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New Savannah brewery donates money to two organizations

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

They brew beer, but that's not all.

The newest and second craft brewer in the City of Savannah is already giving back to their community.

During a launch party just weeks ago, Service Brewing Company raised money for two organizations. On Friday, they presented a $2,250 check to one of the organizations, The 200 Club.

Service brewing company was founded by retired military members, and they say it's a part of their mission.

"When I was in Iraq for a year, once we got settled, mail started to show up," said Owner and CEO, Kevin Ryan. "We were getting packages from people all over the country that had no idea who we were, just knew what we were doing and wanted to support us. That was a big help to a lot of the soldiers to get through a year away from home, and the cost of danger, so it's the same thing with us." 

Ryan left the military as a Captain in the Special Operations Aviation Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield.  His brewing brothers went to West Point.

The 200 Club was extremely grateful for the donation, and they were surprised that a budding company would reach out to them.

"They're putting their lives and financial futures at stake starting a brand new company, and for them right off the bat, provide financial assistance to an organization before they even begin to bring in money for themselves says a lot," said Mark Dana, President of The 200 Club.

The 200 Club helps the families of fallen officers and firefighters.  The second organization that Service Brewing Company raised funds for was Honor Flight Savannah.

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