A new craft beer just released, Surge Protector IPA, will raise funds for hurricane relief.
Sandy Relief Beer started as a video project by Matt Furman and Niko Krommydas. It grew to become a collaborative relief effort by eight local breweries after Hurricane Sandy devastated Long Island and destroyed Barrier Brewing Company in Oceanside. Participants from the Long Island brewing community gathered at Blue Point Brewing Company in December to brew Surge Protector IPA, with each brewery donating an ingredient to create a new India Pale Ale. Proceeds from the sale of Surge Protector will aid victims of Hurricane Sandy and the recovery efforts of Barrier Brewery, heavily damaged in floods caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Long Island Cares, Inc. will receive one-half of all proceeds from Sandy Relief Beer. Clare Rose Inc. is funding Sandy Relief Beer and handling all distribution of Surge Protector IPA.
Barrier Brewing Company
Blind Bat Brewery
Blue Point Brewing Company
Great South Bay Brewery
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
Long Ireland Beer Company
Port Jeff Brewing Company
Spider Bite Beer Company
Surge Protector IPA will be released in six locations on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 including establishments in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Nassau & Suffolk.
Alewife NYC: 5-14 51st Ave. Long Island City, Queens, NY. (718) 937-7494
The Black Sheep Ale House: 8 2nd Street Mineola, NY. (516) 307-1280
The Bronx Ale House: 216 W. 238th St. Bronx, NY. (718) 601-0204
The Pony Bar: 637 10th Ave. (W. 45th St.) New York, NY. (212) 586-2707
61 Local: 61 Bergen St. Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY. (347) 763-6624
The Tap Room: 114 West Main St. Patchogue, NY. (631) 569-5577