Arvada, Colo.-based Odyssey Beerwerks partnered with the Arvada Professional Fire Fighters Foundation (APFFF) to raise money for injured fire fighters and the families of fallen fire fighters. The annual fundraiser took place at the Odyssey Beerwerks Taproom on July 29 and featured the release of the Old Dodge Red Ale, a beer brewed and canned in collaboration with Arvada Fire Fighters.
All proceeds from sales of the Old Dodge Red Ale went to helping injured fire fighters and the families of fallen firefighters, via APFFF. In addition, until the beer is gone, a portion of keg sales and can sales, inside the Taproom and at local restaurants, bars, and liquor stores, will also go APFFF.
“The Old Dodge beer release is special, because this beer is a truly a collaboration with Arvada fire fighters,” says Deana Hill, co-owner of Odyssey Beerwerks. “The fire fighters come help us brew, and come help us can the beer as well. We’re proud to brew this beer for them and hold this fundraiser every year, in support of our courageous Arvada fire fighters and first responders.”
Odyssey Beerwerks has been holding this fundraiser since 2016, only missing the year 2020 due to Covid.
Old Dodge Red is malt-forward ale that brings out the hearty flavors of rich caramel and slightly roasted malts, with a touch of smoked malt in the finish. It is named after Arvada’s first motorized fire engine from 1923, which was on display during the fundraiser and is celebrating 100 years this year.
Fire Fighters from Arvada and beyond attended, and Li’l Nick’s Pizza served up pizza — a family-owned and operated restaurant that has served the Arvada/Wheat Ridge community for more than four decades, and co-owner Nick Quintana also serves as a local fire fighter.