Rock Bottom Breweries across the nation have been brewing a 'dedicated' ale for over 20 years, raising funds to help local fire-related charities. Loveland's is no exception.

Rock Bottom got is start in 1991 in Downtown Denver, Colorado, at the bottom of the Prudential building. Prudential was known as 'The Rock,' so this new brewery named itself, Rock Bottom. There are almost 20 across the nation now, including the one at The Promenade Shops at Centerra.

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Just in time for Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day, comes Rock Bottom's "Fire Chief Ale" an Irish Red Ale that tastes great. The beer also does something great: It helps to raise funs for Children's Hospital Colorado Burn Camps Program.

A portion of sales of "Fire Chief" until the supply runs out, will go directly towards the program which, among other events, puts on a weeklong camp in Estes Park each year. The camp costs over $1,600 per camper, but through fundraising efforts such as Loveland's Rock Bottom 'Fire Chief Ale,' the kids can participate in the lief-changing event for free.

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Children's Hospital Colorado Burn Camps Program is a rehabilitative medical specialty camp for children who have survived burn injuries. They create a place where kids can heal from the inside out.

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The fundraising begins with the tapping of "Fire Chief" on "Fat Tuesday," February 21, 2023. That evening, beginning at 6 p.m., everyone who would like one will get a free 10 oz. glass of "The Chief," as firefighters from the local fire departments will be on hand taking donations throughout the night.

I've been a fan of Rock Bottom in Loveland since they've opened. This is one of those things that they do that keeps me as a fan.

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