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San Diego brewery offers up yeast to make bread at home

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Posted at 1:11 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 16:11:16-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A San Diego brewery is helping locals who find themselves in the kitchen more during California's stay at home order try their hands at bread making.

Mission Brewery is offering small bags of dried yeast for free to community members in need.

"As a bread baker myself, I realized that yeast has become almost impossible to find on grocery shelves because of the COVID-19 crisis," says Mission Brewery owner Dan Selis. "I also realized that, as a brewery, we have excess yeast in supply and we can make some of that available to folks who want to bake their own bread at home."

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Bags contain four tablespoons of yeast, which is enough for four, one-and-a-half-pound loaves of bread. The bags will be distributed one per person on a first-come, first-serve basis.

"We hope that providing yeast to San Diegans, enabling them to bake at home, will help folks all over the county to better weather this difficult time," Selis added. "No matter how you’re feeling, pulling a hot loaf of freshly baked bread out of your oven is sure to lift your spirits."

Mission Brewery is located at 1441 L Street in downtown San Diego and opened Wednesday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The brewery's offer is the latest way local businesses are helping the community during the coronavirus pandemic. Various breweries have started offering drinks to-go with take-out orders or even changed production to make hand sanitizer.