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Drink a beer and help those battling Australian wildfires; SLO Brew Rock hosts weekend fundraiser

Posted at 7:06 PM, Jan 18, 2020

People around the world are searching for ways to help those battling raging wildfires in Australia, but one local brewery is making it as easy as drinking a beer.

SLO Brew Rock is raising money for Disaster Relief and Recovery in Australia and says they're donating 25% of all food and beverage sales to the Australian Red Cross.

This weekend they are providing live performances and more than 20 small business vendors.

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We’re blown away by you San Luis Obispo. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ In less than a week local artists and businesses have banned together to host a festival for Aussie Fire Relief @slobrewrock Saturday & Sunday from 12-9 PM. ⁣⁣ Enjoy handcrafted goods, live music and over $6,500 worth of raffle prices donated by businesses countywide. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 25% of all food and beverage sales @slobrewrock & @slostills will go to the Australian Red Cross (mates fill your pints and plates)⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ @makeshiftmakersmarket vendors will be setting up shop from 12-5 PM across the weekend.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ LIVE PERFORMANCES:👇⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Saturday, January 18th ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 12:30 PM- Dante Marsh ⁣⁣ 3:00 PM - Josh, Nick & Kevin (Proxima Parada) ⁣⁣ 6:00 PM Free Benefit Concert from AC/DC tribute High Voltage⁣⁣ 10:00 PM After Party DJ Set @thecarrisa to join the cause. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Sunday, January 19th⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 12:30 PM - Noah Tangeras Band ⁣⁣ 3:00 PM - Bear Market Riot ⁣⁣ 6:00 PM - Free Benefit Concert from Pacific Range. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Each day we’ll be hosting a raffle with jaw-dropping prizes from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, look for... ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ @ernieball Custom Guitar ⁣⁣ (bet high on this beauty, everyone’s favorite music man will match up to $3,000 raised.) ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ A night @thehotelslo with a $75 voucher. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Dinners for two @thecarrisa, @novorestaurant, & @farmhousecm⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Spanish and Aussie wine baskets and tastings from vineyards across the Coast. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ One month membership to The Bar Method⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Local Photography Services⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Two free haircuts and gift basket @kindredsalon ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Bethany Giles “Tidying Up” professional organizing and interior design work.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ A Bonsa Golden Ticket - 2 pairs of concert tickets @slobrewrock, every month for a year. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The Backcountry Basket - film festival tickets with @allgoodbrand, @whalebirdkombucha & @themountainair keepsakes⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Two-Night Pismo Beach Staycation with Airbnb Superhost (comes with an Aussie BBQ and wine basket)⁣ ⁣⁣ Our hearts are with Australia. ⁣Photographs from the devastated hometowns of SLO’s Aussies will be airing all weekend along with information on live donations. ⁣ ⁣ Let’s have a blast! ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣

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"It's a tragedy and all we can do is come together as a community and raise as much money as we can and put it in the right place so they can use it as they see fit," said Ryan Orr, SLO Brew's entertainment director.

If you missed Saturday's festivities, SLO Brew Rock is having another fundraiser Sunday from 12 to 5 pm.