Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

16 November 2012


Brooklyn Brewery lies in the New York neighbourhood of Williamsburg, which remained largely unscathed by the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Brooklyn’s neighbouring areas, including those inhabited by some of the brewery’s employees sadly did not. Neighbourhoods such as Rockaways in Queens felt the full impact of the storm with many left temporarily without homes or permanently displaced. Many are still without power and heat as others try to rebuild their lives, hindered by the lack of fuel and depleting supermarket supplies.

Brooklyn Brewery is a community hub in the borough and as such are helping to coordinate fundraising efforts for those less fortunate. Working with World Cares Center, a New York based disaster relief organisation, Brooklyn is supplying food, blankets, clean socks and hats, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items to distribute to those in the affected areas.

James Clay, as the British extension of the Brooklyn Brewery’s international community, is proud to support Brooklyn Brewery and their local community of Brooklyn and Queens in this time of need.

Brooklyn Lager is available in 30 litre kegs from UK importer James Clay and their partner distributors. $1 for each keg sold during the month of November will be donated to Brooklyn Brewery’s Hurricane Relief Effort.