From Mash to Bash: Brewing up a signature beer to help Tennessee Valley babies

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MADISON, Ala. - A Madison brewery is putting its beer to work for some of the Valley's most fragile babies.

On Friday, August 5, the Miracle Bash Brew will make its official debut at the 2016 Miracle Bash.

The event - a casual, evening party - is a fundraiser for the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund. All proceeds will go to the purchase of new equipment for the Huntsville Hospital NICU.

When Rocket Republic Brewing Company was approached about creating a specialty beer for the event, brewer and co-owner Eric Crigger says they were happy to help.

"To take something that started out as a hobby that has become my career and passion and then turn that into a benefit for the community... is just a tremendous thing."

Crigger says the Miracle Bash Brew is a wheat beer infused with the juice of morency cherries, which provides a tartness at the finish.

"It also turns the beer a sort of ruby color, which is nice," he adds.

To try the Miracle Bash for yourself - along with some other area craft beers - just order your ticket online through the Huntsville Hospital Foundation. The event will also include a buffet dinner and silent auction.

The 2016 Miracle Bash is from 6:30pm-10:30pm on August 5. It will take place on the grounds of the Huntsville Museum of Art.

WHNT News 19 is a proud sponsor of the Miracle Bash.