Sonoma Pride is being released in effort to raise funds for victims of the catastrophic fire events that have taken place in Sonoma County, California in October of 2017. It is a partnership between Russian River Brewing Company and King Ridge Foundation.
Sonoma Pride was originally conceptualized by Natalie and Vinnie Cilurzo from Russian River Brewing Company in July 2015 to celebrate the bounty and greatness of Sonoma County. Since that time, two beers (Amasa and Dauenhauer) have lived under the Sonoma Pride brand as an annual release at the Russian River Brewing Company brewpub. Under the dire circumstances Sonoma County is facing, Natalie and Vinnie have redirected the use of the Sonoma Pride name to help those in need after the tragic fires in Sonoma County. Instead of re-brewing Amasa and Dauenhauer (which have long production times) they are simply brewing a beer called Sonoma Pride to help those in need.
You can donate online here – > www.sonomapride.com
“We wanted to support our good friends Vinnie and Natalie in their efforts to work with the Sonoma Pride fundraiser to re-build the local community and help their friends, families and co-workers after the fires effected the Sonoma area so tragically.”
Logan Plant, founder and owner of Beavertown
As we wanted to help our friends out at Russian River, we thought we’d use the opportunity to do a Beavertown take on their most famous beer: Pliny the Elder. We brewed our beer to a slightly lower ABV with a touch of malt character, solid bitterness and loaded with classic West Coast hops.
This beer will go into a limited amount of kegs and all profits from the sale will go to the fundraiser. Release date will be early December.
We used our old cask washer as a hopback to get even more hops into the brew hot side. The hops were mainly Simcoe but there is also some Columbus and Amarillo in there.