One special beer release from La Cumbre Brewing caught our eye this week, so we reached out to owner/master brewer Jeff Erway over email to learn a little more about their new IPA that was brewed for a good cause.
Juntos IPA will be released Friday in cans at both taprooms only. The proceeds are going to statewide fire relief efforts through the All Together NM Fund. It was established in 2020 by the New Mexico Coalition of Community Foundations in conjunction with the governor’s office to help respond to everything related to the COVID pandemic, but has since shifted to also help with this current spate of natural and human-caused wildfires ravaging different parts of our state.
To lend a helping hand, La Cumbre did what it does best, craft a hop-forward ale that its patrons are sure to love.
Erway wrote that Juntos is “a super-dry, quaffable” IPA that checks in at 7-percent ABV and 70 IBUs, with a mix of Chinook, Simcoe, Ekuanot, and Mosaic hops on the recipe bill.
“We wanted to make something that we knew would resonate with the majority of our fans,” he wrote. “We felt that All Together NM would be the best steward of the funds raised and it would go to the direct relief of so many people affected by the fires here in NM.”
As more and more breweries get back to a point where they can do charitable beers, it only seems like the need for such help is increasing on an almost daily basis.
“Honestly, there are so many great causes right now, and no one business can support every worthwhile cause,” Erway wrote. “We simply felt it was the best use of our resources and time to benefit a group of New Mexicans that are in immediate need of support from all of us.”
Head on over to the brewery or the Westside taproom starting Friday at noon and pick up a four-pack, and know that while you are enjoying a great beer this weekend, it is helping others in need.
Keep supporting local!