Fire sucks. Especially when it’s so damn destructive and affects our communities.
So, we came up with an idea to help those directly affected by the wildfires. Fortunately for us, Icicle Brewing Company feels the same way, so we decided to make this a joint effort. Read the official press release below.
You can also just skip all this and go to http://ihor.se/beervsfire, which has more pictures n’ stuff.
For Immediate Release
Two Eastern Washington Breweries Join Forces in Beer vs. Fire Fundraising Effort
Iron Horse Brewery and Icicle Brewing Company plan to raise $12,000 for fire victims.
ELLENSBURG, WA (August 11, 2014) Iron Horse Brewery of Ellensburg and Icicle Brewing Company of Leavenworth are kicking off a fundraising effort called Beer vs Fire to help victims affected by the Carlton Complex, Snag Canyon, Chiwaukum Complex and South Cle Elum Ridge fires. “It’s starting to seem that giant fires are a new feature of summer in our region. As breweries we are in a good position to help with the aftermath. I know I try to do the right thing at times like this, but when beer is involved, I tend to always do the right thing. We’re hoping to facilitate that for our neighbors” said Greg Parker, Owner of Iron Horse Brewery “And of course working with the great Icicle Brewing Company makes this even better”.
“The fundraising portion is designed to be simple”, said Jared Vallejo, Marketing Director at Iron Horse Brewery. “For every purchase of specially marked ‘Beer vs Fire’ bottles the producing brewery will contribute $1.00 toward the fund.” said Vallejo. The goal for the fundraising effort is to raise $12,000. “It’s an ambitious goal”, commented Pam Brulotte, Owner of Icicle Brewing Company “but we believe with the support of our wholesale partners and retailers this can happen.” The funds will be directed to the local Red Cross, specifically designated for the fires.
THE BEER & AVAILABILITY
Icicle Brewing Company will be packaging their Crosscut Pilsner. The newest beer to be bottled by IBC, this Pils was crafted to be a beer that any and everyone can enjoy which fits the mold of this fundraiser as it’s an effort in which any and everyone can help make a difference 1 or 100 beers at a time!
Iron Horse Brewery will be packaging its popular 509 Style ale in 22oz Bottles. The ale of the eastside, as Iron Horse calls it, is currently available in draught but because 509 is the area code of Eastern Washington it only made sense to use this beer for fundraising on this side of the mountains.
Both beers are uniquely produced by their respective breweries, but will be specially marked with a red ‘Beer vs Fire’ moniker on the labels to help customers recognize the fundraising initiative. 509 Style and Crosscut Pilsner will be available from their respective breweries by the end of August and in a number of bars and grocery stores in Eastern Washington.
For more information and to track the fundraising effort, go to http://ihor.se/beervsfire
About Iron Horse Brewery
Iron Horse Brewery, centrally located in Ellensburg, WA, has been producing hand crafted ales since 2007. Iron Horse is owned by father-son team Greg and Gary Parker. With 32 employees and a recent expansion, enabling IHB to double its brewing capacity, they plan to produce over 13,002 barrels this year. To learn more about the brewery or to simply take a break from Facebook, go to www.ironhorsebrewery.com; you’ll probably be sorry you did.
Greg Parker, General Manager
Jared Vallejo, Marketing Director
About Icicle Brewing Company
Icicle Brewing Company, established in 2010 by Pam and Oliver Brulotte, is located at the foot of the Central Cascades in Leavenworth, Washington. Along with Head Brewer Dean Priebe, IBC has been casually crafting award winning beer one batch at a time. Proud to provide quality beer from here, they continue to strive to be a pillar of support for both Leavenworth as well as the rest of Eastern Washington. To learn more about Icicle Brewing Company, check out their website at www.iciclebrewing.com or simply swing by their tasting room in downtown Leavenworth!
Pam Brulotte, Official Taster of Beer
Matt Bowen, Wearer of Many Hats