Updated, Friday March 2nd. Go to bottom of post to see updates.
Kim and I live very near a fire station. The firefighters are our neighbors. A while ago, one of the firefighters asked me if the sound of the engines leaving the garage and the other inherent noises of a fire station were bothersome. I thought the question was absurd. At 3:00 a.m. when the garage door goes up and they start the engines, it is anything but bothersome. For crying out loud, somebody’s house is on fire. I’m not going to complain that it isn’t mine. In truth, they are very respectful and we hardly even know they are there. We love our firefighting neighbors. They rock!
When most people run out, firefighters run in. To say the profession is noble is a gross understatement. Firefighters deserve our undying gratitude and anything else we can give them. Silver City Brewery agrees with me on this one. Below is the press release about the new beer they are releasing to benefit the Firefighters Benevolence Fund. The label artworks is amazing, in my opinion. I don’t doubt the beer is excellent as well.
Silver City Brewery introduces Saint Florian IPA
benefiting Washington State Council of Firefighters Benevolent Fund
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.
Update – March 2nd
Silver City Brewery and Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill team up to raise funds for the Professional Fire Fighters of Kitsap County Benevolent Association and introduce benefit beer, Silver City Saint Florian IPA.
Bremerton, WA – March 2, 2012 – The Professional Fire Fighters of Kitsap County Benevolent is, once again, teaming up with Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill and Silver City Brewery to raise money for their Benevolent Association. Starting the Saint Patrick’s Day holiday week, Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill is hosting a kick-off event on Saturday, March 10 at 5:30 pm to begin the week-long fundraiser. The kick off will feature Silver City Brewery’s introduction of Saint Florian IPA, along with the release of commemorative Saint Patrick’s Day pint glass.
Saint Florian, the patron saint of firefighters, is now the namesake of a northwest-produced 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 the Professional Fire Fighters of Kitsap County Benevolent Association. Saint Florian IPA enables us to extend that relationship to other areas around the Puget Sound.”
The Professional Fire Fighters of Kitsap County Benevolent Association will release commemorative glassware for purchase that affords guests of Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill discounted pints through the St. Patrick’s Day holiday on Saturday March 17th when they bring in the glass. Proceeds from the sales of the pint glasses will benefit the local Benevolent Association as well.
Saint Florian IPA and the commemorative Professional Fire Fighters of Kitsap County Benevolent Association/Cloverleaf pint glass will be presented by representatives of Silver City Brewery, the Cloverleaf and the Benevolent Association to the firefighters and Cloverleaf guests in a brief announcement at 5:30 pm. Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill co-owner Kyle Welling said, “The Benevolent Association is a worthy cause that helps our local heroes and our community as a whole. The Cloverleaf is always looking for ways to give back to the local community and is honored to participate in this event.”
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.
The PFFKC Benevolent Association is proud to partner with local businesses such as Silver City Brewery and the Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill to help raise funds to provide support to the citizens and fire fighters of Kitsap County.
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