Just after Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas last month, Wynwood Brewing Co. banded together with South Florida’s brewing community to find a way to help the tens of thousands of people impacted. In total, 11 South Florida craft breweries decided to collaborate on Onward Together, a Bohemian Pilsner inspired by island flavors and named for the Bahamian motto “Forward, Upward, Onward, Together.” On Saturday, October 26th, Wynwood Brewing, along with Barrel of Monks, Broski Ciderworks, Concrete Beach, Florida Keys, MIA, The Tank, Tarpon River Brewing, Veza Sur, and West Palm Beach Brewery will tap the collaboration beer and host fund-raising events at their respective taprooms, where 100% of the proceeds will go to non-profits providing aid to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
“We wanted to do our part to help with the relief efforts in the Bahamas and collaborating with some of the amazing breweries in South Florida seemed like a great way to join forces for good,” said Wynwood Brewmaster Nik Mebane. “Brewing Onward Together is a chance for us to step away from our own projects and come together to show our support for the people of the Bahamas. You are not alone! Onward Together!”
Onward Together is a 5% ABV Bohemian Pilsner brewed with fruits local to the Bahamas, including mango, sour orange, pineapple and coconut. The Pilsner style pays homage to the light bodied, refreshing domestic beers that are popular in the Bahamas and the tropical fruits tie in the flavors of the islands.
Wynwood is encouraging beer lovers across the state to head to their local taproom on October 26th, where 100% of the sales from every pint of Onward Together will go to one of several non-profits partnering with the hosting breweries.
Hurricane Dorian touched down in the Northern Bahamas on September 1 and is the strongest hurricane on record to hit the area. At the time of this release, approximately 2,500 people are missing, the death toll has risen to 50, more than 70,000 need aid, and an estimated 90% of housing and infrastructure on the Abaco Islands is damaged or destroyed.
“Living in South Florida, we’re in a unique position to help our neighbors in the Bahamas,” said Ian Salzberg, VP of Marketing and Sale for Wynwood. “I’m heartened by the quick and positive response from the South Florida brewing community. Everyone wanted to rally around the cause.”
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At Wynwood Brewing we’ve always had a thing for traditions that shaped our love for beers. Naturally, Oktoberfest is one of those events we all have in our bucket list. Unless you’re Davo, our Missionary of Beer, who went there in 2017 and hasn’t stopped talking about it. (I’m not hating, it’s a fact). Anyhow, we can’t quite replicate the amazing event, but we can try to get as close as possible to the epic beers in it. So we did. Wyntoberfest is our Festbier Lager, crafted with traditional, imported German ingredients but brewed in the heart of Wynwood. Learn more about it here.
In the spirit of the Bavarian festivities, we’re going to host a sort of Oktoberfest in our facility, where you’re going to be able to drink Wyntoberfest in a traditional 1 liter German Stein, enjoy Bavarian inspired food, and get serious with a Hold the Stein competition! Learn more here.
Anyhow, the whole idea is to get into the spirit of celebration around beer. You’re going to be able to find Wyntoberfest on draught and 12oz cans around South Florida. If you can’t find it at your favorite local spot, just request it and send us an email! We’ll make sure to follow up.