The beer, which has not been named yet, will debut on tap at the special event. There will subsequently be bottles for sale around Redlands.
“There’s not gonna be a ton of it, so it’ll be kind of an exclusive beer,” said Melissa Fisher, who co-owns Escape Craft Brewery with her husband Josh. Josh also was a firefighter with the San Bernardino City Fire Department.
firemen by firemen to benefit the city they protect. Proceeds from the beer’s sales benefit the RFD’s benevolent fund.
What does the benevolent fund do? You name it, said Meketarian. Firefighters see a lot of tragedy
"It goes to kids' sports, firefighters' medical expenses, toys for Christmas, people displaced by home fires," he said. Recently a firefighter's mother was diagnosed with a recurrence of Stage 4 cancer, and the fund covered the family's bills so her husband to take a leave of work to be with her.
Fire Capt. Chris Randolph said they bought a girl a wheelchair, and in another instance they built someone a wheelchair ramp.
Wednesday’s brew process included brewing and cooling. The beer will be fermented about 2 weeks, then chilled, carbonated, kegged and bottled.
“We wanted an all around beer that’s a crowd-pleaser -- easy drinking, balanced,” Melissa said. “This is perfect for fall weather, too, being an Americanized Irish red.”
What makes a red?
Red is determined by the malts and grains used.
Malt is grain that has gone through a malting process, that involves germinating and toasting.
"They’re typically going to have more caramel notes and be more biscuity," Escape Craft Brewery co-owner Melissa Fisher said.
What is Stachetober?
The Redlands Fire Department and Escape Craft Brewery are throwing a public party Nov. 4 starting at 5 p.m. at the brewery, 721 Nevada St., Suite 401 in Redlands.
Rancho Cucamonga Professional Firefighter Pipes and Drums will perform.
Pending permits, there will be food vendors and live music.
All proceeds will benefit the Redlands Professional Firefighters Benevolent Fund.
Bowling for Burns is the next day
The Redlands Firefighters annually host a night of bowling to benefit the Fire & Burn Foundation. The children who attend Embers of Hope, a winter camp for youth burn survivors, are invited as the firefighters' guests.
The 4th Annual Bowling for Burns will be Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at
Empire Bowl, 940 W. Colton Ave. in Redlands.
The Fire & Burn Foundation is a non-profit health agency dedicated to reducing burn injuries and deaths through fire and burn prevention education, burn survivor support programs and the funding of burn care research and treatment.
The Fire & Burn Foundation is the only local full-service agency providing burn survivor support and burn prevention education to our communities.
For more information about the Fire & Burn Foundation, or to register for or sponsor a bowling team, visit fireandburn.org/events/bowling-for-burns