By Janaki Jane, Colorado Spirit
As the one year mark of Colorado’s devastating 100 Year Flood draws near, City Star Brewing of Berthoud and Lyon’s own Spirit Hound Distillers are teaming up to release a very special and very limited
brew. Flood Hound Ale, the collaboration rum barrel aged ale, was named by Lyons residents on a community Facebook page and will be released in Lyons at 4:30 p.m. on September 13 during the Cyclists 4 Lyons and VIVA LYONS benefit at Bohn Park. City Star Brewing will pour four beers at the event, including Flood Hound Ale, alongside Spirit Hound Distillers and their selection of high quality craft spirits.
Once Spirit Hound Distillers had been restored, the rum barrel that had floated in the flood waters was bottled and that the community called Flood Rum was released. “We made commemorative bottles, and sold them for donations of $100 to $1500,” says Spirit Hound owner Wayne Anderson. “We gave $10,000 to the Lyons Fire Protection District. We’ll be giving them one of those huge checks at the September 13 event.”
City Star Brewing co-owner and Lyons resident Whitney Way says, “We are honored to give this beer back to the community of Lyons. We look forward to pouring this beer in Lyons on September 13th in reflection of the past year and also keeping in mind that there is still a lot of hard work to be done in recovery from this disaster.”
One hundred percent of the proceeds from all beer poured at Cyclists 4 Lyons and VIVA LYONS will be going to the Lyons Community Foundation Rebuild Lyons Fund and Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation,