HARTFORD, SD (KELO) – As part of a nationwide fundraiser, a KELOLAND company is brewing a specialty beer with all proceeds benefiting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. September is the month to prevent cancer in children.
Buffalo Ridge Brewing in Hartford will soon have a new beer on tap called “Raising Hope IPA.”
It is part of a collaboration with Brewing finances the cure.
“100% of the proceeds from this beer will be donated to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation,” said co-owner, brewer, Rick Warkenthien.
As part of this fundraiser, only one brewery in each state is brewing the beer.
“It was started by a few breweries in Tampa Bay and they develop the recipe every year,” Warkenthien says. “That recipe is then sent to one brewery in each state that wants to brew the beer. All the ingredients are donated, and then we donate all of the proceeds from the beer to fund cancer research and treatment for children.”
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The IPA is still in the final phase. It will be available at a release party at the end of the month.
“We can add our creative twists to that and we can use whatever yeast we want to use. Of course our hop schedule will be different, each brewery’s equipment is different,” Warkenthien said.
Brewing beer for a good cause.
“I think every one of us knows someone or has been directly affected by cancer,” said co-owner Callie Tuschen. “It goes to a good cause and it’s a really good opportunity to do good for families and children.”
The release is September 30 – the beer will remain on tap until it runs out.
The IPA will also be sold at 4 other locations across the state, namely Monk’s House of Ale in Sioux Falls, The Independent Ale House in Rapid City, Drifter’s Bar & Grille in Fort Pierre, and The Office Bar in Madison. Those places donate $1 for every pint.