WASHINGTON — Two of Maryland’s craft breweries are teaming up to raise some money for flood-ravaged Ellicott City.
Frederick-based Flying Dog Brewery and Laurel-based Jailbreak Brewing Company will jointly release Watershed Moment Belgian IPA next week with 100 percent of the profits going toward flood relief for Ellicott City.
On the night of July 30, raging floodwaters tore through Ellicott City’s historic district, damaging numerous buildings and killing two stranded motorists.
The two breweries will premiere the beer on Sept. 9 at two establishments in downtown Ellicott City, Judge’s Bench and The Wine Bin.
“I was born and raised in Ellicott City, so this obviously hit home for me,” said Flying Dog Chief Marketing Officer Ben Savage. “The beauty of craft beer is being able to be creative, nimble and spring into action for incredible projects like this.”
The two breweries say Watershed Moment is a hybrid of Jailbreak’s Poor Righteous IPA and Flying Dog’s Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA. The malt bill is from Poor Righteous, the hops are a blend of those used in both beers, and the yeast is the El Diablo Belgian strain used in Raging Bitch.
“It’s been an honor and a blessing to be accepted into the Howard County Community, so when Ellicott City called upon its community for assistance, we felt compelled to help our neighbors in their time of need,” said Jailbreak Co-Founder Justin Bonner.
Watershed Moment will be available on draft and in cans in the Howard County and Baltimore area markets for a limited time.
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