#charity Archives – PorchDrinking.com
Urban Chestnut releases new beer with Saint Louis ZooMay 23, 2023 | Brian Margiotta
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company and the Saint Louis Zoo have again joined forces to raise awareness about animal welfare and conservation through a special brew. STL Zoo Bier Red Panda Light Lager, a clean and easy-drinking beer, pays tribute to the zoo’s red pandas, Pete and Winnie, featuring the adorable species on its can.
Bent Water Brewing & Team Fox Launch Common Hope Collaboration Pilsner to Fight Parkinson’s DiseaseApril 28, 2022 | Ruvani de Silva
“To watch someone slowly fade away in front of your eyes over many years, and to not be able to do anything about it will stop you in your tracks. To know other individuals closely with the disease and ponder a similar outcome for them is challenging to say the least. It leaves you feeling helpless.”
Humble Sea Brewing Company | Rare Beer Auction for Santa Cruz Wildfire VictimsOctober 3, 2020 | Robert French
Wildfires have devastated much of California this year and Humble Sea Brewing Company has responded by calling on brewery friends to help Santa Cruz wildfire victims. The impressive group of breweries has donated bottles to a wildfire relief auction benefiting the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Fire Relief Fund. The Rare Beer Auction for Santa Cruz went live on Friday and ends at noon on Monday, October 5.
Orange & Brew Black is Beautiful Tap Takeover for Chicago StudentsSeptember 9, 2020 | Mathew Powers
A multi-faceted demonstration of craft-beer community support will manifest at Downer Grove’s Orange & Brew Bottle Shop and Tap Room on September 19 (noon – 9 pm). The tap takeover will not only feature a dozen “Black is Beautiful” project beers — some of which have previously only been available in the taproom where they were brewed, but also benefit the Wood Family Pitch In project, which assists oft-ignored inner-city school districts by offering mentoring to kids as they transition from middle school to high school.
Santa’s Cookies & Milk Stout helps Chicago-area families in needNovember 28, 2019 | Mathew Powers
The fourth annual release of Santa’s Cookies Imperial Milk (and Cookie) Stout, a collaborative effort by Hailstorm Brewing and The Open Bottle in Tinley Park (Chicago), arrives November 30. Since its first release in 2016, Santa’s Cookies popularity has grown and expanded to include variants, which is good news because part of the proceeds of the beer goes towards the Tinley Wish Foundation, who help local, needy families.
Rowley Farmhouse Ales | ChantalDecember 24, 2018 | Asa Stone
Santa Fe, New Mexico, was the first capital city in North America. In this historical place with centuries of traditions, there’s a small-scale independent brewery that offers playful twists to classic beer styles. Chantal, their robust French saison, shows this brewery’s passion for brewing.
Ultimate 6er | Charitable Michigan BreweriesAugust 22, 2018 | Jessica Spengler
No one can deny that the influx of local breweries throughout the United States has been a major boon for local economies. Breweries drive beer and food tourism, create jobs, and encourage new business opportunities. In fact, this is often a factor for brewers when choosing where to open their business — they want to make the community better. This is even more clear when breweries make philanthropy a priority, no matter how small. This week for the Ultimate 6er, we’ll be featuring six charitable Michigan breweries who are doing just that — improving their communities in multiple ways.
Root Down Brewing Company | Melt DownMarch 8, 2018 | Kurt Bevilacqua
Melt Down Oatmeal Stout, a collaboration between Root Down Brewing Company and BeerNERDS, isn’t just another stout. Besides offering terrific, complex flavors, 100% of the proceeds benefit Main Line Deputy Dog, a local nonprofit organization that trains service dogs for those in need. Read More
Revolution Brewing Created a New IPA to Celebrate International Women’s DayFebruary 26, 2018 | Taylor Laabs
Craft beer has a diversity problem. While there’s no easy fix to an issue that is prevalent throughout most industries in America, several craft brewers are making their presence felt by promoting diversity and inclusion from within their ranks. One of those breweries is Chicago’s Revolution Brewing, who employs 68 female employees throughout their expanding operation. To celebrate International Women’s Day, the women of Revolution came together to brew a special beer: Spirit of Revolt IPA.
SweetWater Brewing Co. | Second Helping IPAJanuary 24, 2018 | Jose Minaya
SweetWater Brewing Company’s latest limited release, Second Helping, is on the surface an interesting IPA, but it also shows a community focus. “Buy this brew, we’ll donate for you” is printed around the top of the can, but dig deeper and you’ll see they mean it! SweetWater Brewing Company takes their community focus seriously by donating 100% of their profits from Second Helping to The Giving Kitchen charity.
Event Preview | Brewery Band BallyhooJanuary 18, 2018 | Mathew Powers
Oh sure, you’ve let brewers please your palate and provide love to your liver, but have you ever let them entertain your ears? That’s what the Brewery Band Ballyhoo is all about. On February 2, for $10 (or $50 VIP), you can watch those brewers or brewing staff members get on stage and battle for the Ballyhoo Gold Record — your vote to determines the winner!
Although, in truth, the real winner is the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Proceeds will go the organization dedicated to keeping our Great Lakes pure. If you like beer, that should be important to you.
BREWS For Harvey Looks to Raise Funds for Leukemia BattleOctober 30, 2017 | Mike Zoller
You can always count on the beer community to rally together to help one of its own. When Calvin Fredrickson of Spiteful Brewing found out his nephew Harvey was diagnosed with Leukemia, he wanted to do whatever he could to help. This motivated him to organize Brews for Harvey.
Craft Breweries Donated More Than An Estimated $73 Million in 2016October 26, 2017 | Brian Phipps
The communities we live in are very special to us. Your neighborhood contains fun intricacies that you only know because you walk these blocks every day. Somehow, breweries in our communities represent many of the unique aspects you have grown in love with. Since breweries are embedded in our neighborhoods, they know how important their role as connectors and supporters are to giving back.
Ultimate 6er | Texas Charity BrewsAugust 30, 2017 | Pam Catoe
Beer collaborations happen frequently and usually with other breweries; however, over the past few years, I have noticed a different type of collaboration throughout Texas. Breweries all over the state are partnering with various charities in their communities by creating a beer, in many cases inspired by the charity, and donating a portion of their sales to the organization. For this piece, I have chosen six examples from Texas, but these are just a few examples of the many collaborations that occur all over the state. For each of the brews, I reached out to the brewery to find out what inspired the beer and why they partnered with a particular charity.
PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | August 2, 2017August 2, 2017 | Josh Ritenour
The Atlanta Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings and more!
Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Kicks Off “Get Comfortable” CampaignNovember 7, 2016 | Johnathan Pylant
Athens, Georgia – Creature Comforts Brewing Co. will launch their highly successful Get Comfortable campaign on November 16, 2016. The five month-long Get Comfortable campaign is led by the small brewery to help fight hunger, homelessness and poverty in our community of Athens, Georgia, where the poverty rate ranks fifth throughout the United States. This is a laborious and incredibly rewarding effort centered around one of the craft brewery’s founding core pillars – community – first organized back in 2014. Read More
Chicago Prepares for 8th Annual Cooking Up a Cure BenefitSeptember 12, 2016 | Mike Zoller
Not too many events in Chicago can pair the city’s best chefs alongside a wide variety of local craft beer, spirits and wine. On Thursday, Sept. 15, the 8th annual Cooking Up a Cure will take place at Galleria Marchetti to raise money for the Greater Chicago chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation.
Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Get Comfortable Wrap-Up TourJune 21, 2016 | Johnathan Pylant
Creature Comforts Brewing Co. came together with family and friends to celebrate the successes of this season’s Get Comfortable campaign. Creature Comforts generated over $65,000 in charitable contributions with the help of local community organizers, businesses and volunteers. Get Comfortable proved to be a groundbreaking corporate level charity campaign that broke down many barriers while building community relationships that touched many lives through its 2015/2016 season. Read More
Fall 2016 | New Belgium’s Second Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream-Inspired BeerJune 20, 2016 | Jasmin Hudacsek
For a second time, the Vermont-based ice creamery Ben & Jerry’s and Colorado brewery, New Belgium Brewing have collaborated on an ice cream-inspired beer to benefit the non-profit Protect Our Winters (POW).
Living The Dream Brewing and Strange Craft Beer raise nearly $4,000 for National Sports Center for the DisabledApril 7, 2016 | Brian Phipps
Living the Dream Brewing Company and Strange Craft Beer Company created a friendly IPA Throw Down competition for Colorado Craft Beer Week and generated nearly $4,000 in donations for the National … Read More