COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Minnesota breweries are deeply rooted in their communities, and regularly give back to those communities. To help customers find and support these initiatives, we will update this list each month with the community support activities lead by MN craft breweries and brewpubs. Check back regularly to see what your local breweries are up to!

Did we miss an activity by your brewery? Please fill out our form here to have it added to the list!

Click Here to Donate to the MNCBG Fundraiser benefiting the WBC + Northside Funders Group,  Lake Street Council, Neighbors United Funding Collaborative, and the Brewing Change Collaborative.

BREWERIES GIVING BACK

Ongoing and Future Activities

We will update this page as regularly as we are able. Please check with each individual business to ensure the details of the below activities.

  • 56 Brewing – All profits from 56 UNITED will be donated.  Ongoing supply distribution and accepting donations for supplies.
  • Bent Paddle Brewing Company- Pledge to becoming a highest-level sponsor of the Duluth Branch NAACP’s 2021 Freedom Fund Dinner. Donated all taproom proceeds on June 16 to the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, Inc.
  • Fair State Brewing Cooperative – Every time you purchase a CROWLER or bottle in the taproom, 10% is donated to the month’s nonprofit partner. (fairstate.coop/cooperates/)
  • Falling Knife Brewing Company – Accepting donation drop offs for distribution to Northside families.
  • FINNEGANS – Ongoing supply/food drive.
  • Forgotten Star Brewing Company- Donation drive and matching up to $5,000 to support the Northside Funders Group.
  • Inbound BrewCo – Donating 100% of profits from specific art sold online/in taproom and 20% of proceeds from specific beer sales to Northside Funders Group and West Broadway Coalition.
  • Klockow Brewing Company – Donating $1 of every beer sold during June (tap, bottles, and crowlers) to United Way of 1000 Lakes.
  • Lake Monster Brewing – Proceeds from their All Together worldwide collaboration beer to benefit local rebuilding efforts and the struggling hospitality industry.
  • Modist Brewing – Ongoing food/supply drives at taproom, accepting monetary donations via Paypal.
  • Omni Brewing Co. – Donating a portion of proceeds from their All Together crowler sales to the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund and the Lake Street Council’s rebuilding efforts.
  • Pig Ate My Pizza Kitchen + Brewery – 100% proceeds from Compassionfruit Kolsch and Bloody Mix will be donated to the “Breakfast For Families” fund, which will donate weekly food dropoffs to the Prism Mpls foodshelf serving North Minneapolis.

Past Activities

  • 10K Brewing – From 6/10- 6/12 bring in a non-perishable food item for $1 off a beer. Bring a grocery bag of food or donate $10 for a free beer, benefiting the SACA Food Shelf & Thrift Store.
  • Back Channel Brewing – supply drop off hub in collaboration with Modist Brewing.
  • Bad Weather Brewing Company – Proceeds from sales (6/4) donated to Neighbors United Funding Collaborative
  • Bauhaus Brew Labs – Portion of To-Go beer sales (5/27-5/28) donated to the George Floyd Memorial Fund and the ACLU
  • Barrel Theory Beer Company- All Proceeds from distribution sales of crowlers donated.
  • BlackStack Brewing – Food Donation collection site. From 6/2-6/9, donation of curbside pickup proceeds going to the George Floyd Memorial Fund and MNFundHub.
  • Dangerous Man Brewing Co.- Donated a portion of sales (week of 5/27) to Voices for Racial Justice, and coordinated a cleanup crew on LakeStreet (5/31)
  • Disgruntled Brewing – Portion of sales over two weekends (weekend of 6/5 and 6/12) will be donated to the We Love Lake Street fund.
  • Fulton Beer- Donating 100% of sales from the taprooms first week of business (6/9 – 6/16) to West Broadway Business and Area Coalition.
  • HeadFlyer Brewing – Donating proceeds of sales (6/5-6/7) to Campaign Zero.
  • Imminent Brewing – Donated 10% of a week’s sales to Black Visions Collective, and another 10% to Visit Lake Street rebuilding fund.
  • Indeed Brewing Company – Donated $5,000 from their Indeed We Can fund to the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition. Hosted a supply drive (6/5 – 6/7).
  • Lakes & Legends Brewing – Drop location for the Groveland Food Shelf.
  • Lift Bridge Brewing Co. – Raised funds for Neighbors United Funding Collaborative, donated $2 for each growler sold during the week of 6/4.
  • Little Thistle Brewing Co. – Entirety of crowler sales donated to The Diversity Council for week of June 1.
  • Lupulin Brewing Co. – Donating $1 of every beer poured in taproom from 6/8-6/14 to We Love Lake Street rebuilding fund.
  • Portage Brewing Company – Hosted drop site for donations, and donated 10% of total sales (week of 6/4) to Second Harvest Heartland.
  • Sisyphus Brewing – Donated 20% of weekend sales (6/5-6/7) to Black Visions Collective.
  • Surly Brewing Company – 100% of Beer Hall proceeds (6/9-6/13) will be donated across 10 organizations.
  • Tin Whiskers Brewing Co. – Donating a portion of proceeds (6/8 – 6/14) to Midway United. Donated a portion of proceeds (6/2-6/7) to CUAPB.
  • Unmapped Brewing Company – 20% of proceeds from 6/3 to be donated to the Du Nord Riot Recovery Fund.
  • Venn Brewing Company- Collecting food/supply donations for drop off in the community.
  • Wild Mind Artisan Ales – Collecting food/supply donations for drop off in the community.
  • Witch Hunt – Donation collection & distribution in conjunction with the North Minneapolis Pet Resource Center

BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL BREWING INITIATIVE

The Black is Beautiful Brewing Initiative is a collaborative effort to raise awareness for the injustices people of color face daily and raise funds for police brutality reform and legal defenses for those who have been wronged.

Numerous Minnesota Craft Breweries have signed on to this initiative. We will be tracking their participation below to help customers find these beers when they are available for purchase.

Learn more about the Black is Beautiful initiative and the 500+ breweries participating at blackisbeautiful.beer.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
UPDATED JUNE 5, 2020

The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are crucial values in our society, and we believe that Minnesota’s craft brewing industry has a long way to go to live up to these values. As a leader in this industry, we acknowledge our role in perpetuating inequality and our opportunity to fight it. We are committed to working alongside members of our community, learning from one another, and using our power to act as a resource and a leader in creating a more equitable and just craft brewing community.

Earlier this week, we promised that the MNCBG would significantly increase our efforts to foster a more equitable craft beer community in our state. Creating meaningful and lasting change will be an ongoing process that will require a lot of listening, learning, and shifting of resources and power. Substantive change is our goal, and we will take the time required to do it right.

To this goal, we will be publicly announcing short term projects and longer term goals and changes in the coming weeks. You will be able to see a few of these projects on our website within the next week:

  1. A space on our website promoting the giving opportunities spearheaded by MN Craft Breweries and Brewpubs.
  2. Our pledge to making Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion a top priority of the Guild, including concrete actions we will take in coming months.
  3. Announcement of the MN Craft Beer For Change project, a fundraising initiative to support the rebuilding of the communities most impacted by the killing of George Floyd, and to support organizations working to increase the representation of BIPOC in the MN Craft Brewing Industry.