The Longtrail Brewery is a main attraction in the small town of Bridgewater, and when Tropical Storm Irene hit they became a central point for survival.
The brewery had a backup generator and running water. They say after the rain stopped coming down, locals swarmed to their front door to charge their phones so they could connect with family members and to eat.
They created a brew called "Goodnight Irene" to remember the event.
"We started doing that midday on Monday and it swelled to 200 to 300 meals a day for the rest of the week for locals, first responders an the CVPS crews coming off from working on the lines," says Long Trail Brewing Company President Brian Walsh.
"Our brewery was literally underwater but compared to other Vermonters, it was nothing, so it was important we continued to try and reach out to Vermonters and start raising some money," says company spokesman Ryan Chaffin.
Long Trail is re-releasing their "Goodnight Irene" brew Aug. 23. Profits from the brew are being donated to the Vermont Community Foundation and the Vermont Food Bank.