With the coronavirus continuing to wreak havoc on the US brewing and hospitality industry, new beers are now being offered that hope to help provide some relief…
New Goose Island Beer Benefits Healthcare Workers
Goose Island Beer has brewed up something special that will not only take the edge off the stress that comes with sheltering-at-home, but also generates funds for COVID-19 relief.
Available exclusively in crowlers for delivery within Chicago, or for curbside pickup at the brewery’s Fulton Street Taproom, Goose Island Sunshine Tomorrow is a 5.8% ABV hoppy Blonde Ale. And ALL of the profits from it will go to the Chicago Community Covid Response Fund launched by United Way of Metro Chicago to support local health and human services organizations.
“Goose Island has always been supported by our local community here in Chicago, and they’ve always taken care of Goose Island and have supported us over the past 30 some years,” Pete Olsen, the lead brewer behind the initiative at Goose Island, told InsideHook…
“So, I thought it was really important that we were in a position where we can give back and we can do something that brings joy to people, but then also can help our healthcare workers and those on the frontline.”
“In terms of style, there’s nothing better than sitting back at a baseball game with a nice cold, crisp blonde ale or something that’s really refreshing. So I wanted to create a light blonde ale, reminiscent of Chicago summer and better times ahead>’
5 New Hampshire Breweries craft Collaboration Beer to Help Hospitality Workers
Great North Aleworks, Woodstock Inn Brewery, Moat Mountain Brewing, Smuttynose Brewing and Great Rhythm Brewing Company have joined forces to create a new beer to raise money for New Hampshire hospitality workers whose livelihoods have been endangered by the coronavirus pandemic.
One-hundred percent of the proceeds from Gratuity Pale Ale will be donated to the New Hampshire Hospitality Employee Relief Fund, so they can continue supporting employees of the state’s hospitality industry who now find themselves out of work due to COVID-19.
Because of the lockdown orders currently in place in New Hampshire, an in-person collaboration was off the table. Great North brewed the beer and all five brewers have donated the needed supplies and ingredients.
Crafted with heart and fueled on copious amount of Galaxy, Amarillo and Lemon Drop hops, Gratuity Pale Ale will be ready to ship to exclusive distributor Amoskeag Beverages the first week of May 2020 and available state wide in New Hampshire.