Local brewery joins global effort, brews new beer to help service workers struggling financially

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Drekker Brewing Company is brewing a new, hoppy beer named “All Together,” an India Pale Ale that will raise money for area bar and restaurant workers who are struggling financially due to COVID-19. Photo special to The Forum

FARGO — Drinking beer is now one way people can lend a hand to the community and those out of work thanks to a local brewery.

Fargo’s Drekker Brewing Company teamed up with two area organizations to lend a hand to area service industry workers faced with a financial blow amidst COVID-19, and are doing so through a new, hoppy beverage.

Drekker has announced it will be adding another can to its coolers named “All Together,” an India Pale Ale that will raise money for bar and restaurant workers who have been laid off or had their incomes drastically reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Drekker banded together with Fargo Underground and FM Area Foundation to join the global “All Together” effort started by Other Half Brewing in Brooklyn, N.Y. Breweries around the world are brewing a beer and donating the beverage’s proceeds to local hospitality industry workers.

“We’d been looking for more ways we could help and when we heard about the All Together beer project it really seemed like a no brainer for us to get involved,” Drekker Brewing co-owner Jesse Feigum said in an April 8 press release. “This will get money directly to people who’ve been out there helping us by serving and selling our beer and helping our company grow for years now, so we hope we can raise enough money to help them out in these uncertain times.”



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The brew, wrapped in a black and silver can, is being made this week in the business’ north Fargo taproom. The brewery is hoping it’ll be for sale in late April.
Fargo Underground hosts the All Together Fargo-Moorhead effort on its website, which is also home to the virtual tip jar. Drekker will be donating the proceeds of the beer into the fund, which is also open for anyone in the community to donate to.

“During this time when we’re all told to just do our part and stay home it feels good to be able to use our time and resources to do something to help our friends and neighbors who are really struggling right now,” Fargo Underground co-founder Maren Jorgensen said in the press release.

Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo bar and restaurant workers need to register at by May 15 to be added to the list of recipients. Every dollar raised will be paid out by May 31 directly to the registered employees, according to the release.

Carissa Wigginton is a high school sports reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. A Fargo native, she graduated from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Wigginton joined The Forum’s sports department in August 2019.
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