Supporting International Women’s Day with a special brew

Marc Benoit ~ Special to Seaway News
Supporting International Women’s Day with a special brew
Karen Rorabeck, Guilanie Galvain, and Christina Spati brought a close to another year of succesful Women’s Day fundraising for Rurban Brewery through proceeds from their unique brew, Queens of Hops. Rurban presented a donation of $1000 at their tap room in Cornwall, ON on Sat., Nov. 2, 2019. Missing: Chantale Desnoyers, MaKayla Beaudette, Joanne Brault (Marc Benoit/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – Cornwall’s local tap room closed off their third annual International Women’s Day fundraiser for the year, presenting a cheque of $1000 to Counselling and Support Services of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

“We brewed this in January, all proceeds are going to Counselling and Support Services,” said Rorabeck. “We do this every year, this is our third year doing it. It’s just our way of giving back, and keeping it within the community.”

The special brew has been available since earlier this year, first being developed in January and available to the public in early March. The unique beer was dubbed the Queen of Hops, and offered craft beer lovers a distinctly fruity flavour.

“It’s a completely one off..this year we did Queens of Hops, people really enjoyed it,” said Rorabeck. In 2018, the unique brew was Ireland-inspired, Queens of Eire.

All proceeds of sales of the beer go towards a charity or non-profit, this year the beer’s crafters selected Counselling and Support Services.

“We’re well supported within the community,” said Rorabeck. “It doesn’t take long for the beer to sell out.”

Previously, Rurban has supported agencies such as the Agape Centre through the same initiative, as well as a multitude of other local charities through various campaigns throughout the year.

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Jenni MacDonald, Dominion Lending, Cornwall, Ontario