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CWU Foundation and Iron Horse Brewery Partner on Craft Beer

Alumnipa craft beer labelAlumnIPA to Benefit Scholarships

The Central Washington University Foundation announced today an exciting new partnership with Ellensburg's own Iron Horse Brewery to develop a signature craft beer, AlumnIPA, which will be featured at alumni, donor and athletic events and be sold locally to benefit scholarships for CWU students.

"Iron Horse Brewery has been one of our generous corporate sponsors for several years," said Scott Wade, CWU Foundation executive director. "It made all the sense in the world to partner with them on a project like this where we are able to showcase the craftsmanship of one of our prominent Ellensburg businesses while building awareness and financial support for student scholarships here at CWU."

The new co-branded beer will have its official release party 8:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, October 17 at the Iron Horse pub in downtown Ellensburg. It will be featured the next day at CWU's homecoming football game vs. Western Oregon at the newly created Fan Zone, open two hours prior to kickoff and through halftime.

"When this opportunity came up, we were all about it. By supporting this Ellensburg community partner and applying our trade to fill CWU scholarship coffers, we help ensure our staff continues to be dominated by hand-selected CWU students and alumni," said Greg Parker, owner and general manager of Iron Horse Brewery. "Plus, we really like making new beer, so there's that."

The release party at Iron Horse will feature raffle drawings and food prepared on site. The Fan Zone, at the south end of the field in Tomlinson Stadium, is an informal tailgate area with food and beverage vendors.

October 9, 2014