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New beer released to raise money for brewery destroyed by 'stupid fire'

Portage Brewing Company went up in flames last month.

A Northern Minnesota brewery that was devastated by a fire last month is now getting some help from a craft beer maker in Minneapolis.

Modist Brewing, in Minneapolis' North Loop, has announced a collaboration with Portage Brewing Co., whose Walker, Minnesota, brewery went up in flames last month.

Modist refers to this as a "stupid fire," and has launched a new beer to raise money for Portage's recovery.

The brewery has announced a new beer called Double Sun Protection Factor – which is a double version of the fruit punch milkshake IPA it released last year.

It'll hit liquor stores in 16oz cans throughout the Twin Cities metro and in Walker starting Monday, with 100 percent of proceeds going towards efforts to rebuild Portage's brewery.

"On January 6, 2019, Portage Brewing Co ‘s entire Walker, MN brewery was destroyed by a stupid catastrophic fire – and now it’s time to show that stupid fire that it messed with the wrong industry," Modist Brewing said.

Modist will also be holding a celebration event for the beer's release next Thursday, Feb. 21 beginning at 6 p.m. at Stanley's Northeast, with $1 from each Portage/Modist beer sold being donated to the Walker brewery.

Double Sun Protection Factor will also go on sale at Modist's brewery starting this Saturday.

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