To kick off American Craft Beer Week, Bierock is holding a fundraiser for Ukrainian refugees with Alaskan Brewing Company on Tuesday May 10.
Alaskan Brewing made a Russian Imperial Stout for their 35th Anniversary Ale. It only made sense to hold a charitable event for Ukrainian refugees seeing as Alaska is the closest state to Russia and they made a Russian Imperial Stout.
For every pour of the Alaskan Brewing Company beer, Bierock will donate to Mercy Corps, and their efforts to aid the crisis in Ukraine.
According to the charity, “Mercy Corps is on the ground in Ukraine, Romania, and Poland, providing funding to local organizations that know their community needs best and working to meet urgent humanitarian needs. We also plan to provide emergency cash assistance and connect people on the move with information, such as where to access basic services, information on safe routes, and their legal rights.”
Bierock secured a sixth barrel of Alaskan Brewing’s 35th Anniversary Ale, made with birch syrup and wildflower honey.
The brewery’s description of the beer is as follows…
This complex and malt forward Imperial Stout is brewed with an array of local ingredients and flavors to add dimension and celebrate Alaskan’s history and home. Alaska birch syrup from Kahiltna Birchworks lends a deep, almost tart character to the dark malt profile, while wildflower honey adds a delicate sweetness and floral notes to the aroma and finish. The slight addition of our in-house alder-smoked malt alludes to the distinctive roasted flavor of turn-of-the-century malting practices, without overpowering the more subtle flavors of this dynamic anniversary brew.
Our Ukrainian Refugee fundraiser is part of a series of six straight days of events during American Craft Beer Week. Stay tuned for future announcements for the full lineup of events.
Bierock’s full food and drink menu will be held the night of the event.
Located at 2911 N. Sherman Ave., Bierock is part of the Northside TownCenter and across the street from Warner Park.