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Works Progress Administration brewery introduces new benefit beer

Posted at 4:14 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 09:51:17-04

BOISE, Idaho — In 2015, the owner of Bittercreek Alehouse announced a new brewery, but when life became busy, that plan got put on hold.

During the pandemic, the partners at Works Progress Administration Brewery had a little more time on their hands, and now they've officially released their first beer.

"Works Progress Administration Brewery is supposed to be a brewery that focuses on public benefit," said David Roberts of WPA. "It felt like a perfect time to introduce the brand."

Works Progress Administration is a partnership between Bittercreek Alehouse, Lost Grove Brewery, and Payette Brewery.

These partners came together to bring the public a new India Pale Ale that is also a benefit beer. All the proceeds will go towards a new non-profit called City of Good.

“We chose City of Good because it is a non-profit that is meant to connect the people who need to eat with the people who need to work," said Roberts.

This brewery isn't the only one in the Treasure Valley trying to make a difference through their craft beers.

Other local breweries, including Barbarian Brewing and Woodland Brewing, have benefit beers that will help another non-profit called Inclusive Idaho.