Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant is collaborating with the Hershey Volunteer Fire Department with the creation of a limited edition, red-tinted Indian Pale Ale known as Ember Ale. This special ale will debut March 10 with a ceremonial First Pour at 5 p.m.
For every Ember Ale purchased, Iron Hill will donate $1 to the fire company. The release party is also part of Iron Hill’s “Give 20” program in which the company will donate 20% of any bill with the presentation of the Ember Ale “Give 20” flyer on March 10. The flyer can be found at this link, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting Iron Hill’s website. Hard copies can also be obtained at the Hershey Volunteer Fire Company. The fire department will also be selling limited edition t-shirts and pint glasses. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to support your local volunteer fire company!
John Wyse, the safety officer of the Hershey Volunteer Fire Department, said that “the funds raised from this will go to operating costs, equipment, and other basic things at the station that are needed.” He also mentioned that this opportunity was really exciting and that he would like to do something similar to this in the future.
General manager of Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant, Matthew Roegner, is also a fan of this fundraiser. “Being involved in the community and helping raise funds through our “Give 20” program is a great way to celebrate our local organizations,” he said, “It is our pleasure to serve our community and support our first responders.”
In addition to providing fire prevention and first responder services, the Hershey Volunteer Fire Department is a fantastic community partner. Throughout the month of October, which includes Fire Prevention Week, the Hershey Volunteer Fire Department provides fire prevention and safety training at Derry Township public schools and Conewago Elementary School, as well as numerous daycare facilities, reaching almost 3,000 people in this month alone. The department also offers a fire extinguisher use and safety program and assistance with the installation of smoke detectors. The Hershey Volunteer Fire Department collaborates with the Downtown Hershey Association and other organizations and participates in various community events including National Night Out and the Soup Cook-off, in addition to the fulfilling the critical responsibility of transporting Santa on his visits to Hershey during the holiday season. Raise a glass of Ember Ale on March 10 to show your support for the Hershey Volunteer Fire Department and all they do to keep our community safe!