Salty Nut Brewery & Rocket 95.1 kick off 'Rocket City Relief' on Memorial Day weekend to help servers and bartenders who'd been laid-off during the pandemic.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Salty Nut Brewery has been back in business for one week. It's just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
"Our staff, especially here at Salty Nut Brewery, they're like family to us. And I know a lot of people say that, but it's the truth," says Salty Nut Brewery Co-Owner, Michael Cox.
It's been a tough couple of months. Cox says he had to make a tough decision and layoff his staff like many other workers in the area.
However, the brewery teamed up with Rocket 95.1 for the 'Rocket City Relief' fundraiser. It's the name of the drink customers will have to buy to give back.
"That's actually our 'Moustache Red'. It's one of our signature beers that we've had for a very long time and we're kind of just renaming it," says Cox.
Cox says it's a good way to help people out. "A dollar for each pint is going towards the relief fund, and a dollar per crowler is going toward the relief fund as well," says Cox.
One Huntsville native who is visiting from Birmingham, says it's his first time at the Salty Nut. He's glad to support local businesses.
"There's nothing like coming and grabbing a beer at the brewery and being able to sit in our backyard and drink it," says Mason Smith.
The fundraiser is for all local servers and bartenders in Huntsville. Michael believes in working together.
"A lot of people tend to think this industry is full of cut throat and competition, not true. All of us that own these breweries are friends," says Cox.
The fundraiser for local servers and bartenders will continue for a month.