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First Neighborhood Speakeasy of 2019 to Raise Funds for Local Schools

Refuge Brewery to pair its local brews with Barons Market dishes on January 30

Seven markets to determine which neighborhood schools receive proceeds

San Diego CA— Barons Market will serve up local brews from Refuge Brewery at its first Backroom Beer Pairing of 2019 on January 30. Barons’ seven Southern California grocery stores host four of these events a year to gather the community around curated bite and brew menus in their stockrooms-turned-speakeasies. Proceeds from the sell-out crowds benefit local elementary schools and education foundations.

“Refuge Brewery and Barons Market both come from close-knit communities of the Southern California region,” says Rachel Shemirani, senior vice president of Barons. “We decided this event should raise money for local schools, so each Barons Market will pick a school of their choice to donate to.”
The Barons Backroom Beer Pairings donate 100 percent of proceeds from its seven locations to a local charity making a difference in its communities. In 2018, Barons raised more than $25,000 for local organizations through its these pairings. For the first time, each Barons location will select a school in its community to receive the proceeds from the pairing with Refuge Brewery.
Barons Market’s flavor experts and Refuge Brewery’s talented brewers paired up to create an array of menu items for this event.
  • Baja Crush: a hazy IPA with a hint of citrus, paired with Asian chicken tacos with zesty slaw and spicy mayo.
  • Blonde Ale: the beer’s refreshing and smooth flavor profile goes well with gooey Roasted Vegetable Pizza topped with prosciutto and arugula.
  • Grapefruit IPA: packed with a hoppy citrus kick, this IPA mixes perfectly with Buffalo wings and ranch, and celery and blue cheese.
  • Blood Orange Wit: the brewery’s freshest and best-selling brew is complemented by Barons’ pound cake with churro ice cream and dulce de leche caramel sauce.
To join this modern day speakeasy, head to one of Barons Market’s seven Southern California locations from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on January 30. Tickets will sell out, so purchase yours for $15 today. 
To learn more about Barons Market and view a list of all Barons locations, please click here. To learn more about Refuge Brewery, click here.