Silver City Brewery introduces Saint Florian IPA for Charity
Bremerton, WA – March 1, 2012 – Today Silver City Brewery is proud to introduce Saint Florian India Pale Ale. Saint Florian, the patron saint of firefighters, is now the namesake of a northwest IPA designed to raise money for Washington State Council of Fire Fighters Benevolent Funds. Part of the proceeds from each bottle and keg of Saint Florian IPA sold goes directly to the Benevolent Fund where the beer is purchased in the region. Silver City Brewery co-owner Scott Houmes said, “We are very proud to grow our long-standing relationship with Fire Fighters and the Benevolent Association. Saint Florian IPA enables us to extend that relationship to other areas around the Puget Sound.”
Silver City Brewery has helped raise money for the Professional Fire Fighters of Kitsap County Benevolent fund every year since 2001 through their annual Oktoberfest Celebration. In that time, the Oktoberfest event has helped raise over $40,000 for the Professional Firefighters of Kitsap County Benevolent Fund.
Saint Florian IPA will raise funds wherever it is sold in Washington. Of this Brewmaster Don Spencer said “We are very honored to present Saint Florian IPA as way to help raise funds for the Benevolent Fund around the Puget Sound. We hope it will also help raise awareness about the Benevolent Fund, as well as the story of Saint Florian, the Patron Saint of Fire Fighters.”
Saint Florian IPA will debut at Silver City Restaurant in Silverdale, WA on Monday March 5th. A special cask of Saint Florian will be tapped and presented to local firefighters on Wednesday March 7th 5:00pm at Silver City Restaurant as well. Saint Florian IPA will arrive in retail stores in 22oz bottles & on draft around the Puget Sound throughout the month of March.
Washington State Council of Fire Fighter Benevolent Fund
The WSCFF Benevolent Fund was incorporated on January 13, 1995. The WSCFF Benevolent Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation created to provide aid to fire fighters, their families, and others deemed in need. Donations made to the Benevolent Fund that are tax deductible are used to assist beneficiaries in recovering from difficult times resulting from illness, injury or the death of a loved one. We do not solicit the public for donations to the Benevolent Fund. The Benevolent Fund is a registered charity with the Secretary of State. It exists solely as a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. The UBI number for the Benevolent Fund is 601-614-340. At this time, 100% of the funds donated go to the charitable purpose.
Professional Fire Fighters of Kitsap County Benevolent Association
The Professional Fire Fighters of Kitsap County Benevolent Association is a charitable organization originally started by IAFF Local 2819 in 2001. Reorganized as a separate entity in 2011, the Association’s primary function is benevolent and charitable purposes for the benefit of citizens and visitors to Kitsap County; promoting the betterment and general welfare of fire fighters, their families and the general public in times of need.
Silver City Restaurant & Brewery
Silver City Restaurant & Brewery is the Kitsap Peninsula’s premier destination for award-winning, handcrafted beers, Northwest-inspired food, legendary hospitality, and great memories in a fun, friendly environment. Silver City was started in 1996 by Co-owners Steve & Scott Houmes, and it remains a locally owned and operated family establishment. Silver City Brewery’s handcrafted beers are available at more than 650 Puget Sound area bars, restaurants, and grocery stores throughout Kitsap, Jefferson, King, and Pierce counties.
Saint Florian, the Patron Saint of Firefighters, is now a Northwest IPA . A portion of the sale of each bottle and keg of Saint Florian IPA goes to a Washington State Council of Firefighters benevolent fund. Silver City Brewery has a long-standing partnership and tradition of working with our local fire fighters. Saint Florian IPA, formerly Indianola IPA, uses Washington-grown Cascade & Columbus hops that are boldly citrus, floral and piney. What better way to enjoy a truly local handcrafted IPA then knowing you are supporting those that keep us safe. “Cheers to you! And, cheers to fire fighters everywhere!”
Alcohol By Volume: 6.9%
Hops: Columbus, Cascade
Malts: NW Pale, Caramel, British Pale, Munich
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