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.

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