Charity beer gets first tapping at Roanoke's Soaring Ridge

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) WDBJ7 recently told you about local breweries doing a collaboration beer. On Thursday, the first keg was tapped at Soaring Ridge in downtown Roanoke.

Breath of Life is a biere de gard and Soaring Ridge's version is a bit fruitier. Proceeds from its sale go to Cystic Fibrosis research.

"This one had a purpose, we had a base recipe that everyone agreed upon for the breweries, and then everyone got to take it away and kind of put their own spin on things and so we got to take a beer and figure out how we wanted to make it our own and how we can raise money for cystic fibrosis while still putting a Soaring Ridge spin on it," Soaring Ridge Operations And Sales Manager Claire Ainsworth said.

The rest of the breweries are set to release their take on the beer in the coming days. To check out other brewery beer collaborations, visit