‘Coastal Harmony’ IPA Benefits Gulf Coast Relief Efforts
With a historic hurricane season still brewing, Urban South spearheads a national initiative to raise funds for recovery.
While many businesses have experienced setbacks due to the pandemic, others are thriving, supplying essentials to a stressed-out nation. Urban South HTX falls into the latter category, having released more than 70 new beers (and hand sanitizer!) since March, several of which have raised money for social-justice issues.
Now, as Hurricane Delta looms in the Gulf, preparing to make its historic landfall over the weekend, New Orleans-born Urban South turns its attention to storm-relief efforts. The brewery releases Coastal Harmony, a double IPA brewed as part of a national beer collaboration, tomorrow. Proceeds from the sales of the new beer will be “rapidly directed” to organizations on the ground performing hurricane relief work and dedicated to long-term recovery efforts in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. Seven breweries across four states, including H-Town’s Saint Arnold, have committed to producing their own versions of the brew and donating proceeds to charity. Pre-orders begin tonight at 7pm.
Urban South opened its satellite location in Houston last year, helping to cement Sawyer Yards as a brewery-hopper’s paradise. The Houston outpost also pioneered the release of Urban South’s Spilled series, with sour beers in flavors like strawberry-kiwi and peach tea, as highlighted in CityBook’s annual Made in Houston portfolio.