Brewers Create Special Beer To Help Australian Bushfires Victims

Eight central Pennsylvania beer makers are joining together to help disaster victims. And it's not the first time.

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"G'day, mate" will be the greeting of the night tonight at Funk Brewing in Emmaus, PA, northwest of Philadelphia. That's where they'll debut a special batch of beer, brewed up by beer makers from eight local microbreweries who are teaming up to raise money to help victims of the bush fires in Australia.

Resilience website

The extra pale ale they've concocted is called Resilience XPA. It's made from a recipe provided by California's Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. The Morning Call says Sierra Nevada is encouraging beer makers worldwide to join in similar efforts, to raise money for the Australia victims. "The Resilience Beer is an opportunity for the Australian and global brewing community to work together in a collective effort with brewers, suppliers, retailers, publicans, beer lovers and beer media uniting to maximize the fundraising potential," said Sierra Nevada on their website.

Eight Lehigh County, PA breweries are teaming up to make one brew with sales benefiting Australian fire victims.Funk Brewing Company Facebook

Beer makers from Funk, Yergey's, Lost Tavern, Two Rivers, Bonn Place, Hidden River, Freewill and Proper Brewing Companies are participating in the brewing collaboration in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. It's the second time they've done this. They were involved in a similar beer relief plan in November 2018, also organized by Sierra Nevada, to help restoration efforts after the California wildfires. That raised $15 million for fire relief.

There's talk about making a large-scale brew of the same beer that could supply kegs and cans to Australian retailers and continue the fundraising effort. Sparkt toasts Sierra Nevada for coming up with the relief idea, and brewers like these for joining in to help!

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If you'd like to try the beer, and support Australian fire relief, click here to find a brewery near you that's brewing up Resilience XPA.

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