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Limited release hazy IPA to benefit Hampden Family Center

Monument City Brewing and The Wine Source Collaborate for the Community

Baltimore, MD (August 13, 2019) – Craft beer and the community go hand-in -hand. Highlandtown based Monument City Brewing and The Wine Source in Hampden came together to collaborate on a beer that gives back to the community.

This week the pair will release a 6.5% hazy IPA called The Avenue, where a portion of the proceeds will benefit Hampden Family Center.

“This is the second year we collaborated with Monument City and we both felt strongly that this year’s release should give back to our community. Our goal is to make this an annual project. The beer style may change from year-to-year, but the community focus will remain.”

Jed Jenny, The Wine Source

This year’s release of The Avenue will debut in cans at The Wine Source on Friday, August 16th, with draft available throughout Baltimore the following week. The Avenue, brewed using pale malt, wheat and flaked oats, is a New England style IPA that has an abundance of Grüngeist, Hüll Melon, and Cashmere hops giving it notes of melon, passion fruit, and citrus.

“We love projects like this. Crafting delicious beer and fostering community through beer is a big part of why we started Monument City.”

Monument City co-founder, Ken Praay

About Monument City Brewing
Monument City Brewing Company was founded by brothers Ken and Matt Praay in 2014. Known for their flagship beer 51 Rye, Monument City is focused on making honest craft beer and helping foster community through beer. Monument opened its Highlandtown brewery and taproom in the spring of 2017.

About The Wine Source
The Wine Source is an independently owned and operated wine, beer, spirits, and specialty foods shop in the heart of Hampden. The Wine Source offers a full-service growler bar with a rotating selection of 18 different beers, a curated wine collection featuring the classic and the esoteric, and the best of the beverage world along with friendly advice. Proud to be a part of the Hampden community and to call Elm Avenue home!

About Hampden Family Center
The Family Center has served as a “hub” for community activities in Hampden for 24 years. They provide programs and support services for all who live, learn and work in the community. Here, children enjoy after-school and summer enrichment programs. Adults can participate in literacy classes to brush up on their math, reading and writing skills in preparation for the GED class and exam. Seniors from the community can enjoy monthly lunches with their peers. In addition, The Family Center offers emergency and benefit assistance programs.

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