Central City Brewers + Distillers fundraiser generates $100,000 for autism research

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      Last month, beer executive Darryll Frost told the Straight that he felt that an autism diagnosis didn't always have to be a life sentence.

      The founder and president of Surrey-based Central City Brewers + Distillers pointed out that his son Callum has made remarkable progress.

      It came through a combination of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and being put on the Gut and Psychology Syndrome diet, which was pioneered by U.S. pediatrician Sidney Valentine.

      Recently, Central City held a fundraiser at SFU's Surrey campus to see if this approach could help other kids diagnosed as autistic.

      This week, the company announced that the event generated $100,000. (See the video above.)

      It's part of a four-year plan to raise $400,000 to fund the experiment, which will be conducted at SFU.

      Some of these funds are coming through the sale of a new Imperial IPA beer, with $2 from every bottle going toward the cause.