TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)- ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Which is a nervous system disease that affects over 30,000 people across the US. That’s according to the ALS Therapy Development Institute.  Ashley Zukokas takes a look into how local businesses are bringing a special brew to Terre Haute for the first time. That helps raise awareness of this disease.

For years local breweries across the US have partnered together to brew a custom hop blend known as Ales for ALS. National director of Ales for ALS Michael Shannon said this fundraiser is designed for everyone.

“It creates a lot more notoriety about what’s happening to this disease and how it is under funded and it is terminal at this point,” Shannon said.

The organization has raised over three million dollars. Participating locally in this initiative is ..Afterburner Brewing Company a veteran owned brewery located in Terre Haute.

“Since being retired we figured getting involved in the community and giving back to a cause is a really good way to stay involved and continue to support good causes,” John Null said.

The brew made at Afterburner is currently on tap at a few different locations in Terre Haute.

“Wether you’re a brewer or you just want to go drink a beer at a bar or a brewery. Then these opportunities exist and you don’t have to be directly impacted by ALS,” Shannon said.

With every pint sold… a dollar is donated to the ALS Therapy Development Institute If you would like to know more the link to Ales for ALS website, https://a4a.als.net/.