Stoup Brewing announces release of a beer to benefit refugee and immigrant women and families


Stoup Brewing just announced the release of its Mother of Exiles IPA, the next beer in the Beer Trumps Hate series of beers.  Mother of Exiles IPA benefits Refugee Women’s Alliance (REWA). Beer lovers are invited to join Stoup Brewing at the taproom in Ballard on Tuesday, February 6 from 5:00 – 8:00 for an event benefiting REWA.

Here’s the official announcement with more details:

Stoup Brewing Announces The Release of MOTHER OF EXILES IPA To Benefit Refugee Women’s Alliance as Part of The Beer Trumps Hate Campaign

SEATTLE, February 1, 2018 – As part of the Beer Trumps Hate campaign initiated by Rooftop Brewing following the 2017 election, Stoup Brewing has brewed MOTHER OF EXILES IPA. Proceeds from the sale of this beer will benefit The Refugee Women’s Alliance (REWA) during the month of February.

In addition to simply enjoying pints of this beer around town, beer lovers can directly support the initiative by joining Stoup in their tap room on Tuesday, February 6 from 5-8pm for a $1/pint night. Wendi Lindquist from REWA will be on hand to accept direct donations and share details about their organization. Beer Trumps Hate information and swag will also be available.

On February 22nd, Rooftop Brewing will also pour the beer in their own taproom contributing a portion of their own proceeds to REWA.

About the Beer

Mother of Exiles IPA

ABV 7%, IBU 70 SRM 5

It’s no secret that at Stoup, we love Galaxy hops. So in the making of this beer, we boosted Galaxy’s huge tropical fruit aroma and flavor with a little Citra (another one of our favorites). In the end, the beer packs a massive hop nose and finishes with a clean, firm bitterness.

About Beer Trumps Hate

Beer Trumps Hate was started in 2017 by Rooftop Brewing Company in response to negative rhetoric in the national political environment. In the belief that beer and community go hand in hand, they have created a program in which local breweries choose a month and a beneficiary organization they would like to support with proceeds in an effort to promote awareness and raise funds. #DrinkBeerDoGood #BeerTrumpsHate

About ReWA

Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) is a nationally recognized nonprofit that provides holistic services to help refugee and immigrant women and families thrive by working with multi-cultural communities to promote integration and self-sufficiency. All services are designed to quickly and effectively stabilize clients, promote acculturation, increase language proficiency, and improve employability. At Stoup, we definitely wanted to benefit a community that is surely feeling the backlash of new political policies. In helping refugee women, we are helping their children and partners too, hopefully casting a wider net of support.

About the beer’s name

Taken from a sonnet that American poet Emma Lazarus wrote in 1883 to raise money for the construction of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
MOTHER OF EXILES. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”




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