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Brewing Beer To Help Bushfire Affected Communities6 March 2020 – posted in: Craft Ales
As part of the local and international beer community’s ongoing support for bushfire relief efforts in Australia, brewers the world over have all been brewing the same beer, made with the same recipe. This beer is called “Resilience Beer” and is a 5% Pale Ale.
The project arose in the wake of the recent unprecedented bushfires and the desire of the Australian beer industry to find ways to support those impacted by the fires, at a grassroots level.
10% of sales will go towards Ryefield Hops, a family owned and run hop grower located on the Far South Coast. They were impacted by the Werri Berri drought and then the bushfire, at a similar time to the Currowan fire that impacted the three breweries further north.
It’s hoped the three local breweries can help this young hop farming business purchase new hop stock after their 2019 crop was heavily impacted from heat from the bush fire that came very close to their property. They also hope to be able to implement water security measures to ensure their new yard can be in full operation next season.
Liam Jackson, Cupitt’s Estate Head Brewer said “it’s been a tough time for our local businesses, but this is a great opportunity to come together as a community and help out a fire affected grower in our region. Making beer is what we all do well, so it makes sense to make a beer together to help. Our customers can enjoy a great beer and help raise much needed funds at the same time”.