A local brewery is going out of its way to ensure its employees have cash in their pockets during El Paso’s Stay Home, Work Safe order.
Aurellia’s Bottle Shop & Brewhouse will brew a special beer with 100% of proceeds going to employees.
Justin Gibson, co-owner of the brewhouse, has laid off 10 employees since Governor Greg Abbott’s statewide order.
The statewide order closing bars went into effect on March 20th. He currently has nine employees he is working hard to keep on the payroll.
Gibson said the donation will include employees laid off and is expecting to produce 140 – 160 bottles.
The brewery mentioned on Facebook this will be their biggest beer brewed to-date, a whopping 15.3% ABV.
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Release date TBA (likely in the next 6 to 7 days) Hey Everyone, Justin here. Hope ya'll are safe and healthy. Our plan moving forward is to continue serving El Paso and maintaining our business throughout the duration of this quarantine and doing our part to bring quality food and beer to peoples homes and cars via curb side. Ya'll have been so incredibly supportive in this difficult and uncertain time. Today we announce our next Bottle Release – the biggest beer we've ever brewed at 15.3% ABV. "We're All In This Together", an Imperial Stout Aged on Madagascar Vanilla and Korintje Cinnamon set to be released next week. Pre-orders begin today, and can be taken over the phone or via our online portal at Aurellias.com. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to my employees. Limited quantities available (as usual), and we are asking $20 per 22oz Bomber Bottle. ❤ #bottlerelease #elpaso #drinklocalbeer #supportlocal #vanilla #cinnamon #eptx #texasbeer #imperialstout
The American Imperial Stout, named “We’re All In This Together,” will be aged on Madagascar vanilla beans and Korintje cinnamon.
“Instead of sell(ing) the beer, and in order to help take care of my amazing staff who have stuck with me through all of this — I’m donating 100% of the sales to my employees,” Gibson said on Facebook.
The local brewhouse plans to hold a bottle release on April 7th.
You can make a donation either by phone at (915) 996-9051 or via the online portal at Aurellias.com.