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NY Breweries, Restaurants Join Forces To Send Aid To Japan Brewery

Japan earthquake

People walk through debris along a road in Sendai city, Miyagi prefecture on March 12, 2011. More than 1,000 people were feared dead after a monster tsunami unleashed by a massive quake which wreaked destruction across northeast Japan and triggered an emergency at a nuclear power plant. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Six New York breweries and several other local businesses will join forces Monday night to host an event to benefit a brewery in Japan.

Kiuchi Brewery, located in Ibaraki, Japan, was heavily damaged by the earthquake that struck the nation earlier this month. The proceeds from Monday’s charity function, to be held at the Brooklyn Brewery, will go directly to support the Japanese establishment.

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Tickets to the event are 50 dollars. The party will feature food from Meat Hook, Waterfront Ale House and local Japanese restaurants.

Heartland Brewery, Kelso Brewery, Sixpoint Craft Ales and Empire Brewery, along with the New York State Brewer’s Association will be among the beer distributors contributing to the event.

The owner of Kiuchi, Toshiyuki Kiuchi, explained the extent of the damage his county is experiencing in a letter to the event host.

“It was terrible experience for us, and so many people are missing,” wrote Toshiyuki Kiuchi. “Everyone in Japan is so discouraged by this big earthquake.”

“Nobody is visiting restaurants, only staying in their homes,” he continued. “Also, an oil refinery, which is located near sea, was damaged by the big tsunami wave, and a lot of cars are waiting at the gasoline station for fuel.”

For more information on the event, click here.

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