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Brewvine: Four Leaf Brewing Supports National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For this week’s Brewvine, Whitney Amann and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson take you to in Clare where they are creating craft beer for a great cause.

“So it’s the opportunity to raise awareness that everyone in our community has the right to feel safe and be safe and that domestic violence we’re aware of happens at every income level, every religion, every race and we want our community to know that we support this and the more light we shed on it, the more we’re doing to help our community,” said owner Amy Shindorf.

The folks at Four Leaf Brewing are teaming up with to bring some attention to National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The brewery created a special beer to raise funds and awareness for the advocacy center to help stop domestic violence.

“We released a beer named #riseup in October,” said Shindorf. “We’re trying to shed some light on victims of domestic violence and domestic violence awareness and we’ve brewed this spectacular purple beer.”

“I make it purple using flower tea petals,” said head brewer Steve Swaney. “It’s actually used as a PH indicator so I just lowered the PH to four and it turns it purple.”

Proceeds from the each pint of the purple pale ale will help provide emergency shelter, therapy for children and adults, advocacy, and outreach services for survivors of domestic violence.

With its crisp, citrus flavor, it’s a delicious way to donate.

“So this is a very light malt profile in the IPA,” said Swaney. “It’s got pilsen malt involved and it also has a little bit of biscuit in it and the hops are citrus hops and then it’s a little bit tart because I bring it down to four where a four beer might be closer to four six so it’s a little dry, a little tart and citrusy.”

You don’t need a draft in order to donate, Four Leaf is hoping the support for R.I.S.E. Advocacy continues long after the amethyst ale runs out.

“It gives some awareness in the community for the cause and hopefully people outside of just drinking a beer may donate or support the group,” said Swaney.

For more information on how to donate, click .