Florida state park rangers will have a party at First Magnitude Brewing Co. in Gainesville in their honor and a new beer named in honor of the parks to raise money for rangers in financial need.
The beer is called P.A.R.K. Pale Ale — an acronym for protect, acquire, restore and keep the state’s 175 state parks.
Donations collected during the Sept. 14 event and a portion of the sales of P.A.R.K. Pale Ale will benefit the Florida Park Service Ranger Association, which provides assistance when park rangers face financial hardships and need support, association President Michelle Waterman said in a press release
The Florida Park Service Ranger Association has distributed more than $140,000 to more than 175 park rangers in need, she said.
The party at First Magnitude will be from 2 to 11 p.m. The brewery is at 1220 SE Veitch St. Food trucks and live music will be part of the event.
P.A.R.K. Pale Ale is described in the release as a “refreshing pale ale brewed with Florida oranges that will be canned and features four unique, bold park-inspired designs.”
First Magnitude president and co-founder Christine Denny said the brewery believes in doing its best to help the community and the environment.
“We love our state parks and all of the incredible places they protect. We have great respect for park rangers and the work they do. Brewing P.A.R.K. Pale Ale to help support rangers in times of need is a win-win for us,” Denny said in the release.