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Ninkasi Brewing Company & Maletis Beverage Launch "Funds for Firefighters"

Sep 01, 2016 Comments (0)  | Tags: Press Release


During the Month of September, $5.00 of Every Ninkasi Keg Sold in Portland, Salem, and Vancouver will be Donated to Portland Firefighters Association Local 43, Salem Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 314, and Vancouver Firefighters IAFF Local 452

EUGENE, Ore.—Sept. 1, 2016—Ninkasi Brewing Company has teamed up with Oregon wholesale partner Maletis Beverage to offer a month-long give-back program in support of Portland Firefighters Association Local 43, Salem Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 314, and Vancouver Firefighters IAFF Local 452 called “Funds for Firefighters.” For every Ninkasi keg sold in Portland, Salem, and Vancouver during the month of September, five dollars will be donated to support the work of Local 43, Local 314 and Local 452.

 “This is a marquee year for the Funds for Firefighters program,” says Ninkasi’s Portland market manager, Ryan Brentley. “We are excited to partner, for a second time with Portland Local 43, and with new partners; Salem Local 314 and Vancouver Local 452 Firefighter Unions.”

 "Maletis Beverage is proud to take part in this great program that supports the men and women of Portland Firefighters' Association Local 43, Salem Local 314 and Vancouver Local 452,” explains Maletis Beverage general manager, Robbie Maletis Jr. “We thank the firefighters, Ninkasi Brewing, our retail partners, and consumers who participate in this phenomenal program."

 To take part in the program, beer drinkers are encouraged to order Ninkasi on-tap during the month of September throughout Portland, Salem, and Vancouver. The donated funds will directly support each organization and programming like Tools for Schools, Coats for Kids and Toys for Tots among others.

"It's exciting for Portland Firefighters Association to continue to strengthen our partnership with Ninkasi Brewing to make positive impacts in our community,” says Alan Ferschweiler, president of the Portland Firefighters Association Local 43. “Every dollar raised goes right back to helping families and children most in need."

 "To have a local, Oregon based company, like Ninkasi, support the Firefighters of Salem Local 314 is absolutely extraordinary; their generosity to go above and beyond with this endeavor is extremely appreciated,” explains Daniel Steffen, firefighter and paramedic for Local 314.

 "We are proud to partner with Ninkasi Brewing and raising money to support the Vancouver Firefighters Community Assistance Fund,” says Dave Sturbelle, Local 452 treasurer and firefighter. “Funds raised from Ninkasi Brewing will help out community members and local organizations in financial need due to tragedy or limited financial resources.”

 Locations that serve Ninkasi in the Portland, Salem and Vancouver areas can be found by visiting:

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