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AURORA, Colo. -- There is a beer contest happening to support local firefighters.

Dry Dock Brewing and Aurora firefighters are teaming up again this year to hold an event to raise money for a retired fire engine.

The Big John Fire Engine is a 1955 Seagraves Pumper. The Aurora Fire Department is raising money to give it some much needed TLC because it's used at community events.

“It was online until I think the mid-'80s early '90s. It’s since been put into restoration. We use it for the Children’s Hospital, the toy drive, the toy run. It’s in bad need of repairs,” Justin Julian with Aurora Fire said.

Firefighters from across the metro area brewed their own beer.

On Thursday, the Dry Dock brew master will pick a winner.

On May 20, the 2018 Big John Ale Tapping will release the winning beer at the Dry Dock South location at 15120 E. Hampden Ave.

It's also holding a raffle to raise money. The winner of the raffle will win a 2018 Harley Davidson. The winner will be announced at the May 20 event.

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