Brewing beer in Idaho is all the rage right now, what with the dozens of Gem State microbreweries satiating our unending thirst. Sadly, things took a dramatic turn at Edge Brewing Company on July 10 when molten liquid from a brew kettle sprayed head brewer Kerry Thomas, burning nearly 30 percent of her body. Thomas was transported to the Burn Center at the University of Utah where she underwent a series of skin grafts. The typically-competitive Boise beer community rallied to hold a "Kegs for Kerry" event to raise thousands of dollars for their colleague's medical bills. An additional GoFundMe campaign collected more than $30,000. Thomas spent nearly a month in Utah before returning home to Boise in mid-August. Thomas said she was humbled by the outpouring of support and she hoped to resume doing her own pouring sooner than later.
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