Connecticut breweries notoriously work together to support one another—and the industry. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, breweries from across the globe are collaborating to support those in the hospitality industry through a worldwide beer collaboration known as All Together.

The idea for All Together beer was spearheaded by Brooklyn, NY-based Other Half Brewing. The concept invites worldwide brewers to use a public, open-source beer recipe and shared artwork to make beer at the lowest possible cost and promote the #AllTogetherBeer effort. Other Half requests that a portion of the proceeds go to supporting hospitality professionals in each brewer’s community.

To date, 661 breweries in 43 countries are participating in the effort, including 17 breweries in Connecticut.

Bloomfield-based Back East Brewing will be releasing its version of All Together beer Friday, April 25 with 100% of the revenue donated to the Connecticut Hospitality Employee Relief Fund, sponsored by the Connecticut Restaurant Association (CRA).

“We’ve been so grateful for the support our community has shown our brewery over the last eight years and we’ve done so many fundraisers over the years as our way to give back,” notes Back East Co-Founder Tony Karlowicz. “However, I believe this is our most important fundraiser ever. Our restaurant and hospitality industry and its workers are struggling and we’re happy to do our part to help others get through these incredibly difficult times,” he adds.

“The support from Connecticut brewers has been amazing and we are so appreciative to all of these different partnerships, as it will continue to increase funding for our incredible hospitality employees,” said CRA Executive Director Scott Dolch.

Find out more about breweries in Connecticut participating in All Together.