Paying It Forward with Beer

Paying It Forward with Beer

Numerous craft beer breweries are taking upon themselves to give back to their local communities by helping out local charities.  Great beer + giving back is a winning combination in this Gal’s book. Want to know how you can contribute by just purchasing some fantastic craft beer? Following are a few suggestions:

New Belgium Brewing donates 1% of all sales to environmental stewardship and $1 for every barrel of beer sold to non-profit organizations in the communities where they sell their beers.

Alaskan Brewing Company donates 1% of all proceeds from its Alaskan IPA to  Coastal CODE (Clean Oceans Depend on Everybody)last-chance-no-warning-300x258Weyerbacher donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every drop of Last Chance IPA to small, regional animal rescue operations.  These shelters offer dogs, cats and other pets their last chance to find a new home.

Weyerbacher Althea – $1 per bottle is donated to The Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund of Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Yards PYNK For each case of PYNK sold, Yards will donate $1 to the Tyanna Foundation, which provides support for the care and treatment of breast cancer patients.
Flying Fish FU Sandy – sales from this beer benefit grassroots NJ-based charitable organization dedicated to Superstorm Sandy relief
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery donates to various local organizations in their community and even as a form on their website for local charities to apply to become a recipient.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant participates locally in civic and community service including brewing a  signature beer with the Eagles’ Jon Runyan, with the proceeds going to Cystic Fibrosis.
Stone Brewing Co. has contributed over $2 million to charitable and community non-profit organizations.

Summit Brewing Company
believes in giving back to the community in many ways such as donations, use of their community room for free to local charities, food collections, supporting local artists and adopt-a-highway.

This is just a small sample of how the craft beer industry is paying it forward.


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