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SLO Brew raises $16,000 for Australia wildfire relief

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SLO Brew Rock held a fundraiser for Australia wildfire relief efforts. (SLO Brew)
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SLO Brew Rock held a fundraiser for Australia wildfire relief efforts. (SLO Brew)
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SLO Brew Rock held a fundraiser for Australia wildfire relief efforts. (SLO Brew)

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - The Central Coast came out in full force to help with wildfire relief efforts in Australia during a recent fundraiser in San Luis Obispo.

SLO Brew Rock held a fundraiser on the weekend of January 18 and 19.

The popular brewery announced Tuesday it had raised more than $16,000 for fire relief over the course of the event.

SLO Brewing Company and Rod & Hammer's SLO distillery donated 25 percent of food and beverage sales that weekend to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.

The brewery held a special fundraising event with local vendors, music, and raffle prizes.

"We're incredibly grateful for the generosity our community has shown in supporting the state of emergency in Australia," said co-owner Hamish Marshall. "Over a thousand people came out, reached into their pockets and helped us make a difference."

If you missed the event, but you'd still like to donate, click here.

Community / Fire / Lifestyle / San Luis Obispo County

Lindsay Zuchelli

Lindsay Zuchelli is the executive producer at KEYT|KCOY|KKFX.