Brewery Ommegang is offering assistance to any companies feeling the devastating impacts of Hurricane Sandy, which put a beating on many East Coast towns yesterday.
Company president and CEO Simon Thorpe said that while his own brewery was not harmed in the storm, he’s aware of the damage a tragic event like Hurricane Sandy can bring.
He’s offering to help fellow craft brewers affected by yesterday’s damaging superstorm and is urging folks to share the message.
“Craft beer as a movement has always been at it’s best when we work together and this is an important time for everyone to pitch in,” Thorpe said.
Experts are already claiming that Hurricane Sandy appears to have caused two or three times the losses of last year’s Hurricane Irene and that storm hit some East Coast craft brewers hard – most notably Vermont’s ‘The Alchemist’ (of Heady Topper fame).
Below is the short message Thorpe sent to Brewbound.com.
“Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY, is fortunate to have been undamaged by Hurricane Sandy. After seeing the devastation wreaked across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, we’d like to offer our assistance and support to other breweries that may have suffered from the storm. If you think we could assist you in any way, please get in touch with brewmaster Phil Leinhart, at firstname.lastname@example.org , or our President/CEO, Simon Thorpe, at email@example.com”