Six St. Charles breweries are teaming up to create a beer, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Tri-City Health Partnership – Shaw Local

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Six St. Charles breweries are teaming up for a good cause.

Pollyanna Brewing Company, Alter Brewing, 93 Octane Brewing, Broken Brix Winery Cidery, D and G Brewing Company and Riverlands Brewing Company collaborate to create a beer. A portion of the sales will go to Tri City Health Partnership, which operates a free private nonprofit medical and dental clinic at 318 Walnut St. in downtown St. Charles.

“It was really a way for us to come together to make a beer unique to St. Charles,” said Ryan Weidner, co-founder, president and CEO of Pollyanna Brewing Company. “We are going to do it only in Saint-Charles and we are going to serve it only in Saint-Charles.”

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Tri City Health Partnership Executive Director Kim Lamansky is excited about the project, which she says will help raise awareness of what the organization does.

“My goal is still the same – the more people know about us and that we’re here to help, everything else will fall into place,” she said. “That’s good. And it doesn’t matter if it’s $10 or $10,000. Everything helps. We’re grateful for any donation.

The citrus-heavy lager is due out in mid-June after the brewing process at Riverlands is complete. Beer will only be served in the bars of the six breweries.

Lagers take about 45 days to ferment, Weidner said.

“By mid-June, each of the six breweries will have it on tap, where they can serve it in their space,” Weidner said. “We’d like it to be a truly St. Charles-exclusive concept that we would continue to roll out over time. We would like to develop this in the future. There are a ton of great charities in town, so that helps. So this is the first batch of something that I think we’re all very excited about.

The St. Charles Business Alliance assists in marketing efforts. And while he noted that the brewing industry can be competitive, Weidner said all of the breweries working on the project are on the same page.

“It’s so collaborative that no one feels like it’s a competitive thing,” he said. “That’s what makes it so much fun. It is brewed by St. Charles Breweries for St. Charles and benefits St. Charles. And we are going to sell it in Saint-Charles.

He noted that St. Charles has become an ideal location for breweries to locate.

“It’s a bit of a destination in Chicagoland,” Weidner said. “Few suburbs, if any, have as many breweries as Saint-Charles. I think we all kind of feel like we collectively built this craft beer destination.

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