Introducing Peacekeeper Hazy IPA from Single Hill Brewing
Single Hill Brewing announces a new partnership, teaming up with a leading hop provider to help raise funds for, and awareness of, a local, tribal nonprofit organization. Proceeds from the sale of Peacekeeper Hazy IPA benefit Peacekeeper Foundation’s mission of supporting people on the Yakama Reservation whose lives are disrupted by the pandemic. (photo above by Todd Walberg.)
“Our goal is to support people whose lives are disrupted by COVID-19 on the Yakama Reservation, where a huge amount of the US hop crop is grown,” says Zach Turner, the brewer at Single Hill Brewing. “Many people there are underserved by government support programs, like undocumented farmworkers and people generally left out of the system.”
Most of the hops used in Peacekeeper Hazy IPA were grown on the Yakima Reservation. They were provided by Yakima Chief Hops, a grower-owned network of family hop farms, which donated the hops for the project and will match the funds that Single Hill Brewing raises with the beer. The brewery will donate 10 percent of sales, with Yakima Chief matching.
Hop varieties featured in the recipe include Amarillo, Sabro, HBC 692, and Idaho 7, grown at Double R Hop Rances and Perrault Farms. Look for the beer, available in cans, at select retailers across the Pacific Northwest.
Proceeds from this Hazy IPA will go to support the Peacekeeper Society, a tribal-led non-profit
driving positive social change and providing emergency relief to all people on the Yakama Indian
Reservation—a diverse place that is integral to the nation’s annual hop crop.
The Peacekeeper Society provides mentoring and economic opportunities for Native youth, as well as grief recovery and wellness programming for community members since 2015. Their Emergency Response Program is responding to the pandemic by delivering food, water, masks, and sanitizer to all families on the reservation. They serve everyone regardless of age, color, ethnicity, or enrollment status. Their motto is “Protect and Feed Everyone.”
According to Xuxuxyay Raven, the Executive Director of the Peacekeeper Society, requests through the Emergency Response Program skyrocketed when the pandemic hit. The organization is raising funds to support these services at https://fundly.com/emergency-response-program.
“We do not turn anyone away,” Raven said. “We have a strong obligation to protect and feed all
people. To us, that’s what it means to be a peacekeeper, to be a warrior.”