Saint Florian India Pale Ale (I.P.A)
Saint Florian, the Patron Saint of Firefighters, is now a Northwest IPA . A portion of Saint Florian’s proceeds will go to a Washington State Council of Firefighters benevolent fund (currently there are 15). Silver City Brewery has a long standing partnership & tradition of working with our local Firefighters. The Benevolent Fund supports firefighters and their families as well as the general public, in their time of need.
Saint Florian IPA uses Washington grown Cascade & Columbus hops that are boldly citrus, floral and piney. What better way to enjoy a truly local handcrafted IPA than knowing you are supporting those that keep us safe.
Cheers to you and Cheers to Firefighters everywhere!
A Partnership is Born
Our relationship with Silver City Restaurant and Brewery began in November of 2001. After adjourning from their monthly union meeting, 30 thirsty, off-duty-firefighters were told they couldn't be seated at Silver City by the night manager and were turned away. Owner Scott Houmes learned of this and attended the next meeting pledging his support for firefighters and asking for a second chance.
What followed was a match made in heaven. Scott makes beer and we like to drink it. What's more, over the next few years, we began participating in the Silver City Oktoberfest celebration. Silver City began pledging profits earned during this weekend festival to IAFF Local 2819. With this generous offering, our fledgling benevolent fund - in the form of a simple savings account - was born.
In 2011, Scott informed us of his latest idea. He was rebranding Silver City's Indianola Pale Ale to Saint Florian's IPA. But even better, he planned to donate a portion of the profits gained through the selling of the beer to incorporated firefighter benevolent funds in Washington State.
As of 2017, nearly $142,000 has been donated to the Kitsap and other regional Fire Fighters Benevolent Funds in Washington State.
We would never have been so successful without the huge help from Silver City and Scott's enormous heart.
Thanks again, Brother!