Sly Fox Brewing Company presented a check for $4,018 to the Schuylkill River Heritage Area recently to benefit the Schuylkill River Trail. The money was raised through the sale of SRT Ale, a seasonal beer introduced by Sly Fox in April to benefit and celebrate the Schuylkill River Trail.
Sly Fox Brewmaster Brian O’Reilly presented the check to Schuylkill River Heritage Area Executive Director Silas Chamberlin at Sly Fox’s popular Can Jam Festival in Pottstown on September 29.
“When Sly Fox released the seasonal SRT ALE in April, the Schuylkill River Heritage Area was named the beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds of SRT Ale. Now, as we enter into fall we are honored to present our 2015 donation to the Schuylkill River Heritage Area in the amount of $4,018,” O’Reilly said.
The money will go toward improving, maintaining and expanding the trail.
“On behalf of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area and all of the partners working to build the Schuylkill River Trail, I want to thank Sly Fox for their partnership,” said Chamberlin. “Every day the Schuylkill River Heritage Area is working to complete the Schuylkill River Trail, which will one day run 130 miles between Philadelphia and Pottsville. We’re nearly half way there, and we need the help of partners like Sly Fox to help us finish the job.”
SRT Ale hit local distributors on Earth Day and was available into September. Sly Fox officials said the beer, brewed specifically for craft beer fans who also love the outdoors, proved more popular than anticipated, and thousands of cases were sold.
Production of SRT Ale has ended for 2015. It will be available again in April 2016.