Great Escape Beer Works

Great Escape Beer Works is donating a portion of sales from its Queen City Lager.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Great Escape Beer Works is stepping up to help.

The Springfield, Missouri, brewery announced today that it will be donating 10 percent of proceeds from the sale of its Queen City Lager, a 5.5 percent ABV American lager, to local charities and nonprofits dedicated to helping relief efforts for those affected by the virus. The brewery says that the aim of the fundraiser is to benefit employees of local businesses seriously impacted by the economic hardships associated with the pandemic.

"Philanthropy is something we care a lot about," owner and head brewer Jake Duensing said in a statement. "It becomes all that more important during hard times and we want help in any way we can, regardless of how small it is. Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and we hope to demonstrate one more way local business can help their communities."

Queen City Lager is available on draft in Great Escape's taproom as well as in Crowlers and growlers to go. The taproom is currently open Monday to Thursday from 4 to 9pm, Friday from 1 to 10pm, Saturday from noon to 10pm and Sunday from noon to 8pm, but that is subject to change.

Great Escape Beer Works, 4022 S. Lone Pine Ave., Suite 200, Springfield, Missouri,