How your beer can help drought-affected farmers

PUBS across Queensland will be letting the beer flow in support of drought-stricken communities this weekend.

The Yarraman Hotel Motel will join more than 200 pubs and clubs taking part in the Great Northern Let it Pour campaign to raise funds and awareness for drought-affected communities.

Hotel Motel owner Michael Andreessen said they were keen to get involved again after participating last year.

"Come down and support the farmers, have a couple of beers," he said.

"We got a good response last year."

 

LET IT POUR: Yarraman Hotel Motel owner Michael Andreessen is ready to serve a few beers to raise funds for drought support this weekend. (Contributed)
LET IT POUR: Yarraman Hotel Motel owner Michael Andreessen is ready to serve a few beers to raise funds for drought support this weekend. (Contributed) Contributed

Every pot or schooner of Great Northern Super Crisp sold at the Yarraman Hotel Motel will get donated to drought relief between Friday, October 25 to Sunday, October 27.

The hotel received one of 1000 kegs donated by Great Northern Brewery Co to venues across the country to raise money for drought relief.

"It's great, it supports our reps and our suppliers and supports our locals," Mr Andreessen said.

Great Northern's Antonia Ciorciari said their Let It Pour events had raised more than $1 million last year.

"Great Northern was incredibly humbled by the passion and generosity of people who responded to the Let it Pour call last year," she said.

"Not only did the events unite country and city communities for a common cause, but they also showed rural people affected by the drought that they were not alone."

Rotary's Philip Archer said funds raised through the Let it Pour will be donated to a drought relief fund organised by Rotary Australia and administered by Bendigo Bank.

"Last year, funds were given to people who needed help with everything from feed and water for livestock to school supplies for children, repairs for their farm machinery and food for their dinner tables," he said.

"They were overwhelmed and incredibly touched by the generosity of Australians in both urban and regional centres."

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