting prostate cancer. After losing his father in 2016, Ryan continues to raise money for prostate cancer charities, educate individuals about the risks of prostate cancer, and advocate to remove barriers to prostate cancer screenings.
Austen’s career is focused on renewable energy development and has a passion for sustainability. When he’s not on his mountain bike, he’s probably in search of his next cup of cold brew coffee.
Mari is the Founder of Boss Ass Women of Sacramento & XILIA Consulting. Her goal for both organizations include empowering others to pursue their aspirations and to provide a platform for community members to join as one to give back to Sacramento.
Colton was born and raised in Sacramento. He loves beer and plants and owns "Midtown Succulents." In his free time, Colton takes care of plants, plays with his 2 dogs Finn & Chance, and watches sports. He is forever and always a diehard Sacramento Kings fan.