After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, so many different groups have stepped forward and raised funds for worthy causes to assist those in need. Rappers, TV hosts, and restaurateurs have been using their trades to make right what the damage from winds and flooding caused. In the craft beer space, there has been an overwhelming outpour as well. Texas beer all-stars Shiner, Real Ale, Oskar Blues, Karbach, Family Business, Saint Arnold, 8th Wonder, Independence and more all stepped up to the plate quickly to organize drives, raffles, donate money, provide cans of water and more to help those in need. But one community of brewers from the Sparkling City by the Sea managed to unite and take it up a notch to actually CREATE a new beer to help with relief efforts.
Corpus Christi, the 7th biggest city in Texas, sits right on the coast and is still in need of much repair so local breweries — Lorelei Brewing Company, Rebel Toad Brewing Co., Lazy Beach Brewing and B & J’s Pizza - Brew Pub — teamed up to make a special beer together with proceeds to help with Harvey relief efforts! The Coastal Relief Pale (CRP, which also just so happens to be the airport code for Corpus) is an easy drinking American Pale Ale clocking in at 5.1% with plenty of citrus and piney hop notes from the Cascade and Chinook hop varietals. All of the proceeds from the beer go to Corpus Craft Cares, a new non-profit formed by the brewers to aid with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Drink up!
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports that this won’t be a one-time thing and that the formation of Corpus Craft Cares will continue to support the community with public service, fundraisers and yes, more beer.
The beer is being released this Saturday, September 23rd at the Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi from noon to midnight. All of the participating breweries will be on hand along with outdoor/indoor activities for the whole fam, a silent auction, photo ops, a DJ and prize giveaways throughout the day. TONS OF FUN. Here’s a Facebook event page to prove it!
If you’re in or around the third coast, keep an eye out for Coastal Relief Pale and know that each pint helps.