Local brewers raise money for Alachua County Humane Society

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Hogtown Brewers Club teamed up this afternoon with the Alachua County Humane Society to host Hogtown Brewdown at First Magnitude Brewery.

The Brewdown featured 16 different booths offering craft beer and food pairings. All of the food and beer was made entirely by local home brewers.

"We sometimes like to show off our homebrewing kung fu, and the thing about home brewers is often they're very good cooks," said one of the main organizers from the Hogtown Brewers Club, Ron Minkoff, "So, beer and food pairings is a great for us to kind of show off what we can do to the public, because we don't really get a lot of opportunities to do it with the public."

From nachos to curry, the brewers offered many delicious options for those who came to the fundraising event.

All of the proceeds from the tickets sold to the Brewdown went to the Alachua County Humane Society.

"In 2017, Alachua County achieved no-kill status, which means that at least ninety percent in our communities have live outcomes," said Margot Deconna, director of development of Alachua County Humane Society. "So all of the proceeds of today's event will benefit the Alachua County Humane Society's mission to end euthanasia for healthy and treatable companion pets in our community."

Deconna says the humane society was able to presell nearly two-thirds of the tickets for forty dollars each.

And if you missed Sunday's Brewdown, the humane society is hosting another event at first magnitude in mid-February for Valentine's Day.