Fight Fire With Beer: Save The San Juans Saturday

Ska Brewing has organized Save the San Juans Saturday to support relief efforts for the 416 fire near Durango. Saturday June 23, breweries across the state are encouraged to donate funds from pint sales to Durango’s Community Emergency Relief Fund (CERF). The fundraising goal is $500,000.

This Saturday, June 23 one dollar from every pint sold at Ska Brewing will be donated to CERF. The brewery has initiated Save The San Juans Saturday to catalyze statewide support for the recovery effort. Dozens of brewing companies, bars, and restaurants have joined the effort.

"That's the unique and great thing about craft beer," Katie Nierling with Parry's Pizza said.  "When somebody's in need, you help each other out."


Odell Brewing will donate $1 from every pint of Colorado Lager sold in its Fort Collins and RiNo Denver homes to fire relief on Saturday, too.

From now through Saturday, one dollar from every Oskar Blues pint sold at the Oskar Blues Brewery Longmont and Oskar Blues Boulder taprooms will support the fund. All sales of CANundrum mixed 12-packs sold to-go from Oskar Blues’ Boulder and Longmont taprooms will be donated as well. 

“Oskar Blues and SKA are cut from the same unconventional ColoRADo cloth and have built our breweries in places we love to play in the outdoors. Hell, you can’t spell oskar without SKA," Oskar Blues Marketing Director Chad Melis said.  "We’re proud to help lead the charge in helping their community respond to the 416 fire with a week of fundraising at our taprooms."

From now through the end of June, New Belgium Brewing is matching tips and donations in its Fort Collins tasting room.

Click here to see the list of participating companies.

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