On Saturday August 10 the 35th annual Brew Run was held in Brewster. Over 1800 runners participated in this challenging, professionally organized 5.2 mile road race that winds through several areas of the community. As in past years the proceeds from the race were donated to the Brewster Fire & Rescue Association for their dedicated efforts in supporting the race activities and their dutiful commitment to serving the residents and visitors of the Town with exemplary Fire and EMS services. This year approximately $22,000 will be donated to the association. The group utilizes this annual donation to support member training activities, sponsor community programs, subsidize fire safety education efforts, and fund the purchase of various fire/ems equipment required by the department and the Town of Brewster.
In a special presentation prior to the start of this years race the Association dedicated a bronze plaque in honor of Mr. Peter Murphy, the former owner of the Woodshed Restaurant who passed away in May of 2012. Mr. Murphy started the Brew Run 35 years ago and was instrumental in directing the funds collected from the race to the Fire/Rescue Association. His behind-the-scene and humble support of the Brewster Fire Department and his many outstanding contributions to the residents of Brewster are deeply appreciated by the entire community and will be prominently celebrated during each and every future Brew Run.