For most people, the great migration to the Colorado Front Range has meant soaring housing values and roads mired in traffic, but for the members of Colorado’s search and rescue community it has meant increased calls for help, and resources stretched thin.
Already this year the Alpine Rescue Team, which provides search and rescue services in the three Front Range counties of Jefferson, Gilpin, and Clear Creek, has been called out on 120 missions. Not only are the men and women of Alpine Rescue Team all volunteers, but also Alpine Rescue Team itself relies on voluntary monetary contributions as it lacks a regular funding source.
In spite of the lack of regular funding, Alpine Rescue Team doesn’t charge for their services.
“To postpone a call-for-help because of financial concerns could cost a life.”
– Alpine Rescue Team Website
Now the El Rancho Brewing Company, based in Alpine Rescue Team’s hometown of Evergreen, is coming to the financial rescue. El Rancho Brewing has released its “Gone Astray IPA”, a red IPA with 6% ABV, with one dollar from every pint sold going to Alpine Rescue Team.
Not only is El Rancho supporting the Alpine Rescue Team with proceeds from its brews, but tomorrow on Thursday, November 1st El Rancho is hosting the Brews for Rescues fundraiser for the Alpine Rescue Team. Brews for Rescues runs 6:30 to 10 P.M., ten dollars gets you in and a commemorative pint glass.