The husband-and-wife co-owners of New Braunfels Brewing, Kelly and Lindsey Meyer, endured a devastating loss this weekend when their house burned down from an attic fire.
Both of them, their two kids and their dog escaped from the flames, “but pretty much all of their belongings are a total loss,” according to a Facebook post written on Sunday on the brewery’s page.
Already, the community has rallied to help them out.
Among the ways to help the Meyer family get back on their feet is a GoFundMe emergency fundraiser that has already brought in $4,835 since going live two days ago — an amount that far exceeds the original fundraising goal of $1,000.
Another way is to stop by Guadalupe Brewing, also in New Braunfels, on Friday from 4 to 9 p.m., when a fundraiser and silent auction will offer the Meyer family additional relief.
During that time, 100 percent of the beer sales will go toward the family. Plus, much of the silent auction items are beer-focused and donated from the likes of Adelbert’s Brewing, Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling in San Antonio and Southern Star Brewing Company in Conroe.
More information on that event is available here.
Kelly and Lindsey Meyer revived New Braunfels Brewing a few years ago as a little brewery with a lot of history: The original opened four years before Prohibition and didn’t survive the no-alcohol laws of the time period. The couple decided to take on the business after becoming enchanted with the backstory. Now, they’re facing a new obstacle.
“Over the years we’ve weathered many storms and come out stronger because of it,” they wrote on the brewery’s Facebook page. “When the dust settles on this chapter, the results will be the same. The next few weeks may be tough but this tragedy reminds us what is important to us and why we face our challenges head on.”