Russian River Brewing sold 95 cases of its “Framboise For A Cure 2013” beer last night at the kickoff its annual October fundraising drive for Sutter Women’s Health Care Center of Santa Rosa, Natalie Cilurzo says. That means around $15,000 from the bottles sold on the first night alone.

Last year the framboise raised more than $40,000, and all the associated fundraisers – T-shirt sales and raffles and so forth – boosted the total to $76,000 for Sutter, she said. This year she’s hoping to hike that to at least $80,000.

The framboise, a barrel-aged raspberry sour blonde ale, will be available at the downtown pub through at least Sunday, she said, though they are tearing through the cases at a furious clip. They’ve set a limit of 27 cases sold a day and that much sold out within minutes of opening time this morning, she said, so get there early if you want a piece of it. The beer is $15 per bottle or $180 per case.

The framboise is also available on tap, for $6.75 a goblet.

Every penny of the sales for both bottles and goblets go to Sutter, she said.

Details on the framboise and other fund-raising activities, known collectively as “All Hopped Up for the Cure,” are available here.

– Sean Scully

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