Butcher’s Bistro Donating Portion of March Sales with Confluence Tap Handle
- Brian Phipps
- On February 18, 2016
In March, Ballpark neighborhood restaurant Butcher’s Bistro will donate $1 to Veterans to Farmers for every pint of Factotum Brewhouse’s Intensity Break Coffee Brown Ale that is poured from the Confluence Tap Handle.
The Confluence Tap Handle program is a collaboration managed by Confluence, a corporate social responsibility firm, to further the community engagement practices of restaurants and craft beverage makers. Confluence’s vision is to have an identifiable brand where customers who see the Confluence Tap Handle will know that a portion of sales always goes to charity and that a different craft beverage will be served each month.
Butcher’s Bistro is enthusiastic about hosting the Confluence Tap Handle. “Working with local nonprofit organizations allows us to say thank you to our community and the people who work hard. It also allows us to accomplish our goals as a local restaurant and be a proud supporter of the Colorado economy,” said Butcher’s Bistro bartender Andrew Howe.
Collaborating with Butcher’s Bistro is Factotum Brewhouse, located in the Sunnyside neighborhood. Factotum co-owner Laura Bruns shared she and her brother were raised in a small community that gave them an understanding of the importance and responsibility that local businesses have in supporting area non-profits, schools, and neighbors, both in times of need and in times of celebration. Factotum further demonstrates this community support as it provides a stage for guest brewers of all levels of experience. “Anyone can brew; all it takes is the right amount of guidance and knowledge,” said Bruns.
Butcher’s Bistro selected one of its favorite charities, Veterans to Farmers, to be the beneficiary of the month-long program. Veterans to Farmers provides American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts with pride, education and fulfillment through a permanent source of sustainable income, community and contribution. Veterans to Farmers ensures a path to a secure economic future, that also leads to a sustainable future of food. The charity helps veterans attain this through management in an up-and-coming greenhouse franchise that sells CSA shares year-round, employment opportunities with greenhouses selling food to restaurants and grocery stores, or providing further education and support to help veterans start their own greenhouse business.
A launch party will occur on Wednesday, March 2, from 6-8pm to celebrate the installation of the Confluence Tap Handle at Butcher’s Bistro.
Confluence is excited to create a collaboration through the Tap Handle that can make a meaningful donation to charities and bring exposure to some of the newer breweries in the Denver area. “All of our partners understand the importance of corporate citizenship and are very excited to be involved in this collaboration,” said Confluence founder Brian Phipps. “We hope that we can have at least one Confluence Tap Handle in each community that can not only be seen as a resource for charities, but an opportunity for craft beverage makers and restaurants to connect more deeply to their community.”
To learn more about the Confluence Tap Handle and the participating organizations, please visit www.ConfluenceTap.com.
For information about the Launch Party on Wednesday, March 2, please go to the event site at https://www.facebook.com/events/507685076103317/.
Confluence is a Denver organization that aims to improve businesses through corporate social responsibility practices and strategic initiatives. Starting in 2014, Confluence has guided several small and mid-size businesses to utilize best practices and build resources for communities to rely on. The Confluence Tap Handle initiative is Confluence’s first initiative that allows for easy business participation that can serve as a long-term resource for charities. For more information about Confluence go to www.ConfluenceLLC.com.