Brew. Drink. Donate.
As most of you are already aware, the strong earthquakes that shook Turkey and Syria in February 2023 had devastating effects. They were one of the strongest seismic events ever recorded in the region, rupturing the ground itself, leveling entire buildings, and killing nearly 60,000 people, with over 120,000 others across Turkey and Syria left injured and helpless.
Many countries joined forces to support with rescue efforts, but with crops, livestock, fisheries, aquaculture, and rural infrastructure heavily damaged, the situation there continued to be dire and many people were still in need of support.
In solidarity with those that were affected, Hopsylvania brewed and shared a couple of 20L batches of artisanal beer in exchange for donations, and invited any homebrewers in or around Munich to join in lending a helping brewer’s hand.
- Think of a beer they wanted to brew
- Sign up via a form on this page
- Purchase their own ingredients
- Brew and package their beer
- Have it ready by May 28th, 2023
- Bring it to the venue
There was no official recipe list and no guidelines, so everyone just let their creativity guide them. Once our beers were ready, we came together to share them with the local community where people drank them in exchange for donations. That's when we also compared brews, shared notes, and learned from each other's experience, all while also raising money for charity.
Thursday, June 1st, 2023
We shared our beers with the community at a special fundraising event hosted by HopDog, a strong supporter of the local homebrewing scene and a pillar for such solidarity causes. Since as homebrewers we couldn't technically sell our beers, we asked that for every solidarity beer that was drank people also made a payment in the form of a donation in our donation box at the bar. These contributions will provide much needed support and 100% of the proceeds will go towards official humanitarian relief efforts in Turkey and Syria!
- June 1st, 2023
Auenstr. 100, 80469 Munich
- 140Lof beer
Where will the money go?
All the money that we raised will be donated entirely to humanitarian organizations to provide food, shelter, water, and medical aid to those impacted by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. This will be done within a few weeks after the event and a detailed report will then be published on this website for complete transparency.