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New Craft Beer Benefits Victims of Paris Terror Attacks

The band Eagles of Death Metal is behind the brew


American rock band Eagles of Death Metal, which was on stage at Le Bataclan when gunmen opened fire last November, is looking to craft beer to help victims of the Paris terror attacks. The band has partnered with a Canadian brewery to launch a new beer, reports the National Post, and a dollar of each bottle sold goes to its charity, The Sweet Stuff Foundation.

The beer, dubbed Boots Electric India Pale Ale, is being produced by Ontario's Manantler Brewing Company, and its first run sold out shortly after debuting last week for Eagles of Death Metal's shows in the area. Manantler co-owner Chris Allott told the National Post his company will brew another batch, which should be ready to drink in about three weeks. Co-owner James Gorry told the Toronto Star the band didn't take much convincing to get behind the beer.

"They didn't ask what size brewery we were or where we were," Gorry said. "I think they liked the idea and they liked that we came up with it based on being musicians ourselves and being moved by the events that happened there and also just ultimately being really big fans of Eagles of Death Metal."

Funds donated to The Sweet Stuff Foundation benefit families of the 130 people killed in the attack. The tragedy continues to take its toll on Paris's restaurant scene, which is struggling to draw wary tourists.

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