Bahama Yellow, a Hefeweizen released by Miami's Beat Culture Brewery to raise money for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.
Beat Culture Brewery via Facebook.
South Florida Breweries Help Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts for Bahamas
September 5, 2019 | 2:16pm
Breweries across South Florida have pooled their resources to help communities in the Bahamas that were decimated by Hurricane Dorian.
Dorian made landfall in the northern Bahamas September 1 as a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 185 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center, and was stationary over the area for nearly two days. At least 20 deaths have been attributed to Dorian in Abaco and Grand Bahama alone, according to the Nassau Guardian.
Breweries from Miami-Dade to Palm Beach have organized their efforts to donate supplies and raise money for those affected.
Below is a list of South Florida breweries gathering supplies and funds to help the people of the Bahamas.
If you are from a brewery, bar, or restaurant that's organizing any fundraising activity or supply drive, please email email@example.com with details.
The brewery recently released Bahama Yellow, a Hefeweizen. Purchase the Bahamas-themed beer and the proceeds will go to Dorian relief. Beat Culture has also joined forces with Abarth Club Florida and Corsa Club America to hold a hurricane-relief drive at the brewery Monday, September 9, from 7 to 10 p.m. Find details on Beat Culture's Facebook page.
Due South Brewing Co.
2900 High Ridge Rd., #3, Boynton Beach
Due South is partnering with the Bahamas Relief Effort, a group run by military veterans, to send supplies to the islands. You can find a list of needed supplies on Due South Brewing's Facebook page and drop them off at the brewery.
Mathews Brewing Company
130 S. H St., Lake Worth
The brewery is hosting a music festival this Saturday, September 7, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. to benefit Dorian relief efforts. The benefit will offer food trucks, raffles, and live music by bands such as Speed the Dub, Hell and Holler, and others. One dollar from every beer sold will be donated to relief. The brewery is also accepting donations of supplies such as water, canned goods, and dog food.
Tarpon River Brewing 280 SW Sixth St, Fort Lauderdale
Lisa Siegel from Tarpon River Brewing and Riverside Market says her team rounded up four 50-foot shipping containers holding items such as medical supplies, food, clothes, and dozens of pallets of water.
Siegel met with officials in the shipping and aviation industries Monday. She adds that Cliff Berry Inc., located less than a mile from Riverside Market South, donated the four shipping containers. Siegel received clearance from the Bahamian government to deliver the containers via boat Saturday.
The call for donations was announced on social media, Siegel says, and the donations flowed into Tarpon River Brewing, Riverside Market, and other drop-off locations in a matter of hours. Siegel adds there will be a second call for donations — of items such as tents, tools, and rebuilding supplies — but they can't be accepted now due to logistical reasons.
Tarpon River Brewing is also organizing several benefit events over the weekend, including a $28 spinning class hosted by Cyclebar Fort Lauderdale this Friday, September 6, that includes a Tarpon River beer. Siegel says a benefit concert will take place Tarpon River Sunday, September 7.
She's asking the public to donate money to the Hope 4 Hope Town — Abaco Islands Relief Fund GoFundMe page, which has raised more than $260,000 as of Wednesday evening.
The Tank Brewing Company
5100 NW 72nd Ave., Miami