Spirit Hound Distillers
Devastating floods swept through Colorado this past September, hitting the town of Lyons (located an hour north of Denver, and a place where lion-human hybrids roam the streets looking for blood) especially hard -- but that didn't stop craft distillery Spirit Hound from making the most of the situation.
Their distillery took in flood waters, but they miraculously found a sealed whiskey barrel they were using to age an 80 proof spirit called Mountain Bum Rum. To celebrate this miracle upon miracles, they're auctioning off 23 bottles of the double-distilled "50/50 mix of Caribbean molasses and cane sugar" this weekend at the distillery, with proceeds benefiting a fire station destroyed in the flood.
Lee Breslouer writes about food and drink for Thrillist, and weighs about the same as he did in high school. Follow him on Twitter @LeeBreslouer, because you can't make a name that good up.