In light of the historical flooding that took place in south Louisiana over the last 5 days, many local breweries are making sure they help with the relief efforts. I was one of the lucky ones in the Baton Rouge area who has not been affected, but many friends, acquaintances and co-workers were not so fortunate. The devastation is, quite honestly, unimaginable. This truly was a 1,000 year flood.
Parish Brewing owner, Andrew Godley, personally rescued dozens of people in the Youngsville area on Friday and Saturday by boat. He’s one of the many heroes of the so called “Cajun Navy” that helped people escape rising flood waters.
Here’s a list of local breweries and their efforts to collect donations and give back to the community. Thanks to all of them. If I missed anyone, let me know and I’ll make sure to add them to the list.
Tin Roof Brewing is collecting items for the relief effort as well as donating 20% of taproom sales tonight (Wednesday) to flood relief.
Urban South Brewery will collect supplies and donate 30% of sales to flood relief on Friday August 19th.
Gnarly Barley Brewing will donate 50% of all proceeds to flood relief on Saturday, starting at noon. They’ll also accept donations of food, water, baby items, etc. to contribute to the relief efforts.
Chafunkta Brewing will collect donated items at their Free Tour Friday at the brewery. Additionally, 100% of the profits on merchandise sales and 100% of the tip jar will be donated to flood relief.
NOLA Brewing will donate $1 for every pint given out at Free Tour Friday, and is suggesting patrons contribute at least $1 for every pint enjoyed during the tour. They are also hosting a raffle to help support the relief efforts. More details can be found here.
Old Rail Brewing is collecting non-perishable food items and customers can get 50 cents off their bill for each item they donate, up to 10 items per bill.
Mudbug Brewery is collecting donations for the relief efforts and will donate $1 from every pint and flight sold in their taproom all weekend long to flood victims.
Crying Eagle Brewing will donate 30% of taproom sales on Thursday to flood relief, in addition to collecting items for donation.
Southern Craft Brewing will donate ALL of their taproom proceeds Friday night to the BRAF Flood Relief Fund.
Natchez Brewing will host a benefit event on Saturday August 27th. $25 tickets get you a souvenir glass with six 6oz pours, a plate of food from Roux 61, a tour and live music. Thanks to Mississippi for supporting the food victims here!
Also, Oskar Blues Austin brewery packaged drinking water in cans today which will be headed to flood victims here in Louisiana.