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Breweries Aim To Help Musicians Hurt By Pandemic

  • USA Today, Monday, September 27, 2021 5:39 PM

Several dozen U.S. breweries are making a special beer to benefit those in the music industry who have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. A Woodburn, Oregon hops grower also is donating profits from hops sold to make the "Rock On" lager to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity founded in 1993 to help musicians in need. "After COVID's onset, most live music events were halted for more than a year and many concerts and festivals continue to get canceled or downsized," per USA Today. "In 2020 alone, Pollstar estimated the economic impact of the live music shutdown at more than $30 billion."

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