WNRR Augusta – (Press Release)
Hook & Ladder Brewing Company partners with
A B Beverage to enter Aiken, South Carolina
Area’s newest brew gives back to local communities with its
“A Penny in Every Pint”® and “A Quarter in Every Case”® donation program for local firefighters and hospital burn centers
Hook & Ladder Brewing Company has partnered with the A.B. Beverage Co. to bring its award winning beers to southwest South Carolina in the month of May. The official kick-off will be assisted by the Aiken Kroger and North Augusta Wine & Beverage. Consumers looking to try Hook & Ladder can find it in these locations.
Hook & Ladder produces three great-tasting beers: the Great American Beer Festival gold medal winning Hook & Ladder Golden Ale®, the full-bodied Backdraft Brown®, and the new lower-calorie ale Hook & Ladder LIGHTER™, the only light ale in the U.S. with only 95 calories. The Hook & Ladder Backdraft Brown was recently crowned 2008 Champion in the Washington Post’s BeerMadness competition beating out 31 other fine craft brews.
As part of its commitment to give back to local firefighters and the community, Hook & Ladder and its wholesale partner A.B. Beverage Co. will donate a portion of all sales to the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation and the Still Burn Unit at Doctors Hospital. Through the “A Penny in Every Pint ®” and “A Quarter in Every Case®” programs which donates 25 cents from each case and $4 from each barrel sold. These efforts have raised over $30,000 in the past year and a half and these donations have gone directly back into the communities in which Hook & Ladder products are sold.
Hook & Ladder was founded by Rich Fleischer, a 15-year firefighter and brewer. “We’re extremely passionate about two things: our beers and our work in the community. I’m eager to bring that passion to Aiken and South Carolina and to get involved with their local heroes.”
One of the fastest growing craft brewers in the country, Hook & Ladder products are currently available in 20 states and Washington, D.C. and are distributed by 75 wholesale partners.