On Wednesday, October 10, Revolver Brewing released kegs of its the Texas-only Harvey Relief Golden Ale to restaurants and bars. This week, it becomes available in six-packs at stores and markets across the state. Not only do drinkers get to enjoy the American blonde ale's light flavor, each purchase provides for fellow Texans in a tight spot. For every six-pack purchased, 100 percent of profits go directly to charities that are continuously serving those who were and still are affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Granbury-based brewery will donate to a series of charities, starting with the Rebuilding Texas Fund.
Founded in 2012 by father and son Ron and Rhett Keisler and brewmaster Grant Wood, Revolver Brewing is one of the fastest growing breweries in Texas. Rhett Keisler says that given his family's and Wood's Texas roots, helping wasn’t an option—it was an immediate response. “Having grown up in Sugar Land, helping our beautiful home state bounce back from Harvey was a no-brainer for us and what better way to do this than by doing what we do best—brewing a beer for our fellow Texans who share this common goal,” Keisler said in a release. Harvey Relief Golden Ale was underway within a week.
But how does it taste? The blonde ale is brewed with two-row Pilsner malt, Abbey malt, and uses Saphir and Citra hops, likely a hit for fans of milder beers. Who doesn’t enjoy a beer or two after working all day? What better way to end a long day than with a sip that helps Hurricane Harvey victims and supports a small regional business owned by Houston-area locals? How about two?